TPK4185 - Industrial Systems Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 25/100
Written examination 75/100 4 hours D

Course content

Products, services and processes are designed and developed in increasingly complex industrial systems. Therefore, system thinking is important in modern production. The course presents a framework based on the systems engineering process to be used for planning, analyzing, and design of industrial systems, such as products, factories and processing plants, operation processes, information systems, and supply chains. A principal introduction to system life cycle phases will be given, with main focus on system design, from conceptual design to production. Major topics in the course are: Stakeholder analysis, requirement analysis and specification, functional analysis, conceptual design, detailed design, and planning for production, system testing, operation, system safety, maintainability, and reuse. Furthermore, analytical methods, reference models and performance indicators for the different phases are presented. The course includes an understanding of sustainability and how environmental aspects can be integrated into system design.

Learning outcome

Profound and specialized knowledge about industrial systems engineering.

The students shall be able to understand, analyse, plan, and design products, services, and processes in modern production enterprises.

General competence (attitudes):
Understand the role of systems engineering in a broader societal perspective, and cooperate and contribute to multidisciplinary interaction.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, and project work based on relevant theory, methods and industrial cases. Lectures are given in English and the Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments. Admittance to the exam requires a 2/3 approval of the exercises. The approved exercises counts 25 % and the written exam counts 75 % of the final evaluation/character. If there is a re-sit exam, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

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.

Course materials

Will be given at the beginning of the semester.


Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Work 25/100
Summer KONT Work 25/100
Spring ORD Written examination 75/100 D 2017-05-20 09:00 JB31 , JB30
Summer KONT Written examination 75/100 D
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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