Course syllabus

Production Planning

YTHA56, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED LIV
Date of Decision: 2021-04-20

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements.
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is tobe able to plan, equip and organise a production line in the food manufacturing industry, in a grocery store/supermarket, institutional housekeeping establishment or restaurant

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


The course addresses what is required to establish a production line from planning to implementation and operation. It deals with the design of premises and equipment as well as staffing but also aspects of work environment and group dynamics. The course sheds light on which government contacts and legislation (construction, food and work environment legislation) must be taken into account. Furthermore, models for product and investment calculation and tender procedure are reviewed, as well as tools for production management, such as Lean Production.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Active participation, oral and written group presentation of the project.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0121. Name: Project Participation.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Active participation in the project
Code: 0221. Name: Report on the Project Work .
Credits: 6,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved written and oral reports of the projects. Projects are performed in a project group.


Assumed prior knowledge: YTHF35 Food Microbiological Quality, YTHA30 Food Technology I - Heat and Heat Transfer, YTHF10 Food Technology II - Food Preparation Processes
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: YTHA55

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Birgitta Åsman,
Course homepage:
Further information: Study visits and guest lectures are compulsory. In case of legal impediment the student has to accomplish an individual assignment with an equivalent content.