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Changeable and Reconfigurable Production Systems 5 Credits

The purpose of the course is to build competence in design and development about changeable production systems to provide efficient production to better deal with variations in e.g. product types and volumes. The course focuses on changeable, reconfigurable and flexible production concepts and production solutions.

Course Contents

The course covers development of changeable and reconfigurable manufacturing, in order to enable efficient production of high variety/customization of products, rapid introduction of new products, as well as variations in product volumes.

The course includes the following elements:

- Introduction to changeable, reconfigurable, and flexible manufacturing concepts
- Fundamentals of changeability and reconfigurability
- Product and production platforms and co-development
- Changeable production system design and development
- Economic evaluations of changeability concepts
- Virtual support for designing changeable and reconfigurable concepts
- Assessment of readiness and current level of implementation of changeability
- Joint configuration of products and production


The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management or Civil Engineering or equivalent, and 15 credits Mathematics. English Language requirements corresponding to English 6 in the Swedish upper secondary school (or the equivalent). The applicant must also have 1 year of qualified work experience. It is possible to apply for exemption from a bachelor's degree and 15 credits Mathematics if the applicant has at least 5 years of qualified work experience.

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: TFBR20
The course is conducted at: School of Engineering

Previous and ongoing course occasions

Type of course
Single subject
Study type
Number of required meetings
Spring 2021: Jan 18 - Apr 18
Rate of Study
This course will run entirely by distance learning.
Number of places
Course coordinator
Carin Rösiö
Carin Rösiö
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
Application code
Last modified 2020-12-15 14:43:25

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