11 ECTS credits/300 hours of work
|Language of instruction
st year of exchange and GS
3D Masters studies for two periods: spring
semester, periods 3 & 4 (recommended). Or 2
nd year, autumn semester, periods 1 & 2.
After completing the course a students should demonstrate their
abilities to work on a challenging ICT project. Students will learn
to acquire and apply new knowledge in the topic of the project.
Students will also demonstrate their skills to conduct an ICT
project in a professional way. By completing this course, students
can act as independent professional members of an ICT project and
have learnt professionalism in the project work and management.
As a professional in conducting a project in managed way
- Can plan the project;
- Can search up to date information on the topic of the project
and apply this in the project work;
- Can manage the progress of the project with the steering
group/project team organisation (reporting the progress and
results of the project, the use of the steering group in decision
making and problem resolution);
- Can follow the progress of the project in real time within
the project team;
- Can work as a responsible project team member;
- Can produce realistic outcome in relation to project
Starting lecture, where the steps of carrying out the course
will be described together with allocating the project assignments
to project teams. The project work will take about two periods (one
|Mode of delivery
Face-to-face teaching at the beginning together with web-based
learning environment, mainly project work as collaborative team
work, each project group supported with private supervisor.
|Learning activities and teaching methods
Project work 300h per student. Attendance at the starting
lecture is mandatory.
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
Mandatory: B.Sc. degree or other equivalent degree. Students
enrolling directly to the Masters programme should take the
Project Management Principles (811311A) course first
(autumn semester, 3
rd year of B.Sc. studies, period 1) or otherwise master
the basics of project work and management as in Pressman, R.S.
Software Engineering: A Practitioners Approach, the
chapters related to project management.
|Recommended or required reading
Unique project material provided by the customer of the project
and/or material to be collected and studied by the project
|Assessment methods and criteria
Professional project management skills will be reported in a
project portfolio. Assessment criteria will be given at the
starting lecture and in the web-based learning environment in
Every member of a project team will get the same grade (scale
|Working life cooperation
Yes. Learning by doing, i.e. managing authentic,
resource-limited project work and integrating the practices of an
academic expert into the unique project assignment.