Project-Oriented Study in an External Organisation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The student conducts a project work within an external organisation to acquire practical experience in solving advanced techno-anthropological challenges in a professional context. This module is anchored in the Research group of Techno-Anthropology and Participation, Department of Planning.  

Learning objectives


  • describe Techno-anthropological method(s) applied in the project.  
  • explain Techno-Anthropological theory that is used in the report’s analysis of work tasks in the external organization.  
  • account for the external organization: its organization, different actors and interest groups, implicit assumptions, shared norms and values and/or internal and external contradictions.  


  • Demonstrate how techno-anthropological theories and methods can be applied / used when attending concrete tasks in the external organization, and how they can contribute to describing, solving, reflecting on, analyzing and potentially evaluating work tasks.  
  • assess how the student was able to attend the work tasks and contribute to the external organization's mission. 
  • discuss how tasks could have been solved or managed differently than what was done during the project in the external organizations. 


  • speak the professional language of the external organization. 
  • reflecting on 1) how the project work in the external organization benefitted the student’s academic, professional and social skills, and competences, 2) to what extent the external organization benefitted from the project work, and 3) how can learning from the internship be used for future employability.  
  • communicate results in a project report and considering how the results can be communicated to different actors in and around the organization.

Type of instruction

Project module. Please refer to §17 of the curriculum about the structure and content of the programme.



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 codeTBTANK22301
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen, Campus Aalborg
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