European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

F0 / PK-3
Project Study Papers (PSA)

Course code: 127996
Language of instruction: English
Assessment: Project Study Paper

Short description

The PSA shall represent solutions of corporate-relevant project tasks. In this context, the students shall transfer and utilize the methods and knowledge learned and acquired within the scope of the programs. As PSA, at least 20 pages in writing must be submitted by the students as a rule. The PSA shall be completed within the scope of a presentation with a subsequent defense and shall be assessed (structured report concerning written PSA and oral presentation) by the appointed examiners.

Objectives

The PSA shall represent solutions of corporate/relevant project tasks. In this context, the students shall transfer and utilize the methods and knowledge learned and acquired within the scope of the programs. Together with the thesis, the project papers are the central milestones of the project and transfer oriented Project Competence Program at the SUB. The students document in these how they are able to specifically introduce and implement course contents and what they have learned in their project or company.  The project paper is an indicator of the transfer and project ability of the students.

Course Content by Units

The project paper should orient all partners (student, project client, university) about the project start/progress, highlight the transfer performance to date and publish the corporate benefits of the project work realised up to then.

The project of the student is the focus of the written work and the presentation. A first project paper very often provides formulating a project design or planning the project based on the project specification. The basis here is the content of the corresponding SUB modules/seminars in which all relevant contents and tools have been imparted: project initiation, integration of the project objectives in the company, division or department/team objectives, project order, project structure plan, project schedule, work packages etc. can be presented and discussed in a problem-oriented way. Opportunities and possibilities of the project such as the project risks and possible stumbling blocks also play a role thereby. It should also be shown how the student(s) would like to minimise the risks and bypass possible difficulties.

A further possibility is the project and transfer related use of tools which has been imparted in the SUB modules/seminars for practical business management. For example, this can be company analyses, success factor analyses, customer and competitor analyses, SWOT analyses etc. However, project-related management and employee surveys which are useful for the further continuation of the project are also conceivable.

It is always important for all content options to present the results and discuss them critically, consider obstacles, reflect about implementation resistance and show alternative solutions.


Teaching Methods

PSA

Literature

  • SHB: PSA, SIS
  • SHB: Report PSA, SIS.


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(Course profile ID: F0 / PK-3, generated on November 12, 2018)