Academic Internship


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

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

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective of this module is to give the students an opportunity to use and test the skills they have acquired during the 1st and 2nd semesters by participating in projects developed in a company setting. The testing of the urban design engineering skills is attained not only through gaining practical experience, but also through the choice of a focus area for academic reflection and the subsequent investigation and illumination of this. The choice of a focus area should be related to urban design engineering skills attained in the first part of the Master program.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have practical, technical, conceptual and professional knowledge of relevance to urban design practice
  • Must have knowledge of the analytical methods utilised in urban design practice
  • Must be aware of the practice of urban design as a practice containing technical, design based and societal factors


  • Must be able to engage professionally in the environment within which the urban design assignment takes place
  • Must be able to identify a relevant and specific technical focus for subsequent investigation and reflection
  • Must be able to utilise analytical and investigative techniques in the development of urban design proposals
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team setting in project development


  • Must be able to describe specific problems relating to urban design engineering and find technical and design based strategies for illuminating them
  • Must be able to participate in the solving of urban design engineering problems
  • Must be able to make academic reflections on an identified technical and design focus area relating to urban design engineering and implement previously attained knowledge to qualify it and set it into perspective

Type of instruction

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



Name of examAcademic Internship
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 titleProjektorienteret forløb
Module codeAODUTM3P135
Module typeProject
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