Master’s Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • has knowledge about and understanding of the latest international research in the fields of sustainability, design and innovation
  • has knowledge about how to critically assess knowledge and identify problems with regards to sustainability, design and innovation, within the chosen subject


  • can frame a design assignment or a sustainability challenge using professional tools and methods
  • can motivate choices of methods or/and theoretical approach behind the design project
  • can select appropriate research-based knowledge for use in the design process and has awareness regarding their value and limitations
  • can argue for a solution with regards to it business potential
  • can analyse market conditions (users, technologies, competitors etc.) and describe how own solution will perform in this market
  • can stage design and innovation processes
  • can communicate design and design proposals in a professional manner


  • is able to present the results of the project work in a project report and during an oral examination and argue for the approach taken and the results
  • is able independently to manage a project from start to finish and reflect on the processes, theories, methods and tools used

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision, seminars, etc.



Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeTBISDK17401
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