Master’s Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Has attained thorough understanding of a broad range of theoretical and experimental methods within the area of specialization.


  • Is able to apply scientific methods to solve a wide variety of problems within the field of advanced operations management.
  • Is able to participate in and/or lead projects within the field of advanced operations management.


  • Is able to work independently with a project on a specific problem within their field of interest on the highest possible level within their specialization.
  • Is able to conduct technological development and research, and solve complex problems using scientific methods.
  • Can plan, execute and report an extensive individual research project within an agreed time frame.
  • Can take part in both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary cooperation to solve complex problems.
  • Is able to compare and critically evaluate the results of the project in relation to existing knowledge and accepted theories within the subject area.
  • Is able to communicate a balanced view of the results and conclusions of the project in well-organized written and oral presentation.
  • Is competent to solve new and complicated technical problems.

Type of instruction

In this module, the Master’s Thesis is carried out. The module constitutes independent project work and concludes the programme. Within the approved topic, the Master’s Thesis must document that the level of the programme has been attained.

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
Permitted aidsInformation about allowed helping aids for the examination will be published in the description of the semester/module.
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-OM-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 (Management Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science