Academic Internship


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds upon the knowledge acquired during the first two semesters on the education.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Deep knowledge of the subject matter in the specific area of the project.


  • Evaluate the concepts, theories and methodologies applied in the solution of the problem.
  • Account for the choices made during the solution of the problem and substantiate that these are made on a high professional level.
  • Assess and evaluate the limitations of the concepts, theories and methodologies applied in the solution of the problem.
  • Plan, execute and report an extensive individual research project within an agreed time frame.
  • Write a well-structured project report, written with clear arguments including the following elements:
    • Develop and delimit an original formulation of the problem being investigated.
    • Critically explore and apply relevant theories and analytical approaches to the problem under investigation.
    • Assemble and process valid and reliable data, relevant to the problem and sub-problems under scrutiny.
    • Make a thorough, systematic, and comprehensive analysis of the problem under investigation.
  • Conduct technological development and research, and solve complicated technical problems using scientific methods.


  • 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.
  • Work together with a manufacturing or service organisation and to identify operations and/or supply chain management problems and finally develop data driven and robust solutions using technologies.
  • Operationalize theoretical contributions in a practical setting.
  • Compare and critically evaluate the results of the project in relation to existing knowledge and accepted theories within the subject area.
  • Consider economic or other consequences of the proposed solutions.
  • Communicate a balanced view of the results and conclusions of the project in well-organized written and oral.

Type of instruction

The student works in a company providing experience in solving advanced
and relevant engineering tasks on a level corresponding to the learning objectives outlined above and with a progression in the degree of difficulty of the tasks during the period. The type of work must allow for an academic report to be made.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 30 ECTS project module the expected workload is 900 hours for the student.



Name of examAcademic Internship
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

The student writes either a project report or a case‐based project report within the theme of the 3rd semester of the education; cf. “Guidelines for Project Work in an External Organisation (Academic Internship)” laid down by the School of Engineering and Science.

Facts about the module

Danish titleProjektorienteret forløb i en virksomhed
Module codeM-OIM-K3-N2
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


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