Academic regulations for Master's Degree Programme in Computer Science (2011)

Version: Prepared by: Assigned body of external co-examiners:
2011 Board of Studies, Aarhus School of Science The body of external co-examiners for Computer Science
Effective date: Approved by: The degree programme entitles the graduate to the title:
01-01-2010 Dean of Science and Technology cand.scient. i datalogi
Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science
Prescribed period of study:
120 ECTS

Contents

  1. About the degree programme
  2. Degree programme structure
  3. General rules
  4. Changes to the academic regulations

1. About the degree programme

1.1 The academic direction and primary subject areas of the programme

The Master’s degree programme in Computer Science is a research-based study programme that – based on a qualifying Bachelor’s degree – consists of advanced studies within Computer Science. The Master’s degree programme also includes study components from other subject areas, profiling the programme according to the student’s individual interests and desired competence profile.

1.2 Learning outcomes

The aim of the Master’s degree programme is to develop the academic and personal skills the student acquired during the previous Bachelor’s degree programme, so that the Master:

Compared with Bachelors, Masters have expanded on their academic knowledge, analytical skills and independence to the extent that the Master is able to independently apply scientific theory and methodology within the field of Computer Science. By completing the degree programme, the Master obtains skills in the following overall competence goals:


1.3 Admission requirements and prerequisites

The following Bachelor’s degrees qualify students for admission to the Master’s degree programme in Computer Science:

The following other degrees can provide admission to the Master’s degree programme in Computer Science:

In connection with possible admission, further requirements can be stipulated regarding the composition of the degree programme.

It is a condition that the student’s language skills correspond to a B level in English.


1.4 Students with a legal right of admission

Students enrolled in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Computer Science at Aarhus University have a legal right of admission to the Master’s degree programme i Computer Science at Aarhus University, on condition that admission is sought immediately after completion of the Bachelor’s degree programme. This legal right of admission only applies if applications are received on time by Aarhus University.

1.5 This programme grants access to

The Master's degree programme in Computer Science qualifies graduates for admission to the PhD programme pursuant to current rules and regulations.


1.6 Transitional regulations


1.7 Time frame for the completion of the degree programme

Students who commence a degree programme in the autumn of 2016 or later must complete their degree by no more than six months after the prescribed time to degree. Students who commenced a degree programme before 1 September 2016 must complete their degree by no more than six months after the remaining prescribed time to degree as from 15 September 2016. The final deadline for completion of the degree will be available at the student self-service site (STADS). According to the rules set by ST, students who have not passed at least one exam over a period of minimum 1 year will have their enrolment terminated. The rules are available on the subject portal.

2. Degree programme structure


ST NAT SCIENT CF120 (engelsk)


Studydiagram
Master's Degree Programme in Computer Science
compulsory
optional
elective
auxiliary
 

Comment on study chart:

General content and academic progression provisions of the degree programme

The study programme for the degree must consist of a combined entity and comply with the following, if there is no combination with an elective subject taught at upper secondary schools:

If Computer Science is combined with an elective subject taught at upper secondary schools to achieve academic competence in two subjects that target teaching jobs at upper secondary school, the Master’s degree programme must comply with the following:

When composing the degree programme, the individual student’s interests and desired competence profile are taken into account, and this ensures that the academic progression and integrity in the degree programme comply with the requirements of a Master’s degree. Approved Bachelor’s courses can be included in the programme to a limited extent.

Individual degree programme disciplines and examinations

A detailed description of the degree programme’s course components – including the learning goals, prerequisites and compulsory programme, if applicable – is available for each individual course component under the actual range offered in the Course Catalogue.

Twice a year, prior to course enrolments, the range of education programmes in the Course Catalogue is reviewed and approved. See http://kursuskatalog.au.dk/en/

Study programme

The study programme is individually planned under supervision. The study programme must be approved  by the head of the degree programme.

The study programme is compulsary for the studens after approval and the student can not enroll for exams prior to the approval. The study programme can be revised, but only in agreement with the head of the degree programme.

The study programme must be approved prior to commencement of the study programme. 

