INGT2300 - Engineering Systems Thinking


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Report in groups 40/100
School exam 60/100 4 hours B

Course content

Supplementary course within the study field of technology, with innovation and entrepreneurship as generic theme.

  • Innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship
  • Project-based work, organisation and methods, including risk analysis and quality assurance
  • Teamwork and team process
  • Hands-on environmental engineering systems analysis
  • Sustainability and sustainable development
  • Economic management and investments

Learning outcome


The candidate has

  • knowledge about innovation and entrepreneurship in a technological perspective
  • basic knowledge about economic management and investments
  • knowledge about project organisation, methods and reporting, including, risk analysis and quality assurance
  • knowledge about sustainable engineering and environmental systems analysis


The candidate can

  • perform investment calculations, and assess profitability and economic risk
  • prepare simple budgets
  • analyse economic and environmental characteristics of products, processes or services
  • practice good interdisciplinary teamwork
  • apply methods for creative thinking on technology processes
  • define systems and analyse value chains with footprint analysis, life cycle assessment and energy analysis, as well as define and calculate energy and material efficiency indicators on systems level

General competence

The candidate can

  • assess the need for entrepreneurship in labour marked and society
  • assess ethical dilemmas that may arise in an entrepreneurship process
  • account for ethical, environmental, technological, individual and societal perspectives
  • demonstrate systems thinking and interaction with other engineers for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship
  • communicate business and sustainability related issues to professionals within own and other disciplines
  • disseminate results orally and in writing in teams

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Individual exercises
  • Interdisciplinary teamwork

Compulsory assignments

  • Individual work
  • Group based work and presentation

Further on evaluation

Compulsory assignments given at the beginning of the semseter, consisting of

  • Individual assigments (exercises and possibly other individual tasks)
  • Group-based assignments and presentation (possibly project subtasks, peer-to-peer evalution and presentation)

School exam: Individual school exam in March constitutes 60 % of the final grade.

Group work: Group report constitutes 40 % of the final grade.

The re-sit examination may be conducted as an oral examination.

The re-sit exam is conduced in May/June.

Continuation and voluntary repetition / improvement can be carried out for some sub-evaluations without having to reassess both sub-evaluations in a topic. There is an opportunity to complain about partial assessments in this topic before all sub-evaluations have been completed.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Given at the beginning of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
INGG2300 10.0 AUTUMN 2019
INGA2300 10.0 AUTUMN 2019
INGG2301 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
INGA2301 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
INGT2301 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 60/100 B INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Report in groups 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 60/100 B INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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