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Syllabus for

Academic year
TEK345 - Introduction to manufacturing technology
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-22 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIEPL
7,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Fail, pass
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0109 Project, part A 1,5c Grading: UG   1,5c    
0209 Project, part B 6,0c Grading: UG   6,0c    

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Tekniklektor  Cecilia Åberg


In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic competence and standard qualifications.


The aim of the course is to introduce new students in the subject Economics and Manufacturing Technology and to augment the student study motivation. This is done by describing the professional role of the engineer and how the studies prepare the student for such, also by introducing engineer-related work methods that are subsequently dealt with/used later on in the study programme.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Have a certain knowledge of the engineer´s role in society in a historical perspective and in connection with environmental issues.

  • Have a basic knowledge of effective manufacturing processes.

  • Understand and apply the work procedure necessary in order to be able to solve an open-ended and unstructured problem.

  • Write a specification of the solution to a technical problem.

  • Work for a long period independently and in a project, contribute to group work, be aware of the situation that can arise in a group and know what to do when and if they occur.

  • Localize desired information in books and magazines by using computerized search systems.

  • Write a technical report that is acceptable in content and form. Present a written report orally in an understandable way.


The course intended to describe the engineers professional role and how economics and manufacturing technology program prepares students for this role. Students shall gain experience in identifying, describing, analysing and defining engineering tasks, and in applying engineering work methods and general problem-solving methodology. Additionally, training is provided in written and verbal communications. Students shall also become accomplished in searching for information in a modern library's internal and external databases. Furthermore, the course is intended to provide knowledge of economics and effective manufacturing processes.


The course consists of lectures and exercises on various subjects. The students also carry out a project in groups on a real, open-ended and unstructured problem, e.g., a problem which is not formulated and that may have several (or many) alternative solutions. The knowledge acquired via the lectures and exercises is applied in this work. The result is presented orally and in writing as well as through the building of a functioning model.


To be announced at course start.


Required for a course final certificate
- attendance at certain lectures and tutor occasions
- carried-out and approved exercises
- approved project report and presentation of it.

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