Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The course builds on knowledge obtained in the module “Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Models” or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge on different types of standards, including open and closed standards and de facto and de jure standards
  • Must be able to understand the importance and role of standards, standardisation strategies, and standardisation processes
  • Must have knowledge on standardization organisations in the area of communication, media and information technologies
  • Must have knowledge on the relationships between innovation and standardisation


  • Must be able to apply theories on network economics, information economics, and transaction costs analysis on standardisation issues
  • Must be able to analyse and evaluate the importance and role of standards, particularly within the area of communication, media and information technologies
  • Must be able to appraise the role of standards in relation to processes of transaction between market players


  • Must have competency to interpret the interests which underlie the development of standards
  • Must have competency to outline the role of standards in business development for companies in the communication, media and information technology area as well as companies using these technologies
  • Must have competency to compare standardisation strategies

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of Chapter 3.



Name of examStandardization
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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 titleStandardisering
Module codeESNICTEK3K3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design