About Sustainable Manufacturing - Master in Sustainable Manufacturing - Master's Degree Programme - 2 Years - Gjøvik
What is sustainable manufacturing?
Sustainable Manufacturing is about developing sustainable processes, materials and products in manufacturing. We need to integrate knowledge about energy and resource efficiency, digital technologies, economy and innovation in order to manufacture sustainable products and services. Do you want cutting edge competencies in developing tomorrow’s solutions?
Study sustainable manufacturing
Master in sustainable manufacturing has its core area within the manufacturing industry with a focus on sustainability in the environment, climate, society and economy.
You will get an expertise in several aspects of manufacturing:
- Product development
- Project management
- Information technology including Industrial wireless sensor systems
- Industry 4.0 - Cyber physical manufacturing systems
- Design for sustainable manufacturing
- Sustainable manufacturing system operations management
Life cycle assessment and deep process knowledge – from extracting raw materials to the end of a products life –, combined with advanced industrial automation to enable mass customisation are also relevant topics.
Innovation for social responsibility goes hand in hand with digital technology and research-based knowledge. The manufacturing industry needs bright minds that can find new sustainable and effective solutions that also gives them a competitive advantage.
Cooperation with the industry
Through the close industry connection in this master’s degree programme, you can contribute to strengthen and develop the industry locally, nationally or globally. The industrial companies we cooperate with provide challenges that you as a student can work on in a problem-based approach to learning.
The close connection to the industry will enhance your understanding of the challenges the manufacturing industry are facing.
Technology and beyond
The manufacturing industry is on the brink of what many call the so-called fourth industrial revolution. The introduction of the industrial internet of things includes new production methods and processes, products, digital technology and sustainability. You will gain in-depth knowledge about various digital technologies, theories and methods, which will enable you to map the sustainability of production processes and products.
Manufacturing is about more than technology, digitalization and automatization. Human competence and management also play a huge part in sustainable manufacturing. To succeed in the industry, you need to understand what is required to improve a process and develop a product, understand materials and communicate efficiently in teams.
Lectures, group work, seminars and practical training in laboratories are used as teaching methods. The teaching methods are based on blended learning with a combination of on-campus teaching as well as flexible learning methods through digital tools. Some of the seminars have mandatory attendance.
What you learn is based on current research in the field of Sustainable Manufacturing, as well as cases and examples from the industry.
You get to experience, learn and carry out tasks in virtual- and physical laboratories like Manulab.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable manufacturing focuses on the following sustainable development goals:
- 5 Gender equality: Focus on different aspects of automatization and improved and more innovative organisational culture in manufacturing.
- 8 Decent work and economic growth: Modern production and innovation processes demands an increased degree of competent manpower and a learning culture.
- 9 Industries, innovation and infrastructure: Master in sustainable manufacturing and MANULAB are in an open innovation system attached to the industry, competence building, testing and development of new methods and products.
- 11 Sustainable cities and communities: Smart factories and smart production with a circular economy is an important part of the smart cities and societies of the future.
- 12 Responsible consumption and production: All production take place in complex value chains where all parties need to cooperate to achieve sustainability. The vision about circular economy and life cycle assessment are central in Master in sustainable manufacturing.
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