Project-Oriented Study in an External Organisation


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 the module is to use the contemporary urban design research and professional practice to raise students’ knowledge and development level. Furthermore, the student must document the use of practice-based knowledge. This means to familiarize the students with basic research, practice or development methods and theory.

The Project-Oriented Study in an External Organisation must have a scope that correspond the ECTS load.

Learning objectives


  • Must demonstrate research-based, practical or conceptual knowledge of relevance to urban design.
  • Must be able to understand and reflect upon urban design theories and methods relating to a professional working context in practice.


  • Must be able to transfer urban design methods and professional tools to a professional community of practice beyond the university.
  • Must be able to articulate a practice-based urban design problem, and to assess, select, adapt, and apply practice-based knowledge, methods and tools both digital and analogue of relevance to a specific urban design problem.
  • Must be able to communicate research-based urban design knowledge and participate in professional environments.


  • Must be able to engage in complex professional situations.
  • Must be able to participate independently in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary collaborations.
  • Must be able to independently take responsibility for own professional development and learning in a practice environment.

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
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 titleProjektorienteret forløb i en ekstern organisation
Module codeAODUM3P232
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