PhD Project course in Industrial Economics (IND900)

The course contains advanced topics in industrial economics. The course is intended to familiarize the student with the research frontier in an area connected to their PhD project.

Course description for study year 2024-2025. Please note that changes may occur.


Course code




Credits (ECTS)


Semester tution start

Spring, Autumn

Number of semesters


Exam semester

Spring, Autumn

Language of instruction



This course adapts the curriculum to the candidate's Ph.D. research topic. The course material is delivered as a supervised self-study, where the candidate together with the supervisor select scientific articles and books at the research front of the given topic. Studied theory and methods are applied by the candidate to their research topic. Presentation at international conferences is an integral part of the course.

Learning outcome

Upon course completion, the PhD candidate will have sufficiently detailed knowledge to be able to apply the latest theory and methodology to research advancement within that and related topics.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Home assignment 1/1 Passed / Not Passed

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Andreea-Laura Cojocaru

Head of Department:

Tore Markeset

Method of work

Guided self-study

Open for

Technology and Natural Science - PhD programme

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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