Independent Choice: Research, Practice or Development in Mobilities and Urban Design


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The course module adds to integrated design knowledge obtained in 1st semester of the Master’s program in Urban Design engineering. Therefore, the student is recommended to have knowledge, skills and competencies within the urban design and engineering field corresponding to the completion of the MSc01 - MSc02 level at the Urban Design Engineering education.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective of this module is to give the students an opportunity to use and test the skills they have acquired during the 1st and 2nd semesters by participating in projects developed in a company setting. The testing of the mobilities engineering skills is attained not only through gaining practical experience, but also through the choice of a focus area for academic reflection and the subsequent investigation and illumination of this. The choice of a focus area should be related to mobilities engineering skills attained in the first part of the Master .

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have practical, technical, conceptual and professional knowledge of relevance to mobilities practice
  • Must have knowledge of the analytical methods and digital and analogue tools utilised in mobilities practice
  • Must be aware of the practice of mobilities field as a practice containing technical, societal and design based factors


  • Must be able to engage professionally in the environment within which the field of mobilities takes place
  • Must be able to identify a relevant and specific technical focus for subsequent investigation and reflection
  • Must be able to utilise analytical and investigative techniques in the development of mobilities proposals, plans and strategies
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team setting in project development


  • Must be able to describe specific problems relating to mobilities engineering and find technical, social and design based strategies for illuminating them
  • Must be able to participate in the solving of mobilities engineering problems
  • Must be able to make academic reflections on an identified technical, social and design focus area relating to mobilities engineering and implement previously attained knowledge to qualify it and set it into perspective

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in § 17.



Name of examIndependent Choice: Research, Practice or Development in Mobilities and Urban Design
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 titleSelvstændigt valg: Forskning, praksis eller udvikling i mobilitet og urbant design
Module codeAODMM3P221
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