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Operative Quality Management 7.5 credits

Operativ kvalitetsledning
Second cycle, K7006N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2022 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Quality Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Industrial Engineering and Management

Entry requirements

Completed courses of at least 120 credits, with at least the grade Pass. This must include the following courses: Quality management, Introduction course (K0001N) 7,5 credits, or equivalent knowledge. As an alternative, work experience within the field of Quality Management may be referred to as pre-requisite. Work experience should be certified by the employer.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The aim of the course is to prepare the student for the engineering role, which implies that the student should have acquired abilities to:

  • Use methods and tools in Quality Management, e.g. Process management, Value stream analysis, and the Seven management tools.
  • Describe and explain different perspectives on leadership, with a focus on improvement and change initiatives.
  • Analyze improvement and development work in organizations.
  • Analyze and reflect upon individual learning outcomes during the course.

The course includes theory and practice for improvement work and change management. Different research papers and reports are also studied and discussed.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The teaching consists of lectures and assignments made by the students a individually or in groups. Since group discussions form important parts of the course attendance at compulsory sessions is a requirement.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The course aims are examined via individual assignments, oral presentations, written reports and attendance at compulsory sessions. To pass, the student must demonstrate that the course aims have been achieved. The grade may be affected by how compulsory tasks are conducted. Attendance during lectures, teamwork and presentations may be mandatory.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETKS 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.

Erik Lovén

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 2
Klefsjö, B., Eliasson, H., Kennerfalk, L., Lundbäck, A. & Sandström, M. (1999). De sju ledningsverktygen - För effektivare planering av förbättringsarbetet. Studentlitteratur, Lund.
Ida Gremyr, Bjarne Bergquist, Mattias Elg (2020). Quality Management: An Introduction, Studentlitteratur.
Papers and complementary text provided by the teachers.
Literature might be added.

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Individual and Group workU G#7.50MandatoryA09

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 was established on February 22, 2009 and is valid from the autumn term 2009.

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 11 Feb 2022