The Curriculum for Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Engineering, Innovation and Business)
- Bachelor i Engineering, Innovation and Business
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Engineering, Innovation and Business)
§ 1 - Description of the Programme
§ 1.1 - Applicable for students enrolled
§ 1.2 - Aim of Programme, including any professional profile and specialisations
The purpose of the bachelor's programme is to
- introduce the student to the scientific disciplines of the academic area, including the theory and methodology of the area, to provide the student with a broad professional insight and comprehensive skills,
- provide the student with the professional knowledge and the theoretical and methodical qualifications to enable him or her to independently identify, formulate and solve complex problems within the relevant constituent disciplines of the academic area,
- provide the student with the basis for performing vocational functions and qualify for admission to a Master's programme.
The bachelor's programme is an independent, complete programme which is planned to guarantee academic coherence and progression. Thanks to the structure of the programme, the student will be able to choose between a number of master's programmes or complete his/her bachelor's programme after attaining professional skills of immediate value on the labour market.
The bachelor's programme is full-time programme rated at 180 ECTS points, corresponding to the work of a full-time student for 34 months; for programmes starting in the spring semester, however, the duration is 36 months. The programme consists of constituent components, other mandatory components, including supporting subjects, and includes the scientific theory of the academic area, elective courses as well as a Bachelor Project.
§ 1.3 - Didactic and pedagogical basis
The Engineering Education Model of the University of Southern Denmark
The bachelor and master's programmes within the scientific area of engineering are research-based full-degree programmes, which qualify the students to independently perform vocational functions on the basis of knowledge and methodical skills within their professional area.
All programmes at the University of Southern Denmark are structured in accordance with the university's leading education principles for programmes. For engineering programmes, the principles are put into practice in the educational concept 'The Engineering Education Model of the University of Southern Denmark' or, in Danish, 'Den Syddanske Model for Ingeniøruddannelser', in the following referred to by its official abbreviation, DSMI.
By offering and implementing engineering programmes based on DSMI, the university ensures that engineers who have recently graduated from the University have a high professional standard, based on their mastery of a range of core skills, which are in high demand on the labour market as well as in the research community.
Below is shown a summary of the main points of the education concept - the complete description of DSMI is available in electronic form at the website of the Faculty of Engineering.
Content and Skills
- Professional skills are at the centre of the educational activities, and all engineering programmes at the University of Southern Denmark are therefore rooted in research and development environments at a high international standard. Research and development-based tuition is provided at all programme levelse to accommodate both the needs of fundamental research and the requirements of practical applied science in close collaboration with business and industry.
- The programmes aim to foster modern, dyed-in-the-wool engineers. The learning and evaluation environment is therefore based on activating tuition and active learning that stimulates students to think and work in a problem-focused, project-oriented and cross-disciplinary manner. Assignments are accomplished both in teams and independently, and the focus is on innovation and reflection.
- The programmes aim to facilitate the students' development towards being able to accomplish assignments in international contexts. Throughout their studies, the students work in an environment with international lecturers and scientists as well as international fellow students, and in the course of their studies, they are also required to participate in dedicated project groups working across linguistic and cultural boundaries. The programme structure is designed to support studies abroad.
- To enhance the graduates' labour market value immediately after graduation, the programmes intercorporate a high level of business relevance, ensured mainly via collaboration with external companies. These activities guarantee that the students' professional skills are put to regular use in a concrete, contemporary context.
- All students are encouraged to think and practice entrepreneurship - specifically through the corporate and business understanding integrated in the programme - and more generally through a learning and evaluation environment designed to stimulate student enterprise, creativity and responsibility.
- In the course of their studies, all students with at least once collaborate with students from other engineering disciplines or other educational programmes on the solution of a complex, interdisciplinary problem in close collaboration with an external organisation. This interdisciplinary collaboration is organised on the basis of a principle of 'Experts in Team Innovation'
Structure and Learning Environment
In overall terms, the interplay between programme structure, skills acquisition and the learning and evaluation environment of the engineering programmes at the University of Southern Denmark may be described as follows:
- In the practical planning of the programme content, significant emphasis has been placed on ensuring that the forms of tuition and examination are both relevant and contemporary and support the students' acquisition of core skills. In doing so, efforts are made to provide a highly dynamic study environment, where each individual student is expected to play an active role and assume responsibility for his or her own learning. The student will 'learn to learn' so that he or she will later be able to quickly embrace new and complex problems, just as the student will be encouraged throughout the programme to practice both independent and co-operative thinking.