30 ECTS

Compilation 10 ECTS Quarter 1 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

Exam options:

•  Written

Exam duration: 2 hour(s)

Materials permitted: None

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


•  Written

Exam duration: 75 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Experimental System Development 10 ECTS Quarter 3 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

Exam options:

•  Written

Exam duration: 2 hour(s)

Materials permitted: None

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


•  Oral

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Optimization 5 ECTS Quarter 3 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Written

Exam duration: 3 hour(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Combinatorial Search 5 ECTS Quarter 4 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 30 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale





Elective Courses

30 ECTS

Adaptive Robots 10 ECTS Passed /failed
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Take-home assignment

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: No co-examination

Assessment form: Passed /failed


Advanced Physical Computing 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Algorithms for Boolean Satisfiability 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 30 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Aspects of Object-Oriented Programming 10 ECTS Passed /failed
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Take-home assignment

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: Passed /failed


Advanced Algoritms: Data Structures (Honours) 10 ECTS
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture
  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

Category Theory 10 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
Learning Outcomes: After the course, students are expected to prove properties of both concrete and abstract categories; to apply categorical mehods; to reflect on the application of category theory to logic and type theory; and to relate models using category theory.

Contents:
Category theory, a branch of abstract algebra, has found many applications in mathematics, logic, and computer science, where it for example has been used to describe and analyse models of both sequential and parallel programming languages. Like such fields as elementary logic and set theory, category theory provides a basic conceptual apparatus and a collection of formal methods useful for addressing certain kinds of commonly occurring formal and informal problems, particularly those involving structural and functional considerations. This course is intended to acquaint students with these methods, and also to encourage them to reflect on the interrelations between category theory and the other basic formal disciplines. A number of applications of category theory to computer science will also be covered, including some recent developments.

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture

Comments on form of instruction:
3 hours of lectures every week, see course page.

Exam language:

Exam options:

   Oral exam on a set topic

Requirements for sitting the exam: Submission and approval of 7 mandatory assignments.

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Materials permitted: None

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Children as Programmers 10 ECTS Passed /failed
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Lecture participation

Form of co-examination: No co-examination

Assessment form: Passed /failed


Cloud Computing and Architecture 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture

Exam language:

Exam options:

•  Practical

Requirements for sitting the exam: Approval of a set of milestones on the mandatory project is a prerequisite for the exam.

Exam duration: 60 minute(s)

Materials permitted: Specified

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale

Comments: Practical, individual, examination based upon mandatory project developed in groups. Approval of a set of milestones on the mandatory project is a prerequisite for the exam.
In the exam the student is required to perform minor modification and/or additions to source code, testing, deployment scripts and/or other artefacts in the mandatory project, and demonstrate it to the examiner. The required modifications/additions are not known in advance of the exam.

At the exam the student must bring laptop with working internet connection.
All aids.


•  Practical

Exam duration: 90 minute(s)

Materials permitted: Specified

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Coding Theory 10 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture

Exam language:

Exam options:

   Oral exam on a set topic

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Materials permitted: None

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Computational Game Theory 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 30 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Computational Geometry 10 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Computer Architecture 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Written exam under supervision

Exam duration: 60 minute(s)

Materials permitted: None

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Concurrency 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture
  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Written

Exam duration: 2 hour(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Cryptographic Computing Projects 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

The participants will after the course have detailed knowledge of advanced cryptographic techniques.

 

The participants must at the end of the course be able to:

  • describe and explain cryptographic techniques for interactive tasks.
  • reason and reflect about the security of cryptographic systems.
  • judge and apply formal models for proving security of cryptographic protocols.
  • prove security of cryptographic systems.
  • Evaluate and Criticize scientific literature in cryptography.

Contents:

In this course you will have the chance to work (individually or in a small groups) or a project which builds on top of the knowledge you acquired during the previous courses. Projects can be both theoretical (reading a number of scientific articles with the goal of generalize/improve) and practice oriented (implement some cryptographic protocol to evaluate its performance and/or security).

The course consists of weekly meetings in which you will discuss your current progress, challenges, and future plans.

