Final project (EN)2022/2023
- 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
The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)Exam in one or more subjectsSubject/module is tested standaloneType of examCombined written and oral examinationFormal requirementsThe 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 examIndividualExam languagesEnglishPermitted exam aidsAs 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 evaluation7-point grading scaleExaminersExternal censureExam criteriaThe 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 abilitiesSpelling 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.
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.
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*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances