50 ECTS Long Master’s Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have attained thorough understanding of a broad range of theoretical, numerical and experimental techniques within the area of design of mechanical systems.  


  • Be able to apply scientific methodology to solve a wide variety of problems within the field of specialization.
  • Be able to perform scientific work in relevant topics within the field of specialization.
  • Be able to apply a wide range of engineering methods in research and development projects in the field of specialization.
  • Be able to participate or lead projects in mechanical system design, product development, modeling and analysis of mechanical systems, materials technology, production technology, structural mechanics and design of lightweight structures.


  • Be able to work independently with a project on a specific problem within their field of interest on the highest possible level within their specialization.
  • Be able to take part in technical development and research
  • Be able to direct the technical management of development projects within the industry.
  • Be competent to solve new and complicated technical problems by the use of advanced mathematics, scientific and technological knowledge.

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 program has been attained.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 50 ECTS project module the expected workload is 1500 hours for the student.

When 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



Name of exam50 ECTS Long Master’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 title50 ECTS Langt kandidatspeciale
Module codeM-DMS-K3-3
Module typeProject
Duration2 semesters
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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