TEK3108 - Sustainable project, Learning in R&D project (LIRD)


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 20/100 25 minutes A
Home examination 80/100 4 hours

Course content

Sustainable project. Digital modeling of sustainable processes, the project's work and the project's consequences in an ethical perspective Impact in the life course with regard to the environment, society and technology. Apply project methodology in identifying, planning and executing projects.Project goal: Implemented improvements HMS KS in project.Effect target: Experience sharing, learning and facilitation. HSE learning in a project

The 6 steps of the learning process:

1. PROJECT TEAMGroup process. Objective: Establishment of a project organisation. Distribution of: project roles (responsibility and authority) and collaboration agreement. Resource planning

2. IDEA DEVELOPMENTProject innovation, theme and idea development.Objective: Participation in idea competitions. Identification of themes, ideas, possible solutions and input factors

3. PROJECTION (PLAN)Content: planning, data acquisition and resource calculations.Objective: Digital model forProject plan for execution.Work plan with resource calculations working hours.Methods: Literature search, Digital modeling - simulation of results with calculation.

4. EXPERIMENT PERFORMANCE (DO)Practical experiments - project work for testing solutions.Objective: Quality assured execution, (procedure driven) Produce results. Data capture. (logging of variables).Quality management: Selecting and describing activities that ensure intended quality.

5. CONSEQUENCE ANALYSIS CONTROL (CHECK)Use data to reveal the project's impact on the economy, environment, society as well as social effects and consequences.Objective: Verify or falsify solution with real data.Methods: Risk analysis (digital modeling in spreadsheets)Energy consumption in production - budget. (energy calculation operation)CO2 equivalents - environmental budget.

6. EVALUATION AND DISCUSSION - ACTIVATE IMPROVEMENT (ACT) - CONCLUSIONEvaluation and discussion quality control of the results verifiability, reliability and validity.Objective: Verify the quality of the project work. Methods: Evaluation matrices - discussion and reflection - quality control of scientific methodology - mapping risks and opportunities in the organisation.

Learning outcome

You must be able to apply project methodology in the identification, planning and implementation of projects.

You must be able to perform digital modeling of sustainable processes, including understanding the project work and the project's consequences in an ethical perspective, including the project work's impact in the life cycle with regard to the environment, society and technology.

Learning methods and activities

Practice, Guidance Obligatoriske arbeidskrav: Approved Project plan Practice, Guidance Mandatory work requirements: Approval of project plan. The course is carried out as a project. Prior to starting a project, an approved project plan must be available. The project plan shall be based on the principles of scientific method; see recommended literature.

Requirements are set for the subject manager to approve the uniqueness of the project work. The course can be given as a guided self-study if there are less than 6 registered students.

Further on evaluation

Assessment: Aggregate score Off campus exam (80/100) and Oral (20/100)

Off campus exam: 4 hours, counts 80%.

Oral exam: 25 minutes, counts 20%.

For both applies:

Aids: All printed and handwritten aids allowed. All calculators allowed.

Digital exam system & sensor system: Inspera assessment

Grade rule: A-F. Strike grades cannot be included in the overall result.

Content off campus exam:

Knowledge tests with automatic correction.

Project: Prepared R&D report with documentation of: Sustainable modeling. Operationalization of an innovation. Product and concept development. References, log own contributions and reflection. Presentation of report for oral hearing. (Orally, the home examination is normally carried out the following working day and no later than 5 days before submission. (Details are agreed in advance.)

All parts must be passed. Failure means that the entire course must be taken again.

Course materials

A renewed bibliography is given at the start of the semester. Current literature: Knut Halvorsen: Researching society - an introduction to scientific methods, ISBN978-82-02-28194-6. Erik Lerdahl Innovation: workbook in creative methods. ISBN: 9788205514294; 2017.

NS-ISO 9000/1, NS-ISO 26000: 2010 Guidance on social responsibility ISO 14001 System comprehensive environmental work management. NS-ISO 21500: 2012 Guidance in project management CEN / TS 16555-6: 2014 Innovation management - Management of creative processes NS-EN 16271: 2012

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Product Design Engineering - Integrated Product Development
  • Ethics
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Management
  • Design for Sustainabiliy
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 80/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral exam 20/100 A 2023-12-14
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Spring ORD Home examination 80/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral exam 20/100 A
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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