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 Materials Engineering.   


  • 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 in 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 in or lead projects in materials technology, product development, modeling and analysis of material systems and production technology.
  • The graduates are expected to have gained a broad knowledge within the areas of Materials Technology. The graduates have knowledge about qualified materials selection, materials behavior to external stimuli, influence of processing on material properties and material microstructure, metallurgy, issues related to polymer chemistry, various material testing methods and simulation of material behavior.


  • 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 industry.
  • Be competent to solve new and complicated technical problems by the use of advanced analytical and experimental techniques.

Type of instruction

In this module, the Master’s project is carried out. The module constitutes independent project work and concludes the programme. 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 30 ECTS course module the expected workload is 900 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 titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeM-MAT-K4-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
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