Master’s Thesis

2021/2022

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the 3rd semester on the Master of Science in Energy Engineering specialisation in Power Electronics and Drives or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have knowledge and comprehension within the area of power electronics and drives at the highest international level
  • Be able to critically judge knowledge and identify new scientific problems within the area of power electronics and drives
  • Have comprehension of the implications within the research work (research ethics)

Skills

  • Be able to judge the usefulness of different scientific methods and tools for analysis and problem solving within the field of power electronics and drives
  • Be able to use advanced laboratory set-ups, data analysis methods and analysis and modelling methods within the field of power electronics and drives
  • Be able to communicate about scientific problems both to specialists and the public
  • Have obtained skills related to the industrial area within power electronics and drives

Competences

  • Be able to control complex/unexpected working and development situations within power electronics and drives, and be able to develop new solutions
  • Independently be able to define and analyse scientific problems, and based on that make and state the reasons for decisions made
  • Independently be able to continue own development in competence and specialisation
  • Independently be able to be the project manager of professional and interdisciplinary development work and be able to undertake the professional responsibility and management including reporting

Type of instruction

Problem based project organised  work. The final project may study new subjects or be an extension of the project work from previous semesters.

The project can be a disciplinary project, a cross disciplinary project or a part of a multi-disciplinary project, where several groups from the department do different parts of a larger project. Finally, the project can also be a part of a so-called MEGA project where several project groups from more departments are participating, each doing their part of the large project to find a total solution.

The subject matter will remain in the area of power electronics and drives. The project may be of theoretical or experimental nature, and will often be in collaboration with an industrial company or other research institution performing research in the area of power electronics and drives.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 30 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 900 hours for the student

Exam

Exams

Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
ECTS30
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 codeN-EE-K4-4A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS30
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersD

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy Technology
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science