Course syllabus

Industriella produktionssystem
Production Systems

MMTA05, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2016-04-04

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: I3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the activities and processes involved in industrial product realization. The course will provide deep knowledge of production activities, being an important part of product realization, such as different principles and methods to provide a selected raw material with desired shapes and properties, the importance of material choice whenchoosing a manufacturing method and design of manufacturing systems. The course also sheds light on aspects of sustainability in product realization.

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 highlights the entire area of ​​product realization. The focus is directed towards the production part of the product realization chain. Initially the overall interaction and dependency between product and production is described, were e.g. choice of materials play a central role. While a material can give the desired appearance or function of a product it puts demands on, and in some cases limit the choice of production method. This is also highly dependent on the quality requirements of the product, where the material's behavior under production has a major impact. The choice of material is also affected by requirements or opportunities for recycling the product or material.

Central to the course is the description of the principle of different manufacturing methods and the quality achievable with these methods. The method groups that are treated in depth is plastic forming, machining and casting methods. Methods discussed more briefly are cutting, powder technology, polymer technology, non-mechanical, as well as grinding and polishing methods.

By combining several different manufacturing equipment a manufacturing system is designed. Various types of production layouts and its properties are treated, where the production system's performance is linked to the cost of manufacturing a component concludes with an overall illumination of the material in different products can be recycled into a material life cycle.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Continuous examinatino of three compulsory assignments and activities can giv a maximum of 8 examination points, that together with a written exam will give the final grade.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MMT012

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Carin Andersson,
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