Modulets indhold, forløb og pædagogik

The master’s thesis can be conducted as a long master’s thesis of 45 ECTS. If choosing to do a long master’s 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-credits.



Students who complete the module:

  • Have knowledge and comprehension within the field of the specialization at the highest international level
  • Be able to critically evaluate knowledge and identify new scientific problems within the field of the specialization
  • Have understanding of implications within the related research area including research ethics


Students who complete the module:

  • Independently explain choice of scientific theoretical and/or experimental methods
  • During the project and when finalising it make an independent and critical estimation of the chosen theories and methods as well as the analyses, results and conclusions
  • Be able to apply a wide range of methods in research and development in the field of specialization
  • Be able to communicate relevant scientific and professional aspects of project work in a clear and systematic way both to specialists and the public


Students who complete the module:

  • Be able to work independently with a project on a specific problem within the field of the specialization at the highest international level
  • Independently be able to define and analyse scientific problems and based on that make and state the reasons for the decisions made
  • Be competent to solve new and complicated technical problems by the use of advanced mathematics, scientific and technological knowledge
  • Be able to evaluate the progress of the project independently and select and include additional literature, experiments or data when needed in order to maintain a scientific basis for the project
  • Be able to control complex and unexpected working situations and be able to develop new solutions
  • Can independently initiate and implement discipline-specific and interdisciplinary cooperation and assume professional responsibility
  • Must be able to communicate the results of the project work in a project report


Project work with supervision possibly supplemented with instructions, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests, etc.

Omfang og forventet arbejdsindsats

The module is 30 ECTS which is corresponding to 900 hours of study.



Prøvens navnKandidatspeciale
Oral exam based on presentation seminar and project rapport.
CensurEkstern prøve
VurderingskriterierAre stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Fakta om modulet

Engelsk titelMaster’s Thesis
Varighed1 semester
UndervisningssprogDansk og engelsk
UndervisningsstedCampus Aalborg


StudienævnStudienævnet for Byggeri og Anlæg
InstitutInstitut for Byggeri og Anlæg
FakultetDet Ingeniør- og Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet