Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Theory of Science and Project Methodology

Danish title
Videnskabsteori og Projektmetode
Study programme
Business Economics & Information Technology
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)
Jens Andersen
Guillaume Nadon
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    Theory of Science and Project Methodology includes theory and practice on scientific methodology, project methodology and business ethics. The purpose of this programme element is to provide students with insight into the theoretical basis for the application of quantitative and qualitative methods in the areas of business economics and IT in order to strengthen their analytical competencies and methodological choices regarding the use of theories and methods in identifying and resolving problems in organisations.


    The student has gained development-based knowledge, understanding and an ability to reflect on applied theories and methods regarding
    - the philosophy of the most important scientific traditions
    - scientific tradition and methods in social sciences
    - ethics in a cultural and business context
    - project methodology for bachelor projects.


    The student masters skills related to the use of
    - theories of science in relation to project structuring
    - theories and methods of social science for the planning of a systematic research process.
    Furthermore, the student is able to communicate
    - practice-orientated and theoretical issues in the theory of science to partners and users.


    The student is able to handle complex and development-oriented issues regarding
    - the theory of science in projects
    - selection and discussion of relevant scientific theories and methods of project work
    - analysis, structuring and presentation of a scientific issue within a relevant scientific tradition.

    The student is able to identify their own learning requirements and develop their own knowledge, skills and competencies in relation to
    - the theory of science.

    The student is able to independently
    - participate in projects based on scientific theories and methods
    - take responsibility for the choice of method and task performance in professional and interdisciplinary contexts based on an understanding of business ethics.

  • Type of instruction
    During class there will be both group work and lectures
  • Exam

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

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Hand-in of a synopsis and an oral exam
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Danish (Norwegian/Swedish)
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    External censure
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 Theory of Science and Project Methodology you will receive 60 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 80 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 22% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: 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