ELE 3725 Project Management

ELE 3725 Project Management

Course code: 
ELE 3725
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Course coordinator: 
Jan Terje Karlsen
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Product category: 
Bachelor - Electives
2022 Spring
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One semester

The course will give an introduction to project management. The students will be given an understanding of what a project is and a basis for planning, organizing and controlling projects. The course will further develop the students’ knowledge about the problems of project work and will, by means of theory and practical examples, show how to plan, organize, manage and control a project to achieve the set goals.

Please note
This course has some overlapping issues with the specialisation course in Project Management, 15 credits. Consequently a combination of these two courses in a bachelor's degree will not be allowed.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge
  • The students will learn about how to start, plan, organize, manage risk, manage stakeholders, follow-up, and terminate a project.
  • The students will understand the role of projects in developing a private or public organization.
  • The students will be familiar with project management language, processes, techniques and methods.
  • The students will understand that there are many different types of projects that may be treated differently.
Learning outcomes - Skills
  • The students will be able to use several project management tools and techniques, for example milestone planning, network planning, risk analysis and stakeholder analysis.
  • The students will be able to take an active part in projects.
General Competence
  • The students will be able to reflect on the ethical problems associated with the organization of projects.
  • The students will be able to understand what it means to participate in a project team and show respect for other team members’ knowledge, opinions, roles and personality.
  • The students will be motivated to work in projects.
Course content
  • What is a project and project work
  • Strategy and project management
  • Selecting and defining the project
  • Time planning
  • Cost and quality planning
  • Organizational structures and teamwork
  • Risk management
  • Project leadership and management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project control
  • Contract administration
  • Project completion and success evaluation
Teaching and learning activities

The course consists of lectures, casestudies and discussions.

The students will use Microsoft Project.

In course delivery as online courses, lecturer will, in collaboration with the student administration, organize an appropriate course implementation, combining different learning activities and digital elements on the learning platform. Online students are also offered a study guide that will contribute to progression and overview. Total recommended time spent for completing the course also applies here.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

For electives re-sit is normally offered at the next scheduled course. If an elective is discontinued or is not initiated in the semester it is offered, re-sit will be offered in the electives ordinary semester.


Higher Education Entrance Qualification


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.


Information about what is taught on campus and other digital forms will be presented with the lecture plan before the start of the course each semester.

Required prerequisite knowledge

No specific prerequisites is required.

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Form of assessment: 
Written submission
Support materials: 
  • BI-approved exam calculator
  • Simple calculator
4 Hour(s)
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Examination when next scheduled course
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Ordinary examination
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Course codeCredit reduction
BST 2531100
Credit reductions:
Course code:BST 2531
Credit reduction:100
Reduction description

This course has some overlapping issues with the specialisation course in Project Management, 15 credits. Consequently a combination of these two courses in a bachelor's degree will not be allowed.

Student workload
27 Hour(s)
Seminar groups
3 Hour(s)
Training in the use of Microsoft Project in connection with the lecture.
Feedback activities and counselling
15 Hour(s)
Guidance and feedback on assignments.
Prepare for teaching
95 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
60 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.