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 scientific article or a project report.

The student can choose to integrate project-oriented study in an external organisation into the project module. The project-oriented study in an external 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 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
  • Can identify either a scientific or practical problem in a given complex context and relate the problem to knowledge within the field of study


  • Can master the scientific methods and tools as well as general skills of the field in order to address the identified 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


  • Can manage work and development situations which are complex and unpredictable and require new solution models
  • Can take responsibility for own learning and reflect on the context within which the learning takes place

Type of instruction

Problem-based project work, possibly with project-orientated study in an external 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 codePGLSUSK20301
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