EPS3100 European Project Semester - Supporting Courses Emneplan

Engelsk emnenavn
European Project Semester - Supporting Courses
European Project Semester
10 stp.

Anbefalte forkunnskaper

Admission to the programme. 




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:

  • theories of teambuilding and team roles
  • relevant project management models
  • systematic innovation theory and practices
  • sustainability frameworks and implementation in concept developments
  • the rhetorical principles for different forms of oral and written communication in English


Upon successful completion of the course, the student can:

  • collaborate in a multidisciplinary team
  • communicate effectively in both written and oral English
  • search for, synthesize, critically analyse and correctly reference sources
  • present work in progress, engage in professional discussions and offer constructive feedback
  • reflect on his/her own professional practice, team work, target achievements and learning as a basis for his/her own ongoing development.

General Competence

Upon successful completion of the course, the student can:

  • plan and carry out tasks independently and as part of a team
  • document and reflect on their knowledge, development and contribution


There are two semester-long supporting courses:

  • Project Planning and Management
  • Collaboration and communication in English

In addition, there are individual workshops. Topics may wary between semesters, but typically on the following topics:

  • Team-building
  • Sustainability

Additional guest lectures and workshops may take place over the course of the semester.

There is also the option to take a Norwegian Language and Culture course (5ECTS).

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

The Supporting Courses consist of lectures, classroom teaching, group work, peer feedback and assessment, practical workshops, and individual and group assignments.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter

The following coursework requirements/compulsory activities must be completed and approved by the given deadline in order for the student to take the exam:

  • An attendance rate of at least 80% across all supporting courses, guest lectures and workshops is required to qualify for grading of the portfolio.

Vurdering og eksamen

The portfolio assessment for the Supporting Courses consists of six assignments:

  • Four group assignments (3-5 students), including the mid-term oral presentation.
  • Two individual assignments

All assignments are graded as a single portfolio for an individual grade. The grading happens after the last assignment and previous assignments may be improved through the semester.

The portfolio examination cannot be appealed.

Hjelpemidler ved eksamen

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


Grade scale A-F.


Two internal examiners. 


Ass. prof. Tengel Sandtrø