Innovation Pilots


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The semester consists of an industrial internship in a relevant Danish company. The total work load of the semester must be equivalent to 30 ECTS. The project should be finalised with a project report or in the form of a scientific paper.

Learning objectives


  • Have gained knowledge and understanding of theoretical reflective work
  • Have gained insight into intercultural communication and its implications.


  • 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 to 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 analyse 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. Concurrent to the work in the company, the student makes a report which is evaluated after ending the internship.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 25 ECTS course module the expected workload is 750 hours for the student.



Name of examInnovation Pilots
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInnovationspilot
Module codeM-GIM-K3-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science