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Høst 2020

TEK-3500 Innovation and Management - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology

Type of course

The course can be taken as a single course.

Course contents

The academic content will provide students with the knowledge and training in main concepts, models and tools within the field of management with a focus on management of innovative organizations.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April 

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 30 credits mathematic/statistics topics. Application code: 9371

Objective of the course

After passing the course, students will have the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:

Upon completing the course the candidate:

K1: Has basic knowledge in fields such as teams and team development

K2: Has basic knowledge of the central elements of management and leadership.

K2: Has basic knowledge of current ideas of what constitutes innovative organizations.


Upon completing the course the candidate:

S1: Develop concrete descriptions of specific elements within innovative organizations.

S2: Can analyze and perform assessment of organizations with respect to innovation momentum

S3: Build effective teams and analyze their performance.


Upon completing the course the candidate:

GK1: Understand importance of innovation and entrepreneurial behavior specifically within existing organizations.

GK2: Can form and manage teams expected to perform creatively and produce innovative results

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

A combination of theory through traditional lectures and instructor coached project work during two separate weeks.

At the end of each week, each project group (team) will present a project report.

The course will not be available as an online course. (No video recording of lectures)

Quality assurance:

Subject evaluation according to the faculty`s quality system.


Coursework / Course requirements

Students will be divided into groups, and each group will be expected to produce a report due to at the end of the second week of teaching. The assessment of this report represent 50% of the total assessment.

Each group are expected to do one oral presentation at the end of first and second week of teaching.

Examination and assessment

The assessment of the report represent 50% of the total assessment. A final written exam will count as the rest 50% of the total assessment.

A-F grading scale are given, where F is not passed

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course for the students who failed in the written exam. The project report does not have to be completed for the re-sit exam if already graded as passed for the ordinary exam.

Examination language

Written exam and written project report is accepted in both Norwegian and English

Date for examination

Report hand in date 16.10.2020

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Lectures Autumn 2020
Forelesning uni.lekt. Knut Ivar Foshaug