UDTU structure and content

UDTU consists of 4 modules which should be followed in the right order.


The first three modules all contain pre-assignments and 3-4 course days. The course days in Module 2 are a residential course and the course days in Module 3 are held at DTU Lyngby Campus.

The fourth module consists of a larger project in which you work with design and develop a course you are teaching yourself or are associated with. The project in Module 4 you plan yourself. It’s a prerequisite for the project that you are either teaching an entire course or a longer consecutive sequence of a course. If you have concerns regarding this request, please contact the responsible for UDTU (see information below).

In order to pass UDTU you need to choose and fulfil a ”supplemental activity”, in which you go deeper into a specific are within university teaching and learning

After UDTU you are supposed to be able to:

  • Explain  the most important prerequisites for student learning in Higher Education
  • Set up learning objectives for a course in order to support the development of engineering disciplinary knowledge and competencies
  • Identify core elements in a course curriculum related to the learning objectives
  • Design a course with teaching and assessment methods that support students’ deep approach to learning and match the level of the learning objectives
  • Test students’ pre-knowledge and learning outcome in a course
  • Analyse and critically evaluate the impact of a course design on student learning
  • Generate new ideas of how to develop and improve teaching by using evaluations of own teaching practice
  • Use methods to continually develop your understanding of teaching and learning

The total estimated workload of UDTU is 250 hours. The education should normally be completed within 1½ years. UDTU is taught in English.

Before you start on Module 2 and the following modules you participate in an introduction meeting about UDTU as a whole.

” Teaching for Quality Learning at University” by John Biggs & Catrine Tang is used as course literature. The book is handed out during the introduction meeting for UDTU.

Course leaders in UDTU Module 2-3 are Senior Excecutive Educational Development Officer Pernille Andersson, LearningLab DTU and Senior Executive Educations Officer Nina Qvistgaard, DTU Aqua, together with DTU educators.

If you want further information or have questions about recognition of previous teacher traning courses please contact:

  • Senior Excecutive Educational Development Officer, and Responsible for UDTU, Pernille Andersson, 45 25 73 46, pea@llab.dtu.dk
  • Course Coordinator Rikke Byrsting Jakobsen,45 25 11 20, ribyr@adm.dtu.dk      


19 FEBRUARY 2018