Master’s Thesis


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 Sustainable Energy Engineering with specialisation in Offshore Energy Systems or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


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


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


  • Be able to control complex or unexpected working and development situations within offshore energy systems, 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 head of professional and interdisciplinary development work and be able to undertake the professional responsibility

Type of instruction

Problem based project oriented project work. 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 offshore energy systems. 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 offshore energy systems.

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a 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 codeN-SEE-K4-2
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersD


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