From Reality to Models


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The student should learn how using advanced models can help identifying and solving a problem of application or research in computer science and how analysis of problems can contribute to theory building in computer science

A graduate in computer science should be able to apply advanced theory and model building to identify and contribute to solutions of problems in the area of computer science and in this context to reflect on the relevant theories and building of models.

Learning objectives


  • explain concepts, findings and theories in an advanced area of ​​computer science


  • apply knowledge from a theory in computer science to select and argue for a model within an advanced computer science field
  • from such modeling provide a model of a computer science problem and apply this model to understand the problem


  • identify a problem given a an open challenge in research or application of computer science
  • contribute to solving the problem using their own modeling based on computer science theories
  • analyze and evaluate the resulting contribution to the solution
  • analyze and evaluate the applications of relevant computer science models to solve this problem

Type of instruction

Project work including

  • an analysis and definition of a computer science problem
  • establishment of an advanced computer science model that contributes to solving the problem

The project may include complete or partial implementation of a solution in the form of running software.

As an integrated part of the project work, the student must participate in the problem-based learning and project management workshop. Approved participation is required to register for the project exam.

Extent and expected workload

It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 450 hours



Name of examFrom Reality to Models
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

Additional information

Contact: The Study board for Computer Science at or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleFra virkelighed til modeller
Module codeDSNCSITK101
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design