IF300114 - Engineering systems and systems development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The objective of the course is to prepare the coming engineer on processes, roles and responsibilities in professional life. Key topics of the subject are
- Project planning and management
- Scientific work and report writing
- Technology and society, ethics and environment
- Business models and value chain analysis
- Production systems, logistics and LEAN thinking

Learning outcome

Learning outcome - Knowledge:

Candidate has
- basic knowledge of planning and implementation of projects.
- a technical basis for understanding of systems, including business models, value chain analysis and Lean thinking.
- knowledge of sustainable development with regard to economy, environment and society, seen in a life cycle perspective.
- knowledge of the importance of technology for society, and the interaction between different actors across disciplinary and professional boundaries.

Learning outcome - Skills:

Candidate can
- apply scientific knowledge to plan, organize and implement projects.
- use relevant tools to perform system analysis.
- assess various measures in a sustainability and life-cycle perspective with regard to economy, environment and society.
- communicate professional results and make reasoned choices.
- Write a scientific report.

Learning outcome - Competence:

Candidate can
- consider theoretical and practical issues in an engineering professional perspective.
- plan and implement projects and technical engineering tasks, alone and together with others, in accordance with good professional practice, ethical standards and social objectives.
- communicate professional knowledge, both written and oral.
- exchange views and experiences with others, and contribute to the development of good practice.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatoriske arbeidskrav

Further on evaluation

During the first part of the semester, the students will prepare a project plan for their bachelor thesis. The plan must be approved in order to take the exam.

It is 4 hour written exam, which accounts for 100% of the grade.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering (003BY)
Engineering - Automation (017AU)
Engineering - Computer Science (004DA)
Engineering - Power Electronics (006EK)

Course materials

Rolstadås, A., Olsson, N., Johansen, A. og Langlo, J.A. (2014). Praktisk prosjektledelse. Fra idé til gevinst. Fagbokforlaget.
Olsson, N. (2014). Praktisk rapportskriving. Fagbokforlaget.
Other course material posted on the web.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Project Management
  • Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of ICT and Natural Sciences



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn UTS Written examination 100/100 E 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E 09:00
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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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