TPK4200 - Creating Value and Sustainable Business Through Digital Transformation (DIGTRANS)


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Report 50/100
School exam 50/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course provide insight to digital transformation and value creation. Digital change is the new normal, and the ability to transform the existing status quo will increase. This require continuous identification and creation of new value for project owners. The project manager of the future must have good knowledge about the digital and ability to execute digital transformation projects in a good way. During this process there are increasing requirements that todays project managers are able to assess sustainability aspects. The focus of the course includes intangible projects that do not result in physical products such as various forms of services, R&D projects and IT projects.

Learning outcome

The student should

  • Have knowledge about different forms for digital transformation as strategic transformation, core transformation, and dual transformation, including basic knowledge of IT infrastructure.
  • Understand the consequences of digital transformation for project managers
  • Understand central elements of digital transformation such as how to secure sustainable business, satisfied customers, changing operational processes, create new business models, communicate changes internally and externally
  • Be able to identify how key sustainability challenges are drivers for digital transformation, as well as what opportunities digital transformation creates in relation to sustainability improvements
  • Be able to assess digital maturity of organisations and projects, and to identify new value opportunities for project owners
  • Be able to lead digital transformation processes

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and obligatory activities incl. preparatory work / parts of report. In order to submit final exam, students must have submitted, and got the obligatory work and the preparatory work / part of report approved. The course is taught in English, unless it is only Norwegian-speaking students present. The student's answers, orally and in writing, can be in Norwegian or English. Students will write a report on a topic that is relevant to the course, based on the course literature and additional literature that the students are expected to find themselves. Students should expect to be in contact with the industry while working on their report.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig

Further on evaluation

For access to submit a final exam (report and written examination), it is required that compulsory exercises as well as preparatory / partial work for the report have been approved.

Final exam (report and written examination) provides a basis for the final grade in the course. The final grading includes a semester assignment that counts for 50% and an written exam that counts for 50%. Assessment of the parts is stated with letter grades according to the grade scale for the percentage assessment method.

Compulsory activity from the previous semester can be approved by the department by repeating the course if there have been no significant changes in the program later.

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course that counts in the final grade must be re-taken.

Re-sit/re-sit examinations will be held in August. All assessments must be passed before the overall result can be calculated in the course.

At postponed exam (re-sit exam), the examination form may be changed from written examination to oral.

Required previous knowledge

No previous knowledge required.

Course materials

Provided at semester start. The course material is based on books and scientific publications about the topic. In addition, students are expected to find additional literature for use in the written assignement/report.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Project Quality Management
  • Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Production and Quality Engineering - Production Management
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 50/100 E 2023-11-30 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111+SL210 Sluppenvegen 14 19
Autumn ORD Report 50/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 50/100 E 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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