BA8504 - Project Evaluation. Purpose, Methods and Practice


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

The course is normally given every second year, with the earliest next time being fall 2024. The course offers a theoretical and hands on introduction to project evaluation, emphasizing generic knowledge and approaches that are generally applicable to all types of projects. Key words: Interdisciplinary assessment based on both quantitative and qualitative analysis. Different types of evaluations are discussed, purpose, design, focus, evaluation models, data collection, analysis, quality assurance and reporting.

Learning outcome

The candidate will submit a case study. Knowledge: Aquire a basic understanding of common terminology, principles and methods for planning and implementation of project evaluations. Skills: Design an evaluation study witk emphasize on methodology, focus and analytic standard. General competence: Scietific approach in overall analyses of projects.

Learning methods and activities

The course includes an introductory seminar, self guided literature study, and a case analysis as basis for course examination. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)

Required previous knowledge

None. Note, however, that if you wish to follow the course the semester it runs, but are not affiliated with the PhD programme in Engineering, please contact

Course materials

Knut Samset: Project Evaluation. Making Investments Succeed, Tapir Academic Press, Trondheim, 2003, ISBN 82-519-1840-5. Additional recommended literature as appropriate.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


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