Course syllabus

Tillämpad logistiksimulering
Applied Logistics Simulation

MTTN55, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-25

General Information

Main field: Food Product and Packaging Development.
Compulsory for: MFIPDES2
Elective for: I4, M4-lp, MD4
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English


To give the student an understanding of how they can analyse complex systems, especially packaging and logistics systems, with simulation models. The aim of the course is to give the student the knowledge of identifying simulation problems and how to develop, run experiment, do statistical analyses, verify and validate simulation models.

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


The course will give the students fundamental knowledge about simulation, about discrete event simulation as a method and how modelling and simulation can be used to analyse packaging and logistics systems. In addition modelling and simulation as a method is covered. Commercial software are used as tools in the course activities and assignments. Computer aided lectures, individual assignments, feedback seminars and guest lectures are used in the learning process.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Examination will be done individually or in group form. During the course, the simulation project will be presented in an oral presentation and in a technical report.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 16.
The course overlaps following course/s: MTT225, MTTN10

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Daniel Hellström,
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