Pursuant to Act 261 of March 18, 2015 on Universities (the University Act) with subsequent changes, the following curriculum is established. The programme also follows the Joint Programme Regulations and the Examination Policies and Procedures for The Faculty.
The Master’s programme is organised in accordance with the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Order no. 1328 of November 15, 2016 on Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes at Universities (the Ministerial Order of the Study Programmes) and Ministerial Order no. 1062 of June 30, 2016 on University Examinations (the Examination Order). Further reference is made to Ministerial Order no. 258 of March 18, 2015 (the Admission Order) and Ministerial Order no. 114 of February 3, 2015 (the Grading Scale Order).
The programme is offered in Aalborg.
The Master’s programme falls under Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University.
The Master’s programme falls under Study Board of Mathematics, Physics and Nanotechnology
The Master’s programme is associated with the external examiners corps on Nationwide engineering examiners/Electronics, IT and Energy (Electromagnetic direction).
The Body of External Examiners for Mathematics can also be used.
(Ingeniørernes landsdækkende censorkorps (elektronik-delen). Censorkorpset for matematik kan også anvendes.)
Applicants with a legal right of admission (retskrav)
Applicants without legal right of admission
The Master’s programme entitles the graduate to the Danish designation Civilingeniør, cand.polyt. i matematik-teknologi. The English designation is: Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Mathematical Engineering).
The Master’s programme is a 2-year, research-based, full-time study programme. The programme is set to 120 ECTS credits.
The Study Board can approve successfully completed (passed) programme elements from other Master’s programmes in lieu of programme elements in this programme (credit transfer). The Study Board can also approve successfully completed (passed) programme elements from another Danish programme or a programme outside of Denmark at the same level in lieu of programme elements within this curriculum. Decisions on credit transfer are made by the Study Board based on an academic assessment. See the Joint Programme Regulations for the rules on credit transfer.
In exceptional circumstances, the Study Board study can grant exemption from those parts of the curriculum that are not stipulated by law or ministerial order. Exemption regarding an examination applies to the immediate examination.
The rules for examinations are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures published by the faculty on their website.
In the assessment of all written work, regardless of the language it is written in, weight is also given to the student's formulation and spelling ability, in addition to the academic content. Orthographic and grammatical correctness as well as stylistic proficiency are taken as a basis for the evaluation of language performance. Language performance must always be included as an independent dimension of the total evaluation. However, no examination can be assessed as ‘Pass’ on the basis of good language performance alone; similarly, an examination normally cannot be assessed as ‘Fail’ on the basis of poor language performance alone.
The Study Board can grant exemption from this in special cases (e.g., dyslexia or a native language other than Danish).
The Master’s Thesis must include an English summary (or another foreign language: French, Spanish or German upon approval by the Study Board). If the project is written in English, the summary must be in Danish (The Study Board can grant exemption from this). The summary must be at least 1 page and not more than 2 pages (this is not included in any fixed minimum and maximum number of pages per student). The summary is included in the evaluation of the project as a whole.
At programmes that are taught in Danish, it is assumed that the student can read academic texts in modern Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English and use reference works, etc., in other European languages. At programmes taught in English, it is assumed that the student can read academic text and use reference works, etc., in English.
The following competence profile will appear on the diploma:
A Candidatus graduate has the following competency profile:
A Candidatus graduate has competencies that have been acquired via a course of study that has taken place in a research environment.
A Candidatus graduate is qualified for employment on the labour market based on his or her academic discipline as well as for further research (PhD programmes). A Candidatus graduate has, compared to a Bachelor, developed his or her academic knowledge and independence so as to be able to apply scientific theory and method on an independent basis within both an academic and a professional context.
The graduate of the Master’s programme
The programme is structured in modules and organised as a problem-based study. A module is a programme element or a group of programme elements, which aims to give students a set of professional skills within a fixed time frame specified in ECTS credits, and concluding with one or more examinations within specific exam periods. Examinations are defined in the curriculum. The programme is based on a combination of academic, problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and organized based on the following work and evaluation methods that combine skills and reflection:
Overview of the programme:
All modules are assessed through individual grading according to the 7-point scale or Pass/Fail. All modules are assessed by external examination (external grading) or internal examination (internal grading or by assessment by the supervisor only).
General provisions concerning courses:
Offered as: 1-professional
|Module name||Course type||ECTS||Applied grading scale||Evaluation method||Assessment method|
|Information Processing in Technical Systems||Project||15||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Information and Coding Theory||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Machine Learning||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Array and Sensor Signal Processing||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Signal/Data Processing Systems||Project||15||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Compressive Sensing||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Bayesian Inference and Mixed Models||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Time Series and Econometrics||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Long Master’s Thesis, 60 ECTS||Project||60||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Master’s Thesis. 30 ECTS||Project||30||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
The student selects one project, 30 ECTS, on MATTEK9.
|Module name||Course type||ECTS||Applied grading scale||Evaluation Method||Assessment method|
|Selected Advanced Topics in Mathematics and Technology with a Focus on Mathematical Problems||Project||30||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Selected Advanced Topics in Mathematics and Technology with a Focus on Technical Problems||Project||30||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
On the 3'rd semester the student also has the possibility to study at another Danish or international university (study abroad). Study at another university must be approved by the Study Board.
PBL Course in Problem Based Learning and Project Management (The course is an integrated part of the project for those not acquainted to the Aalborg PBL Model)
Problem Based Learning and Project Management/Projblembaseret læring og projektledelse
Objective: The objective is to prepare newly started Master’s students from another university than AAU to enter the Problem Based Learning environment at AAU and manage study projects in close collaboration with peers.
Students who complete the module should:
Type of instruction: Three-half-day workshops centred on the individual student working with an individual challenge or curiosity in relation to using a PBL approach. Peer learning is also a hallmark, since the students will discuss and reflect on their individual challenges or curiosities in a peer learning group.
Form of examination: Internal assessment during the course/class participation according to the rules in the Examination Policies and Procedures, Addendum to the Joint Programme Regulations of Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University. In this case the assessment is primarily based on the oral performance during the course, this means that the student has to be active during the course time and participate in discussions.
The course is an integrated part of the project for those not acquainted to the Aalborg PBL Model, and is a condition for participation in the project examination. In this way there will be no diploma for the course and it will not be visible on the academic transcripts.
Evaluation criteria: As stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
The curriculum is approved by the dean and enters into force as of September 2017.
Students who wish to complete their studies under the previous curriculum from 2016 must conclude their education by the summer examination period 2018 at the latest, since examinations under the previous curriculum are not offered after this time.