Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Professional and Sustainable Product Development - Programme Specialisation IT and Electronics

Danish title
Faglig og Bæredygtig Produktudvikling - Studieretningen IT og elektronik
Study programme
Product Development and Integrative Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
1. 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)
Peter Sommer
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    Construction and Sustainability:
    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.

    Innovation and Industrial Design:
    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.


    Construction and Sustainability:
    The student as 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.

    Innovation and Industrial Design:
    The student has:
    - (2) development-based knowledge of practice and applied theories and methods in technological solutions relevant to the industry in question.

    Additional learning objectives for the IT and Electronics specialisation:
    The graduate has acquired:
    - development-based knowledge of environmental aspects and sustainability in electronics, data construction and network project planning.
    - an understanding of practice, specific methods and theories for the development of IT and network solutions, electronic and computerised systems as well as an ability to reflect on practice and the application of theories and methods.


    Construction and Sustainability:
    -(2) Apply process automation methods and master process optimization methods specific to the specialization.
    -(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

    Innovation and Industrial Design:
    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.

    Additional learning objectives for the IT and Electronics specialisation:
    The graduate is able to
    - apply methods and tools within complex IT and network solutions and electronic and computerised systems and master further development and adaptation of solutions.
    - assess practice-oriented and theoretical issues as well as justify and select relevant solutions to ensure sustainability in the choice of technology and materials.
    - communicate practice-oriented and professional issues and solutions to partners and users.


    Additional learning objectives for the IT and Electronics specialisation:
    The graduate is able to:
    - handle innovative, complex and development-oriented solutions for the design and application of IT solutions in an industrial context.
    - independently engage in academic and interdisciplinary collaboration with other professional groups on complex IT and network solutions as well as electronic and computerised systems to be integrated in interdisciplinary projects and assume responsibility within the framework of a code of professional ethics.
    - identify their own learning requirements and develop their own knowledge, skills and competencies - academically, methodically and across disciplines - in the area of complex IT and network solutions as well as electronic and computerised systems in relation to the development of interdisciplinary technical solutions.

  • Type of instruction
    The professional bachelor program in product development and technical integration uses a wide range of teaching and working methods, including:
    - Classroom teaching
    - Group work
    - Case based exercises
    - Games and role-playing games
    - Business excursions
    - Interdisciplinary project-oriented teaching
    - Problem-based learning
    - Interdisciplinary knowledge sharing
    - Student presentation
    - Cooperative learning
    - Digital learning technologies and learning spaces
    - Workshops
    - Self-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.
    Plenary days (applies to fifth and sixth semester)
    Up to six of the teaching days may be plenary days when each group will give presentations to the entire class. All groups must give their presentations in accordance with a plan prepared by the teacher. All groups are expected to participate actively with professional feedback to all other groups during the entire teaching day. Presentation time will be based on the size of the group. At the end of the day, the teacher gives each group some concluding remarks.

    The plenary days are mandatory activities for students in the fifth and sixth semester and related to project exams 2 and 3. Plenary days are scheduled. In order to take the exams in question, each student cannot be absent from more than one of the planned plenary days of a semester.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    There is an aggregate grade given from a total assessment of the written and oral presentation.
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    The exam is an internal individual oral exam based on a written group project and assessed according to the Danish 7-point grading scale. The exam is presented individually.
    Type of assignment
    Combined Group/individual report that documents the further development of a chosen /assigned project from the earlier subject.
    Formal requirements
    The report consists of a group portion and individual portion, 1 per student in the group.

    The group portion consists of 5 normal page synopsis teogther with encoclosures indluding the hand ins for th subejct Innovation and Indiustrial Design (imotions task) and the subject Construction and Sustainability (Environmental Report)

    The project report must, as a minimum, contain:
    - Front page including a title, student photos, name, number of characters and an indication of whether or not it can be published.
    - A solemn declaration, table of contents and a list of abbreviations
    - Introduction/statement making it explicit how the assignment relates to product
    development and integrative technology
    - Problem statement with additional questions
    - Theory and method
    - Analyses and discussions
    - Solutions, including digital and/or physical models from trials/mock-up to final proof of
    - Financial and construction-related impact analyses
    - Conclusion
    -- Perspective
    - Bibliography, index of figures and illustrations (including all sources referenced in the
    - Appendices (only appendices essential to the report)
    - A summary of no more than 3 standard pages with pictures of the final solution must be submitted separately. The pictures are not included in the three standard pages.

    The Project Report for the groups of 2-4 persons (excluding the group portion) may be no more than 9 pages per student (21600 characters).

    A standard page is 2,400 characters including spaces and footnotes. Bibliography and appendices are not included. Appendices in the form of drawings, diagrams and the like will not be assessed.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 2-4 participants
    Exam languages
    Danish (Norwegian/Swedish)
    The project is presented individually. Each team member has 5 minutes max. to give their presentation followed by examination. 30 minutes are set aside for each examinee including deliberation, grading and a break.
    Permitted exam aids
    All materials and aids, including electronic aids, are allowed unless otherwise stated in the individual exam. KEA may restrict the access to electronic devices for reasons of capacity.
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
    Exam criteria
    The assessment criteria for the exam are equivalent to the learning objectives for the specialisations and the relevant national programme elements.
    The learning objectives appear from the national part of the curriculum, sections 1.4 (1.4.1, 1.4.2 and 1.4.3) and, if followed by (2), from 3.2.3 Construction and sustainability and 3.2.4 Innovation and industrial design.
    Deadline for submission
    The exam is placed at the end of the 5th semester. More precise info about time and place and the hand-in of the written group project can be found in the PTi Roadmap.
    Re-examination and re-examination due to illness
    Students who have been prevented from taking an examination due to a documented illness or another unforeseen circumstance will be given the opportunity to take a new exam as soon as possible. If the exam is in the final exam period of the programme, the student must be allowed to take the exam in the same period or in continuation of this period. The re-examination may be the same as the next regular exam. The student is responsible for finding out when the sick and re-exams take place.
    If several individual parts of an exam are to be graded separately, the student can only take an exam in the part(s) not yet completed. This also applies to exams where the individual grades are aggregated in one single grade.

    Illness must be documented by a medical certificate and KEA must have received the medical certificate three working days after the exam at the latest. If the illness is not documented, the student will have used an examination attempt.
  • Preliminary literature list
    This is a preliminary literature list. A final literature list will be provided in connection with study start.
    Can be found upon the start of study
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 Professional and Sustainable Product Development - Programme Specialisation IT and Electronics you will receive 120 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 160 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 44% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching, cases, laboratory work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: project work, laboratory work, exercises, 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