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SIRIUS - Integrated Production Development 22.5 credits

SIRIUS - Integrerad produktionsutveckling
Second cycle, T7026T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

Courses summing up to 180 credits with sufficient depth within the areas that are deemed important for the production development project, which the participant aims to take part in. Important knowledge in production development corresponding to the content in T7018T, T7019T,T7022T and M7028T.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After completing the course the students shall be able to:

1.      Knowledge and understanding

  • explain how structured and creative  development of product and production system is utilized in modern manufacturing industry,
  • explain creative product development methods with special focus on development of production systems and advanced manufacturing methods,
  • explain methods and tools, such as production simulation, for analyses of production scenarios and manufacturing processes,
  • describe how sustainability aspects (gender included) in the field of mechanical engineering, how these aspects relate to sociaty and research that addresses these challenges,

2.      Skill and ability

  • apply product development methodology – from planning and need analysis, through concept generation and concept selection to final development of prototypes, with focus on manufacturing methods and production system. 
  • document and reflect on both your own and the project teams learning process and be able to use this new knowledge in product development projects.
  • apply insights on sustainability aspects (gender equality included) when implementing product and production development projects in mechanical engineering.

3.      Valuation and attitude

  • evaluate the significance of various sustainability aspects (gender equality included) in the implementation of product and production development projects in mechanical engineering.

The course is integrated with M7017T (Sirius – Creative Product Development) and M7029T (Sirius - Applied product simulation) and participants works in groups, going from needs to finished product and production system design, with specific focus on manufacturing and production issues. The project is in close collaboration with industry partners with the aim to gain understanding and experience of today’s and tomorrow’s ways for working in integrated product development projects.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The course normally offers 3-6 projects with 4-12 participants in each project team. Every team is supervised by at least one coach (teacher). The coaches’ work is aimed at providing support and structure to the students’ own learning processes within each product development project. The students in this course will have specific responsibility for questions related to manufacturing methods and production systems.

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 product development project is presented in written reports, verbal presentations and at final presentations at LTU and at the industry partner site. The teachers will further carry out verbal group reviews and individual interviews. The final grade is a combination of the above and the participants’ contributions to the product/production development projects. The specific formulation of questions related to manufacturing methods and production is of extra importance.

Cannot be included in the degree together with M7017T or M7029T.

Torbjörn Ilar

Transition terms
The course T7026T is equal to T7021T

Literature. Valid from Spring 2019 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Reading material will be handed out during the course. It is not
required to buy any literature, but we will nevertheless recommend
the following book that give an overview of systematic approaches
within product development:
Ulrich, K. T. and Eppinger, S. D. 1995. Product Design and
Development. Boston, MA, USA: McGraw-Hill.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Project WorkG U 3 4 522.50MandatoryS19

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 Mats Näsström 15 Feb 2018

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021