Master’s Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

That students are able to formulate, analyse and help solve a current research problem in computer science in an independent, systematic and critical manner through the use of scientific theory and methodology.

University educations are research-based educations. On the master programmes, all students must achieve in-depth insight into current research issues and methods in a way that this insight can be brought to use in solving research problems.

Learning objectives


  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge and overview of a current problem within the research area of computer science


  • use and reason about relevant concepts and techniques within the discipline
  • use and create theories within the discipline in the formulation and analysis of a problem within the research area
  • communicate a current computer science problem as well as the related concepts in the research area framework


  • apply concepts and reasoning within the discipline to describe and analyse a current problem within the research area

Type of instruction

Project work, including

  • formulation, analysis and contribution to the resolution of a current research problem within computer science and usually follows the subject of the project module on the third semester (CSIT9)

Extent and expected workload

It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 900 hours



Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: The Study board for Computer Science at or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeDSNCSITK401
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design