Project-Oriented Study in an External Organisation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Explain the scientific basis of the work carried out by the external organisation


  • Master the scientific methods and general skills related to the project work in the external organisation
  • Write a report following the standards of the field of study, use the correct terminology and document extensive use of relevant and original scientific literature, and communicate and discuss the project's foundation, problem and results in writing, graphically and verbally in a coherent way
  • Critically assess and select relevant original scientific literature and current scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project and asses and discuss the problem of the project and results in relevant scientific contexts and social conditions
  • Evaluate the potential of the project for further development, assessing and incorporating relevant economic, ethical, environmental and other socially relevant factors


  • Participate in development, innovation, and research and use scientific methods to solve complex tasks 
  • Take professional responsibility to implement independent assignments and interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Independently take responsibility for own professional development and specialization

Type of instruction

  • Project work, supervised by an external supervisor in collaboration with an internal supervisor at Aalborg University
  • Project work in an external organisation must be in areas of relevance to the competence profile of the program

Extent and expected workload

900 hours



Name of examProject-Oriented Study in an External Organisation
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingExternal 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 codeK-BT-K3-68
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Biotechnology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science