PK8203 - Performance Measurement and Performance Indicators


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 A

Course content

The course focuses on performance measurement in general and covers especially problems related to the design and implementation of a performance measurement system. Relevant topics include understanding the organization's priorities, defining important business processes, development of performance indicators, and development of the actual performance measurement.

Learning outcome

Knowledge, the candidate has knowledge about:

  • Historical development of the field.
  • Detailed insight into how a system for performance measurement is designed.
  • Understanding of how performance indicators are defined.
  • The use of performance measurement in performance management.

Skills, the candidate can:

  • Define performance indicators and design a system for performance measurement.
  • Link performance measurement to different applications.

General competence, the candidate can:

  • Understand the impact and use of performance measurement in organizations and society.

Learning methods and activities

The mode of work is individual studies of relevant literature and the production of a paper based on this, preferably linked to the PhD focus of the student.

Further on evaluation

To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Required previous knowledge

All students taking this course must be enrolled in a PhD program at NTNU or a different university.

Course materials

Books and articles are defined according to the focus of the indiviual candidate.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 A INSPERA
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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