Welcome to Product Development and Innovation

Find all relevant information regarding your study start at Product Development and Innovation on this page.

Welcome to your new study program: Product Development and Innovation!

Civil Engineering in Product Development and Innovation is a program built on innovating technologies with knowledge in business creation and management. PDI-students are known for their entrepreneurial mindset and team spirit.

During the Introduction Days, you will get familiar with your fellow students, we will introduce you to the study program, and you will gain knowledge regarding relevant organizations and get to know relevant people at The Faculty of Engineering. During the first couple of days in the intro week, you will not need your personal computer, so leave it at home.

We, the PDI mentors and tutors, are looking forward to meeting you at the Introduction Days in August.

The Mentors for Product Development and Innovation: Andres Munksgaard de Raadt ( and Sarah Anne Pedersen (

Programme Administrator: Charlotte Nelann Rabjerg, phone +456550 7512,

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Important information! Make a good start

The compulsory study start test

Did you order your student card?

It’s very important that you order your student card as soon as possible on When you order your student card, you will receive your exam number, which you will need to access the IT services of the University of Southern Denmark.

Do you have access to the IT services at the university?

As a student at The University of Southern Denmark, you have access to the IT services of the University of Southern Denmark, including your student e-mail address, the Student Self Service portal and the e-learn platform Blackboard. 

We will send you an e-mail with information on the IT services of the University of Southern Denmark and on the access to these services to the e-mail address that you stated on your application. If you did not receive the e-mail within 1 week, please contact

Did you pass any bachelor courses previously?

If you did, what to do next depends on whether you completed your previous study programme or not.

Did you not complete your bachelor/professional bachelor programme?

If you were previously admitted to a bachelor/professional bachelor programme and you did not complete it, you must apply for credit transfer. This means that the courses which you have previously passed can be included in your new study programme, reducing the length of your new study programme proportionally.

Did you complete your bachelor/professional bachelor programme?

If you have previously completed a bachelor/professional bachelor programme, you may apply for credits.
Read more on credit transfer.

Do you know the study rules?

As a student at the University of Southern Denmark, you are responsible for keeping yourself updated on the rules of examinations, including exam registration and deregistration. You must know all applicable regulations and the university’s requirements for academic practice in relation to exam assignments. Read more about general examination regulations.

Do you know what student activity means?

As a university student, you must register for courses and exams yourself and you must pass a specific amount of ECTS every year. Please be aware that you do not have to register for your courses for the first semester of your bachelor. In addition to this, you must also complete your study programme within a specific period of time, and there are clearly defined rules for leaves of absence, among other things. Knowing the rules and keeping yourself updated on the university’s rules on student activity is your obligation. Read more about student activity.

Do you need assistance in relation to completing your study programme?

Do you have a permanent physical disability or a mental disorder, which requires special support in relation to completing a university study programme, you can apply for Special Educational Support (SPS).

Do you have a good grip on SU (The Danish Education Grant and Loan Scheme)?
Did you apply for accommodation?

Let us help you find accommodation in your city of studies. Read more about accommodation

Do you know your campus and your possibilities?

Directory to your campus

In order for you to find your way around your campus, we have made a directory for our campuses.

Challenges in relation to your studies?

Your study secretariat and your faculty will help you overcome your study related challenges. Read more about student guidance service.

Student Services

At Student Services you will find the joint administrative services together. Read more.


Study start programme for Product Development and Innovation

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New in Denmark?

Additional information for international students w/ combination of programme for Orientation Days and Introduction Days.

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