BA8511 - Topics in Project Management and Construction Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 50/100 1 hours E
Assignments 50/100

Course content

The course covers selected topics in project management and construction engineering. The content is individually adapted to each student. The following topics may be given: - The building process - Project design management - Front end management - Building contracts - Risk and uncertainty in projects - Organising projects - Cost engineering and analyses - Life cycle analyses - Production technology in building and construction - Productivity in building and construction - Rock blasting technique - Tunneling

Learning outcome

The course will give an in-depth study of a topic closely related to the PhD topic of each student. The teaching methods are partly focused on generating new knowledge within the selected topic. Knowledge: The candidate shall have knowledge of a subject within project mangement and construction engineering at an international level. The candidate shall be able to evaluate and apply various methods within the research area, and to contribute to the development of new theories and methods in the field of research. Skills: Candidates shall master the theory and use of measurement and evaluation methods used in the field. The candidate should be able to use these skills to undertake research at an international level. The candidate should be able to assess the work of others on the same level. General competence: The candidate should be able to use knowledge from the discipline in scientific tasks and projects, and disseminate research and development through acknowledged national and international channels.

Learning methods and activities

Workshops, study groups, exercises, term report.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

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

Will be given at course start.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Building and Construction Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignments 50/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 E 2023-12-15 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignments 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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