Changeable and Reconfigurable Production Systems, 5 credits
Förändringsbara och rekonfigurerbara produktionssystem, 5 högskolepoäng
Course Syllabus for students Spring 2020
Course Code:TFBR20
Confirmed by:Dean Sep 9, 2019
Revised by:Director of Education Nov 4, 2020
Valid From:Jan 1, 2020
Education Cycle:Second-cycle level
Disciplinary domain:Technology
Subject group:MT1
Specialised in:A1N
Main field of study:Production Systems

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

After a successful course, the student shall

Knowledge and understanding

- display knowledge of changeable, reconfigurable, and flexible manufacturing concepts
- display knowledge of co-development of products and production systems
- display knowledge of methods and tools to support design for changeability

Skills and abilities

- demonstrate the ability to conduct development for changeable production solutions

Judgement and approach

- demonstrate the ability to assess current state of implementation and readiness of changeable production systems
- demonstrate the ability to identify need for changeability and reconfigurability


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

Type of instruction

Lectures, seminars, and exercises.

The teaching is conducted in English.


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.

Examination and grades

The course is graded Fail (U) or Pass (G).

The final grade will only be issued after satisfactory completion of all assessments.

Registration of examination:
Name of the TestValueGrading
Exercise2.5 creditsU/G
Seminar2.5 creditsU/G

Course literature

The literature list for the course will be provided one month before the course starts.

Scientific articles/extracts from books will be handed out during the course.

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