TMMT5002 - Production efficiency, innovation and product development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 60/100
Digital Off campus exam 40/100 3 hours

Course content

This course consists of three modules.

Module I Production Management - gives an introduction to management of production companies, covering basic theories, analytical methods and techniques for planning and control of production and logistics.

Module II Automation for food processing - gives an introduction to understanding of automation principles; and analysis, decomposition and application of identified production processes in automation line.

Module III Product development and Innovation - gives an introduction to basic principles of product development and understanding of innovation concepts. Students will learn terminology and methods that enable them to take an interdisciplinary role for improvement, development and efficiency in the businesses.

Learning outcome


Students will:

  • Have in-depth knowledge and skills within efficient food production, including elimination of waste, and creating flow, quality and reliability
  • Have in-depth knowledge of product development and innovation
  • Have in-depth knowledge of improvement processes in food production
  • Understand the interaction between innovative solutions, productivity and value creation


Students will:

  • Be able to apply acquired knowledge to develop holistics solutions within production managment
  • Be able to assess the potential for automation in process chains
  • Be able to apply methods, terminology and models for innovation in product development

General competence

Students will:

  • Be able to analyse and argue for scientific problems relevant for the food supply chain and demonstrate ethical and critical attitude in the work
  • Be able to take an active role in multidisciplinary teams

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, self-study, practical exercises, project work for groups of 3-5 students.

Further on evaluation

Evaluation of this course is based on assessment of a group project work (60 % of the grade) and a home examination (40 % of the grade). The candidates have to demonstrate the proper use of the methods and tools that will be thought in the course. The overall assessment may include evaluation of the presentation of the group project in addition to the report.

The individual exam contains theoretical questions from all three modules.

The form of the re-sit exam may be changed to oral evaluation, decided by teachers. The re-sit exam is arranged in May-June the following spring. Re-take of the assignment must be done the following teaching semester.

Specific conditions

Course materials

  • Strandhagen, J. O., Romsdal A., Strandhagen, J. W. (2021) Produksjonslogistikk 4.0. Fagbokforlaget
  • Relevante fagartikler
  • Forelesningsnotatene
  • Other course materials will be provided at semester start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TPK4100 2.0 AUTUMN 2022
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Version: A
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Machine Design and Matherials Technology - Products and Machine Design
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Digital Off campus exam 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 60/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Digital Off campus exam 40/100 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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