Project Management and Planning

Course content

The course aims to provide insight into and understanding of project work and project management. It introduces different project participant roles and project management tools. It aims to give participants the ability to handle project management as employees in both private, public and civil sector organisations. The course addresses the topics of particular concepts and theory of project management and organization, planning, project stakeholder analysis- and management, decision making as well as evaluation and follow-up on projects. Finally the course gives an introduction to how ICT based tools can be used in management and communication.


MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics with a minor subject

Learning outcome


Projects definitions, history of projects, different types of projects, projects in organizational sociology, stakeholder theory analysis and management, theories and concepts of motivation of project members, theories and concepts of project communication as well as theories and concepts of contingency planning.


PMP provides the student with skills to perform stakeholder analysis & planning, to perform analysis of risks & contingency planning, to perform communication analysis & planning, to be able to do planning of project budgets and to be able to do visual project flow visualization including  milestones and deliverables and GANNT charting.


PMP provides the student with basic competencies to plan own projects and to carry out simple projects To be able to analyse, asses and apply methods, tools, theory and data in project management 

The form of teaching is theory exercises combined with ad hoc lectures and a 1-day excursion. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon

Please se Absalon course page.

BSc in geography and geoinformatics or equivalent is recommended.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment, Ongoing preparation throughout the course
Oral examination, 20 minutes
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list. A combined grade is given after the oral exam.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
Criteria for exam assessment

Please see learning outcome.

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 171
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • English
  • 206


Course number
7,5 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master

1 block

Block 3
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
Study Board of Geosciences and Management
Contracting department
  • Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator
  • Bent Egberg Mikkelsen   (4-686b736f466f6d7434717b346a71)
Saved on the 09-12-2021

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