Professional Development


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in 1st Semester (and have followed courses and exams at the 2nd Semester).

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Project Semester – with or without a project-orientated work in an organisation

The student may choose to carry through a traditional project semester which will normally develop the professional competence that the student has acquired within the 1st-2nd semester and/or prepare for the subject about which the student wants to write his/her thesis. The semester comprises preparation of a project report or a scientific article – possibly with the supervisor as the last author of the article.

The student may choose to integrate a project-orientated work in an organisation either in Denmark or abroad in the project semester. The project-orientated work in an organisation must be of maximum 2-4 months’ duration and must be approved in advance by the Study Board of the Programme in Surveying, Planning and Land Management. For each individual project-oriented stay specific learning goals have to be drawn up, clearly reflecting the professional problem of the project.

Students completing the project module acquire the following:

Learning objectives


  • Must within a selected part of his/her professional field of specialisation have knowledge that bases on the highest international research.
  • Must be able to understand and relate critically to the knowledge of the professional field and be able to identify either scientific or practical problems in a given complex context.


  • Must be able to master the scientific methods and tools of the professional field and to master general skills connected with the solution of the chosen problem.
  • Must be able to assess and choose among the scientific methods, tools and general skills and prepare new analysis and solution models.
  • Must be able to discuss professional and scientific problems with both colleagues and non-specialists.


  • Must be able to control work and development situations that are complex, unpredictable and to imply new solution models.
  • Must be able to start and carry through professional and inter-professional cooperation independently and to take a professional responsibility.
  • Must be able to independently take the responsibility for own professional development and specialization.

Type of instruction

Project work, possibly with an internship integrated into the project course.



Name of examProfessional Development
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 titleFaglig og professionel udvikling
Module codePGLLANK17301
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design