Course syllabus

Projektkurs logistik
Project in Logistics

MTTN15, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2015-04-13

General Information

Elective for: I5, M5
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


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.

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 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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Approved written and oral presentations of the projects.

Code: 0110. Name: Project in Logistics.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved written and oral presentation of the project.
Code: 0210. Name: Assignments.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved assignments.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 16.

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Jan Olhager,
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