Master’s Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the 3rd semester 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 knowledge about 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
  • 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 project can be a disciplinary project, a cross disciplinary project or a part of a multi-disciplinary project, where several groups from the department do different parts of a larger project. Finally, the project can also be a part of a so-called MEGA project where several project groups from more departments are participating, each doing their part of the large project to find a total solution.

The subject matter will remain in the area of advanced power electronics. 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 advanced power electronics.

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
Master's thesis/final project
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
For more information about permitted aids, please visit the course description in Moodle.
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-K4-1C
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Advanced Power Electronics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science