About this course
Projects are integral to engineering work. Indeed, we argue that project management is the second most important skill of engineers. Therefore, project management competences are fundamental to students. Through the course, the student develops unique insights into how project management is practiced through the analysis of a "real" world project. Furthermore, each student will experience the role of the project manager as each student will be responsible for planning and executing at least one day of the group work. The course is organized around classical and online lectures, reading material, group exercises/games and assignments, peer-reviews and multiple-choice quizzes. As a large portion of the learning activities occurs in groups, class participation is fundamental! Through the group work, the students will analyze a real-life project. Here they are expected to apply tools, concepts, models and theories, both appropriately and critically, to understand the reasons for the project ‘success’ or ‘failure’, identify challenges and develop recommendations. See section 'Course requirements' for important information on 'to do' before the beginning of the course.
Expected learning outcomes
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
Appraise the relevance of projects to engineering practices
Explain and critically assess the nature of projects based on four key perspectives (purpose; people; complexity; and uncertainty)
Identify projects potential impact on sustainability (SDGs)
Identify and describe typical mistakes and good practices in the management of projects
Apply appropriate tools; concepts; models and theories to analyze cases and real-life projects
Apply appropriate tools; concepts; models and theories to make practical recommendations
Apply appropriate tools; concepts; models and theories to explain project success and failure
Compare project management theory and practice and discuss its strengths and weakness in general and in relation to cases and real-life projects
Communicate clearly; concisely and based on evidence.
No exam - The grade is calculated based on an overall assessment of a case report MCT during the course and the quality of the peer review feedback provided by the student
Every student is expected to identify an exciting project and present it to the class on the first day of the course. The project should be close to completion, so it is possible to analyze its ‘success’.
A mixture of lectures, video lectures, project work and seminars.
- Local course code63851
- Study loadECTS 5
- InstructorsChristian Thuesen
- Mode of deliveryHybrid
- Course coordinator
5 August 2024
Enrolment period closed
- End date23 August 2024
- Main languageEnglish
- Apply between11 Dec and 19 Jan 2024