Pursuant to consolidation Act 778 of August 7, 2019 on Universities (the University Act), the following is established. The programme also follows the Joint Programme Regulations and the Examination Policies and Procedures for Aalborg University.
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 Aalborg.
The Master’s programme falls under the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University.
The Master’s programme falls under the Study Board of the Built Environment.
The Master’s programme falls under the external examiners corps on Nationwide engineering examiners/Building.
Applicants with a legal right of admission (retskrav)
Applicants with one of the following degrees are entitled to admission:
Applicants without legal right of admission
Bachelor’s programmes qualifying students for admission:
All applicants without a legal claim must prove that their English language qualifications is equivalent to level B (Danish level) in English.
The Master’s program entitles the graduate to the designation Civilingeniør, cand.polyt. i bygge- og anlægskonstruktion. The English designation is: Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Structural and Civil 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 that passed programme elements from other educational programmes at the same level replaces programme elements within this programme (credit transfer).
Furthermore, the Study Board can, upon application, approve that parts of this programme is completed at another university or a further education institution in Denmark or abroad (pre-approval of credit transfer).
The Study Board’s decisions regarding credit transfer are based on an academic assessment.
The Study Board’s possibilities to grant exemption, including exemption to further examination attempts and special examination conditions, are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures published at this website: https://www.studieservice.aau.dk/Studielegalitet/
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. If the project is written in English, the summary can be in Danish. The summary is included in the evaluation of the project as a whole.
At programmes taught in English, it is assumed that the student can read academic text and use reference works, etc., in English and 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 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:
The elective courses are only offered if at least five students enrol in the elective courses.
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, 120 ECTS are assessed by the 7-point scale and 45-75 ECTS are assessed by external examination.
The students are given options in the project modules as they can select among different projects within the same general theme. Moreover, the Master’s Thesis can be selected freely within the field of structural and civil engineering.
Offered as: 1-professional
|Study programme: Structural and Civil Engineering|
|Module name||Course type||ECTS||Applied grading scale||Evaluation method||Assessment method|
|Stiffness Analysis of Load-Bearing Structures||Project||10||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Introduction to Problem Based Learning within Structural and Civil Engineering||Project||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Structural Mechanics and Dynamics||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Material Modelling in Civil Engineering||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Fluid and Water Wave Dynamics||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|The Excitation and Foundation of Marine Structures||Project||15||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Coastal, Offshore and Port Engineering||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Risk and Reliability in Engineering||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Advanced Soil Mechanics and Structures||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Project-oriented Study in an External Organisation||Project||30||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Analysis and Solution of an Advanced Civil and/or Structural Engineering Problem||Project||15||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|3. semester Electives: Courses||15|
|Master’s Thesis||Project||45||7-point grading scale||External examination||Master's thesis/final project|
|3. semester Electives: Courses||15|
|Master’s Thesis||Project||30||7-point grading scale||External examination||Master's thesis/final project|
The study board must approve on the content of the project-oriented study before it is commenced.
On the 3rd semester students can choose to study at another university. The students must send an application to the Study Board before the study is commenced, where they apply for a preapproval of credit transfer of the contents of the modules at the other university.
3. semester Electives: Courses
|Module name||Course type||ECTS||Applied grading scale||Evaluation Method||Assessment method|
|Renewable Energy Structures: Wind Turbines and Wave Energy Devices||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Wind Loads on Structures||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Nonlinear and Dynamic Analysis of Civil Engineering Structures||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam|
|Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
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 visit www.mp.aau.dk/education/Rules+and+regulations/ - and then go to the heading "Problembased Learning Course for non-AAU Master Students".
The curriculum is approved by the Dean of the Faculties of Engineering and Science and enters into force as of September 2020.
The Study Board does not offer teaching after the previous curriculum from 2019 after the summer examination 2021.
The Study Board will offer examinations after the previous curriculum, if there are students who have used examination attempts in a module without passing. The number of examination attempts follows the rules in the Examination Order.