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IBB137 - Project management  
Project management
 
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPSCM
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Course round 1


Teaching language: English
Application code: 37122
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: A
Maximum participants: 90

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0120 Project 3,0c Grading: UG   3,0c    
0220 Examination 4,5c Grading: UG   4,5c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

In programs

MPDES INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPDES INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPEPO ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPNAV NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND OCEAN ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPQOM QUALITY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSCM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPEES EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Ingrid Johansson Mignon

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Course round 2


Teaching language: English
Application code: 37123
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: B
Maximum participants: 90

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0120 Project 3,0c Grading: UG   3,0c    
0220 Examination 4,5c Grading: UG   4,5c   Contact examiner

In programs

TKDES INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)
MPBDP ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPDES INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPPDE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPQOM QUALITY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPQOM QUALITY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSCM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Ingrid Johansson Mignon



Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Managerial Economics TEK255 or equivalent
Industrial Management TEK250 or equivalent

Aim

The course aims to provide basic and advanced knowledge and analytical understanding about how projects can be managed in different industrial settings.

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

At the end of the course students will be able to:
- Describe basic project management concepts and tools
- Apply project management theories to analyze complex industrial project environments and based on this suggest appropriate ways to plan and execute projects
- Frame, analyze and solve managerial problems in project settings showing an advanced analytical understanding of project management.
- Formulate, plan, execute and terminate projects of a not too complicated nature.

Content

The course is about concepts, methods and contexts, where tasks and resources are managed in project form rather than in a traditional hierarchical organizational form.
Project is becoming the dominant method to handle daily work, improvements and innovation in most industrial settings. For that reason, project management skills and analytical understanding are crucial for most undergraduate and graduate students, especially engineering students.
The course contains both a basic and an advanced component. The basic component provides an understanding about basic concepts and management methods related to project work. The advanced component is based on up-to-date research about complex dynamics and challenges affecting projects, such as self-organizing teams and goal-seeking project environments, political processes and company culture, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder management in projects, collaborations with suppliers and clients in development projects, or knowledge integration and knowledge transfer from project to project.
Many of the course’s themes and topics take their starting point in innovation and development projects.

Organisation

The course has three main components: lectures, seminars, and a project work performed in groups. The literature seminars require active participation and preparation. The project work in groups is an assignment to describe and analyze a real-life business project. The project work requires active individual participation in the group work for each part of the process.

Literature

The course literature will be decided at the start of the course.

Examination including compulsory elements

The course is examined in two parts:
1. Written Exam (4.5 hp) is an examination covering both basic and advanced topics, graded U/3/4/5.
2. Project Work (3 hp) is a written assignment performed in groups, graded U/G.


The overall course grade is based on the sum of the marks of the above modules, graded U/3/4/5. See more detailed information in the Course PM (available at the latest one week before the start of the course).


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.