Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Final project (EN)

Danish title
Afsluttende projekt (EN)
Study programme
Production Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Academy Profession
4. semester
Duration of the subject/module
7 Weeks
Programme elements
Final project
Start time
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Dina Jacobsen
  • Purpose

    You also need to demonstrate in general terms that you are living up to the learning objectives from the relevant executive order: The graduate must be familiar with
    • Technical, organisational, financial, quality-related and environmental theories and methods in the fields of production and product development, as used by companies.
    • Technical, organisational, financial, quality-related and environmental concepts and methods, as well as an understanding of how companies apply these concepts and methods in the context of production and product development.
    • Globalisation and international development trends.

    The graduate has acquired the competencies needed to
    • Utilise technical, innovative, creative and analytical skills associated with employment at companies active in the fields of production and product development.
    • Assess practice-oriented problem issues in technical, organisational, financial, qualityrelated and environmental areas, and prepare solution options.
    • Utilise technical documentation and calculation for the communication of practiceoriented technical, organisational, financial, quality-related and environmental problem issues and solution proposals to partners and users.

    The graduate has acquired the competencies needed to
    • Handle situations of a development-oriented nature in the fields of production and product development.
    • Bring a professional approach to participating in and performing project management of professional and interdisciplinary partnerships in the fields of production and product development, at both national and international level.
    • Acquire skills and new knowledge in relation to production and product development in a structured context.

  • Type of instruction and practical application of learning objectives
    The assessment of your final project takes place during the exam (as in the third semester), based on the content of your report and the final presentation of your project.
    Generally speaking, you need to work with the company that hosted your internship and with your supervisor to prioritise and justify the inclusion of tools and subject areas from the entire study programme in relation to the specific problem issue you worked on at the company.
  • Exam

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

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    Your final project must take as its starting point an approved synopsis, submitted in WISEflow.
    The synopsis is not a mandatory part of the study programme, and failing to hand it in – or submitting it late – will not be penalised with one exam attempt. However, it is an important working document, which we strongly recommend that you submit. If a group does not submit a synopsis, is not entitled to guidance.
    The synopsis is used as the final basis for evaluating the quality of the project and for its final approval. Approval takes place immediately after submission in connection with “evaluation of the synopsis”. The finished synopsis must contain an overarching project plan. The synopsis must cover no more than three normal pages – for both group and individual presentation.
    Use the template on FRONTER and make sure to include the following:
    • Purpose
    • Problem formulation
    • Context/empirical foundation
    • Methodological and theoretical considerations
    • Tentative conclusion
    The synopsis of your final project must be prepared according to the same guidelines as apply to other synopses. However, it is important to remember that the more precisely you define your task in your final project synopsis, the better your final project will inevitably be. As ever, preparation is the key!
    You will be assigned a supervisor who, together with a co-examiner, will hold the examination on your final project.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Formal requirements
    The report must be based on an approved synopsis
    • Max. 40 actual pages, including graphics (front page, table of contents and source reference/bibliography does not count)
    • Use an easily readable font in size 12
    • Title page presenting the following information:
    o Title of the report
    o Your full name(s)
    o The school name and logo
    o The names of the associated teachers/supervisors
    o Number of characters in the report, including spaces.
    o For assignments that stem from companies – or which are closely linked to a given company – the title page must also state the name of the company, as well as the name and email address of a contact at the company.
    Exceeding the rapport allowed extent may affect the grade. If the difference is significant, ie more than 25%, the formal requirement for the job is not obeserved and it can mean a rejection of the project.
    Projects are generally expected to have numerous relations to the business community, so it is important that you CLEARLY reference company association on the title page, and state whether the report may or may NOT be made public. See the section concerning publication.
    It is expected that reports will feature elements of visual communication including sketches, figures, diagrams and so on.
    Please note that the projects will be checked for plagiarised content. Plagiarised content also includes the reuse of more than one sentence from your previous projects unless the source is clearly stated.

    Reports and synopses must be saved in PDF format and uploaded under “Besvarelse” (Answers) in WISEflow.
    NB: The maximum file size cannot exceed 25 MB – and appendices should be gathered in a combined PDF file with a table of content as the first page. Excel and Microsoft Project formats are exceptions, which are submitted in their original version. Appendices are not taken into account of the assessment of the report.
    Reports uploaded as PDF image files will not be accepted. This means that text and tables must be able to be edited, scanned and marked in the uploaded pdf format.
    For group submissions, makes sure that all group members submit the material in the relevant flows. The names of all group members must be stated on the title page or other form of front page.
    The deadline for submission is 12:00 on the dates stated on the semester plan. Failure to submit work within deadlines may result in projects not being approved and evaluated.
    For late or missing submission of the final report, an examination attempt will be lost.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    The procedure for the exam – 40 minutes in all – applies exclusively to the final project.
    • 15 minutes for an individual presentation.
    • 15 minutes for questions about the project content.
    • 10 minutes for assessment, followed by individual grading.
    • 5 min. switch between students
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    External censure
    Spelling and writing abilities
    In addition to the academic content, emphasis will be placed on the students'
    writing and spelling skills in the assessment of the final project. Writing and
    spelling skills weigh 10%, while academic content weighs 90%.
    KEA may grant exemptions from the requirement concerning writing and
    spelling skills for students who are able to document a relevant and specific
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 3 hours of guidance from your counselor.

The rest of the time equivalent to 408 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