Course syllabus

Marknadsstyrda system
Market-driven Systems

FRTN20, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 1
Date of Decision: 2012-03-22

General Information

Elective for: F4, F4-fm, I4, I4-fir, I4-pvs, M4, Pi4, Pi4-fm
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Dynamic models for product flows, effects of feedback, optimization of dynamical systems with linear constraints, 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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam, project and two laboratory exercises.

Code: 0109. Name: Market-driven Systems.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH.
Code: 0209. Name: Laboratory 1.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0309. Name: Laboratory 2.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0409. Name: Project.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


Required prior knowledge: Reglerteknik AK (FRT010).
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 10.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Director of studies: Professor Karl-Erik Årzén,
Course coordinator: Docent Charlotta Johnsson,
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