In connection with preparation of project reports, there are a number of guidelines for size and format that each project has to follow.
Every project report has a maximum of number of pages. The maximum number of pages for a project is defined by semester and number of students in the project group, and is calculated on the basis of the following formula:
Project size = fixed number of pages + factor * projects ECTS * number of students
When calculating the maximum number of pages for a project following factors apply:
Fixed Number of Pages
- 5 pages - Mini projects
- 20 pages - 3rd -5th semester projects
- 30 pages - 1st – 4th semester projects, postgraduate
- 0,8 - Mini projects
- 1,0 - Ordinary projects and long final projects
- 1,5 - Final projects (normal length)
Please note that the factor “ECTS” in the formula refers to the number of ECTS that the project is rated at – it does not refer to the total number of ECTS for the semester.
Number of Pages
The number of pages is counted from the first report page. This means that front page, title page, preface and table of content do not count in the total number of pages. Also, neither blank pages in connection with the beginning of a new chapter nor appendix count in the total number of pages.
Pages that exceed a project’s allowed number of pages will not be included in the assessment of the project.
In connection with format and layout following guidelines must be followed:
- A4 format must be used
- Spacing must be minimum 1,2
- Font size must be minimum 11
- Margins must be at least 2 cm., including 3 cm. in the binding margin.
For foreign students: The report must include an English summary. The summary must be at least one page and maximum two pages. The summary is included in the evaluation of the project as a whole.
For Danish students: If the project is written in English, the summary must be in Danish. The summary must be at least one page and maximum two pages. The summary is included in the evaluation of the project as a whole.
Each project group is placed under the guidance of a specialized supervisor, who helps the group with its academic work and progress in the form of advice and suggestions. The supervisor is typically either a professor, associate professor, assistant professor or other type of post-graduate faculty member. Especially during the initial period at the University when the students have to get used to the project-oriented form of study, it is helpful to have a supervisor to confer with on academic matters and use as a source of inspiration. However, it is the responsibility of the group itself to define, write and complete the project work.