45 ECTS 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


  • Have attained thorough knowledge of a broad range of theoretical, numerical and experimental methods and techniques within the area of Electro Mechanical System Design, i.e. mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering and information technology


  • Be able to apply scientific methodology to the solving of a wide variety of problems within the field of specialisation
  • Be able to perform scientific work in relevant topics of the field of the specialisation
  • Be able to apply a wide range of engineering methods in research and development projects in the field of specialisation
  • Be able to participate or lead projects in electro-mechanical development and/or research projects


  • Be able to work independently with a project on a specific problem within their field of interest on the highest possible level within their specialisation
  • 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

Project work

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 45 ECTS project module the expected workload is 1350 hours for the student.



Name of exam45 ECTS 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 title45 ECTS Kandidatspeciale
Module codeM-EMS-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