Master’s Thesis

2022/2023

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in the first three semesters.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Objective:

To give the students the ability to make a project as an experimental design based on empirical, artistic, technological /engineering and/or theoretical investigation of one or more central issues in the chosen specialisation within the field of lighting design. This happens with reflective incorporation of relevant scientific theories and mixed methods acquired throughout the master’s programme in lighting design. The final thesis must substantiate the student’s ability to apply scientific theories and mixed methods from the fields of architecture, science of lightning and media technology into new solutions.

 

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who complete the module will gain knowledge, skills and competences as follows:

  • Must have knowledge and understanding about relevant theories and methods in relation to the chosen project theme
  • Must have knowledge and understanding in one or more subject areas that are representative of the state of the art in the research community of the chosen specialisation
  • Can synthesise and, on a scientific basis apply an area of the chosen specialisation and identify scientific problems
  • Must be able to understand and synthesise the theories and methods within the scientific fields of architecture, media technology and lighting technology and to apply these in relation to the practice of lighting design
  • Account for the scientific foundation, and scientific problem areas, of the specialization
  • Describe the state of the art of relevant research in the specialization

Skills

Students who complete the module will gain knowledge, skills and competences as follows:

  • Must be able to synthesize scientific methods and tools and general skills related to the chosen specialisation
  • Can evaluate and select among scientific theories, methods, tools and general skills and, on a scientific basis, create new analyses and solutions in the chosen specialisation
  • Can synthesize research-based knowledge and discuss professional and scientific problems with both peers and non-specialists
  • Must be able to make proposals for design, strategies and interventions of relevance to the lighting design field
  • Master the scientific methods and general skills associated with the specialization
  • Produce a project report according to norms of the area, apply correct terminology, document extensive command over relevant literature, communicate and discuss the research-based foundation, problem and results of the project orally, graphically and in writing in a coherent manner
  • Critically evaluate the results of the project in relation to relevant literature and established scientific methods and models, evaluate and discuss the project’s problem area in a relevant scientific context
  • Evaluate and discuss the project’s potential for further development

Competences

Students who complete the module will gain knowledge, skills and competences as follows:

  • Must have competencies to synthesize knowledge and use mixed methods to create design solutions of an aesthetic, technical and functional character
  • Must have competencies to synthesize and create solutions and that are complex, unpredictable and require new solutions
  • Must have competencies to independently synthesize and take responsibility for one's own professional development and specialisation
  • Master the scientific methods and general skills associated with the specialization
  • Produce a project report according to norms of the area, apply correct terminology, document extensive command over relevant literature, communicate and discuss the research-based foundation, problem and results of the project orally, graphically and in writing in a coherent manner
  • Participate in, and independently carry out, technological development and research, and apply scientific methods in solving complex problems
  • Plan, execute and manage complex research and/or development tasks, and assume a professional responsibility for independently carrying out, potentially cross-disciplinary, collaborations
  • Independently assume responsibility for own scientific development and specialization

Type of instruction

Academically supervised student-governed problem oriented project work.

The project is carried out individually or in small groups of a maximum of three students. At least one internal supervisor is assigned, who deals with the primary area of the project in his or her research.

Exam

Exams

Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Individual or group Master's Thesis/Final Project examination based on a written project report or scientific paper and a media product, illustrating and summarizing the project.
ECTS30
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
See semester description.
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 codeMSNLIDM4201
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS30
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design