Project Oriented Study in an External Organisation


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

This module is based on knowledge obtained in the 1st and 2nd Semester

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Holds knowledge of analytical and experimental methods for analysis of advanced engineering tasks.
  • Understands the connection between theory and practice.


  • Is able to solve complex business problems by applying advanced management engineering theory, methods and tools.
  • Is able to evaluate and choose among potentially relevant theories, concepts and methodologies applied in the analysis and solution design of a practical business engineering problem.
  • Is able to develop solution alternatives and evaluate consequences of solution alternatives and make a well-informed choice based on that.
  • Is able to evaluate the relevance and limitations of the theories, concepts, methods and tools actually applied in the project.


  • Is able to analyze 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.

Type of instruction

The project work is carried out as an independent work process in which the students themselves organize and coordinate their workload in collaboration with a supervisor.

The semester is completed as a project-oriented stay in a company where the student is included in the company’s daily work and carry out independent project work on an industrial problem relevant for the company. Concurrent to the work in the company, the student makes a project report, which is evaluated after the ending of the internship. A project-oriented stay in a company has to be approved by the study board.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 30 ECTS project 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-OM-K3-6
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Management Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science