Project Methodology, IT Tools and Finance PRG112

Learning outcome

After successfully completing the course, the candidate will have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence.


The candidate:

  • Has knowledge of project methodology, team roles, meeting implementation, report writing and presentation skills
  • Can explain the use of a selection of basic IT tools used in professional engineering work
  • Has knowledge of basic methods of financial analysis and assessment of business profitability with regard to investments


The candidate can:

  • Call meetings, lead meetings and take minutes for meetings
  • Draft project plans and manage projects and documentation work using software. Can prepare a technical report and use computer programs such as word processing and spreadsheets when carrying out professional engineering project work
  • Create a presentation using software, and present to an audience
  • Assess the profitability and financial risk of investments

General competence

The candidate:

  • Can use tools in clarifying roles and conflict management
  • Can organize tasks and work with other students to complete a project
  • Has skills in using computer software in a variety of areas
  • Can describe the work completed through a report and oral presentation
  • Is able to understand the interdisciplinary relationships between finance, society and technology

Course Description

The course is divided into three components: Project Methodology, IT Tools and Finance

Project Methodology:

The course provides an introduction to project work within the areas of the environment, technology and society in relation to the student’s selected specialization/field of study. The project group will work with problem-solving techniques and compile a report.

IT Tools:

The main topics that are emphasized in relation to IT tools are the college’s computer systems, operating systems, file management, word processing, project management tools, spreadsheets, charting tools, simple graphics and image processing and presentation tools.

Finance and Economics:

The course will provide an introduction to how the market’s need for goods and services affects demand, prices, income and profitability. An introduction to various methods of evaluating the profitability and financial risk of investments will also be given.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The learning outcomes will be ensured through a combination of lectures, group work, assignments, regular meetings with the supervisor, group project and project presentation.

During the IT component, topics will be introduced through lectures, while skills will be developed through exercises that are performed on the students’ own laptops, as well as by relating IT applications to the practical implementation of the projects.

Assessment Methods

Project Methodology and Finance:

A mandatory project methodology submission (pass/fail)

Project report (50%), which must be passed in order to pass the course (minimum grade E)

Work processes, project presentation and examination (20%)


Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Harald Hasleberg <>, last modified Unni Stamland Kaasin - 28/01/2013