Welcome to the course Project Management for Distance Students, 7,5 cr

On this page you will find information about your course, course registration and more. Here you will also find your course syllabus and the course timetable.

Course information

This course is a half-time course given between weeks 36-45.
Name of course

Project Managment, distance-studies

Course code

FEG 311

Application code



Department of Education and Business Administration

Course co-ordinator

Ehsanul Huda Chowdhury

E-mail: ehsanul.chowdhury@hig

Telephone: 026-64 84 87 

Course administration

Eva Persson

E-mail: kurs-aue@hig.se


Register on your course!

In order to register on your course, you first need to create a user account. Read more about how to activate your user account in our guide, "Five steps to get started".

If you do not register on time, you will lose your place on the course. Please contact your course administrator before the end of the registration period if you are experiencing problems with course registration.

If you are conditionally admitted you are not able to register on the course yourself.

Period for course registration: 2018-08-27--2018-09-02

About the course

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course organisation and communication

Course organisation


Projects have traditionally been regarded as carrying out challenging tasks in order to overcome obstacles to achieve desired goals. The goals have been rather clear, the project content and surroundings able to manage and control and the outcome possible to reach. With globalisation, Project Management has become a greater challenge than ever before. Because of increased overall world interconnectedness and related complexity, goals can easily be changed, the project more difficult to plan and organising requiring continuous stakeholder relationships, new project group roles and responsibilities established, and the surroundings a continuous leadership watch searching for control and stability.

Before adopting a specific project strategy, several change dimensions are necessary to consider for successful project management outcomes. Despite all project difficulties to manage, today we can see how project management is attracting increasingly sharper focus and how multiple projects are working together in new forms to reach desired goals. Many organizations and sectors are project-oriented and in ways that it is possible, to talk about the project oriented society. In short, project leadership in time for the future, requires new leadership skills, stakeholder collaboration and environmental watch. The course highlights new Project Management from an organizational, contextual perspective and present current leadership challenges in the course literature.

There are different definitions of what a project really is. Project can be small or large, well or more loosely planned, performing incremental or radical changes – in short, there are different project perspectives depending on the project context and leadership skills required. However, project all share in common the intention to create change within a base organisation with the use of limited costs, specified time and requirement of quality in performance and deliverables.

The objective of the course is to increase the students understanding of Project Management requirements through taking part of written examination, analysis of articles and project work. By the end of the course, the students are expected to:

  • Be familiar with project management concepts from a contextual and global perspective.
  • Understand different manager’s styles and tasks of project leadership.
  • Understand the importance of individual skills, personalities and roles for successful team management.
  • Be able to identify and recommend different project strategies to create successful project environments.
  • Be able to analyze real life projects by the application of project management theories

Course Organisation

The course will be conducted online. Students are requested to go through the power point slides of the lectures that will be uploaded on Blackboard and discuss regarding the lectures via e-mail or pre-scheduled skype sessions. Moreover, students need to submit the individual home exams as well as individual assignments on article analysis and group assignments on managing real life projects as part of the evaluation of the students for this course. The students also need to submit their home exams and assignments on safe assign of Blackboard on time as per course schedule to receive grades.

Course literature:

Andersen, Erling, S. (2008), “Rethinking Project Management: An organizational perspective”, London, Prentice Hall, ISBN 978-0-273-71547-4.


The communication between students and teacher will be via pre-scheduled skype sessions as well as though e-mails and discussions on Blackboard. The course contents, schedules, lecture videos and other information will be uploaded in the Blackboard and all important announcements related to the course will be also on the Blackboard. Moreover, individual or group emails will be sent to the students’ email accounts regarding important matters related to course.

Written exams

Written exams

Registration for exams, including re-takes, is mandatory. You can register for exams via Ladok. You need to register at least ten days before the exam date. If you fail to register you will only be able to sit your exam if there is a n empty place in the exam hall.

If you are a distance study student and want to take your exam off-campus, you need to apply to do so at least three weeks prior to the exam date.

Course evaluation

Course evaluation

After your course has finished you will be sent a we-based course evaluation questionnaire via e-mail. Your participation in the course evaluation is very valuable to us and you comments will help improve and develop the course further. All students registered on the course will receive a report of the course evaluation with all comments compiled.

General information

Hig.se/student is our student webpage where you can find useful links and information about your studies. Here you will also find a news feed where we publish study-related news.

IT support
You can contact IT support if you encounter any problems with your user account or any other IT related problems. The IT support is open for visits 09.00-15.00 in the Student Centre, building 22, Monday to Friday. You can also contact them by telephone +46 (0)26 64 88 00 or email itsupport@hig.se

The library is located in the middle of the campus and is open to everybody. Welcome to the library to activate your entrance card as a library card. You can reach all digital resources such as e-books and e-journals after logging in with your user account.

Student support
Sometimes you need help to manage your studies and student life. At the University of Gävle we have several support functions to help you deal with various study-related situations, such as, for example, student health and welfare and support for students with disabilities.

The Student Centre
At the Student Centre you will meet knowledgeable staff who can assist you in just about anything regarding your studies at the University of Gävle. The Student Centre is located in building 22. You can also find a café in this area and a TV displays showing study-related information and the daily timetabling. You can contact the Student Centre by email at studentcentrum@hig.se

Web meetings with Adobe Connect or Zoom
Adobe Connect and Zoom are two services for web meetings at the University of Gävle. You usually need a webcam and headset with a microphone.

Publicerad av: Eva Persson Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2018-06-26
Högskolan i Gävle
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