Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Project Management

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to:
• understand the importance of project management for businesses.
• describe generic project phases and project results.
• apply methods to define project objectives, define the scope of the project and plan the tasks, duration and resource requirements.
• know the roles and people involved in a project.
• understand the importance of communication in projects.
• apply methods to manage projects.
• understand why projects fail and know which respective measures have to be taken.
• know the difference between single-project and multi-project management.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Presentation of specific characteristics of project organisation and of organisational integration, consequences for and resulting problems in businesses.
Students acquire knowledge about fundamental project management methods, such as
• planning of targets, structure, time, costs and organisation
• implementation of environment analysis, risk analysis and interdependece analysis as well as project controlling / project communication
in different phases of projects (beginning, implementtion / controlling, end) by using a chosen project management standard.
Tackle relevant social skills for successful project work. Successful practical projects and typical “pitfalls”.
Understanding of the terms project management, programme management and multi-project management.

recommended or required reading

• Gareis (2005): Happy Projects!: Project and programme management. Project portfolio management. Management of the project-oriented organization. Management in the project-oriented society, 1. Aufl., MANZ Verlag Wien
• Patzak, Rattay (2014): Projektmanagement: Leitfaden zum Management von Projekten, Projektportfolios und projektorientierten Unternehmen, 6. Aufl., Linde Verlag Wien

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods


semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

year of study

First year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable