Course syllabus

Logistik i byggprocessen
Logistics in the Building Process

MTTN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

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

General Information

Elective for: V4-bf
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course presents a process-oriented view, and stimulates the creation of effective and efficient material flows in the construction industry. The course also furnishes basic and advanced knowledge regarding handling, transport and system design. Furthermore the course provides skills in identifying problems, analysing material flows and designing logistic systems. The course offers an introduction to logistics terminology and theory.

A project, which is part of the course, is meant to provide skills in identifying and solving problems, and to provide experience in carrying out and presenting a project. It should, furthermore, stimulate the students to exercise independent and critical thinking.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

This means that the student has acquired:


Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The basics of logistics and its role in the construction industry are addressed in seminars. Different methods and theories regarding materials control and materials supply are dealt with in exercises. The students will carry out an extensive project assignment at a building site, where a logistics problem or a possibility will be identified, and the students should formulate the problem and develop suggestions for solutions through studies and research. The project assignment will be presented at a seminar in the form of a technical report. Study visits to relevant companies in the building industry's supply chains will take place, where company representatives will describe their role and their activities. The course concludes in a written examination that will test and develop the student's understanding and knowledge.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: To qualify for a final grade, the student must have satisfactorily completed and presented the compulsory project and passed the written examination. The final grade is a combination of the weighted grades obtained on the project (0,5) and on the written examination (0,5). Compulsory attendance may occur in certain parts.

Code: 0107. Name: Logistics in the Building Process.
Credits: 3,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed written examination. Contents: Covers literature and lectures
Code: 0207. Name: Project Work.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Satisfactorily completed project work. Contents: The students (in groups) should solve a practical problem and write a report.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 12.
The course overlaps following course/s: MTTF01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetsadjunkt Fredrik Friblick,
Course administrator: Åsa Malm,
Course homepage:
Further information: Participation is mandatory for the first session. Absence from the first class session will result in an automatic drop from the course.