Master’s Thesis


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The activity is based upon knowledge obtained at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge and be able to understand the specialization subjects at the highest international level.
  • Must be able to critically assess knowledge and identify emerging scientific issues within the specialization area.
  • Must be able to understand the terms of specialization of the research area including research ethics.


  • Must be able to independently explain the choice of scientific theoretical and / or experimental methods.
  • Must via the project and at the end of it be able to provide an independent and critical assessment of the chosen theories and methods as well as of the analyzes, results and conclusions.
  • Must be able to use a broad spectrum of engineering methods for research and development in the specialization area.
  • Must be able to communicate relevant scientific and engineering professional aspects of the project work in a clear and systematic way to both peers and to the public.


  • Must independently be able to problem formulate, implement, document, reflect on and communicate results of a project that deals with a complex work and development situation in the central topics of the Master’s programme.
  • Must be able to evaluate, select and translate academic knowledge, skills and scientific theories, methods and tools on a scientific basis to develop relevant new analytical approaches and justify its choice.
  • Must be able to provide solid time and work plans for their own project, independently and critically assess progress, and to select and incorporate relevant literature, experiments or relevant data in order to maintain the scientific basis.
  • Must be able to handle complex and unpredictable work situations and be able to develop new solutions.
  •  Must independently and with professional and scientific approach engage in dialogue with peers and professional stakeholders in relation to the Master’s programme.
  •  Must be able to communicate the results obtained from the project work in a project report.
  •  Must be able to work around the project of the problem field and make a joint presentation of the project results.

Type of instruction

Project work with teacher feedback and more.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 30 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 900 hours for the student.



Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral examination based on the presentation seminar and project report.
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
Module codeB-BL-K4-18
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersD


Study BoardStudy Board of the Build Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science