Semester project 6 (SE-)





Offered by

Supply Engineering




Main purpose

To improve the student’s skills in solving a complex problem within the field of drinking water, waste water or district heating.


After completing this course, the student has knowledge on how to:
Plan the work process in problem solving
Identify the data relevant for clarifying the problem in question
Collect the data from the existing sources such as databases, literature, fieldwork, lab work, interviews, etc.
Critically asses and analyse the collected data.


After completing this course, the student must be able to:
Demonstrate overview and structure in problem solving
Collect and analyse data in order to support a work hypothesis
Show source criticism
Draw conclusions based on the data analysis carried out, combined with the knowledge acquired in the previous semesters and practical placement.
Put the results of the work in perspective and give recommendations for actions and/or further investigations
• Illustrate the results with relevant diagrams
• Plan, write and review a project report
• Prepare and carry out an oral presentation


After completing this course, the student will be able to apply knowledge and skills to:
• Analyse a complex problem
• Draw scientifically based conclusions
• Demonstrate an independent and self-governed work process


The actual topics will vary depending on the specialization (drinking water, wastewater, district heating).
Examples may be, but are not limited to, chemical, biological and/or physical processes in drinking- and wastewater treatment, advanced treatment, mechanical optimization of treatment plants, resource management, circular economy, residual management, risk assessment, sustainable fuels, pipe network optimisation, energy savings, economic and environmental evaluation, etc.

Teaching methods and study activities

The project period is 15 weeks. The working hours for each student are approx. 275 hours. The project work is generally to be carried out as group work with occasional supervision. A project proposal must be handed in, and approved by the supervisor prior to starting the project work as such.
Student Activity Model
CATEGORY 1: Initiated by the lecturer with participation of lecturer and students: 5%
CATEGORY 2: Initiated by the lecturer with participation of students: 5% 
CATEGORY 3: Initiated by students with participation of students: 85% 
CATEGORY 4: Initiated by students with participation of lecturer and students: 5%





Project handed in before deadline.

Type of examination:
Group presentation followed by an individual examination with the presence of the whole group.
Assessed by an external examiner.

Allowed tools:
All tools allowed

Students who failed a semester project have to improve the project.
There will be no guidance in the period up to hand in.
The project is assessed at an oral exam.

Grading criteria

Grading based on the Danish 7-point scale.
Grading will be based on 3 parts:
1) written report, 20-30 pages per person, however max 70 pages in total
2) oral presentation of 20 minutes for each group and
3) follow-up questions from the examiner.

Additional information


Head of programme as well as supervisor, depending on topic

Valid from

2/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

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