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Project Management

Project Management

Code: MET2HY203
Scope: 5 ECTS (135 h)
Timing: 1st – 4th semesters
Language: English
Curriculum: Master curriculum
Level: Advanced Professional Studies, Master
Type: Compulsory

Starting level and linkage with other courses
No prerequisites.

Learning objectives and assessment

Grade 1

The student has basic understanding of project work and management. S/he knows project management concepts and their connection to organizational management. S/he can create a basic project plan and work as a project team member.

Grade 3

The student has good understanding of project work and management. S/he knows project management concepts and their connection to organizational management. S/he is aware of the challenges of the project work and has enough skills to be able evaluate the alternatives and choose the appropriate project management method for the project at hand. S/he can take stakeholders’ interests and needs into consideration in planning and managing projects.

Grade 5

The students has professionally advanced project management skills. S/he shows excellent command in all project management areas, excellent communication and team skills responsibly.

Passed courses are assessed on a scale of 1 to 5. The assessment criteria are presented for grades 1 - 3 - 5.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
If students have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, they can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through their studies. More information and instructions for recognising and validating prior learning (RPL) are available at MyNet.

Working life connections
The course is linked to the Master student’s own work experience and thesis plan. Guest lecturers could be invited from businesses. 

Possible guest lecturers from international companies, international project/student teams, and international learning materials.



During the course, students will familiarize themselves with each other’s project work experiences. Students’ own project work and leadership challenges and development needs are brought to the teaching when possible. Themes handled during the course include the following:

  • Background, starting points, fields and key constituents of project leadership
  • Project activity as part of a business strategy
  • Project plan contents and key factors
  • Developing a project work model for an organization and a project concept
  • Project work models, methods, tools, and software programs
  • Leading projects in an international organization
  • Leading programs and managing a project portfolio
  • Evaluating and measuring project work, project skills, and success.

Learning methods

Depending on the implementation. Learning takes place in contact lessons, independent studies, teamwork and online-studies. Assessment of one’s own learning on E-form. 


Depending on the implementation.

Course teacher(s)
Yucel Ger, Porvoo/Pasila
Miikka Mäkelä, Pasila
Heikki Suominen, Pasila