Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Technical documentation (EN)

Danish title
Teknisk dokumetation (EN)
Study programme
Production Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Academy Profession
1. semester
Duration of the subject/module
2 semestre
Programme elements
Start time
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Peter Sommer
  • Purpose

    The programme element covers technical documentation with correct approval criteria in accordance with current norms and standards.


    The student must have gained development-based knowledge and understanding of the practice of the profession and centrally applied theory and methods, including:
    • Structure and coherence in building a 3D model
    • Types of technical drawing and hierarchy in relation to subsequent application
    The student must be able to understand practice and key theories and methods as well as the profession’s use of theories and methods, including
    • Current standards and directives
    o Technical drawing, line weight, layout of views and drawing layout
    o CE Marking
    o Common file standards for export in CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing)
    • The complete technical dossier, its structure, purpose and content
    o The importance of technical types of documentation in a global and legal context
    o The technical drawing as a means of communication


    The student must be able to apply the key methods and tools of the subject area as well as the skills related to employment in the industry, including:
    • Use of 3D CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software in the construction of a 3D CAD model at part as well as assembly level
    • Use of 3D CAD software in the preparation of technical production drawings in accordance with current norms and standards as well as subsequent application
    • Preparation of illustrations based on 3D models and prototypes
    The student must be able to assess practice-oriented issues and suggest and select possible solutions, including:
    • Application and assessment of commonly used IT tools for the acquisition of knowledge, data processing, documentation and presentation
    The student must be able to communicate practice-oriented issues and solutions to partners and users, including:
    • 3D CAD model conversion of sketches, concept descriptions and design calculations


    The student must be able to manage development-oriented situations, including:
    • Use of relevant software solutions for technical documentation
    • Use of relevant standards and norms for the purpose of documentation in complex contexts
    The student must be able to participate in academic and interdisciplinary cooperation based on a professional approach, including:
    • Attention to and management of substantial parts of the technical documentation in an interdisciplinary development process while taking into consideration input and output from the other core areas
    The student must be able to acquire new knowledge, skills and competencies within the profession in a structured context, including:
    • 3D Modelling and documentation standards

  • Type of instruction and practical application of learning objectives
    The programme uses a broad range of teaching and learning methods, for example:
    • Classroom teaching
    • Group work
    • Case-based exercises
    • Company field trips
    • Interdisciplinary project-oriented teaching
    • Student presentations
    • Cooperative learning
    • Digital learning technologies and learning environments
    • Workshops
    • Independent study activity
  • 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
    The national element is tested in the first-year exam.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    The first-year exam is a screening exam which must be passed by the end of the first year of study to allow the student to continue their studies. The first-year exam takes place at the end of the second semester.
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    The first-year exam is an externally assessed oral exam based on a written project.
    • Oral exam:
    o A group presentation where each member has a 5-minute presentation to do
    o Individual examination
    15 min. for questions related to the content and subject of the projects.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 1-5 max participants
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    External censure
    Exam criteria
    The report is based on an approved synopsis.
    The report must consist of min. 35 and max. 50 actual A4 pages including graphics.
    Use font size 12 in an easy-to-read font and 1½ line spacing.
    Cover page, title page, table of contents, abstract, division of work, appendix, references and bibliography are not included in the total number of pages.
    At least half of the report must consist of graphical illustrations, such as tables, diagrams, sketches, drawings, graphs and images.
    The work division must be entered in an Excel sheet available on FRONTER and appended to the report as a PDF file.
    The projects will be scanned for plagiarism, which also involves the reuse of more than one sentence from students’ own previous project unless this has been referenced.
    The first page of the report is a title page which must include the following:
    • The report's title
    • Full names of all group members
    • Photos of all group members
    • KEA name and logo
    • Names of affiliated teachers/supervisors
    • Number of characters in the report including spaces.
    • Assignments given by companies or which have a clear company association require the inclusion of the name of the company, a contact and an e-mail address.
    • Indication of whether the report may be published or not
    The readability of a project report will form part of the basis for the assessment, and any deviation from the above-mentioned formal requirements will have an influence on the overall assessment and grading of the report. In the extreme, the project may be rejected.
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Technical documentation (EN) you will receive 41 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 55 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 25% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching, group work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading your own notes, reading the curriculum.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

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