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Industrial Production Environment 7.5 credits

Industriell produktionsmiljö
First cycle, A0011A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
The syllabus has been confirmed by the Department of Human Work Sciences 2007-02-28

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2020

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Industrial Work Environment
Subject group (SCB)
Work Science and Ergonomics
Main field of study
Industrial Design Engineering

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 Basic qualification requirements for university studies. Good knowledge in ergonomics. (A0015A Ergonomics 1) and D0030A Design: process and method or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After finishing the course the student is expected to have
  • good knowledge of the historical development in production and a sound theoretical base for design of manufacturing systems
  • achieved an understanding of the industrial production environment and the conditions for production organisations
  • a sound base for further knowledge building in the subject of production systems environment
  • achieved ability to perform limited investigations and evaluations of production systems

Production in the rear-view mirror: Handicraft, mass production, lean.
The manufacturing system: Classification, terminology, typical examples.
The production system environment: Volume and flexibility, standard products and customisation.
Manufacturing system design: From concept to operation; Performance: Productivity and efficiency.

Theories and applied exercises are covered during lectures. The students are expected to work individually and in groups with assignments and project work.

Grades are based on an individually written examination, as well as written and oral presentations of assignments and projects. The written examination is evaluated according to alternative A in “Regler för tentamen”. Differentiated grades are given.

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)
Bellgran, Monika& Säfsten, Kristina, Produktionsutveckling – Utveckling och drift av produktionssystem, Studentlitteratur, 2005
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

Information on additional course material for individual and group assignments is given at course start.

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 54.50MandatoryA07
0005Laboratory workU G#1.00MandatoryA11
0007Oral and written presentation of projeckt workU G#2.00MandatoryA14

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.