Course Syllabus for

International Production
Internationell produktion

MMT001F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2014
Decided by: FN3/Per Tunestål
Date of establishment: 2013-11-01

General Information

Division: Productions and Materials Engineering
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


The course aims, through visits to manufacturing companies in at least two countries, to compare and evaluate different production conditions regarding e.g. culture, leadership, technology, automation level, cost breakdowns , etc.


Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The student should choose one or more factors that are particularly interesting and describe and discuss them with respect to the performance of production systems. The study should be based on the factors and performance parameters of the production performance matrix. While studying the level of automation the relationship between wage costs, machine hour rate of all cycle should be taken into account. Furthermore, the effect of downtime , quality deficiencies and material waste are included in the study. Especially costs and other considerations related to environmental and recycling aspects should be assessed.

Course Literature

The students themselves choose the literature needed to complete the task.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Seminars, project, study visit

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, seminars given by participants
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: General knowledge of production corresponding to a master of science in Mechanical Engineering and the ProViking course PV 44 or equivalent.

Further Information

Course coordinator: Jan-Eric Ståhl

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

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