Pursuant to Act 261 of March 18, 2015 on Universities (the University Act) with subsequent changes, the following curriculum for the Master's programme in Operations and Management Engineering is stipulated. The programme also follows the Framework Provisions and the Examination Policies and Procedures for the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine.
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. 111 of January 30, 2017 (the Admission Order) and Ministerial Order no. 114 of February 3, 2015 (the Grading Scale Order) with subsequent changes.
The programme is offered in Copenhagen.
The Master’s programme falls under the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University.
The Master’s programme falls under the Study Board of Materials and Production.
The Master’s programme is associated with the external examiners corps on Nationwide engineering examiners/Machine.
Admission to the Master’s programme in Operations and Innovation Management requires a Bachelor degree in Manufacturing and Operations Engineering (AAU) (retskrav), Global Business Engineering (AAU) (retskrav), Diplomingeniør – Eksportteknologi (AAU), Diplomingeniør – Industri og Produktion (AAU), Diplomingeniør – Eksport (IHK), Diplomingeniør - Global Business Development (VIA), or the like.
The Master’s programme entitles the graduate to the Danish designation Civilingeniør, cand.polyt. i værdikæder og teknisk ledelse. The English designation is: Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Operations and Management 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.
It is assumed that the student is able to read academic texts in modern English and use reference works, etc., in other European languages.
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 programme exhibits the following characteristics:
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 aiming 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 that are defined in the curriculum. Each semester has an overall theme which serves a focal point in both modules and the project work. The programme is based on a combination of academic, problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and organised based on the following work and evaluation methods that combine skills and reflection:
All modules are assessed through individual grading according to the 7-point scale. All modules are assessed by external examination (external grading) or internal examination (internal grading or by assessment by the supervisor only).
|Module name||Course type||ECTS||Applied grading scale||Evaluation method||Assessment method|
|Supply Chain Configuration||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Researching Business Systems||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Operations, Innovation and Organizational Configuration||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Operations Management and Supply Chain Configuration – an Integrative Approach||Project||15||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Supply Chain Technologies||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Operations, Innovation and Organizational Improvement: Implementation Models and Tools||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Management Systems||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Integrating Operations Management and Supply Chain Methods||Project||15||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Operations and Supply Chain Management||Project||30||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Academic Internship||Project||30||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Master’s Thesis||Project||30||7-point grading scale||External examination||Master's thesis/final project|
The project must be equivalent to at least 15 ECTS. Course modules approved by the Study Board for the specific study must supplement to a total of 30 ECTS. Course activity is evaluated and tested in accordance with the curriculum in which the course module is described.
The current version of the curriculum is published on the study board’s website, including more detailed information about the programme, including exams.
All students who have not participated in Aalborg University’s PBL introductory course during their Bachelor’s degree must attend the introductory course “Problem-based Learning and Project Management”. The introductory course must be approved before the student can participate in the project exam.
The curriculum is approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science and enters into force as of September 2015.
Students who wish to complete their studies under the previous curriculum from 2014 must conclude their education by the summer examination period 2016 at the latest, since examinations under the previous curriculum are not offered after this time.
In accordance with the Framework Provisions and the Handbook on Quality Management for the Faculty of Engineering and Science at Aalborg University, the curriculum must be revised no later than five years after its entry into force.
Minor editorial changes have been made in connection with digitisation of the study curriculum.