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. 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 Aalborg.
The Master’s programme falls under Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University.
The Master’s programme falls under Study Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
The Master’s programme is associated with Ingeniøruddannelsernes landsdækkende censorkorps – kemi.
Applicants with a legal claim to admission (retskrav):
Applicants with the following degree are entitled to admission:
Applicants without legal claim to admission
The Master’s programme entitles the graduate to the designation civilingeniør, cand.polyt. i kemi. The English designation is: Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Chemistry).
The Master’s programme is a 2-year, research based, full-time study programme. The programme is set to120 ECTS.
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 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. 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
Understanding and reflection level
Type of skills
Evaluation and decision making
Collaboration and responsibility
The program is structured in modules and organised as a problem-based study. A module is a program element or a group of program 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 program is based on a combination of academic, problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and can be organized based on the following work and evaluation methods that combine skills and reflection:
Offered as: 1-professional
|Module name||Course type||ECTS||Applied grading scale||Evaluation method||Assessment method|
|Materials Technology||Project||15||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Materials Chemistry||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Processing of Materials||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Physical Chemistry of Materials||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Industrial Application of Macromolecules||Project||15||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Polymer Chemistry||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Supramolecular Chemistry||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Carbohydrate Chemistry||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Project work in an external organisation||Project||30||Passed/Not Passed||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Master’s thesis in Chemistry||Project||30||7-point grading scale||External examination||Master's thesis/final project|
|Extended Master's Thesis in Chemistry||Project||60||7-point grading scale||External examination||Master's thesis/final project|
The study board can cancel modules if the number of enrolled students is low.
The current version of the curriculum is published on the Board of Studies’ 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. For further information, please see the course description
The curriculum is approved by the Dean of The Faculty of Engineering and Science and enters into force as of September 1st 2017.
Students who wish to complete their studies under the previous curriculum from 2013 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.
Minor editorial changes have been made in connection with the digitisation of the study curriculum.