Master’s Thesis


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Successful conclusion of the first three semesters of the Operations and Supply Chain Management programme. Exemptions to this rule can be given, but only by decision of the Study Board of Industry and Global Business Development.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have attained thorough understanding of a broad range of theoretical, numerical and experimental models, methods and techniques within the area of design of Operations and supply chain management systems.


  • Be able to apply scientific methodology to solving 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 in or lead projects in Operations and supply chain management systems, Operations Development and Strategy, Development of Quality and Project Management Systems, Supply Chain Operations, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Systems, Business Intelligence and Global Manufacturing Management.


  • 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 both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Be able to take part in development and research in the field of specialisation
  • Be able to direct the technical management of development projects in manufacturing companies
  • Be competent to solve new and complicated technical problems by the use of advanced mathematics, scientific, economic, organisational and technological knowledge.

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 for the programme has been attained.

Extent and expected workload

Since this is initially a 30 ECTS project module, the expected workload is 900 hours for the student (please see additional information).



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

Students are given the possibility of extending the master’s thesis to up to 60 ECTS from third semester.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeM-OSM-K4-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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