For further questions on contents and form, contact Claudio Orlandi orlandi@cs.au.dk.

Academic prerequisites:
This course if for those who have already taken Cryptographic Computing and/or Cryptographic Protocol Theory, are approaching the end of their studies and might be thinking about writing their master thesis with the Cryptography and Security group.

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture
  • Supervision

Comments on form of instruction:

Exam language:

Exam options:

   Oral exam on a set topic

Requirements for sitting the exam: Project

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Materials permitted: None

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Designing Interactive Technologies 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

•  Oral

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


•  Oral

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Designing Interactions with new Media and new Materials 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral, Take-home assignment

Specific to form of examination: Oral

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Specific to form of examination: Take-home assignment

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Designing Interactive Systems 10 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Take-home assignment

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Theory and History of Design 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Embedded Systems - Embodied Agents, Digital Control in a Physical World 10 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

Exam options:

•  Oral

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


•  Oral

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Distributed Systems 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Shape Changing Interfaces 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture
  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • English

Exam options:

   Take-home assignment

Exam duration: 72 hour(s)

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Research Topics in Bioinformatics 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture
  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 30 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


History and Culture of Computing Since WWII 5 ECTS
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture
  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

Innovation Processes 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Internet of Things/Peer-Project 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture
  • Practical

Exam language:

Exam options:

   Oral exam on a set topic

Requirements for sitting the exam: Submission and approval of mandatory assignments.

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Materials permitted: None

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Introduction to Interactive 3D Graphics 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture
  • Supervision

Exam language:

Exam options:

   Oral exam on a set topic

Requirements for sitting the exam: Group project

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Materials permitted: None

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale

Comments: Group project and individual oral examination (20 min) without preparation with overall assessment.


Introduction to Digital Audio 10 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture
  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Introduction to Functional Programming (Honours) 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 30 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


I/O Algorithms 10 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Cryptology (Honours) 10 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 30 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Cryptologic Protocol Theory 10 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

•  Oral

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


•  Oral

Exam duration: 30 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Cryptologic Protocol Theory (Honours) 10 ECTS
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

Qualifying Examination in Computer Science 60 ECTS Passed /failed
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Take-home assignment

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: Passed /failed


Machine Learning 10 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture

Exam language:

Exam options:

   Oral

Requirements for sitting the exam: 4 Projects using contemporary tools and languages for machine learning

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Materials permitted: None

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Markov Chain Monte Carlo Algorithms 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 60 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Multi-agent Algorithms, Game Theory and Mechanism Design 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture

Exam language:

Exam options:

   Oral exam on a set topic

Exam duration: 30 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Network Protocols and Internet Working 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Next Generation Sequencing 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Passed /failed
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture
  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

•  Oral

Exam duration: 15 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


•  Take-home assignment

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: Passed /failed


Object Oriented Software Systems Project Activity 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 15 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Operating Systems 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Credit transferred course 5 ECTS Passed /failed
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Lecture participation

Form of co-examination: No co-examination

Assessment form: Passed /failed


Credit Transferred Courses 60 ECTS Passed /failed
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Lecture participation

Form of co-examination: No co-examination

Assessment form: Passed /failed


Pervasive Computing 10 ECTS Passed /failed
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Take-home assignment

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: Passed /failed


Pervasive Computing (Operating Systems) 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Materials permitted: All

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Practical Research Projects 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Take-home assignment

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Practical Research Projects 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 30 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Practical Research Projects 1 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Supervision

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral, Take-home assignment

Specific to form of examination: Oral

Exam duration: 30 minute(s)

Specific to form of examination: Take-home assignment

Exam duration: 30 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Practical Research Projects 2 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 30 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Programming 2 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Programming Languages 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Written

Exam duration: 2 hour(s)

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Programming Languages and Types 10 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Written

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Project in Bioinformatics 1 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture
  • Classroom instruction
  • Independent study
  • Supervision

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 30 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Project Work in Computer Science 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Supervision

Exam language:

Exam options:

   Oral exam on a set topic

Requirements for sitting the exam: Written report.

