Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Elective Module: Idea, Process & Knowledge

Danish title
Valgfag: Idé, proces & viden
Study programme
Jewellery, Technology and Business
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
7. semester
Duration of the subject/module
10 Weeks
Programme elements
Danish and English
Start time
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Jane Burchard
Mette Laier Henriksen
Martin Hesseldahl
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The student will gain knowledge about:
    − the design and use of prototypes in a research process.


    The student will learn to:
    − innovatively use, combine, select, and master complex design methods, including user involvement and innovative idea generation methods.
    − independently translate complex ideas into concrete, targeted products and concepts as well as evaluate and analyse design and innovation methods as development tools to achieve this.
    − innovatively use and master the methods, tools and concepts within the subject areas associated with production.
    − independently combine and design relevant solutions in relation to the product's business context.
    − innovatively combine and apply communication and argumentation theory to the dissemination of practice-orientated and professional issues and viable solutions via prototypes.
    − independently and professionally develop new insight, using the methods and tools applied by the profession.

  • Type of instruction
  • 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
    Attendance to a given activity or submission of assignments, projects, etc. may be mandatory. Fulfilment of such mandatory activities is a requirement for taking the exam in the subject element. If a student fails to submit a mandatory activity on time, they will have used one of the exams attempt for the exam for which the mandatory activity is a prerequisite.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Elective’s exam
    Placement: 7th semester
    Scope: 15 ECTS
    Exam form: The exam is described in KEA's subjects and modules catalogue under the individual elective subject.
    Assessment: The exam is assessed according to the 7-point grading scale. Examiner(s): The exam is assessed by an internal examiner.
    Criteria for the assessment of the exam: The assessment is based on the specific learning objectives which appear from each subject element.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
    Exam criteria
    The assessment is based on the specific learning objectives which appear from each subject element.
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 Elective Module: Idea, Process & Knowledge you will receive 135 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 180 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 33% of your total workload for the subject.

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

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

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