Pre-Specialisation in Computer Science


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The student should gain insight into a current research problem in computer science and be able to communicate this problem so that the student can make the thesis on this basis.

University educations are research-based educations. On the master programmes, all students must achieve in-depth insight into current research issues and methods.

Learning objectives


  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge and overview of a current problem within the research area of computer science.


  • use and reason about relevant concepts and techniques within the discipline
  • use and create theories within the discipline in the formulation and analysis of a problem within the research area
  • communicate a current computer science problem as well as the related concepts in the framework of the research area


  • apply concepts and reasoning within the discipline to formulate and analyse a current open challenge within the research area

Type of instruction

Project work, including:
• formulation and analysis of a problem in the research area
• reasoned reflection on solving this problem

Extent and expected workload

It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 600 hours



Name of examPre-Specialisation in Computer Science
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

Additional information

Contact: The Study board for Computer Science at or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleForspecialisering i datalogi
Module codeDSNCSITK301
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Computer Science (IT)
Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design