Project possibilities for bachelor and master students

At DTU Aqua you can do bachelor projects, special courses and master thesis projects within aquaculture, fisheries, oceanography and management of aquatic resources.

How to get started

You may find inspiration for bachelor projects, special courses or master thesis 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 must be based on a project contract with a supervisor.


Student projects at DTU Aqua Deadline Posted
Area: København og omegn
Sensor development for activated sludge ...

Background Extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) play an important role in the biological treatment of wastewater, including activated sludge systems. ...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 01 Oct
Posted: 21 Jan
01 Oct
21 Jan
Area: København og omegn
Universal quantification of nitrate in w...

Background Nitrate is an important chemical species in many natural and engineered aquatic systems. Being able to detect and quantify it across a broad...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 01 Jun
Posted: 21 Jan
01 Jun
21 Jan
Area: København og omegn
Optimizing mussel production in a large-...

Mussels (M. edulis) feed on suspended organic matter, which in many Danish coastal waters is present in high concentrations throughout the year. Farming mussels...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 01 Feb
Posted: 19 Jan
01 Feb
19 Jan
Area: København og omegn
Design of nature inclusive reef elements...

This student project aims at designing a solution that combines the reuse of concrete, excess and / or recycling concrete, and thus aspects of circular economy...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 01 Jan
Posted: 18 Jan
01 Jan
18 Jan
Area: København og omegn
The use of concrete as bio receptive mat...

Reef restoration and the development of artificial reefs that provide important marine habitats and act as coastal protection offer an interesting engineering...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 01 Jan
Posted: 18 Jan
01 Jan
18 Jan
Area: København og omegn
Marine Protected Area -- does it help th...

Aim: The objective of this study is to examine the presence of Atlantic cod in a newly established Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Tybrind Vig in the Little Belt...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 31 Oct
Posted: 03 Dec
31 Oct
03 Dec
Area: København og omegn
The first smolt reef in the world

Aim: The aim of this study is to document positive effects of a constructed coastal reef on brown trout in central Denmark. Data will reveal if the reef provides...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 29 Apr
Posted: 19 Nov
29 Apr
19 Nov
Area: København og omegn
Uncover biohuts -- can artificial marine...

Aim: The objective of this study is to examine the effect of biohuts on the presence of small and juvenile marine fishes. Specifically, it is hypothesized that...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 01 Jan
Posted: 19 Nov
01 Jan
19 Nov
Area: København og omegn
Fieldwork in Spain Documentation of a na...

Aim: We hypothesize that concrete structures developed by the company ECOncrete will function as favorable habitats for a range of marine organisms. The aim...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 01 Jan
Posted: 19 Nov
01 Jan
19 Nov
Area: København og omegn
Reefs effects on fish

Aim: The aim of this study is to examine to what extent cobble reefs affect abundance and diversity of fish and harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in coastal...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 01 Jan
Posted: 22 Oct
01 Jan
22 Oct
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