Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Final project (EN)

Danish title
Afsluttende projekt (EN)
Study programme
Design Technologist
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Academy Profession
4. semester
Duration of the subject/module
10 Weeks
Programme elements
Final project
Start time
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Charlotte Winther
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The final project covers all core areas. In their final projects, students must document their understanding of practice and key theories and methods based on a practice-oriented problem statement. The problem statement, which is prepared by the student, must be of central relevance to the professional careers of graduates in design, technology and business, revolving around either a public or private company. KEA Design approves the problem statement. The project concludes with a report and, if relevant, a product.

    In combination with the other exams, the final project is intended to demonstrate that the student has attained the level of achievement expected at the end of the programme.

    Students must be able to justify their choice of a particular problem statement. The problem statement, which must be of key relevance to the programme and the profession, is drawn up by the student, possibly in collaboration with a private or public company.
    The head of education may grant an exemption from this requirement, for example in connection with entrepreneurial projects, students starting up their own business etc.
    Students are responsible for finding a company with which to work. The problem statement for the project must be approved by the supervisor before the start of the project period and must incorporate the student’s specialisation. The problem statement must be approved in connection with the first supervisory session at the latest.

  • Type of instruction
    You will receive instructions from your project supervisor
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Formal requirements
    The final project must be at least 48,000 characters and no more than 60,000 characters (with spaces), excluding front page, table of contents and any appendices.
    For further information, see the exam outline.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Permitted exam aids
    As a general rule, all materials and aids are permitted. Any restrictions of the use of materials and aids are stated in the description of the individual exam.
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    External censure
    Exam criteria
    The assessment is based on the general requirements for the final project and any requirements set out in the exam outline. The assessment consists of:
    Assessment of the submitted assignment (60%) based on:
    • the coherence between the problem statement/project basis and the project/product presented
    • reasons for the chosen solutions
    • relevance of applied theory and method in relation to the programme’s subject areas
    • overall impression of the project/product
    • layout, communication and knowledge dissemination skills
    Assessment of the oral presentation (40%) based on:
    • planning and knowledge dissemination
    • structuring and clarification of the selected solutions
    • ability to answer questions and demonstrate broadly based knowledge about the subject areas covered by the programme.
    Spelling and writing abilities
    Spelling and writing skills are included in the assessment of the final project. The assessment should be regarded as an overall evaluation of the disciplinary content and the student’s spelling and writing skills; however, with the greatest emphasis being placed on the disciplinary content.
    Students who are able to document a relevant, specific impairment or disability may apply for an exemption from the requirement that spelling and writing skills are included in the assessment. The application must be submitted to the head of education no later than four weeks prior to the exam.
hours of counseling
hours of final project
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the final assignment divided into different study activities.

During your final assignment you or your group will receive 2 hours of guidance from your counselor.

The rest of the time equivalent to 409 hours are used on final assignment work. It is your responsibility to structure the time spent on writing your assignment, preparing for the exam, etc.

The final assignment primarily includes of the following activities: collecting empiricism, reading, writing, cooperating with a company.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model
*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances