Master’s Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have attained thorough understanding of a broad range of theoretical, numerical and experimental techniques within the area of specialization.
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant theory, methodology, key elements and their mutual contextual relations within the area of specialization.


  • Be able to apply scientific methodology to solve a wide variety of problems within the field of specialization.
  • Be able to perform scientific work in relevant topics within the field of specialization.
  • Be able to apply a wide range of engineering methods in research and development projects in the field of specialization.
  • Be able to participate or lead projects in mechanical system design, product development, modelling and analysis within the field of specialization.


  • Identifying, formulating and analysing industrially relevant problems using independent, systematic and critical thinking.
  • Relating a problem to the scientific area in question and justify the choices made with regards to the problem definition in a relevant way.
  • Be able to work independently with a project on a specific problem within their field of interest on the highest possible level within their specialization.
  • Be able to take part in technical research and development.
  • Be able to direct the technical management of development projects within the industry.
  • Be competent to solve new and complicated technical problems by the use of advanced mathematics, scientific and technological knowledge.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 30 ECTS project module the expected workload is 900 hours for the student.



Name of examKandidatspeciale
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 codeM-ME-K4-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science