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Project management 7.5 credits

First cycle, P0007B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Construction Engineering and Management
Subject group (SCB)
Building Technology
Main field of study
Architecture, Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
Knowledge and understanding 
After completing the course, the student should be able to draw from research and experience-based knowledge and applications in basic project management literature and: (1) identify and, with correct use of terminology elaborate on some concepts, models, methods and planning tools that are commonly used in project management; (2) describe some ways and principles for organizing, managing and leading projects including reflections regarding different construction project phases/conditions/limitations, impacts on construction project progress and results and, potentially subsequent knowledge/skills requirements for construction project managers/project employees; (3) describe key functions in projects based on some typical roles, tasks, areas of responsibility and relations.

Competence and skills
After completing the course, the student should be able to: (4) with basic skills and together with others in a project organization use such knowledge as specified in goals 1-3 to: 
• plan, implement, follow up, and hand over a project work within specified limitations, as well as reflect on the significance of the selected applications for progress and results.
• in the very early phase of a construction project; contribute to the development of, and critical reflection on, goals and related data.

Judgement and approach 
After completing the course, the student should be able to: (5) reflect based on basic project management literature and project management experiences on the student’s need for knowledge and competence development for roles as project manager/project employee.

Basic project management concepts, the project-management “tool-box” and common project practices, with examples of use and applications in construction; focussing in particular on early phases and construction project management from a client perspective.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The teaching is in Swedish and consists of two main parts. During part 1, students independently develop project management knowledge and understanding with a focus on goals 1-3, supported by course literature, reference literature and lectures. In part 2, the students test, practice and reflect on the application of the course material in a project assignment. The assignment is carried out in groups and with the support of supervisors and peer-review assignments.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Two examining modules are included in the course, and all examination is in Swedish. Exam 0003 (U G #) is examined through a written individual test “dugga” (U G #) and through a written and oral “peer-review” (U G #). Both of these partial examinations must be approved for a passing (G #) module 0003. Exam 0004 (G U 3 4 5) is examined by a “project work”, and for assessment against grades 4 and 5 a written individual “reflection assignment” is also included. The project work is examined continuously during the course through oral and written reports on project progress as well as on project results. The credit system is described in detail in the study guide that is distributed at the start of the course.

Susanne Engström

Transition terms
The course P0007B is equal to ABP117

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1
Hallin, Anette & Karrbom Gustavsson, Tina. (2015, eller senare upplaga). Projektledning. Liber.
Additional material is provided in the Canvas course room. Suggested reference literature: Hansson, B., Olander, S., Landin, A., Aulin, R., Persson, U. (2015, eller senare upplaga). Byggledning: Projektering. Studentlitteratur.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Individual assignmentsU G#3.00MandatoryA13
0004Project workG U 3 4 54.50MandatoryA13

Syllabus established
by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 10 Mar 2010

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 17 Feb 2021