Master's Thesis

2019/2020

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The master thesis can be conducted as a long master thesis. 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 knowledge, at the highest international level of research, of at least one of the core fields of the education
  • Have comprehension of implications of research (research ethics).

Skills

  • Can reflect upon the scientific basis on their knowledge.
  • Can argue for the relevance of the chosen problem to the education, including giving a specific account for the core of the problem and the technical context in which it appears
  • Can account for possible methods with which to solve the formulated problem of the project, describe and assess the applicability of the chosen method(s), and account for any delimitations made and the way these will influence on the results of the product
  • Can analyse and describe the chosen problem applying relevant theories, methods and experimental data
  • Can describe the relevant theories and methods in a way that highlights the characteristics and hereby document knowledge of the applied theories, methods, possibilities and delimitations within the relevant problem area
  • Can analyse and assess experimental data, including the effect the assessment method has on the validity of the results.

Competences

  • Can communicate scientific problems in writing and orally to specialist and non-specialist
  • Can dissect and manage situations that are complex, unpredictable and which require new solutions
  • Can independently initiate and perform collaboration within the discipline and interdisciplinary as well, and is able to take professional responsibility
  • Can independently take responsibility for his or her own professional development and specialization

Type of instruction

Project work individual or in groups of 2-3 persons

Exam

Exams

Name of examMaster's Thesis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS30
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeESNROBK4P1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS30
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design