Project possibilities for bachelor and master students

At DTU Aqua you can make bachelor and master projects within aquaculture, fisheries, oceanography and management of aquatic ressouces

How to get started

You may find inspiration for master thesis or bachelor projects from the project suggestions below. If you have a project idea yourself, you are welcome to contact a supervisor directly in order to formulate another topic, perhaps with an external supervisor from the industry. All student projects are based on a project contract with a supervisor.
Student projects at DTU Aqua Deadline Posted
Area: Nordjylland
The effects of carbon dioxide on the swi...

Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) are becoming an increasingly viable option for high-value aquaculture species such as salmonids. However, levels of diss...

Area: Nordjylland

Deadline: 10 May
Posted: 05 Apr
10 May
05 Apr
Area: København og omegn
Stomach sampling and analyses of shrimp ...

Stomach sampling and analyses of shrimp predators in Skagerrak Background and aim Fishing for northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) in Skagerrak is an economica...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 31 Dec
Posted: 02 Jan
31 Dec
02 Jan
Area: Nordjylland
Ration size and feed utilisation in rain...

Objective: To resolve the relationship between ration size and feed utilization by rainbow trout Background: Fish feed is the largest expenditures in aquacul...

Area: Nordjylland

Deadline: 01 Oct
Posted: 31 Oct
01 Oct
31 Oct
Area: Nordjylland
Cannibalism in pikeperch juveniles

Aim: Study environmental cues responsible for cannibalism in intensive farming of pikeperch larvae/juveniles (Sander lucioperca) Background: Pike perch  ...

Area: Nordjylland

Deadline: 01 Jun
Posted: 31 Oct
01 Jun
31 Oct
Area: Nordjylland
devlopment of suitable diets for rearing...

Aim: To study the influence of diet composition on growth and feeding behavior in European lobster larvae/juveniles (Homarus Gammarus) under laboratory condi...

Area: Nordjylland

Deadline: 01 Oct
Posted: 31 Oct
01 Oct
31 Oct
Area: Nordjylland
Body color and skin spot patterning. The...

In aquaculture, there are different inherent factors that may induce stress in farmed fish (handling, alterations of water quality, diseases, noise, etc.) affec...

Area: Nordjylland

Deadline: 01 Aug
Posted: 27 Oct
01 Aug
27 Oct
Area: København og omegn
Can threatened European eel help control...

Work intimately with a threatened fish and its interaction with an invasive species. The study will focus on the diet composition in eels from coastal areas wit...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 01 Jan
Posted: 30 Sep
01 Jan
30 Sep
Area: Nordjylland
Oxygen debt in tilapia following nocturn...

Tilapia is one of the third most cultured species by volume in global aquaculture. The majority are produced in earthen ponds, frequently in so-called green wat...

Area: Nordjylland

Deadline: 01 Aug
Posted: 07 Sep
01 Aug
07 Sep
Area: Nordjylland
Stress hormone and swimming capacity and...

Animals in captivity, including fish in aquaculture, may periodically or even chronically experience stress. The primary stress hormone in fish is cortisol. Cor...

Area: Nordjylland

Deadline: 01 Aug
Posted: 07 Sep
01 Aug
07 Sep
Area: København og omegn
Migration energetics of the European eel...

This study tests the hypothesis that A. anguilla performs vertical migration to optimize the migration energetics. Specifically, this study will quant...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 15 Aug
Posted: 08 Aug
15 Aug
08 Aug
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Research facilities

DTU Aqua has dedicated research facilities at DTU's campus in Lyngby as well as in Silkeborg, Hirtshals and Nykøbing Mors in Jutland. At all four localities it is possible to do thesis or bachelor projects.

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