Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course, the students

  • can summarise the activities included in the systematic planning, implementation, and management of a biomass-based process industry investment project.
  • can describe engineer's work in a consultancy company.
  • have experience in project work in teams, working with real-life tools for project planning, as well as on report writing and giving oral presentations.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 16.09.2021 - 17.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Kyösti Ruuttunen, Jenny Thors

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course provides an overview of an investment project and all the activities included during the entire lifecycle of a project (i.e. from early studies to startup of the plant). These activities include, for instance, process engineering, project implementation planning, implementation methods, contract-, scope-, resource-, time-, cost- and risk management and engineering tools.

    The course includes a practical process design oriented exercise using a real-life project case. A part of the lectures, as well as the practical exercise, is arranged in a consultancy company. The exercise includes an oral presentation on the results.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Examination and project work. Further details given in My Courses workspace and in class.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5 cr; 5 cr x 27 h/cr = 135 h

    Lectures, workshops, and examination: 50 h

    Project work: 85 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Project Management Institute: A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ®Guide)

    Lecture slides.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.