- In order to strengthen both the professional contemplation and application of acquired skills as well as the individual's continued motivation for developing professionally and personally on a labour market characterised by rapid change, the educational concept deliberately seeks to integrate both specific technical and broader general engineering skills.
- With DSMI, the University of Southern Denmark offers an attractive and relevant study programme with good immediate work prospects. The keywords are activating teaching and active learning put into practice through project-oriented collaboration and problem-based learning. The purpose is to foster dyed-in-the-wool engineers with a high level of professional skills and the optimum basis for continued personal and professional development.
§ 3 - Detailed programme specific information
§ 3 - Programme title and profiles
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Engineering, Innovation & Business) 2018
§ 3.1 - The structure of the programme
§ 3.1.1 - Connection between entry requirements and the first year
§ 4 - Course Descriptions
§ 4 - Compulsory courses
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Engineering, Innovation & Business) 2018
Statics, Materials and Mathematics
Discover Innovation and Business
Dynamics and Mathematics
Think Business - ideation
Embedded Systems 3
Sensors and Electronics
Visualize business - prototyping
Embedded Systems 4
Build Business - manufacturing
Expert in Teams
Project Management and Theory of Science for Engineers
Research Methods in Engineering
New Business Model
§ 5 - Examination provisions
§ 5.1 - Programme passing requirements
5.1.1 An examination is graded in accordance with the 7-point grading scale. It can also be graded as 'passed/failed' (bestået/ikke-bestået) or 'approved/non-approved' (godkendt/ikke-godkendt). The Bachelor Project is always graded in accordance with the 7-point grading scale.
5.1.2 An examination or a course is considered to be passed when the student has attained the assessment 'passed', 'approved' or the grade of 2 or higher.
5.1.3 The 'passed/failed' and 'approved/non-approved' forms of assessment can account for no more than one-third of the programme's total number of ECTS. This does not apply to credit transfers from previous examinations.
5.1.4 When the basis for assessing a study activity is 'tuition attendance' – this assessment is made by the teacher based on criteria of which students are informed at the beginning of the course. The condition for awarding the assessment 'approved' is that the student at an examination must have achieved the learning objectives established for the course to such an extent that it would result in the assessment 'approved' or a grade of at least 02 would be given.
5.1. 5 The basis for assessment in connection with tuition attendance may be one or more of the following:
- attendance at lectures and exercises
- completed laboratory work, portfolios and reports and completed assignments or other practical or theoretical work
- participation in guiding internal examinations
- participation in seminars.
5.1.6 The student must be notified whether or not his/her participation in the course activities has been approved before the end of the semester.
5.1.7 The study programme has been successfully completed when the student has attained:
- the grade of 2 or higher in all examinations graded in accordance with the 7-point grading scale
- the assessment 'passed' in all examinations assessed as either 'passed' or 'failed'
- the assessment 'approved' in all examinations assessed as either 'approved' or 'non-approved'.
§ 5.2 - Special exams
220.127.116.11 The Academic Study Board can grant dispensation to take examinations at a Danish representation or other site abroad, when there are exceptional circumstances that prevent the student from taking the examination(s) in Denmark. The examination can be set up as a video conference or by using other technical aids.
18.104.22.168 The student is responsible for all practical arrangements related to the examination.
22.214.171.124 All costs linked to holding the examination, cancellation of the examination due to illness (if applicable) and problems with connecting to the system, etc., for which SDU cannot be held liable, shall be paid by the student.
§ 5.2.1 - Start of study exam
126.96.36.199 Students enrolled on a bachelor's programme must take and pass a study start examination in order to continue on their programme. The purpose of the study start examination is to verify that students have commenced their studies.
188.8.131.52 Students have two examinations attempts to pass the study start examination.
184.108.40.206 The content and evaluation form of the study start test are described in the course description.
220.127.116.11 If warranted by special circumstances, the Academic Study Board may grant dispensation from the rules on the study start examination.
§ 5.2.2 - First year exam
18.104.22.168 Before the end of the first year of study, the student must take the test(s) which according to the programme-specific part of the Curriculum are constituent components of the first-year examination. The first-year examination must be passed in its entirety before the end of the first year of study after the commencement of studies, in order for the student to qualify for continuing his or her studies. This applies irrespective of whether or not the student has used his/her third examination attempt.
