Project-Oriented Study in an External Organisation


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The student is recommended to have knowledge, skills and competencies within the Industrial design engineering field corresponding to the completion of the MSc01 and MSc02 Industrial Design Engineering education or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective is to give the students an opportunity to use the skills acquired during the 1st and 2nd semesters and at the same time provide opportunities for the students to explore and gain knowledge of a subject of their own choice within the field of industrial design engineering while acquiring competencies in the rigorous structuring and communication of their knowledge production. The company can often function as a case for the research related to the project assignment.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to identify, define and frame a relevant subject for investigation and research within the field of industrial design engineering
  • Must be able to account for relevant theoretical positions and related methodologies pertaining to the chosen subject
  • Must be able reflect on the test results in relation to the field and activities of the profession e.g. international professional standards


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to evaluate and assess the research problem in relation to their completed investigations and/or experiments
  • Must be able to frame the research problem taking into account the interdependency between type of knowledge wanted, the possible methods of investigation and type of data produced
  • Must be able to communicate results or partial results of the project work in a manner that is on a par with professional research reporting


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to plan and carry out research of a chosen subject and have the capacity to describe the chosen problem in a theoretical and methodological framework as well as to draw conclusions on the basis of own analysis of the results

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed in § 17; Structure and contents of the programme.



Name of examProject-Oriented Study in an External Organisation
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aids
Without aids
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
Module codeAODIM3P201
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture and Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design