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ACE225 - Project management in construction
Projektledning inom byggsektorn
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Owner: FRIST
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Teaching language: English
Application code: 99172
Open for exchange students: No
Minimum participants: 40
Maximum participants: 65
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0120 Written and oral assignments 3,5c Grading: TH   3,5c    
0220 Written and oral assignments 4,0c Grading: TH   4,0c    


Christian Koch

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General entry requirements for master's level (second cycle or graduate)

Specific entry requirements

English language proficiency


The course "Project management in construction" scrutinize the diversity and complexity of the construction sector and the role of projects and project manager. The course familiarizes the participant with the vocabulary and concepts of project management and project management studies. It presents aspects of the project management body of knowledge by providing examples of necessary tools, methods and theories both prescriptive and analytical, relevant for the discipline and practitioners as the course illustrates moreover their application in concrete cases and projects. In doing so aspects of sustainability, ethic and social responsibility are discussed.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Describe basic project management concepts and tools
  • Analyze, evaluate and interpret actual PM practice
  • Analyze and evaluate organizational aspects of projects
  • Apply project management theories to analyze the specific characteristics of construction projects and based on this suggest appropriate ways to manage the projects
  • Understand the digitalization opportunities in the building industry
  • Understand how digitalization projects can be carried out
  • Perform a literature review
  • Use literature to critically evaluate project management models
  • Integrate theory and practice
  • Define, formulate and solve problems through process-based pedagogy
  • Critically review and discuss peer participants work


  • Introduction to project management, what it involves in the modern construction project, and its development.
  • The Project management tool box
  • The specificities of project-based organizations
  • Actors and stakeholders in contemporary construction projects
  • Power, authority, and politics in Project Management.
  • CSR, sustainability, ethic and social responsibility concerns in the construction industry.


The course includes lectures, exercises and seminars.


Book chapters
Scientific papers
Lecture slides

Examination including compulsory elements

  • Participation in mandatory course activities (or a relevant compensation assignment in agreement with the examiner) is a prerequisite for passing the course
  • Examination in Project Management toolbox 1/3 of the final grade
  • Approved assignment and group work

Published: Wed 26 Feb 2020.