PK8202 - Analysis and Modelling for Sustainable Manufacturing and Logistics


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2024/2025

Course content

The course aims to enhance participants' knowledge and understanding of the state-of-art within sustainable manufacturing and logistics. Sustainable operations is here defined as operations designed to purposely support sustainable development and meet an organisation's objectives with regards to the social, economic and environmental impacts of those operations. The course considers how sustainability can be included in strategic, tactical and operational design with the aim of achieving more efficient and effective resource utilisation across the entire supply chain. Key topics include introduction to sustainability issues, strategies and visions, supply chain design, supply chain planning and control, and performance measurement.

Learning outcome


The student should have an overview of models and tools to analyse the sustainability of an industrial value chain.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Self study. Writing of scientific article.

To pass the course, a score of at least 70 percent is required.

The course is given every two years, next in Spring 2026.

Further on evaluation

The assessment consists of two parts; an exam paper counting 60 % and an oral exam counting 40 %. The total assessment is pass or fail, where pass requires a total score of at least 70 %.

All assessments must be passed before the overall result can be calculated in the course.

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course that counts in the final grade must be re-taken.

Required previous knowledge

All students taking this course must be enrolled in a ph.d program at NTNU or a different university.

Course materials

Articles and chapters from books. Lecture materials.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIO3009 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


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