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PPU231 - Production and product service systems
Service och underhåll för produktionssystem och produkter
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPPEN
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering
Department: 40 - INDUSTRIAL AND MATERIALS SCIENCE


Teaching language: English
Application code: 34119
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0117 Project 4,5c Grading: TH   4,5c    
0217 Intermediate test 3,0c Grading: UG   3,0c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

In programs

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

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PPU230   Production and product service systems


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 Production and Product Service Systems. In particular, it focusses on designing, developing and evaluating production systems or products from a servitization perspective, and understanding its implications on the manufacturing industry. Further, the course aims to provide an understanding of how Production and Product Service Systems can add value to production systems or products throughout the whole life-cycle.

Maintenance is a central part of Production and Product Service systems, and this course therefore aims at providing theoretical and practical knowledge about both prevailing and future maintenance concepts. Further, a prerequisite for realizing Production and Product Service Systems is a thorough understanding of risk and safety. This course aims to provide such an understanding from a life-cycle perspective, which includes risk and safety concepts and practical use of engineering tools to achieve economical, ecological, and social sustainability.

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

  • LO1: Describe and apply risk management concepts and use engineering tools to analyze, evaluate, and reduce risks
  • LO2: Explain, implement and distinguish various prevailing maintenance concepts
  • LO3: Recognize and evaluate future maintenance concepts
  • LO4: Interpret, describe and evaluate Production and Product Service Systems
  • LO5: Demonstrate how existing production systems or products can be designed, developed and provided as Production or Product Service Systems
  • LO6: Differentiate, select and develop actions to improve production systems or products during the whole life-cycle

Content

The course covers the following topics:

  • Theoretical basics of risk and safety
  • Engineering tools for analyzing, evaluating, and reducing risks
  • Prevailing and future maintenance concepts
  • Theory and practice of Production and Product Service Systems
  • Systematic approach for improving production systems or products during the whole life-cycle

Organisation

The course follows a problem-oriented pedagogy, and consists of lectures, workshops, 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 engineering tools
  • Project: Applying skills learned throughout the course to improve productions systems or products during the whole life-cycle
  • Presentation: Be able to present and defend 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 including compulsory elements

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.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.