Professional Development


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The students can choose to do a traditional project semester typically founded on subject knowledge from the 1st and 2nd semesters and/or prepare for the subject about which the student wish to write a thesis. The semester comprises the preparation of a scientific article or a project report.

The student can choose to integrate project-oriented study in an external organisation into the project module. The project-oriented study in an external organisation is typically of three months’ duration and has to be approved in advance by the semester coordinator on behalf of the Study Board.

The project module (with or without project-oriented study in an external organisation) must have a scope that corresponds the ECTS load.

Students completing the project module acquire the following:

Learning objectives


  • Must within the chosen field have knowledge based on the highest international research
  • Can identify either a scientific or practical problem in a given complex context and relate the problem to knowledge within the field of study


  • Can master the scientific methods and tools as well as general skills of the field in order to address the identified 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 synthesize the main issues in relation to a specific field concerning interventions and analyses, and outline recommendations for solutions or improvements
  • Can discuss professional and scientific problems with both colleagues and non-specialists


  • Can manage work and development situations which are complex, unpredictable and require new solution models
  • Can take responsibility for own learning and reflect on the context within which the learning takes place

Type of instruction

Problem-based project work, possibly with project-oriented study in an external organisation integrated.



Name of examProfessional Development
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 titleFaglig udvikling
Module codePGLBEMK20301
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 (Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning)
Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design