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Academic year
PPU230 - Production and product service systems  
 
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-15 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPPEN
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering
Department: 44 - PRODUCT AND PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT


Teaching language: English
Block schedule: C

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0115 Project 4,5 c Grading: TH   4,5 c    
0215 Intermediate test 3,0 c Grading: UG   3,0 c    

In programs

MPPEN PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPPDE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Tekniklektor  Torbjörn Ylipää



Eligibility:


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

Same as for the Production engineering programme, MPPEN, or Product development programme, MPPDE.

Aim

The course aims at providing an in-depth understanding of risks, uncertainties, and safety from a production and product life-cycle perspective in order to achieve economical, ecological, and social sustainability. It includes safety culture and safety management systems, and application of a systematic risk management methodology.

Moreover, it aims at providing theoretical and practical knowledge about maintenance and risks in production and product service systems. In particular, it focuses on improving reliability, maintainability, and maintenance through reactive, preventive, and improvement service activities, and aims to provide an understanding of how this can add value to a production system or a product throughout the whole life-cycle (e.g. remanufacturing).

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

  • LO1: Describe the basic concept of risk and uncertainty
  • LO2: Explain safety culture and develop a safety management system
  • LO3: Apply a risk management methodology and use risk and reliability tools to analyze, evaluate, and reduce risks
  • LO4: Use a structured methodology for decision making under uncertain situations
  • LO5: Interpret and describe the concept of production and product service systems
  • LO6: Exemplify and apply basic maintenance concepts
  • LO7: Plan, design, and perform actions to improve reliability, maintainability, and maintenance of a product or a production system during the whole life-cycle

Content

The course covers the following topics:

  • Theoretical basics of risk management
  • Safety culture and safety management systems
  • Systematic methodology for how to analyze, evaluate, and reduce risks
  • Workshops in the use of risk and reliability tools, and how to make decision support in uncertain situations
  • Theory of the concept of production and product service systems
  • Theory of maintenance concepts
  • Theory and practice for improving reliability, maintainability, and maintenance of a product or a production system during the whole life-cycle

Organisation

The course follows a problem-oriented pedagogy, and consists of lectures, workshops, and a project. It consists of one generic part on risk management, and a project within the students programme area. The learning activities are:

  • Lectures: Provides theoretical foundation and support for project work
  • Workshops: Practical training in risk and reliability tools, and decision making in uncertain conditions
  • Project: Applying skills learned throughout the course to improve reliability, maintainability, and maintenance of a production system or a product
  • Presentation: Be able to present project results to industrial stakeholders

Literature

The literature consists of a number of e-book chapters and articles, as well as power-point lecture presentations and workshop descriptions.

Examination

A mandatory individual written knowledge test and a project-based examination cover all areas in the course. The project includes workshops as well as a written project report and presentation. The grading scale is based on TH: 5, 4, 3 and failed. The students must be approved on all individual examination forms to pass the course.


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