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
How does metabolic rate change with body...

Project background The pace at which all organisms expend energy and require oxygen – their metabolic rate – is closely related to their body size (so-called...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 01 Jun
Posted: 19 May
01 Jun
19 May
Area: København og omegn
Developing a toolbox to map mussel reefs...

Aim: The objective of this field study is to develop a toolbox that facilitates rapid and low-cost mapping of mussel reefs. Specifically, this will involve...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 31 Dec
Posted: 21 Apr
31 Dec
21 Apr
Area: København og omegn
Marine Protected Area - Does it help the...

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...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 31 Dec
Posted: 20 Apr
31 Dec
20 Apr
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: 31 Dec
Posted: 20 Apr
31 Dec
20 Apr
Area: København og omegn
Mapping fish migration

Aim: The aim of this study is to map the migration and temperature exposure of adult brown trout in the marine environment. Data will reveal how vulnerable brown...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 01 Feb
Posted: 20 Apr
01 Feb
20 Apr
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: 20 Apr
01 Jan
20 Apr
Area: København og omegn
Scientific dissemination - Reporting imp...

Aim: The aim of this project is to disseminate scientific work and discoveries to a wide audience through social media, web pages, podcasts and other available...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 31 Dec
Posted: 20 Apr
31 Dec
20 Apr
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: 31 Dec
Posted: 19 Apr
31 Dec
19 Apr
Area: København og omegn
Fieldwork in Spain - Documentation of a ...

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: 31 Dec
Posted: 19 Apr
31 Dec
19 Apr
Area: København og omegn
Assessing the effect of harbor expansion...

Marine infrastructure development and expansion are required to adapt to the growth and diversification of blue economies which many countries are prioritizing...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 07 Sep
Posted: 11 Mar
07 Sep
11 Mar
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