TS100214 - Introduction to project-based industry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral Exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral Exam 100/100

Course content

Introduction to the project base industry and its peculiarities. Introduction to how to form good project teams and how to work in teams to develop the best solutions. Distinctive features of projects as a way of working in the maritime industry. Introduction to the interaction between shipping companies, ship designers, shipyards and other actors belonging to the maritime project-based industry. Projects such as working methods and project organisation. Introduction to leadership in projects and project-based industry. Projects as an arena for innovation. Introduction to project methodologies in project-based industry.

Learning outcome


Documenting thorough understanding of maritime industry and it’s peculiarities and why projects and project based organizing are a favorable working method within the maritime domain. Documenting thorough understanding of the different methods used in projects to maintain and execute good leadership, planning, control and steering as well as innovation and product development in projects.


The student shall understand maritime industry and it’s peculiarities, as well as to understand how projects are used as a method for construction and development of ships and equipment. Further, the student shall understand the basic principles of planning and control of projects, as well as understand how projects are organized and lead. The student shall have basic knowledge of different production methods and forms of projects and their suitability.


The student shall be able to work and contribute as an employee in projects within maritime industry, as well as be able to participate in professional discussions and contribute to the development of good practice.

Learning methods and activities

Lecture, group work, self-study, discussion internally in the group and with guest lecturers.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

Oral exam in groups. Individual grades are given.

Compulsory assignments: Submission of individual assignments during the semester.

New and postponed exam: following semester.

Course materials

Will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral Exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Oral Exam 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral Exam 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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