Master's Thesis


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The project builds on knowledge obtained during the previous semesters.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Must have:

  • knowledge, at the highest international level of research, of at least one of the core fields of the education.
  • Must have comprehension of implications of research (research ethics).


Must be able to:

  • reflect on a scientific basis on their knowledge,
  • argue for the relevance of the chosen problem to the education including specifically account for the core of the problem and the technical connections in which it appears
  • account for possible methods to solve the problem statements of the project, describe and assess the applicability of the chosen method including account for the chosen delimitation and the way these will influence the results of the product
  • analyse and describe the chosen problem applying relevant theories, methods and experimental data
  • describe the relevant theories and methods in a way that highlights the characteristics and hereby document knowledge of the applied theories, methods, possibilities and delimitations within the relevant problem area
  • analyse and/or implement solutions to problems related to one or more of the core fields of the education.


Must have competences:

  • in one or more areas of cyber security
  • to identify and delimit relevant problems within cyber security with an engineering approach and apply relevant theories, methods and experimental data
  • to contribute to the secure use of technologies to resolve user needs and improve organizational processes.
  • are able to communicate scienctific problems in writing and orally, incl. using digital tools, to specialist and non-specialiset
  • are able to independently take responsibility for his or her own professional development and specialization, getting knowledge from different platforms, incl. digital platforms.

Type of instruction

Project work. The project is carried out individually or in a small group of maximum three members. At least one internal supervisor is assigned, who works with the primary subject within his/her research. Moreover, additional supervisors e.g. from industry can be involved in the project.



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 codeESNCYSK4P7
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Cyber Security)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design