Professional Development


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in 1st Semester (and attended the courses and examinations of the 2nd Semester).

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The student can choose to complete a traditional project semester, which will usually build on the professional field in which the student has specialised during the 1st and 2nd Semesters, and/or serve as a preparation for the subject which the student wishes to treat in his/her master’s thesis. The semester comprises the writing of a project report or a scientific paper, of which the supervisor may be the co-writer.

The student can choose to integrate project-orientated work in an organisation either in Denmark or abroad into the project module. The project-orientated work in an organisation is of 2-4 months’ duration and must be approved in advance by the Study Board of Planning, Geography and Surveying. Specific learning goals must be identified for each individual project-orientated work, clearly reflecting the professional problem defined for the project.

A student who has completed the module:

Learning objectives


  • Has knowledge based on the highest international research within a selected part of his/her field of specialisation
  • Is able to understand and critically relate to the knowledge of the field and identify scientific or practical problems in a given complex context


  • Can master the scientific methods and tools of the field as well as general skills in relation to the solution of the chosen problem
  • Can assess and choose among the scientific methods, tools and general skills of the field and draw up new models of analysis and solution
  • Can discuss professional and scientific problems with both peers and non-specialists


  • Is able to manage work and development situations which are complex and unpredictable and require new solution models
  • Is able to independently initiate and carry through professional and interdisciplinary cooperation and assume a professional responsibility
  • Is able to independently assume responsibility for his/her own professional development and specialisation

Type of instruction

Problem-based project work, possibly with an integrated internship



Name of examProfessional Development
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aids
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 titleFaglig og professionel udvikling
Module codePGLSUSK17301
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design