Learning goals

This module consists of two components. The first is the practical component, BIT Inc., with a size of 10 EC. The second component is the reflection component. This component is 5 EC large and is to be thought from the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Science, Technology and Policy Studies, both from the BMS faculty. This module is BIT only. 

The practical component of BIT Inc focusses on a realistic organizational problem, related to IT application, within a real organization. The problem is to be approached in a systematic and methodological correct manner. This course integrates all knowledge, methods, techniques and approaches as has been aquired by the student as part of the rest of the BIT bachelor programm, and gives it a practical vextension.

The reflection component is intended to raise students’ awareness of the philosophical and ethical issues raised by the research component of the project.

The learning objectives of this course is to improve students'


In the practical component of BIT Inc students work in teams on a real organizational problem at a company. The groups consisting of 3-4 students are to be formed by the teacher – we thrive to form groups with a mixed profile (mix computer science / industrial engineering profiles). Each group works 3 days/week at the comapny, next tot hat half a day is reserved for a lecture (Friday morning), and corresponding preparation. Two types of lectures are scheduled: [1] lectures were progress within the assignments are discussed, and [2] lectures where we discuss “theory”: partly filled with guest speakers. The course finishes with an end seminar where the different groups present their results to each other, the company supervisors and the two teachers involved. The company supervisors have a say in the grading of the work. Furthermore, the involved teaching staff will grade the results: the module coordinator, and a second reader who assesses just the end results. The form for the final deliverables for the different groups are to be set during the project in joint interaction between the student groups, the company supervisor and the module coordinator.  

In the reflection component students will work on two reports:

Assumed previous knowledge

All mandatory modules of the BIT programme (M1-M8) have to be completed upon starting BIT INC (e.g. 120 EC excluding the minor modules).