Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in 2nd Semester

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained knowledge and understanding of advanced engineering design of mechanical systems and structures.
  • Be able to understand and apply advanced analysis tools for evaluating the performance of advanced mechanical systems and structures.
  • Have knowledge and comprehension of the relation between synthesis and analysis in the design process.


  • Be able to describe the problem solved and the criteria applied for its solution.
  • Be able to evaluate the concepts, theories, and methodologies applied in the solution of the problem.
  • Be able to account for the choices made during the solution of the problem, and substantiate that these are made on a high professional level.
  • Be able to assess the limitations of the concepts, theories, and methodologies applied in the solution of the problem.


  • Be able to analyze and solve an actual problem, of industrial relevance, through application of systematic research and development processes, including advanced analytical, experimental, and/or numerical methods and models.

Type of instruction

The student is included in the company’s daily work and carry out independent project work on an industrial problem relevant for the company. Concurrent to the work in the company, the student makes a project report, which is evaluated after the ending of the internship.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 20 ECTS course module the expected workload is 600 hours for the student.



Name of examInternship
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Additional information

The project can be combined with up to 10 ECTS of courses, which reduces the ECTS of the project accordingly (e.g., a 20 ECTS project combined with 10 ECTS of course-work). The semester must add up to a total workload of 30 ECTS. The project may be finalized with a project report or in the form of a scientific paper with supporting appendices.

The extent of the project must reflect the allotted time in ECTS.

Facts about the module

Danish titleProjektorienteret forløb i en virksomhed
Module codeM-DMS-K3-7
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Industry and Global Business Development
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science