Master’s Thesis (60 ECTS)


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge obtained by the project on NB2 (2nd semester)

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The student has the possibility to write a Long Master’s Thesis (over 2 semesters), if the thesis is of experimental character. A Long Master’s Thesis can be chosen as either 45, 50, or 60 ECTS. If choosing to do a Long Master’s Thesis, the amount of experimental work must reflect the allotted ECTS.

Learning objectives


• Knowledge of the subject-specific methods as well as tools applied for the design, fabrication, characterization, and modeling of the biological and organic nanostructures described in the thesis
• Knowledge of the biological, physical, and (bio)chemical principles behind the subject of the thesis


• Ability to approach, describe, and solve a specific problem using the tools available
• Ability to explore and achieve sufficient understanding of the state-of-the-art within the area of the thesis subject
• Ability to define the limits of the project
• Ability to demonstrate scientific and professional project work
• Ability to reflect over the obtained results


• Applying the knowledge and skills obtained during the master program to solve the subject specific problem of the thesis with the support of the supervisor
• Evaluate the approach, methods, and materials used for the project to fulfill the goal of the project
• Be able to relate the problem to the relevant field/area and the obtained results
• Be able to make and justify decisions on the relevant theories and methods

Type of instruction

Project work.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 60 ECTS project module and the work load is expected to be 1800 hours for the student.



Name of examMaster’s Thesis (60 ECTS)
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale (60 ECTS)
Module codeF-NB-K3-3
Module typeProject
Duration2 semesters
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science