Planning and Running R and D Projects
Course code
IFI8109.DT
old course code
IFI8109
Course title in Estonian
Teadus- ja arendusprojektide kavandamine ja täitmine
Course title in English
Planning and Running R and D Projects
ECTS credits
4.0
approximate amount of contact lessons
18
Teaching semester
spring
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Develop ability to plan, analyze and evaluate research and development (R&D) projects, as well understanding peculiarity of R&D projects.
Brief description of the course
The concepts of projects and project management. Peculiarity and role of R&D projects in R&D activities. Composition methods and evaluation criteria of R&D projects. Planning R&D projects: determining an objective, research tasks/hypotheses, the title, activities/methodology. Resource planning, estimation of application potential. Reviewing R&D projects. Executing R&D projects. Application procedures and best practices. A number of R&D projects will be discussed.
Independent work:
1) Development and presentation of a research project plan,
2) Reviewing of a research project plan of a fellow student,
3) Development and presentation of a development project plan (team work).
Independent work
Independent work:
1) Development and presentation of a research project plan,
2) Reviewing of a research project plan of a fellow student,
3) Development and presentation of a development project plan (team work).

Requirements for independent work:
1) Completing home assignments
2) Timely submission of the examination papers (two project plans and a review).
Learning outcomes in the course
A student is:
• able to develop a R&D project plan
• able to review an R&D project plan
• aware of major problems of executing of R&D projects, and possibilities of their solving.
Assessment methods
Examination is based on the assessment of the following documents: 1) Plan of a research project – 40% of the grade, 2) plan of a development project – 40%, 3) review of a research project – 20%.
Teacher
prof Peeter Normak, PhD
Study literature
Public course materials can be found at
http://www.tlu.ee/~pnormak/RD-projects-2016
Other materials will be sent to the students by e-mail.
Additional information
All doctoral students are eligible to subscribe to the course. The students who attended on at least six classes are eligible to subscribe to the examination.
The examination work consists of three parts:
1) Research project plan; submission deadline – 11.03.
2) Review of a research project; submission deadline – 24.03.
3) Development project plan – submission deadline – 20.04.
For passing the examination, all three parts should be completed.
Replacement literature
Replacement literature is given to the students on individual bases, depending on the topic of the composed R&D projects.