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2013/2014  KAN-CM_E208  Integraded Design

English Title
Integraded Design

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
The teaching will take place at DTU
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Max. participants 20
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Stefan Meisiek - MPP
Thomas Howard (thow@dtu.dk) and Torben Lenau (lenau@dtu.dk) are the course
responsibles from DTU's side, and Vivien Kvist Johannsen (vkj@life.ku.dk) is the
responsible from KU/Science's side
Main academic disciplines
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
Last updated on 05-07-2013
Learning objectives
At the end of this course you will be able to
  • Formulate a purpose for a design project
  • Synthesise ideas and concepts
  • Deliver and communicate a thorough design solution
  • Develop and argue for the business case of the design
  • Be knowledgeable about the managerial implications of implementation
Integraded Design:
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period December/January
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure
The integraded design course teaches students to find solutions to a pervasive, systemic problems. The appropriate problem solving process requires bringing critical aspects of technical products, natural science, and business management together. The topic for this years' edition of Integrated Design is "Green Innovation in Cities." The course joins students from Ku/Science, DTU and CBS to work on making the urban landscape more sustainable, while at the same time identifying and developing business opportunities and business models.

Key elements of the course are project planning and control, a facilitated design process, and the design solution that you present to external stakeholders at the end of the course. You will learn to distinguish between designerly making and economic rationality, and apply these to to the project at hand.

The course will prepare students to work in multi-disciplinary teams in environments characterized by diverse stakeholder interests and complex problems.
Teaching methods
At the core of this course stands a design project, where mixed teams of students from KU/Science, DTU Mechanical Engineering and CBS independently develop a solution to a wicked problem. The problems are mostly provided by companies. Examples of past case companies are SJ, Coloplast, Novo Nordisk and Roskilde Festival.

Lectures, exercises, and facilitated group work prepare the students for finding a solution to the design task at hand. The pedagogy is studio-based, meaning that it follows a developmental process from briefing to presentation of student solutions and a report writeup. Provided theories and facilitated process mutually inform each other.

Please note that the topic for this years Integrated Design is Green Innovation in Cities. The business, engineering and science aspects of the topic are balanced.
Further Information
This elective is sponsored by CIEL, and here it falls into the course category

Luise Noring (ln.ino@cbs.dk) is the responisble CIEL Senior Project Manager at

Since the Course is a cooperation wtih DTU and KU/Science the full class capacity will include students from three universities. Each university can send max 20 students to the course.
Last updated on 05-07-2013