Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: I4, M4. Course coordinator: Professor Marianne Jahre,, Engineering Logistics. Prerequisites: MTT105/F01 Logistics or MTTN01 Logistics in the Building Process. Assessment: To qualify for a final grade, the student must have completed a compulsory project and cases. Evaluation of course performance is based on the project and participation in class. Parts: 2. Parts: 2. Home page:

The course will give students fundamental and advanced knowledge about humanitarian logistics and the design, management and measurement of supply chains in the humanitarian context. Disaster relief as well as logistics in developing countries will be covered. The scope of the course is to provide an overview of the specific context of humanitarian logistics and a set of important available concepts, models and tools. The course will furnish an understanding of the important role of logistics and supply chain management in the humanitarian context. It will also convey the knowledge and skills to methodically analyse needs, and consequently to design, manage and measure the supply chain.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

This means that the students will have:

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

independently be able to:

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The humanitarian context: actors, activities and resources involved in disaster relief and logistics in developing countries; designing, managing and measuring supply chains; sourcing and procurement; outsourcing and cooperation with logistics service providers, coordination needs and means; infrastructure, transportation and warehousing; trends in logistics/SCM strategies and structures.

Selected material provided by the department.


Code: 0112. Name: Project.
Higher education credits: 5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved project. Contents: By independently choosing and working with projects, the students are trained in small groups in identifying, theorizing, analyzing and understanding problems related to humanitarian logistics and supply chains. Information sources will be internet, reports, etc. and they can choose between issues related to supply chain design, management and measurement..

Code: 0212. Name: Cases and Participation in Class.
Higher education credits: 2,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved assignments/cases. Contents: In the assignment/case studies, the students will work in groups to analyze and solve cases and to write and orally present and participate in discussions.