Credits: 10

Schedule: 07.01.2020 - 31.05.2020

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Vesa Vuorinen, Lauri Palva

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-V 2019-2020 (spring).

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After completing the course, the student is able to describe typical phases of a project and use common project management tools and methods. Further, the student knows the benefits of project planning, is able to create a project plan and is able to identify risks and make a mitigation plan.

After completing the course, the student has an experience of completing a real project. Student can work in a group, has experience of reaching intermediate timeline milestones, is able to explain quality requirements of in-project deliverables, and is able to communicate within project team as well as with external stakeholders. The student is also able to evaluate the outcome of the project and knows how to write a final report.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Introduction to common project management tools, introduction to project management methods, risk management, resourcing, standardization and standards, product development process.

Student groups will plan and realize a real project work assigned by the teachers and researchers of the department. The final outcome of the project will be reported to the stakeholders.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

Lectures, seminars and the final gala are common events intended for all students. At first, the lectures deal with project planning and management related to the project work. Later, the lectures deal with topics related to the business aspects exercise.   

Students will be assigned to Project groups of about five students. Each project group will get a project topic from
the department. The projects are related to research or
education activities of the department.  A project group will have an Instructor, who is a professor, a lecturer, a post-doc or a post-graduate student from the department.

Each project group will make a Project plan which, for example, describes the goal of the
project, defines various roles in the project and sets milestones. After the projets have been completed, the project outcomes will be presented in the final gala and a project report will be submitted.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, exercises, group exercises, homework. Working in a project, competing the project, self-assessment, peer-review.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

The evaluation is based on the project work. Even though the project work is a group assignment, the students will receive individual grades. The methods for the evaluation are self-assessment, peer-evaluation within a project group and teacher assessment. The evaluation will done the first time after week 10 and the second time after week 20.

The evaluation criteria are presented in the kick-off lecture slides. The criteria are: reaching goals, meeting
deadlines, participation in group work, commitment, quality, proactivity
and learning.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 50 h, independent studies 227 h

Compulsory attendance (Seminars): 10 h

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

Contact teaching 50 h

  • Lectures 14 h
  • Seminars 10 h
  • Instructor sessions 26 h

Independent studies 217 h (including working in groups)

  • Project planning
  • Project execution
  • Reporting
  • Seminar presentations

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

Common materials, like Lecture notes, will be provided in Mycourses before or shortly after the lectures. Project group specific materials will be provided by Instructor and they will delivered as the group agrees.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

ELEC-E8002 Project work A - Theory and ELEC-E8003 Project work B - Practice

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Bachelor degree in the field and the mandatory courses of AEE program and those of the chosen study path offered in the first two periods.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is for master students in AEE program and the course may limit the registered students.

Language class 3: English

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

The lectures are arranged on periods III and IV. The schedule is in the "Lectures" section. The Business aspects exercise contains a seminar, see schedule in "My Project" section. The schedule of the Final Gala is in it's own section. 


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