Professional Development

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in 1st Semester (and attended the courses and examinations of the 2nd Semester).

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

On 3rd Semester, the student may choose among the following options:

Option 1: Project Semester – with or without integrated internship

The student can choose to complete a traditional project Semester, which will usually build on the professional field in which the student has specialised during the 1st and 2nd Semesters, and/or serve as a preparation for the subject which the student wishes to treat in his/her master’s thesis. The Semester comprises the writing of a project report or a scientific paper, of which the supervisor may be the co-writer.

The student may choose to integrate an internship either in Denmark or abroad during the project Semester. The internship must be of maximum 2-4 months’ duration and must be approved in advance by the Study Board of Planning, Geography and Surveying. Specific learning goals must be identified for each individual internship, clearly reflecting the professional problem defined for the project.

A student who has followed the 1st and 2nd Semesters of Sustainable Cities may, as an alternative, choose to follow the 1st Semester of one of the specialisations of the Master’s Programme in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning or MSc Geography. In that case, the student follows the course modules and project module of this Semester in full and thus acquires the knowledge, skills and competences described in the curriculum of this 3rd Semester.

Option 2: International or National Credit

By prior approval of the Study Board, the 3rd Semester may be transferred to another educational institution in Denmark or abroad. Prior approval

(pre-credit) may be expected if the studies at another educational institution can give the student knowledge, skills and competences corresponding to the extent and knowledge, skills and competences that could otherwise be acquired by following the “Project Semester – with or without Integrated Internship”, see above.

Option 3: Extended Final Project (Master’s Thesis)

Students may choose to complete the 3rd and 4th Semesters as one extended master’s thesis (60 ECTS). An extended final project is especially recommended in the project work which requires an extraordinary collection of data. Final projects must be approved in advance by the Study Board of Planning, Geography and Surveying, and the student must meet the requirements indicated for master’s theses in terms of knowledge, skills and competences (see below).

 

A student who has completed the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Has knowledge based on the highest international research within a selected part of his/her field of specialisation
  • Is able to understand and critically relate to the knowledge of the field and identify scientific or practical problems in a given complex context

Skills

  • Can master the scientific methods and tools of the field as well as general skills in relation to the solution of the chosen problem
  • Can assess and choose among the scientific methods, tools and general skills of the field and draw up new models of analysis and solution
  • Can discuss professional and scientific problems with both peers and non-specialists

Competences

  • Is able to manage work and development situations which are complex and unpredictable and require new solution models
  • Is able to independently initiate and carry through professional and interdisciplinary cooperation and assume a professional responsibility
  • Is able to independently assume responsibility for his/her own professional development and specialisation

Type of instruction

Problem-based project work, possibly with an integrated internship

Exam

Exams

Name of examProfessional Development
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS30
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleFaglig og professionel udvikling
Module codePGLSUSK17301
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS30
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudyboard for Planning, Geography and Surveying
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design