Pursuant to consolidation Act 172 of February 27, 2018 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) with subsequent changes and Ministerial Order no. 1062 of June 30, 2016 on University Examinations (the Examination Order) with subsequent changes. Further reference is made to Ministerial Order no. 106 of February 12, 2018 (the Admission Order) and Ministerial Order no. 114 of February 3, 2015 (the Grading Scale Order).
The Master’s programme is offered in Esbjerg.
The Master’s programme falls under the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University.
The Master’s programme falls under the Study Board of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University.
The Master’s programme falls under the external examiners corps on Nationwide engineering examiners/Building.
Applicants with a legal right of admission (retskrav)
Aalborg University offers no bachelor’s programmes with a legal right of admission to this Master's program
Applicants without legal right of admission
Bachelor’s programmes qualifying students for admission:
Since the programme is offered in English, in addition to the above, the students must have competencies regarding English documented by Danish B level or internationally recognised tests, cf. Ministerial Order no. 258 of March 18, 2015 (the Admission Order).
From February 2019 Mathematics C or documentation of equivalent qualifications is required.
The Master’s program entitles the graduate to the designation Cand.tech. i sikkerhed og risikostyring. The English designation is: Master of Science (MSc) in Technology (Risk and Safety Management).
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 at this website: https://www.studieservice.aau.dk/Studielegalitet/
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 programme is structured in modules and organized 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:
The modules are evaluated either through written or oral exams as stated in the description of the modules.
For individual written exams the study board selects among the following possibilities:
For individual oral exams the study board selects among the following possibilities:
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).
Of a total of 120 ECTS, 80/85 ECTS are assessed by the 7-point scale and 45 ECTS are assessed by external examination. Furthermore it is possible to obtain 10 ECTS through elective courses on the second and third semesters.
Offered as: 1-professional
|Study programme: Technology in Risk and Safety Management|
|Module name||Course type||ECTS||Applied grading scale||Evaluation method||Assessment method|
|Industry Standards and Legislation||Project||15||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Systems Engineering||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Applied statistics and Probability Theory||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Risk Analysis||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Risk Analysis and Management||Project||15||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Risk Management||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Decision Making||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Oral exam|
|2. semester Electives: Courses||5|
|Operational Risk Management in Projects||Project||15||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Simulation of Emergencies||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Emergency Management||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Oral exam|
|3. semester Electives: Courses||5|
|Master’s Thesis||Project||30||7-point grading scale||External examination||Master's thesis/final project|
2. semester Electives: Courses
|Module name||Course type||ECTS||Applied grading scale||Evaluation Method||Assessment method|
|Maintenance Management||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Risk Communication||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Integration of Risk, Resilience and Sustainability||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
3. semester Electives: Courses
|Module name||Course type||ECTS||Applied grading scale||Evaluation Method||Assessment method|
|Risk and Reliability in Engineering||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Health and Safety Management||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
The modules from 2. semester Electives: Courses will not be given with a small number of students. If the courses are not given, the students will be offered other options.
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 School of Engineering and Science’s website.
The curriculum is approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science and enters into force as of February 2020.
The Study Board does not offer teaching after the previous curriculum from 2018 after winter examination 2020/21