22.214.171.124 The first-year examination of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering programmes at the University of Southern Denmark consists of the courses of the first semester of the programme in question in their entirety and the project course in the second semester, with the exception of study programme of BSc (Eng) in Physics and Technology, where the first year examination consists of the courses on the 1st semester only. The detailed contents of the first-year examination are listed in the semester descriptions of the Curriculum and the course descriptions.
126.96.36.199 There is offered a third examination in the 1st semester courses in the spring semester, before the ordinary examination in the project module in the 2nd semester. Students who have not passed the 1st semester courses in connection with the ordinary examination and/or the re-examination, can register for this examination with the aim of passing the first-year examination.
188.8.131.52 If warranted by extraordinary circumstances, or the student is elite athlete, entrepreneur or a chairman for an organisation under the Danish Youth Council (DUF), the Academic Study Board may grant dispensation from the rules on the first-year examination. It is a prerequisite for the participation in the 3rd semester courses on the bachelor programmes, that the student has passed the first year examination in its entirety.
§ 5.3 - Spelling and writing skills
5.3.1 The assessment of the Bachelor Project and other major written assignments must also, in addition to the technical content, address the student's spelling and language proficiency, regardless of the language in which the project is written.
5.3.2 The projects must be written in a concise and easily understandable language. The wording of the written presentations or the Bachelor Project may have a positive or negative impact on the overall grade. Additional information on the language requirements is provided in the course descriptions.
5.3.3 The Academic Study Board may grant dispensations from the above spelling and wording requirements for students who can document that they suffer from a relevant, specific impairment (such as dyslexia).
§ 5.4 - Internal or external exams
5.4.1 Examinations are either external or internal. External examinations are assessed by the teacher(s) and one or more external examiners appointed by the Danish Agency for Higher Education. Internal examinations are assessed by one or more teachers appointed by the university from among its teachers.
5.4.2 At least one-third of the programme's total number of ECTS points must be documented by external assessment. This includes the most important components of the programme, including the Bachelor Project, but does not apply to credits transferred from other examinations.
§ 5.5 - Exam language
Study programmes offered in Danish
5.5.1 1st-2nd semesters: The tuition and examination language is, as a basic rule, Danish. Examinations may be taken in Swedish or Norwegian instead of Danish.
5.5.2 3rd-4th semesters: The tuition and examination language is, as a basic rule, Danish. Examinations may be taken in Swedish or Norwegian instead of Danish. If individual courses are offered in Danish but taught in English by a lecturer, who speaks Danish, the examination language is the student’s preferred language (Danish or English). If individual courses are offered in Danish but taught in English by a lecturer, who does not speak Danish, the examination language is English.
5.5.3 5th-6th semesters: The courses are, as a basic rule, offered, taught and examined in English. The Academic Study Board may grant dispensation from this rule.
Study programmes offered or taught in English
5.5.4 The examination language is English. The Academic Study Board may grant dispensation from this rule.
The Academic Study Board may, if circumstances allow it, allow students who should so wish to take the examination in a foreign language. However, this does not apply to examinations that require presentations in Danish. The Academic Study Board may grant dispensation from this rule.
§ 5.6 - Forms of assessment
5.6.1 The purpose of the examination is to assess whether and to which extent the student's qualifications match the learning objectives laid down in the Danish Ministerial Order concerning Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies at Danish Universities (Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen), the Curriculum and the respective semester plans. The final examination provides the basis for issuing a diploma.
5.6.2 The programme includes a variety of examination forms to reflect the content and working methods of the tuition provided. The examination forms must accommodate the purpose of the individual subject/subject element, and may include:
- oral, written and practical examinations, project-oriented courses and combinations of the different forms of examination.
5.6.3 Any requirements on mandatory attendance or completion of written assignments, etc., during the study period which must be met in order for the student to be allowed to take an examination at the end of the course or course element are specified in the relevant module description.
5.6.4 All written campus-based examinations must be completed using a computer in accordance with the University of Southern Denmark’s rule set for written examinations.
Assessment of Group Assignments
5.6.5 Projects are normally completed by groups of students. As a rule, these groups consist of six students. The Head of Programme may allow a group to consist of fewer or more students, based on an individual professional assessment. However, these provisions do not apply to the Bachelor Project.
