Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Innovation and Industrial Design (DA)

Danish title
Innovation og industriel design (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

    The programme element focuses on innovation in general and systematic innovation in product development and process optimisation based on an understanding of the relevant industry and its conditions.

    (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 theories and methods in technological solutions relevant to the industry in question.
    - (1) understanding of the practice, philosophy, theory and methodology when technology is applied in an industrial context and is able to reflect on alternative uses and related ethical issues.


    The student is able to
    - (2) apply methods for the optimisation of existing solutions specific to the specialisation and master methods for the application of technologies in the solutions specific to the specialisation.
    - (2) assess practice-oriented and theoretical issues relating to innovation and design in specific solutions as well as justify and select relevant methods for the design of solutions.
    - (1) communicate practise-oriented and academic models and solutions to industrial partners and users.


    The student is able to:
    - (3) handle innovative methods for solutions to complex and development-oriented industrial situations specific to the specialisation.
    - (3) independently engage in academic and interdisciplinary collaboration for the design of new, innovative 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 descriptions for 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 Innovation and Industrial Design (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: classroom teaching, exercises.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum, collecting empiricism.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

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