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
Improving sea farming sustainability - E...

Net cage farming of salmonids is a huge and growing industry especially in countries like Norway where environmental conditions (deep oligotrophic fjords) favor...

Area: Nordjylland

Deadline: 04 Aug
Posted: 03 Jul
04 Aug
03 Jul
Area: Nordjylland
Biofilm growth monitoring and control

Biofilm, exemplified by the nitrifying bacteria which colonize biofilter elements in biofilter units is central to recirculating aquaculture systems. There are...

Area: Nordjylland

Deadline: 10 Dec
Posted: 03 Jul
10 Dec
03 Jul
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: 01 Jan
Posted: 03 Jun
01 Jan
03 Jun
Area: København og omegn
The importance of mussel banks for the a...

Aim: The objective of this field study is to examine the importance of mussel banks for marine fishes. Specifically, it is hypothesized that mussel banks host...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 17 Sep
Posted: 23 May
17 Sep
23 May
Area: København og omegn
Master Thesis in Histology Pathophysiolo...

The eastern Baltic cod are in unexpectedly poor nutritional condition and the large fish have disappeared. Besides deteriorating oxygen conditions and reduced...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 05 Aug
Posted: 13 May
05 Aug
13 May
Area: København og omegn
Rising Sea Level - innovative interdisci...

Project description Design of Ecosystem Services Interdisciplinary design project, DTU Aqua and DTU Civil Engineering. The Rising sea levels pose a challenge...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 27 Mar
Posted: 26 Mar
27 Mar
26 Mar
Area: Nordjylland
Water quality for shellfish hatchery

Good water quality is a pre-requisite for all shellfish and micro-macro-algae hatcheries. Depending on its use, the water is filtered up to 0.2 µm, e.g. microalgae...

Area: Nordjylland

Deadline: 31 Dec
Posted: 13 Mar
31 Dec
13 Mar
Area: København og omegn
Does tagging of fish affect their health...

Implanting passive transponder tags (PIT-tags) into fish to individually tag them is a widespread method used to explore fish behavior. Pit tags are typically...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 31 Dec
Posted: 26 Feb
31 Dec
26 Feb
Area: København og omegn
Citizen science insights into seatrout f...

DTU Aqua have developed a citizen science platform where anglers can report fishing trips and catches (Fangstjournalen). In return, the anglers get information...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 31 Dec
Posted: 26 Feb
31 Dec
26 Feb
Area: Nordjylland
Field study on commercial fish farms

Research and scientific advising from the section for aquaculture, Hirtshals is partly based on studies performed at commercial aquaculture facilities under practical...

Area: Nordjylland

Deadline: 10 Dec
Posted: 14 Feb
10 Dec
14 Feb
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