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Problem Based Learning in Engineering and Science (MPBL), Master

Master (1 year) of Master of Problem Based Learning in Engineering and Science, 60 ECTS

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3515 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 2950 EUR


The MPBL program is a online 2-year part-time problem based learning program, exemplary for its own contents and delivered as on-line distance education. A semester in the MPBL program includes a problem based project and two courses, the main study activity being the project.

The Master's program consists of four semesters:

1. Semester: Development of teaching competences

The semester aims to present the theoretical foundations of student centered teaching and active and collaborative learning, including PBL. The semester includes:
  • Project: Teaching portfolio
  • Course 1: Teaching and learning theories
  • Course 2: Collaborative learning skills and scientific writing
2. Semester: PBL model and principles

The semester aims to present PBL principles and models together with methods of curriculum development and methods of facilitating students’ active learning. The semester includes:
  • Project: Design and planning of a PBL semester
  • Course 1: PBL models and curriculum development
  • Course 2: Facilitation skills and teaching methods for active learning
3. Semester: Management of change and educational evaluation

The semester aims to present theories of change management in the context of PBL and methods of evaluation of educational change. The semester includes:
  • Project: Implementation of change
  • Course 1: Management of change to PBL
  • Course 2: Research methods for educational evaluation
4. Semester: Marster's thesis project

Career Opportunities  

he completed Master's program entitles participants to the title:

Master in Problem Based Learning in Engineering and Science

About the Degree

The overall aim of this Master’s program is to support participants in achieving competences that will allow them to act as change agents in the introduction of problem based and project organised learning at the level of a single course as well as at the level of a curriculum or an institution within the context of engineering and science education, addressing diverse groups of students.


Admission to the MPBL program presupposes a relevant higher education, at least at Bachelor level, and at least two years of relevant, professional experience in teaching or similar occupation following completion of the qualifying exam.Relevant bachelor educations are for example:
  • Bachelor of Engineering within any field of engineering
  • Bachelor of Science within any field of science
  • Bachelor of Education.
Read about the language requirements

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly.
A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education


There is tuition fee for all degree students who hold a citizenship from and outside EU/EAA/Switzerland.  

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Jun 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | EU/EAA/Swiss applicants

Application date
Jun 01
Start date
Sep 01


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