45 ECTS Master’s Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The master thesis can be conducted as a long master thesis using both the 3rd and 4th semester. If choosing to do a long master thesis, it has to include experimental work and has to be approved by the study board. The amount of experimental work must reflect the allotted ECTS.

Learning objectives


  • Have attained thorough knowledge of a broad range of theoretical, numerical and experimental methods and techniques within the area of Electro Mechanical System Design, i.e. mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering and information technology


  • Be able to apply scientific methodology to the solving of a wide variety of problems within the field of specialisation
  • Be able to perform scientific work in relevant topics of the field of the specialisation
  • Be able to apply a wide range of engineering methods in research and development projects in the field of specialisation
  • Be able to participate or lead projects in electro-mechanical development and/or research projects


  • Be able to work independently with a project on a specific problem within their field of interest on the highest possible level within their specialisation
  • Be able to take part in technical development and research
  • Be able to direct the technical management of development projects within the industry
  • Be competent to solve new and complicated technical problems by the use of advanced mathematics, scientific and technological knowledge

Type of instruction

Project work

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 45 ECTS project module the expected workload is 1350 hours for the student.



Name of exam45 ECTS Master’s Thesis
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish title45 ECTS Kandidatspeciale
Module codeM-EMS-K3-3
Module typeProject
Duration2 semesters
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Industry and Global Business Development
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science