Course code RØP330

RØP330 Project analysis and project management in forestry, energy and natural resources

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Course responsible: Hans Fredrik Hoen
Teachers: Arild Stavne
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
40
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2015H
Preferential right:
M-FORNY, M-SF, M-REIS
Course contents:

The project as a tool, Structuring and planning, Tasks, steps and the timeline, Modes of organising a project, Income-, cost- and profitability-terms, Cash-flows,

Budgets and budgeting, Cash flow, Analysing investments, Financing, Income, cost and profitability, Risk and uncertainty, Valuation of land and enterprises, Taxation and effects of tax on profitability,

Change management and project monitoring (adaptive management), Contracts and agreements, Learning and evaluation in projects, ICT in projects,

Case studies from projects in renewable energy, tourism, forest- and nature-management

Learning outcome:

Knowledge:

1. The project as a way of working. Understanding of success criteria for project-implementation,

2. Planning methods and tools, Organising, steering and leadership in projects,

3. Students will learn to master theories and methods for analysing and consistent prioritising among options for allocating capital and other input factors in energy-projects and other nature-based business activities e.g. based on forestry, the outdoors and nature-based tourism.

Skills: 

Through lectures and exercises, students will be trained in

1. Preparing, planning, executing and evaluating projects,

2. Analysing investments and capital-allocation based on input from various sources, and valuation of projects and firms with emphasis on the energy sector and the forest-based sector,

3. Performing holistic evaluation of competing alternatives, under risk and uncertainty, and different constraints/restrictions on land use.

General competence:

Give students sufficient general competence to be able to plan, organise and lead projects in order to do consistent analyses of investment-alternatives for different projects within forest, energy and nature management.

Learning activities:

Lectures, exercises and practical training, independent study

Semester assignment, presentation and discussion 

Teaching support:
Canvas. During office hours and on appointment, lecturers can provide academic supervision to students (make appointment). 
Syllabus:
A reading list to be distributed at the start of course. All material presented in lectures, including guest-lectures, and distributed articles are part of the syllabus.
Prerequisites:
BUS100, ECN170 eller SKOG230, BSc
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

Exercises and semester assignment.

Exercises and semester assignment must be taken again, if the course is taken again.

Assessment:

Exercises and compulsory assignments must be passed in order to pass the course.

Oral exam counts 40%, mid-term written exam (B1: calculator will be handed out, no other aids) 30% and semester-assignment 30%. All parts must be passed in order to pass the course.

Nominal workload:
300 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:

RØP310 5 SP,

FORN320 5 SP

Type of course:
About. 75 hour lecturing including guest lectures and seminars, 25 hour exercises
Examiner:
External examiner participates and evaluates oral exam and written mid-term exam.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått