Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Integrative Technology

Danish title
Teknisk integration (DA)
Study programme
Product Development and Integrative Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
Duration of the subject/module
3 semestre
Programme elements
Danish and English
Start time
Lygten 16, København NV
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Steen Mandsfelt Eriksen
Christian Lystager
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    Essential to the programme element is an understanding of the concept of technology, research in new technologies and how to apply them - in a commercial context that will allow students to work with integration, exploitation and implementation of technology and concepts in a cross- organisational perspective. The programme element also includes methods and tools for consultative purposes as well as management of interdisciplinary development activities.

    (1) = Theoretical Product Development
    (3) = Integrated Product Development and Industrial Design


    The student has acquired:
    - (3) development-based knowledge of essential practical and theoretical aspects of product and system integration as well as management, planning and evaluation tools in the field of the environment, including environmental management, environmental management systems and philosophies of sustainability.
    - (1) an understanding of practice, applied theories and methods for product development and innovation in relation to a company’s organisation, and an ability to reflect on how they are used in a commercial context.


    The student is able to:
    - (3) apply methods and tools for the identification and analysis of important technological
    aspects pertaining to the relation between a product's design, production and use as well as master the assessment of significant practical and theoretical aspects of the integration of products and systems including the relations between technology, technique, knowledge and organisation(s).
    - (1) assess practice-oriented and theoretical issues in the implementation processes associated with the use of new technologies across the organisation and identify their strengths and weaknesses as well as justify and select relevant solutions.
    - (1) communicate practice-oriented and academic issues and solutions to business partners and users, including the application of relevant IT tools in the preparation and presentation of projects, concepts and solutions.


    The student is able to:
    - (1) handle aspects of complex product and technology development, including modification
    of products and systems.
    - (3) independently engage in academic and interdisciplinary collaboration for the purpose of
    implementing technologies and concepts and assume responsibility within the framework of a
    professional code of ethics, including management of technical development projects.
    - (3) identify their own learning requirements and develop their own knowledge, skills and competencies in relation to the development, implementation and management of the
    integration of technologies.

  • Type of instruction
    The bachelor's degree programme in product development and integrative technology applies a wide range of teaching and learning methods including:
    - Classroom teaching
    - Group work
    - Case-based exercises
    - Games and role play
    - Company field trips
    - Interdisciplinary project-oriented teaching
    - Problem-based learning
    - Interdisciplinary knowledge sharing
    - Student presentations
    - Cooperative learning
    - Digital learning technologies and learning environments
    - Workshops
    - Independent study
  • 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
    A crucial part of this study programme’s justification is the integration part – that is acquiring competencies to integrate technical skills in interaction with others. This is the so-called integrator role. This is one of the reasons why this programme is based on group work, and in order to get a good outcome, students must necessarily take part in this group work. Therefore, we recommend that students participate in the teaching and submit and present the assignments and projects involved.
    Exam forms based on the assessment of written work require the written part should be submitted on time and satisfy all the formal requirements for the exam. If not, the student cannot take the exam until the requirements have been satisfied, and the student will have used one exam attempt.
    Attendance at plenary days is mandatory.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    The learning outcomes are assessed during examinations for Project 1- Theoretical Product Development and Project 3 - Integrated Product Development and Industrial Design
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    See description for Project 1- Theoretical Product Development and Project 3- Integrated Product Development and Industrial Design
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Danish (Norwegian/Swedish)
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal 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 Integrative Technology you will receive 103 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 137 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 25% 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: project work, searching for information, group work.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

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