Master’s Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

A student who has completed this module:

Learning objectives


  • has knowledge about and understanding of the latest international research in the fields of sustainability, design, innovation and/or sustainable transitions
  • has knowledge about how to critically assess knowledge and identify problems with regards to sustainability, design, innovation and/or sustainable transitions, within a chosen subject


  • can frame a design assignment or a sustainability challenge using professional tools and methods
  • can motivate choices of methods or/and theoretical approach behind the design project
  • can select appropriate research-based knowledge for use in the design process and has awareness regarding their value and limitations
  • can argue for a solution with regards to its business potential and its market creation value
  • can stage design and innovation processes
  • can communicate and visualize design and design proposals in a professional manner


  • is able to present the results of the project work in a project report and during an oral examination and argue for the approach taken, the decisions taken and the results
  • is able independently to manage a project from start to finish and reflect on the processes, theories, methods and tools used
  • can critically reflect over his/her own competencies as an integrative sustainable design engineer (PBL)

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision, supporting seminars and milestones.



Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

The master's thesis can be conducted as a long master's thesis. If choosing to do a long master's thesis, it has to include experimental work and has to be approved by the study board. The amount of experimental work must reflect the allotted ECTS.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeTBSDK23402
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design