Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: I4lp, M4. Course coordinator: PhD candidate Carina Johnsson, och Ass professor Dag Näslund,, Teknisk logistik. Prerequisites: MTT105/MTTF01 Logistics or MTT202/MTTN01 Logistics in the Building Process, and at least one of MTT045 International Physical Distribution, MTT091 Materials Handling, MTT021/MTTF10 Materials Handling, MTT051/MTTF05 Factory Planning and Engineering, MTT115 Industrial Purchasing, MTT240 Supply chain management or MTT230/MTTN05 Process based Business Development. Assessment: Approved written and oral presentations of the projects. Parts: 2.

The overall purpose of the course is to provide the students with an understanding for and the skills in how to organize a project within a logistics context, from the identification of a problem area to the development of a proposition for a solution. The course is based on earlier courses within the logistics field and gives the students the opportunity for deepening and practically applying the theoretical knowledge which has been provided in earlier courses. By independently working with company based projects, the students are trained in small groups in identifying, theorizing, analyzing and solving a company problem within a chosen area of logistics. In order to support this work, the course e.g. provides knowledge in research methodology, project methodology, tools to structure and attack problems, report writing and presentation techniques.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course is executed as an independent project in groups of 4-5 people. Each group will, with the help of their supervisors, choose and define a project assignment within an area of logistics where the students have good previous knowledge. The project will be carried out at a company.

The course will deal with the following themes:

The students will also conduct deeper theoretical studies within the context of the chosen project area.

· Björklund M, Paulsson U: Seminarieboken – att skriva, presentera och opponera. Studentlitteratur 2003. ISBN: 91-44-04125-X
· Wallén, G: Vetenskapsteori och forskningsmetodik. Studentlitteratur 1996
· Johnsson, C och Norrman, A: Kompendium Projektkurs Logistik (2010)
· Students’ own choice of literature to solve their problem


Code: 0110. Name: Project in Logistics.
Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved written and oral presentation of the project.

Code: 0210. Name: Assignments.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved assignments.