Course syllabus

Project Management and Research Methodologies in Supply Chain Management
Projektledning och forskningsmetodik inom produktion och logistik

MTTN85, 7.5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED I
Date of Decision: 2024-04-16
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Main field: Logistics and Supply Chain Management Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Mandatory for: MLOG2, MPRR2
Elective for: E5, I5, M5, Pi5
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The overall purpose of the course is to provide the students with an understanding for and skills in how to organize projects and scientific studies within a supply chain management context. The course builds on previous courses and gives the students an opportunity for in-depth studies. The students obtain knowledge and insights into project management and research methodologies before taking on a group project where they focus on a chosen production or logistics area.


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course consists of three parts. The first part deals with research methodology and different research methods.
The second part is concerned with project management and different project methods and tools. The third part is a project that is carried out in groups of approximately 4 persons. Each group shall with the aid of the supervisor select and define a project task in the production, logistics, and supply chain management domain. The course contains the following themes:


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Project work in Groups, and individual assignments. Compulsory attendance may occure in certain parts.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0120. Name: Project.
Credits: 6.0. Grading scale: UG - (U, G). Assessment: Satisfactorily completed projects.
Code: 0220. Name: Individual Assignment.
Credits: 1.5. Grading scale: UG - (U, G). Assessment: Approved individual assignments.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Jan Olhager,
Examinator: Andreas Norrman,
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