Project leadership

Structure Type: Course
Code: KL25AB96000
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Kärkkäinen, Markku
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
AUTE-2013KAUT   1 autumn   3.0   2013-09-01   2013-12-31  
AUTE-2013SAUT   1 autumn   3.0   2013-09-01   2013-12-31  
AUTE-2014KAUT   1 autumn   3.0   2014-09-01   2014-12-31  
AUTE-2014SAUT   1 autumn   3.0   2014-09-01   2014-12-31  

Learning Outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge and skills in the principles and methods involved in project work. Upon competition of the course, students will be competent in:
- analysing prevailing needs for changes in a company or organisation.
- generating initial project ideas.
- creating a project plan and itemizing the quality and quantity of resources.
- utilising their skills in leadership and management.
- applying social skills within and between different project groups.
- assessing different project plans and evaluating both the risks and possibilities pertaining to the success of the project in question.

Student's Workload

The total work load of this course equals to 80 hours. The amount of scheduled sudies is 40 hours and part of self-studies also 40 hours.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies are required.


- Goal-oriented development through projects
- Project preparation, planning, and implementation, decision-making
- Principles and procedures of project work
- Project organisation and operations
- Time, resource and cost management in project planning

Recommended or Required Reading

Lecturer´s material, electronic publications, e- books.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Project work, lectures and case studies

Assessment Criteria

A satisfactory grade is reachd by showing the ability to master the fundamentl concepts of project planning and management. A good grade demands a deeper understanding of project nature. This means that the student is also able to solve typical problems occuring in project work. An excellent grade provides a deep and comprehensive understanding of the entity. This is measured by using a challenging problem introduced in the examination.

Assessment Methods

Examination and exercises

Work Placement