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Basics of Project Management

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IZV0013
Curriculum: VAPVAL 2021
Level: Continuing Education etc.
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Ketola, Pekka
Language of Instruction: English


Impl.Study TimeLanguageEnrolment
30012021-10-01 – 2021-12-15English2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06

Learning Outcomes

The student knows Basic Project Management terminology and knowledge areas. Furthermore the student is familiar with central documents and elements required in project management, such as a project plan, time schedule, budget and a risk assessment matrix. The student understands the basic principles of project management.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the student 81 h, of which
- scheduled studies 42 h
- autonomous studies 39

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No prerequisites.


Basic terminology in Project Management, Project Management knowledge areas (PMBOK), basic documentation for a project.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), 4th or newer edition.
SFS-ISO 21500, Guidance on Project Management
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%.