BA8505 - Front-end Management of Major Projects


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

The course is given every second year, next time autumn 2021. The course focuses on selected, contemporary relevant issues within the overall thematic framework.

Learning outcome

The learning objective is to provide candidates with a sound understanding of selected issues within the field of Front-end Project Management, in a learning environment with professionals and other PhD candidates in Norway and abroad.

Theoretical state of the art knowledge and experience regarding front-end management and governance of investment projects.

Conducting an overall analysis of an investment case and identify a suitable choice of concept based on sound advice.

General competence:
Holistic reasoning in the borderland between society and technology.

Learning methods and activities

The course is organised as a PhD level seminar with invited lecturers. Participants are expected to present relevant individual papers, or abstracts of papers to be produced afterwards, to be subjected to individual evaluation. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Knut Samset, "Early Project Appraisal. Making the Initial Choices", Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010, ISBN 978-0-230-27324-5

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Version: 1
Credits:  10.5 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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