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale

Comments: Individual assessment with 7-scale. Oral examination based upon a written report about the work carried out.


Project Work in Computer Science 10 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Supervision

Exam language:

Exam options:

   Oral exam on a set topic

Requirements for sitting the exam: Written report.

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale

Comments: Individual assessment with 7-scale. Oral examination based upon a written report about the work carried out.


P2P Networking 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Science-based IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

The aim of the course is to enable students within IT, Computer Science and/or related disciplines to leverage their academic background and knowledge, towards Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The students are trained to discover and co-create opportunities through an entrepreneurial method where they will construct and act upon their opportunities. Moreover, the course will provide students with both understanding and hands-on capabilities of the methods which are used in innovation & entrepreneurial processes. The course will provide students with theoretical understanding and hands-on capabilities of the methods which can be used in an entrepreneurial process. The course motivates and trains the students towards the establishment of a startup (without necessarily requiring them to create one), but also enables a broader form of enterprising behavior and an entrepreneurial mindset which the students can use in other aspects of their lives such as inside companies or their own future studies.

Finally, students are also encouraged to develop ideas and create business models generated in the classroom for external ideation or innovation competitions/challenges and use the classroom as a test-bed for those ideas.

 

By the end of the course the students are expected to be able to:

  • Explain and compare the presented theories of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Create and leverage diversity in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Identify and qualify opportunities from the methods presented in the course.
  • Analyse opportunities for entrepreneurship and plan implementation in a business setting.
  • Describe and reflect upon business models in an entrepreneurial process.
  • Reflect on the overall entrepreneurtial process and relate it to its broad applicability
  • Evaluate and reflect upon their personal and professional competences in an entrepreneurial process.

Forms of instruction:

  • Lecture
  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

Exam options:

•  Oral

Exam duration: 15 minute(s)

Materials permitted: All

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


•  Oral exam on a set topic

Requirements for sitting the exam: Active participation in exercises and on-time delivery of all assignments

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Materials permitted: None

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale

Comments:

Exam based on assignment submissions.

Examination periods:

Exam: After 1st quarter

Re-exam: After 2nd quarter


Scientific Computing 10 ECTS Passed /failed
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Take-home assignment

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: Passed /failed


Security 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Software Patterns 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Take-home assignment

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Specification of IT Systems 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral

Exam duration: 20 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Web Technology 5 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details See courses

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

  • Classroom instruction

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Written

Exam duration: 120 minute(s)

Materials permitted: None

Form of co-examination: Internal co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale





30 ECTS

Qualifying Examination in Computer Science 60 ECTS Passed /failed
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Take-home assignment

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: Passed /failed


Thesis in Computer Science 60 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Oral, Take-home assignment

Specific to form of examination: Oral

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Specific to form of examination: Take-home assignment

Exam duration: 1 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Thesis in Computer Science 30 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Take-home assignment

Exam duration: 60 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale


Thesis in Computer Science 30 ECTS 7-point grading scale
Exam details

Description of qualifications:
No translation

Forms of instruction:

Exam language:

  • Danish

Exam options:

   Take-home assignment

Exam duration: 60 minute(s)

Form of co-examination: External co-examination

Assessment form: 7-point grading scale





3. General rules

3.1 Authority

The Degree Programme Order, Ministerial Order no. 1061 of 30/06/2016 on Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programmes at Danish Universities (the Degree Programme Order). https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=183444 (in Danish only). The Examination Order, Ministerial Order no. 1062 of 30/06/2016 on University Degree Programme Examinations (https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=183445) (in Danish only).
The Ministerial Order on the Grading Scale and Other Forms of Assessment of University Education (grading scale order) (https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=167998) (in Danish onsly)
The Master's (Candidatus) Admissions Order, Ministerial Order no. 258 of 18/03/2015 on Admission to Master's Degree Programmes at Danish Universities (https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=168868) (in Danish only)

