At the start of the study, you choose between five study lines. The choice of study line is a choice of a course package that influences the first three semesters. Currently, the study lines are
Apart from the courses that belong to the study lines, a number of elective courses can be chosen. At the third semester a 15 ECTS project course taken within a topic relating to the study line. Also, at the third semester, many students choose to study abroad at another university. The final semester is the master thesis semester, where you choose the topic. The master thesis work may be in cooperation with an external company.
The programme is taught by faculty members who are active researchers, so students benefit from a research-intensive environment and have the opportunity to work with researchers, as well as the chance to complete a project in collaboration with a private company.
You may attend maximum 15 ECTS of bachelor level-courses during your master education as part of the elective courses. A bachelor level-course is typically to be used for entirely new topics, i.e. outside primary focus of your bachelor education, to ensure you fulfill the required academic prerequisites.
The R&D project is an open, independent, research-based work performed under research supervision. The project can be a “sister-project” to a master thesis, or an opportunity to explore an entirely different scientific area. The project can either be carried out in a research group at the university, or in collaboration with or carried out in a company. The main supervisor of the R&D project you make an agreement with yourself directly among the researchers at Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. A project can be of 10 or 15 ECTS, but a student can take maximum 15 ECTS in total.
The R&D project topic can be closely related to your master thesis topic, but the two projects must have different problem statements. In the master thesis, you can refer to your R&D work as you would cite any other research paper, yet be aware that you may not plagiarize your own R&D project text in the master thesis.
An individual agreement on the courses in your education is prepared and approved in your study contract.
Once you submit your proposal, your Head of Degree Programme may advice you and will eventually approve your courses:
Changes to an approved study programme can only be made prior to course registration, and the changed contract must once again be approved by your Head of Degree Programme.
Remember awareness of course’s academic prerequisites before listing courses in your contract, which is found in the individual course descriptions: Read more in the AU Course catalouge
Once your Master's contract is approved by the Head of degree programme, you must register for the upcomming semester courses at mystudies.au.dk. Course registration periods: (1) Autumn semester courses: 1 – 5 May, (2) Spring semester courses: 1 – 5 November, and (3) master programme study start.
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Teaching schedules are available two weeks before semester start, for some courses earlier.
For questions on course registration, time tables or filling in the master’s contract template, contact your student counsellor:
If you may need an exemption from regulations, or have personal matters impacting your studies, you can also contact your student counsellor or a student welfare counsellor.
In the academic regulations, you can find more information about the structure of the degree programme, and the requirements for you as a student – including overall educational learning goals and study progression rules.