Semester Project 1





Offered by

Global Business Engineering




Main purpose

Basic introduction to study techniques and team-based project work.
The purpose is to give the students an introduction to problem-based learning through working with a specific problem.
The prob​​​​​lem includes three subject areas:
Business Economics (BUE), Engineering Basics Software (EBS) and Global Business Communication 1 (GBC1) within which areas a problem / case is worked on.


Project method learning objectives:
The students must be able to:

Effective teams
- explain included theories about group dynamics, team collaboration and conflict resolution.
Own learning process
refer to involved theories of learning, motivation, feedback and study techniques.
Project framework
identify relevant knowledge in relation to academic and technical written communication, including the report's structure, references and source management.
- identify relevant presentation techniques for the target group, as well as use presentation techniques.
- explain basic elements of PBL.
- identify relevant issues and specific requirements for a problem formulation.
Project management
identify relevant project management methods, including planning, meeting management, risk assessment and quality assurance

Professional knowledge learning goals

The students must be able to:

Engineering Basics Software (EBS)

- identify and describe the different stages of a software development process.
- explain the functionality of a software system.
- describe and give examples of software systems.

Business Economics (BUE)
- identify and describe macroeconomic characteristics and development trends for a given country.
Global Business Communication 1 (GBC1)
- account for theoretical and practical knowledge about how companies communicate professionally both internally and externally.
- explain relevant aspects in written presentation techniques.



Project method learning objectives:
The students must be able to:
Effective teams
- jointly formulate and apply a group contract in the group work.
- enter into and establish collaboration with the project group and supervisor.
Own learning process
- apply knowledge of learning theory and motivation theory in connection with own learning process and give and receive feedback.
Project framework
- act in a source-critical way as well as use references and source management, including rules for plagiarism.
- communicate the results of the project work and the project group's learning process in a structured way using professional concepts, both in writing and graphically.
- communicate in writing to different target groups.
Problem-based learning
- set up a problem formulation, describe different solution options and explain solution proposals.
Project management
- explain the choice of and use of tools and methods for project management in order to achieve concrete goals in the project work.
Professional learning goals
The students must be able to:
Engineering Basics Software (EBS) 
- analyze a problem area in order to derive requirements.

design and build a software system.
- develop software to control a robot.
- use dynamic models to describe the behavior of a software system.
- perform tests in relation to derived requirements.
- apply a project methodology to structure the development work

Business Economics (BUE)
- identify and analyze the macroeconomic policies pursued in a given country and its significance for companies' decisions to outsource production and development tasks to that country.
Global Business Communication 1 (GBC1)
- structure and formulate a written project report in English on the semester project's problem formulation, solution proposals and conclusion in clear and precise English using correct subject terminology, grammar and syntax.
- structure and describe a process report on the work on the semester project in clear and precise English.


Project method learning objectives:
The students must be able to:
Effective teams
- describe and reflect on the project group's collaboration - including their own efforts - to define opportunities for improvement for future projects.
Own learning process
- reflect on their own ability to learn through the various teaching activities, including the project group's work.
Problem-based learning
- take responsibility for the student-led part of the semester project
Professional learning goals
The students must be able to:
Engineering Basics Software (EBS)
- reflect on the development of a software system for a specific purpose.
- plan and execute a software development process
Business Economics (BUE)
- plan and carry out a macroeconomic analysis of a given country.
- reflect on the importance of macroeconomic conditions in a given country in connection with decisions and outsourcing
Global Business Communication 1 (GBC1)
- reflect on their own ability to communicate in writing in English on behalf of a company using correct subject terminology.
- reflect on collaboration across cultures.



Teaching methods and study activities

Group work on project supported by process and professional guidance,
Online, video and group teaching on key topics followed by exercises in class.
Manufacture of product in the form of a model, prototype, program, records or the like in laboratories and workshops.

Ongoing evaluation and feedback in the course
Project description must be submitted and approved.

Education-specific Product
Development of a prototype of a software product that is to be outsourced to a software development company.



Will be handed out to the students via Itslearning.



Admission criteria for exam:
Project report and process report must be submitted before the deadline set by the supervisors. The project report should be between 20-22 pages excluding appendices. (1 page = 2400 characters including spaces). The process report should be according to guidelines.

Examination form:
Individual grades are given on the basis of an overall assessment of the submitted work. It must be clearly stated who is the author of the individual parts of the project report and the process report.
Internal examiner. 

Permitted aids: All


The internal examiner decides whether the student who has not passed the semester project must submit a revised project report or complete a new project.
For students who have not passed the semester project, an information meeting will be held at the end of the spring semester. Here, information is provided on specific deadlines and detailed courses for the project work, just as new project groups are formed where possible in relation to the number of failed students in the individual semesters. Based on the feedback the students have received after the ordinary exam, either a new project must be prepared or the non-passed project must be revised.

Grading criteria

7-point scale

Additional information

report must be written in English language.


Helle Neimann Olesen

Valid from

8/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

Course type


<div class="ExternalClass8DCC199BF7624D9BA78CA16F1C5C571B"><div><p><span lang="EN-US"><span lang="EN-US">Learning to learn - project-based learning (PBL) - own learning process - report writing - collaboration.<br><span lang="EN-US">Robotics, programming, prototype development. Macroeconomic analysis, outsourcing, written professional communication.</span>​​</span><br></span><br></p></div></div>