TØL4012 - Sustainable Manufacturing Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 12 hours

Course content

Formative manufacturing processes.
Subtractive manufacturing processes.
Additive and hybrid manufacturing processes.
Assembly, material handling, fixturing.
Basics of industrial automation, robotics, machine vision.
Basics of computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM).
Sustainability aspects of manufacturing technologies.

Learning outcome

After the course, the students are supposed to have knowledge of various classes of manufacturing processes and supportive technologies, as well as understanding of practical aspects of the operating principles of the studied technologies. The students shall be able to make choices on technology in a manufacturing plant. Injection molding, machining and additive manufacturing will be studied in a greater depth.


- Knowledge of the taxonomy of manufacturing technologies
- Knowledge of formative manufacturing processes
- Knowledge of subtractive manufacturing processes
- Knowledge of additive and hybrid manufacturing processes
- Knowledge of assembly, material handling, and fixturing technologies
- Knowledge of the basics of industrial automation, robotics, and machine vision
- Knowledge of the sustainability aspects of manufacturing technologies


- Can make choices on technology and manufacturing processes in a manufacturing plant
- Can carry out development and research on manufacturing technology

General competence

- Understand the basics of sustainable manufacturing technology
- Can contribute to new thinking and innovation in the area of sustainable manufacturing technologies
- Can apply his/her knowledge and skills in new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects

Learning methods and activities

The course is based on seminars that combine lecturing/presentations and discussion within the topics covering the corresponding manufacturing processes and supportive technologies. The seminars will be organized on-campus, with the access being provided for the remote students via a web-conferencing system. The homework assignments are based on the provided literature, as well as on individual literature search. Part of the assignments will involve in-class presentations. In order to complete the coursework requirements, 60% of hand-ins must be approved. Mandatory presence on 60% seminars is also required. In case of less than 4 students, the course will be based on self-study.

Compulsory assignments

  • Coursework Requirements

Further on evaluation

The final grade depends on a 12-hour individual home exam and oral examination. Individual oral examination (15 minutes) may adjust the grade up or down to the final grade. Students must pass the home exam to be able to present themselves for the oral examination. For off-campus students the oral exam will be arranged through a web conference. Ordinary re-sit for the home exam (next August). For the oral exam there will be a re-sit in agreement with the course responsible.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Sustainable Manufacturing (MSUMA)

Course materials

Handout compendia and research papers.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-12-10

Submission 2020-12-10

Release 09:00

Submission 21:00

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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