TPK4430 - Production Management and Logistics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 2 hours C

Course content

The course offers a specialisation in selected advanced topics within Production Management and Logistics Engineering, including smart, sustainable and digital production management and logistics engineering, and application of Industry 4.0 in production management and logistics engineering.

In addition, the course contains an introduction to relevant research methodologies and scientific writing.

Learning outcome


After completion of the course, the student will have deep theoretical knowledge within production management and logistics. The course is a basis for TPK4530 Production Management, Specialization Project.


After completion of the course, the student will have skills related to:

  • Finding and applying new knowledge from literature and other reliable sources
  • Evaluating scientific publications and using these in their own work
  • Designing a research project, including formulating problems and research questions, and planning appropriate activities and tasks
  • Giving a structured presentation of their own work

General competence;

After completion of the course, the student will have general competence required to design, carry out, and report a research project within production management and logistics.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Exercises
  • Team-working and active learning-by-doing activities
  • Seminars
  • Guest lectures from experts

Compulsory assignments

  • Work

Further on evaluation

For admission to the exam a set of assignments defined at the beginning of the course needs to be completed.

In case of re-take of an examination, mandatory work from a previous semester can be accepted by the Department if there have not been any significant changes.

At postponed exam (re-sit examination), a written exam may be changed to an oral exam.

Course materials

Course material consists of selected academic publications. These will be made available on Blackboard.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TPK4515 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Production and Quality Engineering - Production Management
  • Operations Management and Industrial Safety
  • Production Management
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C 2023-12-14 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL410 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 38

Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Summer UTS Oral examination 100/100 D
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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