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 of Engineering and Science, The Faculty of Medicine and The Technical Faculty of IT and Design.
The Master’s programme is organised in accordance with the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Order no. 1061 of June 30, 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) with subsequent changes.
The programme is offered in Copenhagen.
The Master’s programme falls under the The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University.
The Master’s programme falls under the Study Board of Production.
The Master’s programme is associated with the external examiners corps on Nationwide engineering examiners/Machine.
Applicants with a legal right of admission (retskrav):
Applicants without legal right of admission:
Mathematics C or documentation of equivalent qualifications is required.
The Master’s programme entitles the graduate to the designation: Cand.tech. i værdikæder og innovationsledelse. The English designation is: Master of Science (MSc) in Technology (Operations and Innovation 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.
It is assumed that the student can read academic texts in his or her native language as well as in 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’s programme:
The study programme in Operations and Innovation Management with a focus on Global Management is intended to prepare students for the management of technological and value chain changes in a global business context; the programme’s main focal point are conception, design, implementation, and improvement of value chains in an organization or network of organisations.
The aim of the programme is to provide the students with a research based foundation for conceiving, designing, implementing and improving value chains within an organization or a network of organizations. The students should be equipped to manage these processes and should be able to
deal with the challenges emerging in connection herewith drawing upon theoretical frameworks for managing technology, innovations, operations, outsourcing/offshoring and processes in connection with global value chains. This will enable students to manage advanced technological, organizational and processual development, improvement and implementation within global value chains.
The programme aims at providing the students with an in-depth professional knowledge and highlevel practical skills within the area of value chain conception, design, implementation, improvement. To obtain these goals, the Master of Science and Technology programme is organised into
modules and laid out as a problem-based, project-organised course of study. Each semester has an overall theme which serves a focal point in both modules and the project work.
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.
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|
Configuration, Design and Implementation of Manufacturing or Service Value Chains
|Configuration, Design and Implementation of Manufacturing or Service Value Chains||Project||15||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Research Methods and Analysis||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Operations Management and Productivity Improvement||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Outsourcing and Procurement||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
Innovation and Implementation within Value Chains
|Innovation and Implementation within Value Chains||Project||15||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Innovation, Technology and Change||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Developing Integrated Solutions||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
Operations and Innovation Management - Elective track A
|Operations and Innovations Management||Project||30||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
Operations and Innovation Management - Elective track B
|Academic Internship||Project||30||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
Operations and Innovation Management
|Long Master’s Thesis||Project||60||7-point grading scale||External examination||Master's thesis/final project|
Operations and Innovation Management
|Master’s Thesis||Project||30||7-point grading scale||External examination||Master's thesis/final project|
The current version of the curriculum is published on the Board of Studies’ website, including more detailed information about the programme and 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 and enters into force as of September 2018.
Students who wish to complete their studies under the previous curriculum from 2017 must conclude their education by the summer examination period 2019 at the latest, since examinations under the previous curriculum are not offered after this time.
Minor editorial changes have been made in connection with digitisation of the study curriculum.
April 8, 2019: Starting from September 2018 Mathematics C or documentation of equivalent qualifications is required.