Master’s Thesis


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds upon the knowledge acquired in the first three semesters.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Deep knowledge of the subject matter in the specific area of the project.


  • Plan, execute and report an extensive individual research project within an agreed time frame.
  • Apply scientific methodology in solving a wide variety of problems within the field of specialization.
  • Perform scientific work in relevant topics of the field of the specialization.
  • Apply a wide range of technologies and engineering methods in research and development projects in the field of specialization.
  • Write a well-structured project report, written with clear arguments including the following elements:
    • Develop and delimit an original formulation of the problem being investigated.
    • Critically explore and apply relevant theories and analytical approaches to the problem under investigation.
    • Assemble and process valid and reliable data, relevant to the problem and sub-problems under scrutiny.
    • Make a thorough, systematic, and comprehensive analysis of the problem under investigation.
  • Participate in or lead projects within the fields of the specialisation.


  • Plan, execute and report an extensive individual research project within an agreed time frame.
  • Conduct technological development and research, and solve complicated technical problems using scientific methods.
  • Work independently with a project on a complex problem within their field of interest on the highest possible level within their specialization.
  • Take part in both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary cooperation to solved complex problems.
  • Compare and critically evaluate the results of the project in relation to existing knowledge and accepted theories within the subject area.
  • Consider economic consequences and impact on society, environmental and safety issues related to the project.
  • Communicate a balanced view of the results and conclusions of the project in well-organized written and oral presentation.

Type of instruction

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

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 30 ECTS project 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

Additional information

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.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeM-OIM-K4-N1
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