Course syllabus

Sustainable Manufacturing Systems, Advanced Course
Hållbara tillverkningssystem, fortsättningskurs

MMTN06, 7.5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2024-04-09
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Mandatory for: MPRR1
Elective for: I4-pr, M4-prr
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


This course will enhance the understanding of the important links that exist between technology, economy and sustainability, providing know-how to apply economic conditions as an instrument for production and formulation of a production development strategy for a given section of a manufacturing system. Further, the course will make clear the interdependence of product development including materials, production processes and sustainable manufacturing systems.

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 further clarifies the important link that exists between economics, technology and sustainability. The course focuses on applying the knowledge gained from previous courses, e.g. Sustainable manufacturing systems (MMTN31). Furthermore, the course provides in-depth knowledge of key figures (KPIs), sustainability follow-up, financial analysis of balancing losses, optimal staffing and optimal automation level. In-depth studies are also carried out within statistical analyzes of production data for assessment of various manufacturing systems from a production production performance point of view, primarily based on quality and delivery reliability with the aim of developing adequate development opportunities. In-depth study in the form of a study in a current area within production development, production and material development or industrial sustainability.


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written home examination and written and oral assignments.

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: Sustainable Manufacturing Systems, Advanced Course.
Credits: 7.5. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5).


Assumed prior knowledge: MMT045/MMTN30 Flexible Manufacturing Systems or Sustainable Manufacturing Systems or similar. MMT012/MMTF20 Production and Manufacturing Methods or MMTA05 Production Systems or smilar.
The number of participants is limited to: No
Kursen överlappar följande kurser: MMTN05

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Christina Windmark,
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