Development of Quality, Risk, and Project Management Systems 2


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

This module is based on knowledge obtained in the 1st semester of the MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management programme.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained knowledge of a range of selected models and methods in the area of quality and project management, including:
    • Planning, control and optimising in multi-project environments
    • Models, methods and tools to develop advanced quality, environmental and project management systems
    • Risks management and performance measurements.
  • Have gained knowledge of how quality, project and management accounting systems can be incorporated as strategic elements in a company
  • Have gained knowledge of how quality, project and management accounting systems can be integrated with a company’s other management systems
  • Have gained knowledge of risk identification and risk management in ETO productions, and how such risks can be addressed as a strategic business advantage.


  • Be able to analyse an organisation’s need for quality and project management, internal as well as external in relation to customers and suppliers
  • Be able to analyse a group of projects with simultaneous lifetime and to evaluate existing project portfolios
  • Be able to apply advanced methods and models in the improvement suggestions for an organisation’s current quality and project management systems
  • Be able to identify and analyse risk factors for project portfolios and understand risk management systems, also with a strategic focus
  • Be able to evaluate the effect of the implementation of suggested methods and models.


  • Be able to understand and identify the connection between the quality system and a company’s other control systems as well as relations to suppliers and customers in the value chain
  • Be able to design and understand project management systems with conflicting success criteria, limited resources available and limited budgets
  • Be able to analyse risk factors for a project portfolio, understand risk management systems and to turn risks into business opportunities.

Type of instruction

The course consists of a number of lectures as well as the student’s independent learning effort. The form and extent of the course is determined and described in connection with planning the semester. The lesson plans, literature etc. are created in connection with this. The course is conducted as a combination of single-disciplinary, problem-oriented and cross-disciplinary fields of study, and it is structured from a work and evaluation form which combines skills and reflection:

  • Lectures
  • Class work
  • Project work
  • Workshops
  • Exercises (alone and in groups)
  • Teacher feedback
  • Reflection on content
  • Portfolio work.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examDevelopment of Quality, Risk, and Project Management Systems 2
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsInformation about allowed helping aids for the examination will be published in the description of the semester/module.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleUdvikling af kvalitets-, risiko- og projektstyringssystemer 2
Module codeM-OSM-K2-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Management Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science