Master’s Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about the application of concepts, processes and theories of software development


  • Must be able to identify, formulate and analyse a problem in context.
  • Must be able to relate the problem definition to empirical research processes for software development and argue for the relevance the problem in a wider context.
  • Must be able to identify, explain and argue for the relevance and rigour of the chosen empirical research processes to address the defined problem.
  • Must be able to report on the findings of the empirical research processes and explain the contributions to research and practice.
  • Must be able to perform a literature review relevant to the defined problem.


  • Must document experience with empirical research processes to address knowledge creation on software development or software products.
  • Must have experience with research processes and research setting.

Type of instruction

Project work

Extent and expected workload

It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 450 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 codeDSNIDAFK401
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