Master’s Thesis

2019/2020

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in the first three semesters of the master programme.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

After completion of the project, the student should within the following topics:

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

Skills

After completion of the project, the student should within the following topics:

  • Independently explain choice of scientific theoretical and/or experimental methods to solve a risk and safety management problem.
  • 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 engineering methods in research and development in the field of risk and safety management.
  • Be able to, if necessary, develop new methods for solving a specific problem in the field of risk and safety management.
  • Be able to communicate relevant scientific and professional aspects of project work in a clear and systematic way both to specialists and the public.

Competences

After completion of the project, the student should within the following topics:

  • Be able to work independently with a project on a specific problem within risk and safety management 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.
  • Must be able to communicate the results of the project work in a project report.

Type of instruction

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

Extent and expected workload

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

Exam

Exams

Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
ECTS30
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeB-RSK-K4-15
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS30
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersD

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Civil Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Civil Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science