Project Oriented Study in an External Organisation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

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

Learning objectives


  • Knowledge of subject-specific theory, methods and tools applied for characterization, design, fabrication, or/and modelling.
  • Knowledge on advanced applications within the field of specialization for solving technological problems
  • Understand the connection between analytical, numerical and experimental methods.


  • Be able to apply analytical, numerical and/or experimental methods for  characterization, design and/or fabrication of materials within the field of specialization.
  • Be able to apply relevant theory to field specific applications
  • Be able to solve  advanced engineering tasks within the field of specialization.
  • Be able to compare and evaluate assumptions, limitations and uncertainties related to the methods applied in connection to finding solutions of advanced engineering challenges.


  • Be able to handle development-oriented situations in connection to either studying or working.
  • Be able to evaluate and apply subject-specific methods and tools applied for characterization, design, fabrication, or/and modelling.
  • Be able to analyse and solve an actual problem within materials engineering through application of systematic research and development processes, including advanced analytical, experimental and/or numerical methods and models.
  • Be able to use the correct terminology in oral, written and graphical communication and documentation of challenges and solutions within the field of specialization.

Type of instruction

The project work is carried out as an independent work process in which the students themselves organize and coordinate their workload in collaboration with a supervisor.

When doing a project-oriented stay in a company, the student is included in the company’s daily work and carry out independent project work on an industrial problem relevant for the company. Concurrent to the work in the company, the student makes a project report, which is evaluated after the ending of the internship. A project-oriented stay in a company has to be approved by the study board.

The project may be carried out individually or in groups.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 30 ECTS project 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-MN-K3-3
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science