Sound and/or Image Recordings
5.6.6 The use of sound and image recordings during examination is not allowed, unless such recordings are part of the examination procedure. If so, such recordings will be made by the university.
5.6.7 The use of examination aids is specified in the individual course descriptions and semester plans.
§ 5.7 - Irregularities at exams
5.7.1 Disciplinary action will be taken against a student who:
- unlawfully seeks or offers help with the completion of an examination paper, or
- brings non-allowed examination aids to an examination, or
- passes the work of another off as his/her own, or
- cites his/her own previously evaluated work without adding proper references, or
- is otherwise found guilty of cheating at the examination
cf. The Regulations of the University of Southern Denmark re. Disciplinary Measures.
5.7.2 Disciplinary action may also be taken against a student who acts in an interruptive manner during an examination.
Errors and Defects in an Examination
5.7.3 If a student discovers errors or defects in an examination, he or she must contact the evaluators (for oral examinations) or the invigilators (for written examinations).
5.7.4 In cases of errors or defects or a particularly serious character, or where this must be considered the most appropriate way to remedy the error or defect, the university may cancel the examination and make arrangements to conduct an extraordinary examination. Re-examination due to cancellation of the original examination may result in a lower mark.
5.7.5 The university may offer an extraordinary examination in connection with other errors or defects. The offer must apply to all students whose examinations are affected by the error or defect in question. A student who has taken the extraordinary examination may choose to retain the original assessment given.
§ 5.8 - Special examination conditions
5.8.1 Students with physical or mental impairments, or similar difficulties may apply to the Academic Study Board to be granted special examination conditions. The Academic Study Board will accommodate the request if this is found necessary in order to place such students on an equal footing with others during the examination. It is a condition that the alteration does not imply a change of the level of examination.
5.8.2 The deadline for applying for special examination conditions is 1 October for the winter examination term and 1 March for the summer examination term. In case of chronic impairments, the Academic Study Board may approve special examination conditions for the rest of the bachelor's programme.
5.8.3 The diploma will not include any information on special examination conditions.
§ 5.9 - Ordinary exams
5.9.1 Ordinary examinations will be held immediately at the end of the course leading up to the examination.
5.9.2 The student must be prepared to sit examinations throughout the examination period, but not in July. This also applies in situations when a planned examination is moved due to force majeure.
§ 5.10 - Reexams
5.10.1 Students who did not pass the ordinary examination and students who have registered for classes the semester of the ordinary examination but have failed to attend the ordinary examination can register for re-examination.
5.10.2 Re-examinations will be held during the same examination period as the ordinary examination. The examination period for the autumn semester is 2 January - 28/29 February and for the spring semester 1 June - 31 August. In some cases, examinations can also be held in December and May. Examinations are not held in July, unless warranted by special circumstances.
5.10.3 The student must register for re-examination via Student Self-service, https://sso.sdu.dk in the following period:
- 01-20 January for re-examination in the winter examination period (=February)
- 01-20 June for re-examination in the summer examination period (=August)
5.10.4 Students cannot withdraw from registration for re-examination, and it will count as a failed examination attempt if the student does not take the examination unless the Academic Study Board has granted dispensation from this rule.
5.10.5 Re-examination may take a different form of examination or assessment than the ordinary examination. Students will be notified of any change in the form of examination or assessment before the examination. The form of examination for the Bachelor Project, however, cannot be changed.
Consequences for not having passed an exam by 2nd attempt
5.10.6 If the student does not attend or pass the ordinary examination and/or the relevant re-exam, the student can register for the examination the next time the course is offered next time. The student must comply with the registration period.
5.10.7 If the student failed an examination on the second attempt on a course offered by the Faculty of Engineering, the student must participate in the course and re-submit all assignments prior to the next ordinary examination (third examination attempt), unless the course is no longer offered. The Academic Study Board can grant dispensation from this rule.
§ 5.11 - Exam attemts
5.11.1 A passed examination cannot be retaken.
5.11.2 A student has three attempts to pass an examination. If warranted by extraordinary circumstances, the Academic Study Board may grant additional examination attempts. The question of academic ability cannot be considered in assessing whether or not such extraordinary circumstances exist. The first-year examination and the study start examinations constitute an exception to this rule.
