Semester Project - UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals and Environmental Social Governance





Offered by

Global Business Engineering




Students must have passed all semester projects SEP1 – 5 and all compulsory courses within their specialization for the 1 – 5th semester.

Main purpose

To develop and practice cross-disciplinary Global Business Engineering competences within sustainable product development and entrepreneurship supporting the framework of the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Develop a complete new or modify an existing product/concept/business model for a specific company or organization that fulfills the criteria's of at least two of the UN 17 SDG and thereby will contribute to strengthening its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) profile and strengthen its overall strategic position within the business segment it is operating.


Students will achieve knowledge within the areas of:
  • Key dimensions of project management skills in groups.
  • Technical theory & methods from selected specialization (ICT/ME) relevant for the project in question.
  • Business and cultural theories and methods relevant for the project in question.
  • UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals.


After completion of the project, the students will be able to:
  • Evaluate the relevance and importance of UN 17 SDG’s in connection with business strategy.
  • Apply relevant project methodology and project management tools in a cross-cultural context.
  • Choose and apply relevant technical tools and methods from the selected specialization (ICT/ME) to solve a specific product development task.
  • Outline an implementation plan for a project in a cross cultural context that fulfill the guidelines in UN’s SDG no 17-  Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
  • Apply the chosen second foreign language for research in an academic context.


After completion of the project, the student should be able to:
  • Give recommendations to how attention to Environmental and Social Compliance and UN 17 SDG’s in product and business development can be used in strengthening of the strategic positioning of a company.
  • Identify and solve cross-disciplinary problems in a group project.
  • Plan and implement a project plan in a cross-cultural context.
  • Formulate a solid Project Description for the 9th semester Bachelor project.



Teaching methods and study activities

Knowledge, skills and competences will primarily be acquired through self-directed group work and peer to peer review sessions. Supervisors will assist the student with the process. 

Students must work in groups of 3 – 5 students within the same field of specialization (software or mechanical). Group members must be within the same language specialization – Students studying the Danish language however can either be a group by themselves or mingle with other "country groups".


Participation of lecturer and students
Initiated by the lecturer
8 hours-  2 %

- Project facilitation, meetings with supervisors
- Exam

Participation of students
Initiated by the lecturer
60 hours - 15%
- Litterature studies

-Project work
-preparation for exams
-Evaluation of the teaching

Participation of students
Initiated by students
332 hours - 81 %

Homework and preparation for exams
- Self-study
- Project work
- Literature search

Participation of lecturer and students 
initiated by students
•10 hours -2 %

- Supervisor meetings
- Study guidance



Textbooks, articles and handed out material from relevant courses.



Exam prerequisites: 
Course assignment handed in before deadline

Exam type
Oral Examination. 
Internal examiner. 
The project report must be  30 – 40  standard pages (exclusive appendices etc. ) and must follow the "Guidelines for Engineering Projects. 
Group presentation followed by an individual examination with the presence of the whole group.
Duration presentation 15 - 20 minutes.

Allowed Tools:

Grading criteria

​Examinations account for 100 % of final grade

The evaluation of the project work is based on:

  • The written project report including a process report and technical documentation
  • A presentation of the project
  • An oral examination

The evaluation will be based on the demonstrated ability to apply Project Methodology within three main areas of the GBE study:

  • Applied engineering
  • Applied business
  • Applied language and culture

The exact distribution of the three elements mentioned above in the final grading will depend on the specific project problem, but all three elements have to be included and acceptable performance in each area individually is required to pass the course.

Additional information

Deadlines for passing the course
The course must be passed before final Project Exam BPR2.


Lars Grunnet Jespersen (LAGJ)

Valid from

01-08-2023 00:00:00

Course type

Compulsory for Eksportingeniør
7. semester