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Syllabus for

Academic year
TEK275 - Projects in supply chain management
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-24 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPSCM
15,0 Credits
Grading: UG - Fail, pass
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management

Teaching language: English
Block schedule: C

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0108 Project 15,0 c Grading: UG   7,5 c 7,5 c    

In programs

MPSCM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)


Docent  Jens Laage-Hellman


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

All five mandatory courses in the master s programme Supply Chain Management at Chalmers should be completed.


The purpose is to provide the students with an opportunity to go deeper into particular aspects within the wider area of Supply Chain Management. In combination with seminars taking place during the course, the project to be carried out aims at preparing the students for their master's thesis by providing training in problem identification, problem analysis, methodology, data collection and analysis.

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

After completion of the course, the student shall have gained in-depth knowledge within one specific area within the SCM domain and also acquired improved ability to:
- Identify and analyse relevant theoretical and/or practical problems within the SCM area
- Orally and in writings reflect upon and present the project group¿s analyses
- Critically reflect upon theoretical assumptions


The course combines project work with seminars. The project is an independent work carried out in groups consisting of 4-6 students. It is carried out in the form of an assignment for a specific company. Available projects will be presented at the course start. After that the students will have the opportunity to choose which project they would like to work on.

During the course, there will be two methodology-oriented seminars given by guest lecturers from industry. Furthermore, the projects will be presented and discussed at a Planning seminar in the beginning of the semester and a Final seminar at the end of the course.


The course runs over two quarters. There will be four mandatory seminars with some assignments connected to them but most of the time should be spent on the project work. Besides supervision from the company, each project is supervised by a tutor from Chalmers, either coming from the Division of Logistics and Transportation or the Division of Industrial Marketing.


Literature searched by the students depending on the nature of the project.


There are only Pass and Fail. To get a Pass, active participation in projects and seminars, including carrying out assignments of various kinds and formats, are required. All seminars are mandatory.

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