Testing sports equipment


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Knowledge, skills and competences corresponding to the first
semester of the Master’s programme in Sports Technology.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about the sports product industry in relation to testing of sports equipment
  • Have knowledge of available analytical methods, their advantages and limitations, in relation to testing of sports equipment.
  • Have knowledge of requirements of the interface between the athlete and equipment
  • Can explain the advantages and disadvantages of the tested product
  • Can understand technical specifications of sports technology products


  • Can apply the theory of mechanics of materials and embedded systems on sports equipment
  • Can apply an appropriate experimental and numerical method for a given case
  • Can test and collect data from a sports product in connection with the human body


  • Can analyse the interactions between an athlete and a sports product
  • Can discuss the design, quality and costs of sports products with relevant professionals in science or industry (e.g. engineers, product analysis specialists, equipment producers)
  • Can interact with stakeholders about the scientific and sports technological aspects of the specific project



Name of examTesting sports equipment
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Malene Møller Knudsen, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleTest af idrætsudstyr
Module codeSTIIDT20K2_6
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 Sports Science and Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Health Science and Technology
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine