Master’s Thesis


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Bachelor in Sustainable design or similar qualification and has passed 60 ETCS credits on the master program in Sustainable design

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

A student going through the module:

Learning objectives


  • must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of sustainability and innovationof the latest international research in the field
  • must be able to critically assess knowledge and identify problems with regards to sustainability, design and innovation, within the chosen subject
  • must demonstrate the ability to select appropriate research-based knowledge for use in the design process and demonstrate a high degree of awareness regarding their value and limitations


  • must demonstrate the ability to frame a design assignment or a sustainability challenge using professional tools and methods
  • must be able to independently motivate their choice of methods or/andtheoretical approach during a project
  • must demonstrate the ability to argue for a solution with regards to it business potential
  • must be able to analyse market conditions (users, technologies, competitors etc.) and describe how own solution will perform in this market
  • must demonstrate the ability for staging design and innovation processes and
  • must demonstrate the ability to communicate design and design proposals in a professional manner


  • must be able to present the results of the project work in a project report and during an oral examination and argue for the approach taken and the results
  • must demonstrate the ability to independently manage a project from start to finish and reflect on the processes, theories, methods and tools used

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision, presentation seminars, etc.



Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeTBISDK13401
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design