Master’s Thesis

2022/2023

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in 1st – 2nd Semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Demonstrate overview and deep knowledge regarding the chosen subject of relevancy to innovation and/or entrepreneurship.
  • Explain the scientific basis and scientific issues within the specialization.
  • Explain the highest international research in the field of specialization.

Skills

  • The student must be able to analyse a need or problem using various advanced theoretical perspectives related to the choice of specialization.
  • The student must be able to critically identify possible conceptual solutions or development directions using theory and to contribute to the implementation of such solutions.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills.
  • Master the scientific methods and general skills related to the field of specialization.
  • Compose a project report according to the field's norms, use correct professional language, document extensive inclusion of relevant original literature, communicate and discuss the project's research-based basis and problem and results in a written, graphic and oral manner in a coherent way.
  • Critically evaluate the project's results in relation to relevant original literature and current scientific methods, models and evaluate and discuss the project's problem in a relevant technical scientific context.
  • Assess and put the project's potential into perspective for further development.

Competences

  • Contribute to the development of a conceptual solution by synthesizing innovation and/or entrepreneurship theories with empirical insight.
  • Critically evaluate her/his own analysis and solutions.
  • Contribute to the continuous development or enrichment of theories of entrepreneurship and/or innovation.
  • Participate in and independently carry out technological development and research, as well as solve complex tasks using scientific methods.
  • Perform planning, implementation and management of complex and unpredictable research and / or development tasks and assume a professional responsibility for completing independent academic tasks as well as interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Independently take responsibility for own professional development and specialization.

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 60 ECTS course module the expected workload is 1800 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
ECTS60
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-EE-K3-3A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS60
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

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