5.11.3 A student whose tuition attendance is to be assessed for the second time may demand an examination instead. Tuition attendance associated with practical exercises, however, cannot be replaced by an examination. This rule does not apply to the study start examination.
§ 5.12 - Requirements for exams
Failure to Meet Examination Requirements
5.12.1 If the student fails to fulfil the examination requirements this will count as one examination attempt. In extraordinary circumstances, the Academic Study Board can grant dispensation from this rule.
Absence from Examination Activities
5.12.2 If the student is absent from an examination, this leads to the student losing an examination attempt. If the evaluation a course is based on an overall evaluation of two or more examination activities, absence from one or more activities leads to the student being registered as absent from the entire examination. The Academic Study Board can grant dispensation from this rule, if there are extraordinary circumstances.
Participation in Group Assignments
5.12.3 The student is required to participate actively in group assignments. For this reason, the work will be supervised by the academic supervisor. If a student fails to meet the requirement on active participation, the relevant programme co-ordinator, following the academic supervisor's or the Head of Programme's recommendation, may decide that the student be excluded from the group. The applicable criteria for assessing whether the group assignment work has been performed satisfactorily will be laid down for the assignment at the start of the supervision
§ 5.13 - Group exams
5.13.1 Group examinations are arranged as individual or group examinations.
5.13.2 The basis for assessment is always individual, and individual grades are given.
5.13.3 The course description specifies the maximum number of students who can participate in a group examination. It will not be possible to choose an individual examination instead of a group examination, the Bachelor Project being an exception from this rule.
§ 6 - Credit transfer
§ 6.1 - Transfer of credit
6.1.1 The student must apply for credit transfer for course elements passed from all previous study programmes at bachelor level immediately after enrolling in the programme in question at the Faculty of Engineering.
§ 6.2 - Transfer of credit
6.2.1 Students who wish to take course elements from a different course or at another institute of higher education in Denmark or abroad as part of their study programme can apply to the Academic Study Board for pre-approved credit transfers for planned course elements.
6.2.2 Students who wish to take on student exchange abroad for at least for a semester, must have passed courses corresponding to at least 90 ECTS points on the respective bachelor's programme. Furthermore, the student exchange abroad may not lead to an extension of the student's study period.
6.2.3 The Academic Study Board must have pre-approved credits for courses offered in the autumn semester and which form part of the student’s pool of electives no later than at the Study Board’s meeting in August. Likewise, the Academic Study Board must have pre-approved credits for courses offered in the spring semester and which form part of the student’s pool of electives no later than at the Study Board’s meeting in January.
6.2.4 The Academic Study Board must have pre-approved credits for courses offered in the autumn semester and which are to replace constituent courses in the curriculum no later than at the Study Board’s meeting in April. Likewise, The Academic Study Board must have preapproved credit transfer for courses offered in the spring semester and which are to replace constituent subjects in the curriculum no later than at the Study Board’s meeting in November.
6.2.5 A decision of pre-approval of credit transfer puts the student under the obligation of sending documentation for passed study activities to the Academic Study Board.
6.2.6 Students must re-apply for pre-approved credit transfers if they cannot attend one or more of the course elements for which they have obtained pre-approved credit transfers.
§ 6.3 - Credit
6.3.1 Based on an assessment of the academic qualifications of a student, the Academic Study Board may allow credits to be transferred from a previous higher education programme in Denmark or abroad.
6.3.2 The possibility of credit transfers will always depend on the Academic Study Board's assessment of the equivalence between the relevant programme components.
184.108.40.206 Course elements which have been passed will only entitle the student to credit transfers in cases where such elements are at the same level as the study programme the student is enrolled in (Bachelor or Master’s level).
6.3.3 Course elements whose contents coincide with the contents of constituent course elements of the study programme in question or with any already passed course elements in the present study programme cannot be approved as elective courses or entitle to credit transfers as elective courses in the study programme. Elective courses include all course elements approved by the Academic Study Board and that are not compulsory in the study programme in which the student is enrolled.
6.3.4 Credit transfers are only given upon production of an original, official transcript of records showing the study activities passed by the student.
6.3.5 Transfer of study credits with grades is possible only when the previously passed study activity was graded in accordance with the 7-point grading scale, and when there is equivalence between the previously passed study activity passed and the study activity being substituted. Such equivalence must exist both in terms of the technical contents and in terms of the scope of the activity, as measured in ECTS points.
