Project-oriented Study in an External Organisation


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in 1st – 2nd Semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained knowledge and understanding of implementation/realisation aspects of entrepreneurship/new business innovation in the broader organisational context (including the impact on realised strategy).
  • Explain the scientific basis and scientific issues within the specialization
  • Explain the highest international research in the field of specialization.


  • Be able to describe the problem solved and the criteria applied for its solution.
  • Be able to analyse an organizational context, innovative capabilities and potential.
  • Be able to evaluate the concepts, theories and methodologies applied to the solution of the problem.
  • Be able to assess the limitations of the concepts, theories and methodologies applied in the solution of the problem.
  • Be able to train creativity skills and excel in communication.
  • Master the scientific methods and general skills related to the field of specialization.
  • Compose a project report according to the field's norms, use correct professional language, document extensive inclusion of relevant original literature, communicate and discuss the project's research-based basis and problem and results in a written, graphic and oral manner in a coherent way.
  • Critically evaluate the project's results in relation to relevant original literature and current scientific methods, models and evaluate and discuss the project's problem in a relevant technical scientific context.
  • Assess and put the project's potential into perspective for further development.


  • Be able to navigate and interact in an organizational context in the business development process (emphasis on implementation) through relevant choices of methods and use of theories.
  • Be able to account for the choices made during the solution of the problem, and to substantiate that these are made at a professional level.
  • Situational advanced application/facilitation of creative processes.
  • Participate in and independently carry out technological development and research, as well as solve complex tasks using scientific methods.
  • Perform planning, implementation and management of complex and unpredictable research and / or development tasks and assume a professional responsibility for completing independent academic tasks as well as interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Independently take responsibility for own professional development and specialization.

Type of instruction

The semester is carried out as a voluntary traineeship (internship) at a company/organisation in Denmark or abroad, the student is included in the organisation’s daily work of relevance to the Semester objectives. Concurrently as part of the internship, the student makes a report, which is evaluated after ending the internship. The student has a university supervisor and a contact person in the organization in which the internship takes place.  

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examProject-oriented Study in an External Organisation
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 titleProjektorienteret forløb i en virksomhed
Module codeM-EE-K3-2A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science