Pursuant to consolidation Act 778 of August 7, 2019 on Universities (the University Act), the following is established. The programme also follows the Joint Programme Regulations and the Examination Policies and Procedures for Aalborg University.
The Master’s programme is organised in accordance with the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Order no. 1328 of November 15, 2016 on Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes at Universities (the Ministerial Order of the Study Programmes) with subsequent changes and Ministerial Order no. 1062 of June 30, 2016 on University Examinations (the Examination Order) with subsequent changes. Further reference is made to Ministerial Order no. 106 of February 12, 2018 (the Admission Order) and Ministerial Order no. 114 of February 3, 2015 (the Grading Scale Order).
The programme is offered in Aalborg.
The Master’s programme falls under Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University.
The Master’s programme falls under Study Board of Architechture & Design
The Master’s programme is associated with the external examiners corps on Nationwide engineering examiners/Design
Applicants with a legal right of admission (retskrav):
Applicants without legal right of admission:
All applicants without a legal right must prove that their English language qualifications is equivalent to level B (Danish level) in English
The Master’s programme entitles the graduate to the Danish designation Civilingeniør, cand.polyt. i industrielt design. The English designation is: Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Industrial Design).
The Master’s programme is a to-year, research-based, full-time study programme. The programme is set to 120 ECTS credits.
The Study Board can approve that passed programme elements from other educational programmes at the same level replaces programme elements within this programme (credit transfer).
Furthermore, the Study Board can, upon application, approve that parts of this programme is completed at another university or a further education institution in Denmark or abroad (pre-approval of credit transfer).
The Study Board’s decisions regarding credit transfer are based on an academic assessment.
The Study Board’s possibilities to grant exemption, including exemption to further examination attempts and special examination conditions, are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures published at this website: https://www.studieservice.aau.dk/Studielegalitet/
The rules for examinations are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures published at this website: https://www.studieservice.aau.dk/Studielegalitet/
In the assessment of all written work, regardless of the language it is written in, weight is also given to the student's formulation and spelling ability, in addition to the academic content. Orthographic and grammatical correctness as well as stylistic proficiency are taken as a basis for the evaluation of language performance. Language performance must always be included as an independent dimension of the total evaluation. However, no examination can be assessed as ‘Pass’ on the basis of good language performance alone; similarly, an examination normally cannot be assessed as ‘Fail’ on the basis of poor language performance alone.
The Study Board can grant exemption from this in special cases (e.g., dyslexia or a native language other than Danish).
The Master’s Thesis must include an English summary. If the project is written in English, the summary can be in Danish. The summary is included in the evaluation of the project as a whole.
It is assumed that the student can read academic texts and use reference works, etc., in English.
The following competence profile will appear on the diploma:
A Candidatus graduate has the following competency profile:
A Candidatus graduate has competencies that have been acquired via a course of study that has taken place in a research environment.
A Candidatus graduate is qualified for employment on the labour market based on his or her academic discipline as well as for further research (PhD programmes). A Candidatus graduate has, compared to a Bachelor, developed his or her academic knowledge and independence so as to be able to apply scientific theory and method on an independent basis within both an academic and a professional context.
The graduate of the Master’s programme
* Integrated Design: The process is fundamentally a technical and scientific product development process, in which analysis and synthesis of social and human science aspects in relation to needs, sales and use of products and solutions are systematically and methodically integrated through external validation and abductive reasoning, capable of handling wicked problems and open-ended processes..
** Solution: Refer to a broader proposal encompassing business modelling, strategies, network organisation and possible service elements
*** Products: Broader interpretation of a product and may include immateriel components
The programme is structured in modules and organized as a problem-based study. A module is a program element or a group of programme elements, which aims to give students a set of professional skills within a fixed time frame specified in ECTS credits, and concluding with one or more examinations within specific exam periods. Examinations are defined in the curriculum. The programme is based on a combination of academic, problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and organized based on the following work and evaluation methods that combine skills and reflection:
If the student wants to study abroad, the Study Board recommends this in the third semester. The student must apply for a preapproval of credit transfer by the Study Board of Architecture and Design.
All modules are assessed through individual grading according to the 7-point scale or Pass/Fail. All modules are assessed by external examination (external grading) or internal examination (internal grading or by assessment by the supervisor only).
Offered as: 1-professional
|Module name||Course type||ECTS||Applied grading scale||Evaluation method||Assessment method|
|Advanced Integrated Design I: Pre-phase||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Production and Economy||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Business Driven Innovation by Design||Project||20||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Advanced Integrated Design II: Business Development||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Technology & Form||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Technology Innovation Driven by Design||Project||20||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Project-Oriented Study in an External Organisation||Project||30||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Start-Up and Execution of Design||Project||30||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Master's Thesis||Project||30||7-point grading scale||External examination||Master's thesis/final project|
All students who have not participated in Aalborg University’s PBL introductory course during their Bachelor’s degree must attend the introductory course “Problem-based Learning and Project Management”. The introductory course must be approved before the student can participate in the project exam. For further information, please see www.create.aau.dk/education/.
The curriculum is approved by the dean and enters into force as of 01.09.2020
The Study Board does not offer teaching after the previous curriculum from 2015v2 after the summer examination 2021.
The Study Board will offer examinations after the previous curriculum, if there are students who have used examination attempts in a module without passing. The number of examination attempts follows the rules in the Examination Order.