Bachelor Project - Start Up (ME-)





Offered by

Mechanical Engineering




All courses in semesters 1-4 and Engineering internship must be passed.

Main purpose

To document the ability to analyse and explore a technical problem and setup plans and methods for solving it.
To work efficiently and self-driven alone and in collaboration with others as a Mechanical Engineer through a project definition phase.
To show the ability to apply gained knowledge and feedback from the previous and current semesters but also independently acquire new knowledge when relevant.


Profound understanding of natural scientific issues, experimental qualifications, IT tools and group processes


Define and conduct an analysis phase including literature search, feasibility study, economical and technical analysis resulting in formulating a Project Description in accordance with the VIA Engineering Guidelines.


1. Plan and execute the analysis phase necessary for conducting a Project Description.

2. Define content and execution plan for a Bachelors Project within Mechanical Engineering. The project is to include technical research results as well as scientific and technical knowledge for practical application in development assignments and for solving technical problems.

3. Critically acquire new knowledge within relevant fields of engineering.

4. Define how to solve occurring engineering tasks in a rational manner.

5. Define how to conceive, design and implement technical and technological systems and whenever relevant pay the necessary considerations to social, economic, environmental and occupational health topics.




Teaching methods and study activities

The course is based upon developing a Project Description for the Bachelor Project (BPR2) that is in accordance with VIA Engineering Guidelines.
Besides four initial lessons the course will be group work with supervision.
The project work is to be performed in groups of approx. 3-4 students.
The budgeted workload for each student is approximately 140 hours.
Resources: All course curricula from previous and existing semesters including self-gained knowledge.
Total allocated supervision per project group is approximately 6 hours.



In order to be accepted to continue to do ME-BPR2 (Bachelor Project) a Project Description approved by the supervisor has to be completed before last day of lectures.


There will be no examination of  ME-BPR1. The ME-BPR 1 outcome is to be seen as part of the ME-BPR2. Thus the complete Bachelor Project will count as 20 ECTS when passed.

Grading criteria

Additional information

A reasonable content of the BPR1 and BPR2 has to address the specialisation topic and to be done by the student acquiring the specialisation, if the student has decided to use the option of specialising in:
1) Intelligent Mechanics or
2) Polymers and Composites or
3) Sustainable energy.


Martin Møhl

Valid from

01-02-2019 00:00:00

Course type

6. semester