Master’s Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying previous semesters on the Master of Science in Advanced Power Electronics, or similar

Learning objectives


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


  • Be able to judge the usefulness of different scientific methods and digital tools for analysis and problem solving within the field of advanced power electronics
  • Be able to use advanced laboratory set-ups or by using real measured data series combined with data analysis methods and analysis and modelling methods within the field of advanced power electronics
  • Be able to communicate about scientific problems both to specialists and the public
  • Have obtained skills related to the industrial area within advanced power electronics


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

Type of instruction

Problem based project organised work in groups.

The final project may study new subjects or be an extension of the project work from previous semesters. The subject matter will remain in the area of advanced power electronics. The project may be of an experimental nature and will often be in collaboration with an industrial company or other research institution performing research in the area of advanced power electronics.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 50 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 1500 hours for the student.

The long master thesis has to include experimental work and has to be approved by the study board. The amount of experimental work must reflect the allotted ECTS.



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

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeE-APEL-K4-1L
Module typeProject
Duration2 semesters
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science