Interplay Between Athlete and 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
  • Have knowledge about available analysis methods and their advantages and limitations
  • Have knowledge of production processes typical for sports equipment
  • Can explain the product lifecycle from conception over design and manufacture to use and recycling
  • Are able to understand technical specifications of products


  • Can apply the theory of mechanics of materials on sports equipment
  • Can apply an appropriate numerical method for a given case or can apply an embedded technology in relation to sports
  • Can analyse the function of a sports product in connection with the human body
  • Can demonstrate the ability to qualitatively assess production costs


  • Can analyse the needs of a sportsman and the added value of a sports product (e.g. enhanced performance, added comfort, minimized injuries) 
  • Can discuss about sports products (e.g. design, quality, costs) with relevant professionals in science or industry (e.g. engineers, product analysis specialists, equipment producers) 



Name of examInterplay Between Athlete and 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 contact the   programme student counsellors if you consider applying to the education and you have questions.

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 titleSamspil mellem idrætsudøver og udstyr
Module codeSTIIDT15K2_1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Sports Technology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Sports Science and Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Health Science and Technology
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine