Professional Development


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The students can choose to do a traditional project semester typically founded on subject knowledge from the 1st and 2nd semesters and/or prepare for the subject about which the student wish to write a thesis. The semester comprises the preparation of a project report or a scientific article. 

The student can choose to integrate project-orientated work in an organisation into the project module. The project-orientated work in an organisation is typically of three months’ duration and has to be approved in advance by the semester coordinator on behalf of the Study Board of Planning, Geography and Surveying. 

A student who has completed the module:

Learning objectives


  • Has knowledge based on the highest international research within a selected part of his/her field of specialisation
  • Is able to understand and critically relate to the knowledge of the field and identify scientific or practical problems in a given complex context


  • Can master the scientific methods and tools of the field as well as general skills in relation to the solution of the chosen problem
  • Can assess and choose among the scientific methods, tools and general skills of the field and draw up new models of analysis and solution
  • Can discuss professional and scientific problems with both peers and non-specialists


  • Is able to manage work and development situations which are complex and unpredictable and require new solution models
  • Is able to independently initiate and carry through professional and interdisciplinary cooperation and assume a professional responsibility
  • Is able to independently assume responsibility for his/her own professional development and specialisation

Type of instruction

Problem-based project work, possibly with project-orientated work in an organisation 



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 codePGLSUSK19301
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Cities)
Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design