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Syllabus for

Academic year
TEK441 - Industrial management, production and organization
Industriell ekonomi, produktion och organisation
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-10 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKMAS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 55114
Open for exchange students: No
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0119 Examination 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c   01 Jun 2021 pm J,  09 Oct 2020 am J,  24 Aug 2021 pm J
0219 Written and oral assignments 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent.


The overall purpose of this course is to give a basic understanding of design, development and management of production systems and concurrently facing requirements from technical, financial and social challenges.
The course aims at providing students with concepts and models in industrial management, which are useful and necessary tools for an industry-leading technician. These make it possible to understand, analyze, control, make decisions and optimize industrial activities to make business’ successful in terms of efficiency, productivity, profitability and survival.

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

The students should after the course have a deeper understanding of how the interaction between technical, managerial, organizational and interpersonal variables interact to provide high efficiency. This means that students will:
  • Have a system approach by analyzing and designing production systems for goods and services from a socio-technical perspective which includes efficiency, group-based organizations, internal work motivation.
  • Have a basic understanding of different strategic options concerning process and layout design as well as effects of capacity decisions 
  • Be able to discuss different production concepts and explain how companies and the public sector can use its principles for greater competitiveness and higher efficiency 
  • Describe how the view concerning organization of industrial activities has developed from the beginning of the 20th century until present.
  • Describe the basic concepts of engineering management and economics
  • Understand and analyze economic performance on different levels within a firm
  • Be able to apply different types of costing methods
  • Explain when different types of costing methods are suitable
  • Describe and analyze the contents of the company's annual report
  • Perform financial analysis and describe a companies' profitability


The course deals with various aspects of the interaction between social, technical and financial factors in a production system. The course provides basic theory about the individual and his/her relationship to the working task, including the social environment, as well as knowledge of how to analyze and design systems for goods and services and how this affects the company's financial conditions.


The course consists of lectures, consultation sessions, exercises / seminars and an assignment.


The literature for the course will be announced at the course homepage no later than two weeks before the beginning of the course.

Examination including compulsory elements

All teaching forms the basis of examination. This means that lecture material, distributed material as well as course literature are included in the basis for examination. Examination takes place through written exams and an assignment. For the final grade, all parts of examinations must be approved.

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