Technology-based Projects and Organisations, 6 credits

Teknikbaserade projekt och organisationer, 6 hp

TEIO46

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Eva Lovén

Director of studies or equivalent

Dag Swartling

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 160 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2020) 1, 2 4, 1 Swedish Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Energy and Environmental Engineering) 8 (Spring 2020) 1, 2 4, 1 Swedish Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Engineering Design and Product Development) 8 (Spring 2020) 1, 2 4, 1 Swedish Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Engineering materials) 8 (Spring 2020) 1, 2 4, 1 Swedish Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Engineering Mechanics) 8 (Spring 2020) 1, 2 4, 1 Swedish Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Logistics) 8 (Spring 2020) 1, 2 4, 1 Swedish Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Mechatronics) 8 (Spring 2020) 1, 2 4, 1 Swedish Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Operations Management) 8 (Spring 2020) 1, 2 4, 1 Swedish Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Production Engineering) 8 (Spring 2020) 1, 2 4, 1 Swedish Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Qaulity Management) 8 (Spring 2020) 1, 2 4, 1 Swedish Linköping E

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Three years of completed university studies with an engineering major, basic knowledge of Industrial economics 

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should:

  • have gained a broad knowledge about, and be able to explain, discuss and analyse the role of projects in technology-based organisations.
  • be able to explain, discuss and analyse organisational concepts such as organisation structure and culture
  • be able to explain, discuss and analyse tools and methods for project management
  • be able to explain, discuss and analyse the project managers’ and other managers’ role in technology-based organisations.
  • be able to explain, discuss and analyse the project’s and organisation’s role in a larger context of inter- and intra-organisational relations 

Course content

Projects and project management have become more and more important for today’s organisations. Organisations that succeed in designing effective project management systems can create competitive advantages. This course focuses on project and organisational aspects in technology-based organisations. In this type of organisations, managers experience challenges related to fast and dynamic developments of new technology, an increased complexity of technological systems that build on several technological bases, an increased need for collaboration between organisations and uncertainties that are inherent to technology-based projects. The course uses concepts from organisational theory such as structure and culture, and project management tools and methods to provide students with an understanding for how technology-based organisations and projects can be managed. The course also covers how project managers and other managers can lead people in such organisations and how inter-organisational relations can be managed. 

Teaching and working methods

The course builds on lectures and seminars. The lectures provide an overview of important theories and concepts in the field of technology-based projects and organisations. Most of the lectures build on so-called short cases, i.e. short descriptions of real-life situations that are used to explain and discuss the theoretical models. The seminars include practical exercises and student-led presentations of certain topics.
The course runs during the entire spring semester.

Examination

TEN1Written examination2.5 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
UPG1Hand-in assignment project plan1.5 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
UPG2Assignment, oral and written presentation of in-depth study2 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Dag Swartling

Examiner

Eva Lovén

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 160 h
Code Name Scope Grading scale
TEN1 Written examination 2.5 credits U, 3, 4, 5
UPG1 Hand-in assignment project plan 1.5 credits U, 3, 4, 5
UPG2 Assignment, oral and written presentation of in-depth study 2 credits U, 3, 4, 5

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

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Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work
X
X
TEN1
UPG1
UPG2

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
X
TEN1
UPG1

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery

                            
2.3 System thinking
X
X
TEN1
UPG2

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
X
TEN1
UPG1

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
X
TEN1

                            
3.2 Communications
X
X
UPG2

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context
X
X
TEN1
UPG2

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management
X
X
TEN1
UPG1
UPG2

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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