Integrated Design Theory and Methodology


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

A BSc degree (Bachelor) in Architecture and Design or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to enable students to gain a practical and theoretical understanding of project work using the problem-based learning approach (PBL) as well as of the method used in’industrial design’, architectural design’ and ‘urban design’ respectively, viz. the integrated design process (IDP) in which strategically chosen parameters from engineering are integrated throughout the entire industrial, architectural or urban design process respectively.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge and understanding of project-organised problem-based learning
  • Must have knowledge of the integrated design process (IDP)
  • Must have knowledge of group work and ways to solve conflicts
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of the planning and structuring of project documentation


  • Must be able to apply problem-based learning methods and use an integrated design process in relation to respectively an industrial, architectural and urban design project
  • Must be able to work in a group
  • Must be able to evaluate collective working processes


  • Must be able to apply project-organised learning techniques to actual problems related to working in a group
  • Must be able to apply the integrated design process in project work

Type of instruction

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



Name of examIntegrated Design Theory and Methodology
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
Without aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the framework Provisions.

Facts about the module

Danish titleIntegreret design-teori og -metodik
Module codeAODUTM1K153
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design