Project-oriented Study in an External Organisation


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in 1st – 2nd Semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained knowledge and understanding of implementation/realisation aspects of entrepreneurship/new business innovation in the broader organisational context (including the impact on realised strategy).
  • Explain the scientific basis and scientific issues within the specialization
  • Explain the highest international research in the field of specialization.


  • Be able to describe the problem solved and the criteria applied for its solution.
  • Be able to analyse an organizational context, innovative capabilities and potential.
  • Be able to evaluate the concepts, theories and methodologies applied to the solution of the problem.
  • Be able to assess the limitations of the concepts, theories and methodologies applied in the solution of the problem.
  • Be able to train creativity skills and excel in communication.
  • Master the scientific methods and general skills related to the field of specialization.
  • Compose a project report according to the field's norms, use correct professional language, document extensive inclusion of relevant original literature, communicate and discuss the project's research-based basis and problem and results in a written, graphic and oral manner in a coherent way.
  • Critically evaluate the project's results in relation to relevant original literature and current scientific methods, models and evaluate and discuss the project's problem in a relevant technical scientific context.
  • Assess and put the project's potential into perspective for further development.


  • Be able to navigate and interact in an organizational context in the business development process (emphasis on implementation) through relevant choices of methods and use of theories.
  • Be able to account for the choices made during the solution of the problem, and to substantiate that these are made at a professional level.
  • Situational advanced application/facilitation of creative processes.
  • Participate in and independently carry out technological development and research, as well as solve complex tasks using scientific methods.
  • Perform planning, implementation and management of complex and unpredictable research and / or development tasks and assume a professional responsibility for completing independent academic tasks as well as interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Independently take responsibility for own professional development and specialization.

Type of instruction

The semester is carried out as a voluntary traineeship (internship) at a company/organisation in Denmark or abroad, the student is included in the organisation’s daily work of relevance to the Semester objectives. Concurrently as part of the internship, the student makes a report, which is evaluated after ending the internship. The student has a university supervisor and a contact person in the organization in which the internship takes place.  

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 30 ECTS course module the expected workload is 900 hours for the student.



Name of examProject-oriented Study in an External Organisation
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 titleProjektorienteret forløb i en virksomhed
Module codeM-EE-K3-2A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Entrepreneurial Business Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science