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Project Management in Urban Planning 7.5 credits

Projektledning inom samhällsplanering
First cycle, P0010B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Civil Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
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

The student should after the course:

•         Know the basic theory and prevalent practices in project management and governance

•         Apply basic theory and prevalent practices in project management in order to execute, report back, follow up and critically evaluate a project progress

•         Be familiar with the different phases in the design process of building

•         Within the framework of the design process be able to make a limited study by

o   identifying and formulating the problem, collect, compile and interpret relevant information,

o   justify assessments made and present the relevant documentation used

o   discuss relevant problems / issues with both experts and people who lack specialist knowledge in the area

o   explain and discuss their expertise, for example in connection with the review / monitoring of the developed project plans and results of the investigation assignments

The course also practices and develops collaboration and communication skills.


The course consists of basic knowledge in the field of project management  and control. The course focus especially on projects in the field of urban planning of our built environment in the early planning phase

The course is divided into two parts. In part 1, the students acquire basic knowledge in the field of project management and control. The work is independent and is supported by the literature, reference books and lectures. In stage 2 students apply these skills in an urban planning projects in the early planning phase.

The basic knowledge in project management and governance are examined through a written examination under the first half of the course. The remaining course objectives are examined in project work.


Susanne Engström

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Hallin, Anette & Karrbom Gustavsson, Tina. (2015). Projektledning. Liber.
Referenslitteratur: Hansson, B., Olander, S., Landin, A., Aulin, R., Persson, U. (2015). Byggledning: Projektering. Studentliterature.
Supplementary material in LTU´s learning platform

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001TestU G#1.50MandatoryA16
0002Project workU G#6.00MandatoryA16

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 04 Feb 2016

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 05 Nov 2019