§ 7 - Provisions on the organisation of the programme
§ 7.1 - Enrollment and Unenrollment from teaching and exams
Course and Exam Registration
7.1.1 Registration for tuition and examinations shall be conducted in compliance with SDU’s rules on registering for courses and examinations.
7.1.2 The prerequisite for participating in tuition and examinations during each semester is that the student registers for the semester’s activities within the deadlines.
220.127.116.11 Admission to the study programme also implies admission to the first and second semester tuition and examination. Admission to tuition and examinations in the other semesters takes place electronically on Student Services Online at https://sso.sdu.dk.
18.104.22.168 The application periods are May for tuition during the autumn semester and November/December for tuition during the spring semester. The registration period is published on the website and is sent by e-mail to students’ SDU e-mail addresses. It is the student's responsibility to keep abreast of the time limits for registration.
7.1.3 Registration for a subject or optional subject involves automatic registration for tuition and the associated ordinary examination. Registration for both compulsory and optional subjects is binding. The Academic Study Board grant dispensation from this rule, provided that special circumstances apply. However, electives can be changed. See 7.1.4.
22.214.171.124 If the student registers for subjects additional to the 30 new ECTS points per semester, this registration will also be binding and cannot be cancelled.
7.1.4 Students may change an optional subject if they have not attempted an examination in the subject for a different optional subject within the first three weeks of the start of the semester.
7.1.5 The student must register for tuition and examination when the subject is offered for the final time.
7.1.6. It is the responsibility of students to check their registrations at the start of the semester.
7.1.7 Students cannot register for courses beyond the level required to complete the study programme, unless the student in question is enrolled on one of SDU's talent programmes.
Course og Exam Withdrawal
7.1.8 Withdrawal is not permitted and absence from an examination will be considered a failed examination attempt, unless the Academic Study Board grants dispensation for withdrawal from one or more courses. The student must have applied for a dispensation for withdrawal before the exam is question is held.
§ 7.2 - Access to Masters level courses
7.2.1 Students, who are enrolled on a BSc (Eng) study programme at SDU, can apply for a permission to follow courses on a MSc (Eng) programme, if the Academic Study Board judges that the student has academic prerequisities to pass the bachelor’s programme and simultaneously follow courses on a master's programme.
126.96.36.199 The student must generally have passed all courses on 1-4 semesters of the bachelor's programme at SDU. Furthermore, the student can, at a maximum, follow courses equivalent of 30 ECTS points pr. semester, including failed courses at bachelor level.
§ 7.3 - Deadline for programme completion
Maximum Study Period
7.3.1 The bachelor's programme must be completed no later than four years after the commencement of studies. See SDU’s rules on completion times for Bachelor, Professional Bachelor and Master’s (Candidatus) programmes. Granted leave of absence is not included in this time period.
7.3.2 If warranted by special circumstances or the student is elite athlete, entrepreneur or a chairman for an organisation under the Danish Youth Council (DUF), the Academic Study Board may grant dispensation from the rules on the maximum study period.
§ 7.4 - Study activity
Minimum Pass Grade Requirement
7.4.1 A student must pass at least one ECTS qualifying examination during a coherent period of at least one year. Should this requirement not be fulfilled, the student's enrolment will be cancelled.
188.8.131.52 If warranted by special circumstances, the Academic Study Board can grant dispensation from the minimum pass grade requirement.
§ 7.5 - Bachelors project
7.5.1 The Bachelor Project is completed during the sixth semester of the programme. This serves to demonstrate the student's ability qualitatively to formulate, analyse and address problems within a specific academic discipline which reflects the main emphasis of the programme.
7.5.2 The Bachelor Project may be completed individually or jointly by two students. The relevant Head of Programme may permit joint completion of a Bachelor Project by up to three students.
7.5.3 The Bachelor Project must be completed in the course of a semester. The starting date and delivery deadline for a project to be completed over the autumn semester are the first workday in September, and the month of January, respectively, and for a project to be completed over the spring semester, the starting date and delivery deadline are the first workday in February, and the month of June, respectively. In extraordinary circumstances, the Academic Study Board may grant dispensation from the established deadlines.
