Project-Oriented Work in a Company


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in the 2nd semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The Academic Internship must have a scope that corresponds the ECTS load.

Develop and evaluate a novel system that uses concepts and technologies in sound and music computing with a focus on exploring 1) its commercial aspects, and/or 2) its socio-cultural implications, and/or 3) its use in generating scientific knowledge.


The purpose of this project module is to give the student the opportunity to acquire practical, real-world experience with developing Sound and Music Computing products within the context of a company or an organization. The development must be subject to relevant constraints and conditions of the real-world context.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module will gain knowledge as follows:

  • Must be able to understand core state-of-the-art concepts, theories, techniques and methodologies relating to the sub-area of sound and music that has been applied in the project.
  • Must be able to synthesize relevant concepts in media commercialization and innovation
  • Must be able to understand professional, business-related and organizational concepts that are relevant for the hosting organization and the developed project.


Students who complete the module will gain skills as follows:

  • Must be able to apply market and trend analysis methods to a media product or production involving sound and/or music processing
  • Must be able to apply sound and music related tools and technologies to create products that are viable from a commercial, socio-cultural, and/or scientific perspective
  • Must be able to apply host relevant constraints and affordances in the product design.


Students who complete the module will gain competences as follows:

  • Must be able to evaluate and select relevant sound and music theories, methods, and tools, with the specific aim of working towards creating new products, commercially viable products, or new knowledge.

Type of instruction

Academically supervised student-governed problem oriented project work.



Name of examProject-Oriented Work in a Company
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral examination on basis of a submitted Company Stay Report. Assessment: pass/fail.
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
Please see Semester Description.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
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 codeMSNSMCM3174
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen, Campus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Sound and Music Computing)
Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design