Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: F4, F4fm, I4, I4fir, I4pvs, Pi4, Pi4fm. Course coordinator: Prof Karl-Erik Årzén, and Assistant Professor Charlotta Johnsson,, Dept of Automatic Control. Recommended prerequisits: Reglerteknik AK (FRT010). The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 10. Assessment: Written exam, project and two laboratory exercises. Home page:

To teach the basic principles for automation systems in the manufacturing industries and their dynamic interaction with market factors such as variations in demand and prices for raw material, transports, and inventory. To give insight into current problems and trends of companies in region, through guest lectures and projects.

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

Event-based and continuous dynamic models for product flows, effects of feedback, pricing models with convex utility functions, measures for production efficiency, issues that effect the economic outcome of an investment in automation, functional enterprise models, physical enterprise models, software systems for automation, industry standards.

To be decided