Emerging and Cutting Edge Science and Technology


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • account for selected, sectorial, cutting-edge and emerging technological innovations
  • explain the role of the new technologies in the advancement of science
  • account for how technological problems and advances often create a demand for new scientific knowledge
  • discuss the societal relevance of particular emerging technologies
  • account for the potential risks of particular cutting-edge technologies


  • analyse how cutting edge science suggests new kinds of behaviors, including those not imagined before that lead to new technological trends and developments.
  • evaluate how the availability of new technology sparks scientific advancement
  • methodologically analyse how technology solves practical problems and serves human needs and also creates new problems and needs


  • analyse emerging technological products and processes
  • communicate with scientist, technicians, engineers and technologists using moderately technical terminology
  • identify and promote technological innovations for sustainable transitions

Type of instruction

A combination of lectures and workshops that include selected presentations from researchers and developers in science and technology that are representative of cutting-edge and relevant technological innovations. Alternatively organised as a project-oriented study group.



Name of examEmerging and Cutting Edge Science and Technology
Type of exam
Oral exam
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 titleNy banebrydende videnskab og teknologi
Module codeTBITANK18106
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design