Technological Innovation


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

This module is based on knowledge gained on the 2nd Semester of the MSc in Manufacturing Technology.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Be able to understand and use innovation models which speed up the innovation process, reduce the risk of failure and/or improve the business or societal value
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of a selected manufacturing technology.


  • Be able to use innovation models in the solution of an industrial problem
  • Be able to perform an assessment of different options to solve the problem
  • Be able to explain the commercial relevance of the proposed solution
  • Be able to assess the limitations of the concepts, theories and methodologies applied in the solution of the problem
  • Be able to scout for new products, materials or manufacturing technologies.


  • Be able to participate in technological innovation activities.

Type of instruction

The project work is carried out as an independent work process in which the students themselves organise and coordinate their workload in collaboration with a supervisor. The project may be carried out individually or in groups. The project may be finalized with a project report or in the form of a scientific paper with supporting appendices.

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examTechnological Innovation
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 titleTeknologisk innovativ forretningsskabelse
Module codeM-MT-K3-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Manufacturing Technology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science