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Advanced Production Design 15 Credits

Avancerad produktionsdesign
Second cycle, A7005A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Spring 2022 Sp 4
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Industrial Work Environment
Subject group (SCB)
Work Science and Ergonomics

Entry requirements

The course implies basic knowledge in screening, analysis and design of work places and limited parts of whole production systems that are well functioning from a holistic perspective (human-technology-organisation-environment). Basic knowledge regarding automation, computer simulation of ergonomics and production flows, industrial economy and English is also needed.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
A student that has passed the course shall be able to actively and independently participate in project groups that work with industrial production development at pre projecting and projecting levels. After a completed course the student shall be able to screen, analyse, design, simulate and evaluate extensive and essential parts of whole productions systems that function well from a holistic perspective regarding human, technology, organisation and environment. Human prerequisites and needs shall be highlighted in this work. The student shall be able to report results in proper English, orally and in writing.

The students shall in groups investigate and specify requirements and design proposals for significant parts of well functioning production systems. Special attention shall be paid to:
  • Project planning and work in project groups
  • Independent literature studies
  • Theoretical framework and methodology
  • Holistic thinking with regard to human, technology, organisation and environment
  • Elaborated and broad specification of requirements
  • Creativity and realism during work with solutions
  • Elaborated and broad evaluation of solutions
  • Simulation and analysis of ergonomics
  • Simulation and analysis of production flows
  • Analysis of environmental effects
  • Calculation and analysis of investments
  • Reporting in English

Lectures and lessons regarding theory and methodology. Supervision during project work. The students are trained in screening, analysis, design and reporting work in real and sharp development projects in direct cooperation with industrial companies.

For a passed mark the student needs to perform a passed project work, a passed oral and visual presentation of the examination task and a passed project report written in English. Attendance at seminars and presentations is compulsory.

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.

Lena Abrahamsson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2008 Sp 1
Bellgran, M., & Säfsten, K. (2005) Produktionsutveckling, Utveckling och drift av produktionssystem, Studentlitteratur, ISBN 91-44-03360-5 (in Swedish)

Zackrisson, M. (2002) Miljöaspekter - identifiering, bedömning, prioritering, IVF,
ISSN 0349-0653/ISRN IVF--S--02/803—SE (in Swedish)

The students also independently search and use relevant literature to solve the examination task.

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

0001Project work, oral and visual presentation15.0G 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
The syllabus has been approved by the Dept. of Human Work Sciences 2007-12-04.

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 16 Jun 2017