Project Oriented Study in an External Organisation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about which analytical, numerical and/or experimental methods for analysis of advanced tasks within the field of the specialisation that apply in the external organisation
  • Understand the connection between theory and practice in the external organisation
  • Have knowledge about the organisational structure and the work of an organisation seen from an engineering/managerial perspective


  • Be able to compare and evaluate assumptions, limitations and uncertainties related to the methods applied in connection to finding solutions of advanced challenges within the field of the external organisation


  • Be able to handle development oriented situations in connection to either studying or working
  • Be able to use the correct terminology in oral, written or graphical communication and documentation of challenges and solutions within the field of the external organisation
  • Be able to analyse the academic, professional and social benefits of the project oriented study in the external organisation
  • Be able to evaluate the learning result of the project oriented study in the external organisation

Type of instruction

The student works in an external organisation providing experience in solving advanced and relevant engineering tasks on a level corresponding to the 3rd semester of the study programme and with a progression in the degree of difficulty of the tasks during the period. The type of work must allow for a reflective report containing:

  • A description of the external organisation, including structure and areas of work
  • An overview of the work areas in which the student has been involved
  • A small summary report of the actual work performed by the student
  • An analysis of how the student has benefited from the project oriented study in the external organisation - academically, professionally and socially
  • The student’s experience with the project oriented study in the external organisation, including any possible suggestions for changing the curriculum, procedures, etc.
  • A reflection on the exchange of knowledge between the external organisation and the study programme
  • An evaluation of the learning outcome of the traineeship

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 10 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 300 hours for the student



Name of examProject Oriented Study in an External Organisation
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
An oral and individual examination based on the reflective report. The examination is held jointly with the project module N-APEL-K3-1: Advanced Control in Industrial Electronics.
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 codeN-APEL-K3-2
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Advanced Power Electronics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science