7.5.4 The Contract for the Bachelor Project is approved by the academic supervisor and relevant Head of Programme . A registered Contract for the Bachelor Project may be amended only if dispensation to do so has been granted by the Academic Study Board. Title changes, which do not lead to a delay in the submission date, are approved by the academic supervisor of the project.
7.5.5 The deadline for submission specified in the Contract for the Bachelor Project is binding, and failure to observe the deadline will cause the project to be considered failed, and the student must register for tuition in the following semester, sign a new Bachelor Project contract and prepare a new bachelor project. A new project is defined as a new project description with a new title.
7.5.6 The Bachelor Project must include an abstract written in a foreign language. The course description specifies which language the abstract must be written in. If the Bachelor Project is written in a foreign language other than Norwegian or Swedish, the abstract may be written in Danish. The abstract forms part of the assessment of the Bachelor Project.
§ 7.6 - Change of profile
§ 7.7 - Individual activities
Individual Study Activities
7.7.1 Students may in agreement with a supervisor apply to the Academic Study Board for an individual study activity.
7.7.2 Individual study activities shall include a description of the learning outcomes in terms of knowledge, skills, competencies and assessment method.
7.7.3 An individual study activity may not be used to reduce the scope of the study programme, and it may not overlap with the contents of the Bachelor Project.
7.7.4 As a general rule, the extent of an individual study activity may not exceed 5 ECTS points. The Academic Study Board can, under special circumstances, make an exception to this rule.
7.7.5 Individual study activities completed in the autumn semester and which do not form part of the curriculum and which are to be included in the student’s pool of optional subjects must have been approved by the Academic Study Board no later than at the Study Board’s meeting in August. Likewise, individual study activities completed in the spring semester and which do not form part of the curriculum and which are to be included in the student’s pool of optional subjects must have been approved by the Academic Study Board no later than at the Study Board’s meeting in January.
7.7.6 Individual study activities completed in the autumn semester and which do not form part of the curriculum and which are to be included in the student’s constituent subjects must have been approved by the Academic Study Board no later than at the Study Board’s meeting in April. Likewise, individual study activities completed in the spring semester and which do not form part of the curriculum and which are to be included in the student’s constituent subjects must have been approved by the Academic Study Board no later than at the Study Board’s meeting in November. As a general rule, individual study activities can only substitute obligatory coursees in situations, where the obligatory course no longer is offered, the student has not used examination attempts in the course in question, and it is not possible to take an equivalent course (pre-approval of credit transfer).
§ 7.8 - Limitation on the number of entries
§ 8 - Exemptions and complaints procedures
§ 8.1 - Dispensation from University regulations
8.1.1 When warranted by extraordinary circumstances, the Academic Study Board may grant dispensations from those rules of the Curriculum which have been laid down exclusively by the institution. In certain situations, where the student is elite athlete, entrepreneur or a chairman for an organisation under the Danish Youth Council (DUF), the Academic Study Board may grant a dispensation from the curriculum or the rules of SDU. The Academic Study Board may in all cases of dispensation, apart from when deciding upon extra examination attempts, consider the academic ability of the student in question.
8.1.2 Any application for dispensation from the rules of the Curriculum must be made in writing, must be reasoned, and must be accompanied by relevant documentation. Costs related to acquiring such documentation shall be borne by the student. Find information on application deadlines here.
§ 8.2 - Complaints over exams
8.2.1 The student is entitled to complain about an examination or other evaluation that is a constituent part of the examination. Complaints may
- be procedural (i.e. concerning whether the matter has been handled in accordance with applicable law and general principles of administrative law), or
- relate to the basis of examination,
- relate to the examination procedure and/or
- relate to the assessment of the examination
and must be submitted by the student to the university no later than 14 days after publication of the examination result. The complaint must be in writing. The complaint must be addressed to the secretariat of the Academic Study Board at the Faculty of Engineering and sent to email@example.com.
8.2.2 The university will decide on the complaint based on the assessors' professional opinion and the complainant's comments on the result. The decision may offer a reassessment or a re-examination, or may find against the complainant. A re-assessment or re-examination could result in a lower grade. Complaints cannot be made about examination basis, examination procedures or assessment related to the study start examination
§ 8.3 - Complaints over University decisions
Complaints regarding Procedural Matters
8.3.1. The student is entitled to file a procedural complaint (i.e. concerning whether the matter has been handled in accordance with applicable law and general principles of administrative law) against the university's decisions, including decisions made by the Academic Study Board. Procedural complaints may be submitted to the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education.
