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Production visualization, basic course 7.5 Credits

Produktionsvisualisering, grundkurs
First cycle, A0016A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
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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 + Swedish upper secondary school courses Physics 2, Chemistry 1, Mathematics 4 (specifik entry A9). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Physics B, Chemistry A, Mathematics E (specifik entry 9)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
A student who has passed the course will master theories, methods and computer tools for 3D visualization supporting the three following stages in the development of production concepts. Explore: visualization as a tool in the exploration of alternative solutions.   Explain: visualization as a tool for explanation of solutions. Express: visualization as a tool to achieve acceptance of design solutions. An eligible student should be able to use this knowledge to ensure a good user and client involvement in the design and development of production concepts. An eligible student must be able to:
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of visualization of production concepts,
  • explain how visualization can and should be used in this field
  • analyze visualizations within the area,
  • perform a visualization using computer tools,
  • use of a reflective and critical approach to the different ways of using visualization,
  • self-critically reflect on and justify intramural visualization task.

  • Theories of visualization
  • Presentation theory, picture and sound theory, perception theory
  • Applications of visualizing

  • Technologies and tools for visualization
  • Programs suitable for modeling
  • Text, lighting and sound

  • Theory and practice of production layout design
  • Simplified systematic layout planning based on proximity needs
  • Practical recommendations for the design of factory layouts

  • Application of visualization
  • Visualization of a production concept (a fictional work )

  • Research in production visualization
  • Literature review of relevant research papers

The course begins with lectures on theories that can be applied to visualization, after which current computer tools and technologies are introduced. Thereafter students must undertake an investigation and reporting of the present research front for production visualization. The results are presented as a written background in a fictive research application or a research outline application. This is followed by supervised exercises in three application areas; explore, explain, express. After the exercises the students solve tasks in each area, guided by teachers who give constructive feedback. Once this is completed the students start an individual project with production visualization of a fictitious industrial production environment that they model. A factory layout should be designed according to layout theories and practices. In this work teachers offer guidance tailored to current individual needs Lectures

Students are assessed through critical examination of their solutions of the following assignments and through supervision during the project work.
  • Literature review of theoretical research, presented in a written
  • Assignments in the areas explore, explain, express
  • Individual project, visual and oral final presentation

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 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Bohgard M et al (2008) Work and technology on human terms, Stockholm , Prevent
Phillips EJ (1997) Manufacturing plant layout: fundamentals and fine points of optimum facility design , Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Muther R and Wheeler JD (1994) Simplified Systematic Layout Planning, Management and Industrial Research Publications, Marietta , Georgia, USA
Relevant research papers
Manuals for current computer programs for visualization.

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

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0002Literature reviiew2.0U G#
0003Project5.0G U 3 4 5

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.

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 16 Feb 2015

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2017