Long Master’s Thesis

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

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

Knowledge

  • Have attained thorough understanding of a broad range of theoretical, numerical and experimental techniques within the area of Materials Engineering.   

Skills

  • Be able to apply scientific methodology to solve a wide variety of problems within the field of specialization.
  • Be able to perform scientific work in relevant topics in the field of  specialization.
  • Be able to apply a wide range of engineering methods in research and development projects in the field of specialization.
  • Be able to participate in or lead projects in materials technology, product development, modeling and analysis of material systems and production technology.
  • The graduates are expected to have gained a broad knowledge within the areas of Materials Technology. The graduates have knowledge about qualified materials selection, materials behavior to external stimuli, influence of processing on material properties and material microstructure, metallurgy, issues related to polymer chemistry, various material testing methods and simulation of material behavior.

Competences

  • Be able to work independently with a project on a specific problem within their field of interest on the highest possible level within their specialization.
  • Be able to take part in technical development and research
  • Be able to direct the technical management of development projects within industry.
  • Be competent to solve new and complicated technical problems by the use of advanced analytical and experimental techniques.

Type of instruction

In this module, the Master’s project is carried out. The module constitutes independent project work and concludes the programme. Within the approved topic, the Master’s project must document that the level for the programme has been attained.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 60 ECTS project module the expected workload is 1800 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examLong Master’s Thesis
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
ECTS60
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleLangt kandidatspeciale
Module codeM-MAT-K3-3
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS60
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

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