Design of Manufacturing Systems 15 Credits

First cycle, A0009A
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2018 Sp 3 - Spring 2018 Sp 4
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Syllabus established
by 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 03 Nov 2017

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Industrial Work Environment
Subject group (SCB)
Work Science and Ergonomics

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and The course implies basic knowledge in sustainable development/ environment impact, ergonomics, man-machine-interaction, production development, production and manufacturing technique, logistics, industrial planning, design methodology, project work and economics.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
A student that has passed the course shall be able to survey, analyse and design work places and limited parts of production systems that function well from a holistic perspective, based on sustainable development/environment impact and the interaction between humans, technique and organisation. Human needs and limitations shall be focused in this work.

The course emphasises on different work environment aspects:
  • Work environment demands – from laws and regulations
  • Work environment screening with WEST
  • Accident and risk estimations
  • Chemical health hazards – elimination and ventilation technique
  • Environment impact analysis
  • Noise reduction and elimination technique - Systematic production design – user participation
  • Design of work organisation
  • Psycho social work environment
  • Basic modelling in FactoryCAD
  • Investment calculations – work environment economics
  • Reporting of investigation and design work

The teaching includes lectures, lessons, practices and laboratory work dealing with theory, methods and tools for production design. Project work with supervision is performed in groups. The students are trained in work with surveys, analysis and production design based on real problems studied in industrial companies. The students are also trained in problem based literature studies and presentation of investigation and design results.

For a passed mark the student needs to perform project work, a passed oral presentation of the examination task and a passed written project report. Attendance at lessons and presentations is compulsory. The project work is a group examination task. Grade scale: U (failed) 3, 4, and 5

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Magnus Stenberg

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2012 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
AFS 2000: 42 Arbetsplatsens utformning, Arbetsmiljöverket, Stockholm
Antonsson, A-B. och Christensson, B. (2005) Process- och industriventilation, Prevent, Stockholm
Bellgran, M., & Säfsten, K. (2005) Produktionsutveckling, Utveckling och drift av produktionssystem, Studentlitteratur, ISBN 91-44-03360-5
Bohgard, M. m.fl. (2008) Arbete och teknik på människans villkor, Prevent, Stockholm
Peterson, P m fl., LEAN - Gör avvikelser till framgång, Part Development, 2009
Bicheno, J., Ny verktygslåda för Lean: För snabbt och flexibelt flöde, Revere AB, 2007

The students also search and use other relevant literature to solve the project work examination task.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

0003Written och oral presenation of passed project work15.0TG G U 3 4 5