Long Master’s Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The master thesis can be conducted as a long master thesis using both the 3rd and 4th Semester. If choosing to do a long master thesis, it has to include experimental work and has to be approved by the study board. The amount of experimental work must reflect the allotted ECTS.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge of how to provide solutions to problems that require innovative solutions rather than current industry approaches.
  • Must have knowledge of how to apply interdisciplinary methods in order to exceed the limits of current solutions.


  • Must be able to acquire and demonstrate new in depth knowledge related to selected topics.
  • Must be able to find the connection with technologies related to other topics.
  • Must be able to plan and carry out a research study based on a specific problem.
  • Must be able to justify the decisions as well as to analyse benefits and limitations of the selected solution.
  • Must be able to communicate problems, methods and results within the scientific area, in writing and discuss professional and scientific problems with peers.


  • Must be able to demonstrate scientific skills within the subject of autonomous systems and to display their ability to perform scientific work in the area of Autonomous Systems.
  • Must be able to take responsibility for their own professional development.

Type of instruction

In this module, the Master’s project is carried out. The module constitutes independent project work and concludes the program. Within the approved topic, the Master’s project must document that the level for the programme has been attained.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 60 ECTS project module the expected workload is 1800 hours for the student.



Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
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 titleLang kandidatspeciale
Module codeM-AS-K3-3
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


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