Start-Up and Execution of Design


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 to pursue the realization of a project idea. Either by starting up a business or by seeking other ways to pursue the realization of a previously developed project idea. At the same time, the process provides an opportunity to in-depth analysis and reflection on the process of execution, realization of products and the role of design and designers therein. This knowledge production is to be constructed and communicated in a scientific rigorous way.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to identify, define and frame a relevant subject for investigation and research between the field of industrial design engineering and business development, innovation and entrepreneurship theories
  • Must be able to account for relevant theoretical positions and related methodologies pertaining to the chosen subject
  • Must be able reflect on the findings and results in relation to the field and activities of the profession in a scientifically sound manner


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to evaluate and assess the research problem in relation to their completed investigations
  • 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 relevant 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 examStart-Up and Execution of Design
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 titleIværksætteri og gennemførsel af design
Module codeAODIM3P202
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