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ME2037 Project Communication 6.0 credits

The course teaches and explains the communication forms of project organizations and the tools that can be used to enable formal and informal communication. The course is possible to take as a separate course. It is also included in the course profile series on Project Communication and IT. The profile includes ME1400 Project Management and Communication, ME2037 Project Communication, ME2038 IT Management and ME2039 Knowledge Management.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus ME2037 (Autumn 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Forms of collaboration. Communication and information. Formal and informal communication. Communication planning. Communication theories. Complexity of professional knowledge. Interpretation, clarity, understanding. Experience sharing and learning organizations. Information flows in project organizations. IT tools for project communication.

Intended learning outcomes

After finished course the participants should be able to understand the communication forms of project organizations and be familiar with the interplay between formal and informal communication. The participants should realize the dynamics of human direct communication and information exchange via different media, and also be familiar with how geographically distributed project work can be organized and managed through communication processes and information technology. The participants should know about tools for communication and their use in different process stages, and be able to outline a communication plan for a project.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

ME1400 Project Management and Communication, ME2015, ME2016 or equal

Recommended prerequisites

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Will be announced at the beginning 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

P, F


  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN1 - Essay, 4.5 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Active participation on mandatory course events. The main examination of the course consists of writing an essay which describes a communication plan proposal for a project. The essay is written in groups of 3-5 course participants.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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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 web

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Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

ME2038, ME2039


Örjan Wikforss,, +46 8 790 96 82

Supplementary information

Established Autumn 2006 

Replaces 4D1402 and ME2403