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Project Planning

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IPM1003
Curriculum: IPM 2023
Level: Master of Engineering
Year of Study: 1 (2023-2024)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Niemelä, Riitta
Language of Instruction: English

Courses During the Academic Year 2023-2024

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeLanguageEnrolment
3006IBM2023-1Y, IPM2023-1, TPM2023-12023-08-25 – 2023-10-22English2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06

Learning Outcomes

The student has the basic knowledge and ability to participate in project work and project planning. The student understands the concepts related to the project, controlling project plan content, project planning and time to the project. He knows how to make a project plan and accompanying timetable. He is able to calculate and evaluate the duration of the project workloads and resources. He is able to develop the project and to evaluate the project technically and economically.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the student 135 h, of which
- scheduled studies 25 h
- autonomous studies 110 h
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Strategic Project Management


The concepts of the project and its utilization, project plan, WBS, time planning, resource planning

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

IPMA Competence Baseline 3.0
Artto K., Martinsuo M., Kujala J., 2011. Project business. Helsinki, Finland,, (ISBN 978-952-92-8535-8)
Other material given by lecturer

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, group work, project work and exercises

Assessment Criteria

5: The student is able to utilize the methods learnt during the study unit independently and is able apply the learnt knowledge in new contexts.
3: The student is able to utilize the methods learnt during the study unit independently.
1: The student is able, with guidance, to utilize the methods learnt during the study unit.

Assessment Methods

Numerical assessment: examination 50%, project work 50%