Project-oriented Study in an External Organisation


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

This module is based on knowledge obtained on the 1st and 2nd semester of the master programme.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Discuss the subject matter of the project specified within the area of the study programme.


  • Solve complex problems using theory and concepts within physics.
  • Evaluate and choose among potentially relevant theories, concepts and methodologies applied to solve problem within physics.
  • Evaluate the relevance and limitations of the theories, concepts, methods and tools actually applied in the project.
  • Account for any choices made during the problem analysis and solution development.
  • Develop solution alternatives and evaluate the consequences of solution alternatives and make a well-informed choice based on that.
  • Plan, execute and report an extensive individual research project within an agreed time frame.
  •  Write a well-structured project report, which meets all the usual requirements of an academic work, including:
    • Empirical background
    • Research problem/project objective
    • Relevant theory
    • Research design
    • Presentation of data
    • Presentation and discussion of findings
    • Evaluation of the project; i.e., findings, methods and, if relevant, considerations regarding the limitations and generalizability of the study.


  • Analyze and solve an actual problem of industrial relevance through application of systematic research and development processes, including advanced analytical, experimental, and/or numerical methods and models.
  • Work together with an organization and identify problems and finally develop solutions.
  • Operationalize theoretical contributions in a practical setting
  • Compare and critically evaluate the results of the project in relation to existing knowledge and accepted theories within the subject area.
  • Communicate a balanced view of the results and conclusions of the project in well-organized written and oral presentation.

Type of instruction

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.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 30 ECTS project module and the work load is expected to be 900 hours for the student.



Name of examProject-oriented Study in an External Organisation
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
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-NB-K3-5
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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