COP4431 Abdi İbrahim Special Topics in Project ManagementBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
COP4431 Abdi İbrahim Special Topics in Project Management Spring 3 0 3 6
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Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator :
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course focuses on the Project Management (PM) proccesses and key PM knowledge areas. The students develop the ability to manage the progressive maturity model of a project life-cycle independently from any industry.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
The learner will be able to;
1. define different project management methodologies and techniques
2. justify if an idea is a commercial/ strategic opportunity and convert the idea into an official business case document
3. classify projects with multiple parameters and will be able to bring different approaches according to project categories
4. develop a commercial look on contracting processes
5. apply different risk management techniques
6. apply different communication, negotiation and conflict management techniques
7. criticise ideas and lessons learned from real project managers' experiences
8. define Agile Project Management Methodology

Course Content

This course on Project Management focuses on Project Management Methodologies, Idea Management, and Project Classification and Prioritization for finding the right PM Tools. Contracting, Risk Management, Project Communication, Schedule Optimization, and Agile/ Scrum Methodology are other topics covered.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to Project Management
2) Project Management Methodologies
3) Idea Management
4) Project Classification and Prioritization
5) Finding the right PM Tool
6) Contracting
7) Review of PM Concepts, MidTerm
8) Risk Management
9) Advanced Project Communication
10) Time Schedule Optimization
11) Failure Stories and Lessons Learned
12) Applied Agile/ Scrum Methodology
13) Student Project Presentations
14) student Project Presentations


Course Notes / Textbooks: The ISPE Good Practice Guide: Project Management for Pharmaceutical Industry. J. Angelastro, D. Barlow, J. H. Butler, N. C. Davies, S. Errico, R. Gunderlock, J. Honey, L. Hura, S. Kelly, D. Koncak, K. Lamson, P. Loxley, C. McCann, K. O’Donnell, J. Phelan, R. H. Scherzer, W. Shelden, G. Spanel, M. Stefanowicz, M. Theobald, I. Thorne, 2011.
References: A Guide To The Project Management Body of Knowledge. PMI (Project Management Institute), 2013.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Project 1 % 30
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Project 1 50 50
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 138

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.