Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Construction and sustainability (DA)

Danish title
Konstruktion og bæredygtighed (DA)
Study programme
Product Development and Integrative Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
5. semester
Duration of the subject/module
7 Weeks
Programme elements
Danish and English
Start time
Lygten 16, København NV
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Steen Mandsfelt Eriksen
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    This programme element covers construction and dimensioning based on students’ qualifying education and specialisation. Sustainability is included in relation to the specialisation and the programme’s focus on product development and integrative technology.

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


    The student has acquired:
    - (2) development-based knowledge of practice and applied theory and methods in
    environmental management, environmental management systems and philosophies of
    - (2) an understanding of practice, applied theories and methods in construction and product
    development specific to the specialisation and an ability to reflect on how environmental and
    sustainability aspects may impact a company's business.


    The student is able to
    - (2) apply process automation methods and master process optimisation methods specific to
    the specialisation.
    - (2) assess practice-oriented and theoretical issues relating to the construction of solutions as well as justify and select relevant models for the construction of complex solutions based on sustainable technologies
    - (1) communicate practise-oriented and academic issues and solutions to partners and users.


    The student is able to:
    - (3) handle the construction of complex and development-oriented solutions specific to the specialisation.
    - (3) independently engage in academic and interdisciplinary collaboration to optimise existing solutions in an industrial context and assume responsibility within the framework of a professional code of ethics.

  • 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 individual learning outcomes are assessed during the examinations for
    Project 1 - Theoretical Product Development
    Project 2 - Professional and Sustainable Product Development
    Project 3 - Integrated Product Development and Industrial Design
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    See the descriptions for the these subjects
    Project 1 - Theoretical Product Development
    Project 2 - Professional and Sustainable Product Development
    Project 3 - Integrated Product Development and Industrial Design
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 2-4 participants
    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 Construction and sustainability (DA) you will receive 34 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 45 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 25% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: project work, internal lecturers.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: project work, group work, searching for information, collecting empiricism.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

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