Academic Internship


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

A student who has completed this module:

Learning objectives


  • can identify important ideas and approaches in a number of current management, innovation and design concepts and reflect on these
  • has knowledge on how to contribute in an organisation to set project goals, and work as part of a design team
  • is able to identify and characterise concepts as an integrated part of organisational management, processes and change
  • can understand perspectives on management concepts from political process theory, actor-network theory, symbolism and pragmatism


  • is able to characterise the role of management and design concepts in the staging of change and design processes
  • can analyse implicit problem diagnosis and related modes of operation in different management and design concepts and asses their effects
  • can articulate problems and goals, and define and coordinate tasks for a design project work, and understand the principles for project definitions
  • can identify and provide insights to the use of particular management and design concepts in the host organisation, and evaluate the vulnerability of these concepts
  • is able to assess effects of various management, design and innovation concepts on knowledge flows and their ability to create change
  • is able to analyse the use of management and design concepts in practice and suggest improvements in their staging and implementation


  • can professionally engage in the planning and staging of concept driven processes, and independently take part in collaborating with other stakeholders in design, and define own role in this work
  • can give a reflected criticism of own experiences with the use of management and design concepts, and on others design work and results, and the applicability of own competences in certain contexts

Type of instruction

Class instructions and supervision throughout the whole traineeship period.



Name of examAcademic Internship
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aids
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 codeTBISDK17302
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


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