3.2 Credit and flexibility

Students who wish to complete degree programme elements at another university or institution of higher education in Denmark or abroad as part of their degree programme may apply for advance approval of transfer credit for planned subject elements. When applying for advance approval of credit transfer, applicants must pledge that they will submit documentation for the mark awarded for the degree programme elements in question (pass/fail) when the subject element has been completed. Applicants must also consent that the board of studies may procure the necessary documentation. Credit will subsequently be granted for successfully completed degree programme elements. The Board of Studies can also approve credit transfer from Danish or foreign institutions of higher education, cf.the Degree Programme Order and the Examination Order.If the university approves the credit transfer of a passed subject or subject element from a Danish or non-Danish institution of higher education, the assessment must be credited as 'Pass' or 'Approved'. If the subject element in question is assessed according to the 7-point grading scale at both institutions, the grade is transferred with the credit. If a subject or subject element etc. is taken at an educational institution abroad, an enclosure to the certificate must indicate the grade awarded according to the grading scale used at that institution and must provide a description of the grading scale used.

3.3 Registration and withdrawal

Registration for courses and exams must take place at the student-self service site (STADS). For rules regarding registration and withdrawal, please consult the university’s rules concerning the location of, registration for, participation in and withdrawal from courses and exams: www.au.dk/en/about/organisation/index/5/56/ as well as your degree programme’s study portal. When registering for courses and exams, the student is responsible for ensuring that he or she is in compliance with the requirement that students must earn 45 ECTS credits per academic year.

For rules regarding the requirement that students must earn 45 ECTS credits per academic year see http://www.au.dk/en/about/organisation/index/4/41/


3.4 Spelling and fluency

When assessing bachelor projects, master's (candidatus) theses, master's projects and other major written assignments, emphasis must, in addition to the academic content, also be placed on the students' spelling and writing skills. The curriculum stipulates how spelling and writing skills are weighted in the overall assessment of the examination performance, but the academic content is always given the highest weight, unless the subject or subject element is language or foreign language

3.5 Regulations for assignments

Master’s thesis

The Master’s degree programme is concluded with a thesis amounting to 30 ECTS credits for theoretical theses and up to 60 ECTS credits for experimental theses. For the Master’s thesis, the student works independently on an academic issue, on completion of which the graduate can:

The thesis is concluded with the student preparing a thesis report that covers the work carried out in connection with the thesis. This report is submitted for assessment and is included in the thesis examination.

As a general rule, the thesis report must be prepared in Danish or English. In all cases, an English summary must be included. The title of the thesis must appear in Danish and English in preparation for the Master’s degree diploma, which is issued in Danish and English. During the period in which they write their thesis, students are affiliated with a main supervisor appointed by the Department of Computer Science. All academic staff with permanent appointments at the Faculty of Science and Technology can act as main supervisors. Students can be affiliated with a project supervisor in addition to the main supervisor. The project supervisor can be a member of the academic staff at Aarhus University, another public sector research institution or a private sector research institution/company. In such circumstances, an agreement is drawn up in which the distribution of work between the two supervisors is specified in such a way that the main supervisor ensures that the thesis complies with the applicable norms for theses carried out at the Department of Computer Science. The main supervisor has the formal responsibility for providing academic guidance for the student during the course of writing the thesis, and must take part in the final examination.

Thesis contract

A contract is drawn up between the student and the main supervisor on commencement of the thesis. This contract is prepared on a special form and must include:

The main supervisor is responsible for making sure that the approved thesis can be completed within the agreed time. 

The contract is signed by the student and the main supervisor and submitted to the Director of Studies or deputy, who must approve the statement of the task, the supervision plan and the deadline for submission. This deadline can only be changed if unusual circumstances arise that affect the student. If the deadline for submitting the thesis is exceeded, the student is registered as having attempted an examination.

An application for an examination takes place when the thesis contract is entered into. It is not possible to cancel an examination.

If the student does not submit the thesis by the appointed time and thus fails, an altered statement of the task is approved within the same subject, and a new submission deadline of three months is determined. If the student does not submit the thesis within the new deadline and thus fails, a third examination attempt is possible in accordance with the same regulations that apply for the second attempt. The statement of the task and the deadline for the second and third examination attempts must be approved by the Director of Studies. The statement of the task must make allowance for the fact that extra time is provided for the thesis.

