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ELE 3709 Project Management

ELE 3709 Project Management

Course code: 
ELE 3709
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Course coordinator: 
Jan Terje Karlsen
Course name in Norwegian: 
Project Management
Product category: 
Bachelor - Electives
2021 Autumn
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Course type: 
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 foundation for planning, organizing and controlling projects. The course will further develop the students knowledge about the problems of project work and will, by the help of theory and practical examples, show how to plan, organize, manage and control a project to achieve the goals set.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

During the course student shall:

  • Obtain knowledge about how to start, plan, organize, manage risk, manage stakeholders, follow up, and terminate a project.
  • Understand the role of projects in developing a private or public organization.
  • Be familiar with project management language, processes, techniques and methods.
  • Understand that there are many different types of projects, which may be treated differently.
Learning outcomes - Skills

After completed course students:

  • Will be able to use several project management tools and techniques, for example: milestone planning, network planning, risk analysis and stakeholder analysis.
  • Will be able to take an active part in projects.
General Competence

The students should be able to reflect on the ethical problems associated with the organization of projects. Further 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.

Course content
  • What is a project and project work
  • Strategy and project management
  • Selection and defining the project
  • Time planning
  • Cost and quality planning
  • Organizational structures and teamwork
  • Risk management
  • Project leadership and management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project control
  • Scope management
  • Contract administration
  • Project completion and success evaluation
Teaching and learning activities

The course consists of lectures, case studies, discussions and self-tuition. Reading the syllabus and taking part in case studies and discussions are mandatory.

The students will use Microsoft Project.

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

Completed 1st year of bachelor's programme or equivalent.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
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Form of assessment:
Written submission
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Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
100Yes4 Hour(s)
  • BI-approved exam calculator
  • Simple calculator
  • Bilingual dictionary
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • BI-approved exam calculator
  • Simple calculator
  • Bilingual dictionary
Duration:4 Hour(s)
Exam code:ELE37091
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
Course codeCredit reduction
ELE 3725100
Credit reductions:
Course code:ELE 3725
Credit reduction:100
Reduction description

This course overlaps with a group of subjects in the Norwegian course "Prosjektledelse" (7,5 credits) and the specialization course "Project Management" (15 credits). Consequently a combination of these courses can not be approved in a Bachelor's degree.

Student workload
30 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
100 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
60 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
10 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.