Master’s Thesis


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Previous semesters at the Master of Science in Intelligent Reliable Systems or alike

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The purpose of the project unit is to contribute to students’ documentation of his/her obtained skills and the level at which he/she is able to exploit these skills in solving a specified task within the specialization of Intelligent Reliable Systems. 

The final project may study new subjects or be an extension of the project work from previous semesters. The subject matter will remain in the area of Intelligent Reliable Systems. The project must be of experimental nature, and will often be in collaboration with an industrial company or other research institution performing research in the area of Intelligent Reliable Systems technology.

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge and comprehension within the area of Intelligent Reliable Systems at the highest international level
  • Be able to critically judge knowledge and identify new scientific problems within the area of Intelligent Reliable Systems
  • Have comprehension for the implications within the research work (research ethics)


  • Be able to judge the usefulness of different scientific methods and tools for analysis and problem solving within the field of Intelligent Reliable Systems
  • Be able to use advanced laboratory set ups, data analysis methods and analysis and modelling methods within the field of Intelligent Reliable Systems.
  • Be able to communicate about scientific problems both to specialist and the public.
  • Have obtained skills related to the industrial area within Intelligent Reliable Systems technology


  • Be able to control complex/unexpected working and development situations within the Intelligent Reliable Systems area, and be able to develop new solutions.
  • Independently be able to define and analyze scientific problems, and based on that make and state the reasons for decisions made.
  • Independently be able to continue own development in competences and specialization
  • Independently be able to be the head of professional and interdisciplinary development work and be able to undertake the professional responsibility.

Type of instruction

Project work.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 50 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 1500 hours for the student



Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

As this is a 50 ECTS long Master's Thesis, the learning objectives for the thesis include both the learning objectives for the projects on 3rdand 4th semester.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeN-IRS-K4LONG
Module typeProject
Duration2 semesters
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersD


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