Forudsætninger/Anbefalede forudsætninger for at deltage i modulet

The module is based upon knowledge obtained in 1st – 3rd semester in the programme or equivalent.

Modulets indhold, forløb og pædagogik

The module will give the student the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence at a master level.

The student him/herself formulates the problem addressed, but the problem formulation must be approved by the supervisor and study director before the project begins.

Students who complete the module must have acquired the following knowledge, skills and competencies:



  • 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.


Project work with teacher feedback and more.

Omfang og forventet arbejdsindsats

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



Prøvens navnKandidatspeciale
Oral examination based on the presentation seminar and project report.
CensurEkstern prøve
VurderingskriterierVurderingskriterierne er angivet i Universitetets eksamensordning

Fakta om modulet

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


StudienævnStudienævn for Byggeri, By og Miljø
InstitutInstitut for Byggeri, By og Miljø
FakultetDet Ingeniør- og Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet