Engineering in the Design Field: Value, Method and Approach

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The student must have knowledge, skills and competencies within the industrial design and engineering field corresponding to the completion of the MSc01 and MSc02 Industrial Design Engineering education or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The project aims at providing opportunities for the students to explore and gain knowledge of a subject of their own choice within the field of industrial design engineering while acquiring competencies in the rigorous structuring and communication of their knowledge production. The project module should be related to a course module with supporting methods and theories related to the chosen subject of the project module.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must be able to identify, define and frame a relevant subject for investigation and research within the field of industrial design engineering
  • Must be able to account for relevant theoretical positions and related methodologies pertaining to the chosen subject
  • Must have knowledge of practice within the chosen field related to industrial design engineering
  • Must be able to account for and reflect on theories used or the methodologies applied within the chosen subject
  • Must be able reflect on the test results in relation to the field and activities of the profession e.g. international professional standards

Skills

  • Must be able to evaluate and assess the research problem in relation to their completed investigations and/or experiments and use this as a basis for synthesising proposals for quality designs, constructions, systems or processes
  • Must be able to frame the research problem taking into account the interdependency between type of knowledge wanted, the possible methods of investigation and type of data produced
  • Must be able to communicate results or partial results of the project work in a manner that is on a par with professional research reporting

Competences

  • Must be able to plan and carry out research of a chosen subject and have the capacity to describe the chosen problem in a theoretical and methodological framework as well as to draw conclusions on the basis of own analysis of the results

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3.

Exam

Exams

Name of examEngineering in the Design Field: Value, Method and Approach
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS20
Permitted aids
Without aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Framework Provisions

Facts about the module

Danish titleIngeniørfaget i designfeltet: Værdi, metode og tilgang
Module codeAODIPM3P135
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS20
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design