EPS3900 European Project Semester - Main Project Course description

Course name in Norwegian
European Project Semester - Main Project
Study programme
European Project Semester
Year of study
FALL 2022
Programme description
Course history

Required preliminary courses

Admission to the programme. 

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should have the following overall learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


Upon successful completion of the course, the student knows:

  • how to collaborate and study in complex teams
  • how to employ project management methodologies when planning and executing a project
  • how to apply scientific knowledge and processes to solve multi-disciplinary problems, and methods for analysing outcomes


Upon successful completion of the course, the student can:

  • collaborate effectively with individuals with different nationalities, background and competencies
  • analyse the tasks and define the problems to be solved
  • apply relevant project management models
  • apply each group member’s existing disciplinary knowledge in innovation processes.
  • effectively analyse challenges; and identify and acquire competences necessary to develop feasible solutions
  • communicate in a multi-disciplinary team
  • appropriately and correctly document their project work
  • critically evaluate ongoing work and adjust development processes to achieve desired results

General Competence

Upon successful completion of the course, the student can:

  • plan, research and execute a project as part of a team
  • document the project; results, processes and competence development in a collaborative report
  • present and discuss the results, processes, complexities and decisions in the project


An interdisciplinary group project designed to develop students' project management skills, co-operation, communication skills, individual creativity and ability to apply their knowledge and competencies in different contexts.

Teaching and learning methods

EPS project groups are typically comprised of 3-5 students.

Projects can be within the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design and/or in collaboration with external companies, partners and stakeholders.

An academic supervisor at OsloMet will be assigned to each project group. The internal and/or external supervisor meets regularly with the project group and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the project. The main contribution of the supervisor is to help the students understand the content of their project and ensure that they are making progress. External companies, partners and stakeholders are consulted when necessary and according to the needs and scope of the individual project.

In addition to the content of the project report and oral (the product), great attention will be paid to the students- abilities to plan, delegate, communicate and co-operate as responsible team members towards a common objective (the process).

Course requirements

No coursework requirements /No compulsory activites


The assessment/examination is based on a group porfolio consisting of:

  • a written project report (between 5000-10000 words)

  • an oral presentation and discussion (20 + 10 minutes)

The portfolio is assessed as a whole and cannot be appealed. 

Permitted exam materials and equipment

All aids are permitted, as long as the rules for source referencing are followed.

Grading scale

Grade scale A-F


Two examiners, one internal and one external.

Admission requirements

The program is mainly offered to third year engineering students, but students from other disciplines may apply. The EPS is also an alternative to writing the regular Final Thesis for third year BA-students at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design. 

Candidates must have a qualification equivalent to two years of relevant college education. Proficiency in English is required. 

Course contact person

Tengel Aas Sandtrø (Academic Coordinator of the EPS)