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Product and Production Platforms 5 Credits

The purpose of the course is to strengthen the competence in platform-based development and modularization to efficiently master variations and changes in e.g. customer needs and requirements. The course introduces the concepts of product- and production platforms and goes through methods and tools for analysing, planning, and developing product- and production platforms.

Course Contents

The course applies both theoretical and practical perspectives. This includes fundamental concepts together with current research and industrial practise in the area. Different means for planning, developing and analysing product and production platform design are introduced and practised. The impact on business processes of different platform strategies are discussed as well as their use in different sectors and applications.

The course includes the following elements:
- Fundaments of product and production platforms theory
- Product platforms and related platforms in industrial practice
- Business opportunities and challenges associated with implementing and managing
platform strategies
- Means to plan, design and analyse product and production platforms
- Models, methods, and tools used in product and production platform architecting and development
- The use of product platform strategies in different sectors and applications


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: TPPR21
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: Mar 01 - May 30
Rate of Study
This course will run entirely by distance learning.
Number of places
Course coordinator
Fredrik Elgh
Fredrik Elgh
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
Application code
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