Master’s Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Knowledge of the subject-specific methods as well as tools applied for the design, fabrication, characterization, and modeling of the biological and organic nanostructures described in the thesis.
  • Knowledge of the biological, physical, and (bio)chemical principles behind the subject of the thesis.
  • Explain the scientific basis and scientific issues within the specialization
  • Explain the highest international research in the field of specialization.


  • Ability to approach, describe, and solve a specific problem using the tools available.
  • Ability to explore and achieve sufficient understanding of the state-of-the-art within the area of the thesis subject.
  • Ability to define the limits of the project.
  • Ability to demonstrate scientific and professional project work.
  • Master the scientific methods and general skills related to the field of specialization
  • Compose a project report according to the field's norms, use correct professional language, document extensive inclusion of relevant original literature, communicate and discuss the project's research-based basis and problem and results in a written, graphic and oral manner in a coherent way.
  • Critically evaluate the project's results in relation to relevant original literature and current scientific methods, models and evaluate and discuss the project's problem in a relevant technical scientific context.
  • Assess and put the project's potential into perspective for further development.


  • Applying the knowledge and skills obtained during the master program to solve the subject specific problem of the thesis with the support of the supervisor.
  • Evaluate the approach, methods, and materials used for the project to fulfill the goal of the project.
  • Be able to relate the problem to the relevant field/area and the obtained results.
  • Be able to make and justify decisions on the relevant theories and methods.
  • Participate in and independently carry out technological development and research, as well as solve complex tasks using scientific methods.
  • Perform planning, implementation and management of complex and unpredictable research and / or development tasks and assume a professional responsibility for completing independent academic tasks as well as interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Independently take responsibility for own professional development and specialization.

Type of instruction

Project work.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 30 ECTS project module and 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
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-NB-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 (Nanobiotechnology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science