Copenhagen School of Design and Technology

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The common compulsory courses

2021/2022
Danish title
Obligatorisk fællesdel
Study programme
Design Technologist
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Academy Profession
Semester
1. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Ects
30
Programme elements
Compulsory
Language
English
Start time
Autumn
Location
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
3292141
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Charlotte Winther
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The compulsory programme elements are organised under the following core areas:
    • Design, including design process, value philosophy and aesthetics
    • Business, including companies, commerce and communication
    • Technology, including technology, people and environment

    Design:
    The objective is to ensure that students acquire basic knowledge and a basic understanding of the design process, value philosophy and aesthetics.

    Business:
    The objective is to ensure that students acquire basic knowledge and a basic understanding of companies, commerce and communication.

    Technology:
    The objective is to ensure that students acquire basic knowledge and a basic understanding of technology, people and the environment.

    Knowledge

    Design:
    • practice and key applied theories and methods in a design process for the purpose of developing sustainable solutions.
    • key applied theory and methods in aesthetics, design culture and trends.
    • key applied theory and methods in relation to target groups and the importance of the market in a design process.

    Business:
    • practice and key applied theory and methods in business understanding, business models and communication.
    • practice and key applied theory and methods in the subject area of business.

    Technology:
    • practice and key applied theory and methods in processes, materials and production in a sustainable context.
    • practice and key applied theory and methods in technology, including data handling and analysis

    Skills

    Design:
    • use visualisation and idea generation methods associated with the profession and the industry.
    • assess practical issues as well as define and select sustainable solutions as part of the design process.
    • communicate practice-orientated issues and solutions, including the use of industry-specific terms and terminology.

    Business:
    • apply key methods, tools and skills of the subject area and to apply the skills associated with employment
    in the profession.
    • assess practice-orientated, business-related issues as well as identify and choose innovative solutions.
    • communicate practice-orientated issues and solutions to partners and users.

    Technology:
    • apply key methods, tools and skills of the subject area and apply the technological skills associated with employment in the industry.
    • assess practice-orientated issues and propose and select sustainable solutions.
    • communicate practice-orientated issues and solutions to partners and users.

    Competences

    Design:
    • participate in interdisciplinary cooperation in all stages of the value chain in the development of a product or concept.
    • handle basic issues by means of design methods.
    • acquire new knowledge, skills and competencies within design in a structured context.

    Business:
    • handle development-orientated and practical business-related tasks.
    • participate in professional and interdisciplinary collaboration within the business area with a professional approach.
    • acquire new knowledge, skills and competencies within the business area in a structured context.

    Technology
    • handle development-orientated and practical business-orientated tasks.
    • participate in professional and interdisciplinary collaboration within the technological area with a professional approach.
    • acquire new knowledge, skills and competencies within technology in a structured context.

  • Type of instruction
    Various teaching and working methods are used, including:
    • Traditional classroom-based teaching
    • Group work
    • Individual work
    • Cases
    • Excursions
    • Interdisciplinary project-based teaching
    • Problem-based learning
    • Knowledge-sharing
  • 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
    When starting a semester, students are automatically registered for the exams held in the course of that semester. It is not possible to withdraw registration for exams or exam attempts on the programme.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    The portfolio exam takes place at the end of the first semester. The exam outline is uploaded to Fronter at the beginning of the semester.
    The purpose of the first-semester portfolio exam is to assess the extent to which students have achieved the learning objectives of the compulsory common programme elements within design, business and technology.
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    For this exam, students must upload a portfolio to WISEflow and answer a question based on the syllabus.
    • The portfolio must contain a presentation of the first-semester module assignments. All the assignments done for the module must be represented, of which the student must have chosen three assignments which he or she has worked on in more depth based on the assignment description. See the portfolio exam outline.
    • At the exam, the student picks a question based on the syllabus for the first semester.
    At the oral exam, 30 minutes are allocated per student, including grading.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual
    Exam languages
    English
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Examiners
    Internal censure
    Exam criteria
    The grade awarded is based on the following weighting:
    • Portfolio 75%
    • Oral exam question 25%
    Only the combined grade is announced.
205
hours of teaching
617
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject The common compulsory courses you will receive 205 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 273 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 25% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching, internal lecturers.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances