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Course work for PhD students can consist of, for example,

  • Transferable skills courses (common to all of GSST) ( At most, 10 ECTS can be covered by transferable skills courses including science teaching)
  • MSc courses (AU or elsewhere). See AU course catalog
  • PhD courses (AU or elsewhere)
  • Ad-hoc mini-course (typically by guest professors)
  • Summer schools
  • "Journal clubs" organized in the research groups

Remember that all courses and other activities from which you get ECTS credits must be listed in the PhD planner. Find more info about registration at the bottom of this page.

Introduction to Science Teaching

The mandatory course Introduction to Science Teaching is offered locally at CS (only for computer science students) and centrally at GSST (for all ST PhD students). We recommend that you chose the CS version as it is more tailored for the courses taught at the department. Also, it is recommendable to complete Introduction to Science Teaching as early as possible in your PhD program.

Course dates in 2019:

Fall 2019
Online course days and preparation for course day 1: Before course day 1
Course day 1: Friday, August 23. 2019 at 9.15-16.00
Course day 2: Monday, October 7. 2019 at 9.15-16.00
Course day 3: Friday, December 18. 2019 at 9.15-16.00​


Send an email to Marit Ohlenbusch (marit-o@gmx.de) and Sofia Rasmussen (sofia@cs.au.dk) to sign up. In the e-mail please include; full name, email address, and your AUID.

Registration for master's courses

At the Department of Computer Science our master's courses are also targeted at PhD students. See the course catalogue.

Before 1st and 3rd quarters you must sign up for the courses you want to attend the two coming quarters.

Please note that there are two different procedures when signing up for Master’s courses depending on whether the course should be part of the 30 ECTS PhD course programme or the 60 ECTS Master’s programme.

All PhD students who wish to follow a Master’s course as part of their 30 ECTS PhD course programme must send an e-mail to gradschool.scitech@au.dk, subject “Registration for Master’s Courses”, containing the following information: Name, student number, name of the course, and STADS UVA code (can be found in the course catalogue kursuskatalog.au.dk). Before starting the course, you must reach out to the teacher as there has to be set up some advanced learning goals.

PhD students who wish to follow a Master’s course as part of their 60 ECTS Master’s programme, must sign up for Master’s courses through the online Self Service facility.

Course credit for non-standard activities

To get course credit (ECTS points) for activities, such as summer schools, journal clubs, or courses from non-Danish universities, send an email to the head of the CS PhD committee Anders Møller containing:

  • a description of the scientific contents (for example, a link to a web page showing the schedule for the summer school or journal club)
  • an estimate of the total number of hours spent by the student, including preparation
  • a short recommendation by the main supervisor

Usually, 1 ECTS corresponds to 25-28 hours of work. After approval, upload the email containing the approval as a PDF to PhD-Planner.

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