IP500917 - Introduction to Digital Manufacturing


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Approved report
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 100/100

Course content

Digital Manufacturing - Theory and Industrial applications.


  • Digital Production
  • Processes as a Business Case
  • Project planning and project management with digital tools
  • Design for function, reliability, production, cost, etc.
  • Mechanisms and mechanical systems design and analysis
  • Digital configuration and architecture
  • Digital system modelling, simulation and analysis
  • Risk evaluation and analyses.

Learning outcome

  • Strategic and operative thinking in digital manufacturing
  • In depth understanding and skills in planning, design and testing of advanced robot cells
  • To be able to initiate, plan and execute, document and present manufacturing process projects.
  • Multi discipline approach
  • Able to integrate technologies as hydraulics, mechanics, mechanisms, robots, programming, electronics and controls.
  • Use of computer aided design systems.
  • Use of cyber physical systems for manufacturing and design

Learning methods and activities

The course is given during the whole semester, and it is organised with lectures on background topics and an introduction to industrial case studies. It is expected from the students attendance to the lectures, delivery of exercises and mandatory project work.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory Exercises

Further on evaluation

Resit exam: oral examination.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Product and System Engineering (840MD)
Product and Systems Design (845ME)

Required previous knowledge

Lean concepts and Product Design Theory

Course materials

Lecture notes and industrial study cases.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Approved report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 100/100 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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