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ME1306 Industrial Project Management 7.5 credits

Projects are in many industrial and technology-intensive organisations a dominating work form, by which complex deliveries, research and development endeavours, entrepreneurial and innovative activities, and change programmes are handled. This course departs from general perspectives in management and organisational research and then focus on the project management discipline, thereby taking research-based knowledge into practical application in industrial project work.

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For course offering

Spring 2025 CINEK programme students

Application code


Headings with content from the Course syllabus ME1306 (Spring 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course disposition

See the course syllabus.

Course contents

The project management science is a practically and scientifically emerging knowledge field whose practitioner must be able to handle complex assignments with bearing on technology, finance, sustainability, intersectionality, ethics and social progress. The project is a working method that in several ways complements and differs from classical methods for industrial organisation, while it is well-established in both classical and contemporary research about organisation, leadership and management. A project is a structural solution to handling of temporary and unique assignments, which a focus on both sequential and agile planning and follow-up. However, the management and control of the project also requires insights that are retrieved from the general organisational research; an understanding of human resource management, political processes, company culture and leadership.

The course focuses on management and working methods in business, development and innovation projects in industrial enterprises. The project form and its use are anchored in the organisation, leadership and management research. During the course, the structural theory of project management is compared to political and cultural perspectives and case studies. Major emphasis is placed on how the surrounding world conditions influence the project management, as well as on the client role and handling of stakeholders.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

1. Describe and demonstrate an understanding of the general structure of the project management science, as a both practically and scientifically emerging knowledge field

2. Explain the relation between project organisations and permanent organisations, and describe the existing solutions to the problems related to structure, power and culture that are embedded in this relation

3. Formulate and analyse practical problems in industrial activities by means of the tools of the project management science and theoretical models

4. Recommend how the management of a project can be prepared, carried out and continuously developed

5. Describe the main tasks and the areas of responsibility for a project manager over the whole life cycle of the project in industrial and technology-intensive environments and how leadership can be exercised

6. Analyse how learning and development of knowledge take place in the project management field, both for the individual and the organisation

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Participation in ME1314 Introduction to Industrial Engineering and Management

Recommended prerequisites

None in addition to the specific prerequisites.




Course literature will be announced at the start of the course.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Term Paper, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project seminar, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 4.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

See the course syllabus.

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

Decided by the examiner.


Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

See the course and program directory.

Transitional regulations

Item SEM1 of previous course offerings can henceforth be examined in PRO1

Item TEN1 of previous course offerings can henceforth be examined in TEN2

Item KON1 of previous course offerings can henceforth be examined in TEN2

Supplementary information

Only open for students admitted to the MSc in Engineering programme Industrial Engineerig and Management, CINEK.

Course with similar/overlapping content is ME2015/ME2016.
You cannot  take one of these courses.

The course is not open for exchange students.