Project-Oriented Study in an External Organisation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The purpose of this project module is to give the students the opportunity to have a hands-on experience in service design with a company or an organisation. The project can be developed as a project-oriented study in an external organisation or through cooperation between the student, the university, and the company.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the project module will obtain:

  • practical, conceptual and professional knowledge that qualifies the role and value of service design when applied in real-life contexts
  •  knowledge about relevant professional, business-related and organizational aspects that are relevant for the design practice

With respect to Problem-Based Learning students will be able to:

  • account for the scientific foundation, and scientific problem areas
  • describe the state of the art of relevant research


Students who complete the project module will be able to:

  • analyse design briefs and identify actionable plans to execute service design processes
  • engage effectively with a professional environment in relation to service design assignments

With respect to Problem-Based Learning students will be able to:

  • master the scientific methods and general skills associated with the problem area
  • produce a project report according to norms of the area, apply correct terminology, document extensive command over relevant literature, communicate and discuss the research-based foundation, problem and results of the project orally, graphically and in writing in a coherent manner
  • critically evaluate the results of the project in relation to relevant literature and established scientific methods and models, evaluate and discuss the project’s problem area in a relevant scientific context
  • evaluate and discuss the project’s potential for further development


Students who complete the project module will be able to:

  • manage and solve a variety of tasks related to service design within a private or a public organization

With respect to Problem-Based Learning students will be able to:

  • participate in, and independently carry out, technological development and research, and apply scientific methods in solving complex problems
  • plan, execute and manage complex research and/or development tasks, and assume a professional responsibility for independently carrying out, potentially cross-disciplinary, collaborations
  • independently assume responsibility for own scientific development

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in § 17.



Name of examProject-Oriented Study in an External Organisation
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
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 codeMSNSSDM3231
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Service Systems Design
Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design