8.3.2 The complaint must be submitted to the University no later than 14 days after the student has been notified of the contested decision. The complaint must be in writing. The complaint must be addressed to the secretariat of the Academic Study Board at the Faculty of Engineering and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complaints about Credit Transfers and Pre-approval of Credit Transfers
8.3.3 Complaints about the refusal or partial refusal of
- pre-approval of credit transfers for Danish or foreign course elements, and
- credit transfers for Danish or foreign course elements that have been passed
can be submitted to a credit transfer complaints board in accordance with the rules on complaints boards for decisions regarding credit transfers for university programmes (the ministerial order on credit transfer complaints boards). The complaint must be submitted to the University no later than 14 days after the student has been notified of the contested decision. The complaint must be in writing. The complaint must be addressed to the secretariat of the Academic Study Board at the Faculty of Engineering and sent to email@example.com.
§ 9 - The affiliation of the programme
§ 9 - Transitions
9.0.1. Students re-admitted and/or re-enrolled on a bachelor's programme in September 2021 cannot have credits transferred from their previous study start examination. I.e., they must pass the study start examination in September 2021 in order to continue with their studies.
9.0.2 The rules concerning maximum period of study, which were valid at the time of admission and enrolment, apply on students admitted and enrolled on a bachelor's programme before 1 September 2015. Ie. these students must have completed the study programme within 55 months the commencement of studies.
9.0.3 Transitional Curriculum Arrangements (programme specific)
Upon effective date of the curriculum, earlier curricula will be phased out and the affected courses will be taught and examined for the last time concurrently with the phasing out of the curriculum. For details please refer to the individual course descriptions.
Students enrolled on earlier curricula will continue on their current curriculum and will not be affected by these changes unless they are behind in their studies and have yet to pass courses that are no longer offered or for some other reason apply for change of curriculum.
Students enrolled on earlier curricula who do not follow the prescribed course of study will not be offered special teaching. Thus, students who have yet to pass courses that are no longer offered must replace those courses with courses from the new curriculum. Alternatively, students can apply to the study board for change of curriculum.
Leave of absence and re-enrolment
In cases of re-enrolment the faculty will decide whether the student is enrolled on this curriculum or will continue on his/her original curriculum. At the end of a leave of absence the student will be enrolled on his/her original curriculum unless the student applies for a change of curriculum.
When students change curriculum, courses passed will be credit transferred to compulsory courses in the new curriculum according to the below. There will be no transfer of or changes in the number of ECTS credits. This also applies when the credits on an earlier curriculum differs from the credits on the courses to which it is credit transferred. Only courses completed and passed in their entirety can be transferred.
Students enrolled in curricula before 2020, where the course Experts in Teams was 15 ECTS and have not yet passed this course must complete the following courses: T340059401 (MC-EXS 10 ECTS) + T340035401(MC-PMTS 5 ECTS).
Students who did pass the Experts in Teams course of 15 ECTS, will obtain credit transfer for T340059401 (MC-EXS 10 ECTS) + T340035401(MC-PMTS 5 ECTS).
§ 9.1 - Legal basis
This Curriculum was prepared on the basis of the authority granted by the provisions of:
- Danish Constitutional Act no. 778 of 7 August 2019 concerning the Danish Act on Universities (Universitetsloven)
- Danish Ministerial Order no. 104 of 24 January 2021 on Admission and Enrolment on Bachelor and Master’s Programmes (candidatus) at Universities (Adgangsbekendtgørelsen)
- Danish Ministerial Order no. 20 of 9 January 2020 on bachelor and master’s programmes (candidatus) at universities (Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen)
- Danish Ministerial Order no. 22 of 9 January 2020 on University Examinations and Grading (Eksamensbekendtgørelsen)
- Danish Ministerial Order no. 114 of 3 February 2015 on the Grading Scale and Other Forms of Assessment under the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science (Karakterbekendtgørelsen)
- Danish Ministerial Order no 1517 of 16 December 2013 on Credit Transfer Appeals Boards (Meritankenævnsbekendtgørelsen)
- Danish Ministerial Order no 597 of 8 March 2015 om Talent Initiatives on Higher Education within the area of Ministry of Higher Education and Science (Talentbekendtgørelsen)