Thesis examination

The thesis is concluded with an individual examination after submission of the thesis report. The thesis examination consists of a lecture within a selected topic associated with the subject area of the thesis, followed by an oral examination within the topic area of the thesis. The subject of the lecture is agreed between the main supervisor, the project supervisor, if applicable, and the external examiner, and is submitted to the student seven days prior to the examination. The oral examination must be based on the prepared thesis report, as well as the lecture. One and a half hours are set aside for the thesis examination, divided into 45 minutes for each of the two parts of the examination.

The topic area of the thesis is restricted to the literature used, as stated in the reference list for the thesis report or the answer to the thesis assignment.

One single combined mark is awarded in accordance with the Danish 7-point grading scale for the thesis report, lecture and subsequent oral examination. The student’s written expression skills must be included in the assessment. An external censor participates in the examination.

The title of the thesis appears in Danish and English on the Master’s degree diploma.

The thesis examination must take place at Aarhus University.

The thesis examination must be held no later than two months after submission of the thesis report.


3.6 Using computers for examinations

A computer can be used for text processing purposes at written examinations if stated in the course description (the method of examination will be described as a computer examination). For further information see http://www.au.dk/en/about/organisation/index/5/56/5605theuseofcomputersinexaminations/

A computer can also be indicated as permitted material at written examinations even though the assignment must be written by hand. It should be noted that, in such cases, a computer can only be used for the mentioned purposes – i.e. not for text processing, printing or submission. The assignment is written by hand. The conditions for use of a computer in this manner are available here: http://studerende.au.dk/en/studies/subject-portals/computer-science/examination/forms-of-examination-and-formal-requirements/laptop-as-an-aid-at-written-examinations/

3.7 Project-oriented course

Options for project-oriented courses are stated in the description of the individual study element.

3.8 Exemption

An exemption is a deviation from that or those regulations that normally apply for the area in question. Exemption can be granted on the basis of an application sent to the authority that has the power to grant such exemption. An application for exemption must be submitted to the board of studies. If another authority has the power to grant exemption, the board of studies forwards the application to the appropriate authority (e.g. the dean, rector or ministry). An application for exemption must be made in writing, stating reasons, and must be submitted as soon as possible. For the application to be processed immediately, it must include a precise account of the regulation from which exemption is sought, and what such exemption is intended to achieve (e.g. permission to use special aids, extension of examination time, postponement of time limits). Documentation for the unusual conditions that justify exemption must be enclosed with the application. Importance will not normally be attached to such conditions if they are not documented.

3.9 Appeals and complaints

Complaints must be submitted to the Board of Studies. A prerequisite for immediate processing is that the complaint must be made in writing, stating reasons. The complaint must state both the cause of the complaint and what the complainant expects to achieve. Complaints regarding examinations must be submitted no later than 14 days following the release of the examination results, cf.The Examination Order. If your appeal is denied, you have the option of bringing it before a board of appeals. The board of appeals may only hear appeals regarding academic issues. The appeal, which must be in writing with reasons given, must be sent to the board of studies within two weeks of receipt of the university's decision.

3.10 Examinations

The method of assessment and examination for the individual courses appears in the course description in the Course Catalogue. The catalogue also indicates the time for the ordinary course examination as well as any re-examination.

The first examination attempt in a course cannot take place during the period for re-examination.

All courses must be completed with one of the following methods of examination:

The examination can be with or without the aid of materials.

Information about the materials permitted, including the use of a computer, preparation, etc., is available in the individual course descriptions.

If the university considers it necessary, it can offer special examination conditions for students with a physical or mental disability, and students with similar difficulties, in order to provide such students with the same examination opportunities as other students. It is a requirement that the level of the examination remains unaffected by this offer.

For applications for special examination conditions please refer to the relevant study portal.

Acts and executive orders, as well as the university's rules and regulations relating to education, are available in the electronic rules and regulations of Aarhus University at http://www.au.dk/en/rules/index.html

3.11 Exchange


4. Changes to the academic regulations

No changes