Academic Paper Writing


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 is to give the students the necessary skills to participate in the academic and professional practice within the fields of Architecture, Design, Planning and mobilities (or related areas) as contributing scholars and researchers by training the basic academic skills of paper writing and design of research methodology seen in light of the adequate positions within theories of science / philosophy of science.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about the academic production process, the systems of research quality assessments and monitoring governing the field of research and the channels for publication and dissemination of academic knowledge
  • Must be able to understand societal and contextual conditions for a situation of increasing ‘scientification’ of practice fields
  • Must be able to understand how the ‘state-of-the-art’ within academic fields of relevance are emerging and how these are evolving


  • Must be able to apply established models for paper writing and methodological reflection to a specific case within architecture, design, planning or mobilities
  • Must be able to write a methodologically reflective paper which positions itself in relation to relevant and adequate positions within theories of science / philosophy of science
  • Must be able to evaluate the paper in relation to established practices and systems of academic research


  • Must have competencies in writing an academic paper and/or a design for a research methodology relating to the state-of-the-art of knowledge production within architecture, design planning or mobilities
  • Must have competencies in communicating with lay and professional audiences

Type of instruction

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



Name of examAcademic Paper Writing
Type of exam
Written exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAkademisk artikelskrivning
Module codeAODUM3K201
Module typeCourse
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