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Look through our course portfolio below and find your favorites! In order to attend courses financed through the graduate school, you then need to:

  1. Apply for membership to Graduate School Produktion2030
  2. Register to the courses you want to attend
Planned dates and locations for courses are available at the course registration. If the course you want to attend does not have a planned date, you may register a notice of interest.  

Mapping out the course portfolio

Our portolio comprises courses in three main categories (with sub-categories): 

  • GENERAL PRODUKTION2030 STRATEGIC INNOVATION COURSES
  • STRATEGIC INNOVATION EXPERT AREA COURSES
    1. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sustainable and Resource-efficient Production
    2. Flexible Manufacturing Processes
    3. Virtual Production Development and Simluation
    4. Human-centered Production Systems
    5. Product- and Production Based Services
    6. Integrated Product and Prodcution Development​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • GENERAL RESEARCH-SUPPORTING COURSES

The courses are mapped out in the table below and are subsequently presented with a short description and a course plan.​​​​​



GENERAL PRODUKTION2030 STRATEGIC INNOVATION COURSES

P01 Production Innovation 7.5HP

This course gives the participants in-depth knowledge about innovation terminology and different types of innovation.  Especially, the course deals with production innovation with both theoretical discussions (supported from contemporary academic publications) and industrial examples (including site visits).

P02 International Production
7.5HP

Genom studiebesök hos tillverkande företag utanför Sverige jämföra och värdera olika produktionsförutsättningar avseende bl.a. hållbarhet, innovationskultur, kultur, ledning, teknik, automationsnivå, kostnadsfördelningar etc.

P03 Produktion2030 - Overview and State-of-the Art
7.5HP

[course under development]



STRATEGIC INNOVATION EXPERT AREA COURSES


1. Sustainable and Resource-efficient Production

P10 Sustainable Development
4HP

The course sustainable development aims at addressing a life-cycle perspective of sustainability in general and in specifics from three aspects, social, environmental and economic viewpoints within the core research area of each participant.

P11 Resource Efficient Powder Technology 5HP

[course under development]

P12 Future Production 7.5HP

[not financed through the graduate school]

The course gives a thorough knowledge and understanding of state-of-the-art of the various fields of production technology and positioning of the student’s own research in this context.  The course gives tools for predictions of future changes and technology shifts, identification of new trends and gap analyses in production.

P13 Sustainable Material and Process Selection 4HP

[not financed through the graduate school]

This course discuss and demonstrate different aspects of Material and Process selection with a special emphasis on environmental impact and Sustainability.



2. Flexible Manufacturing Processes

P20 Additiv Manufacturing Technologies for Metals 7.5HP

The course covers the processes that today are in focus for academy and industry, i.e. SLM, EBM and cladding (wire and blown powder). It covers both design, inspection and shape aspects of importance for the different processes. It also give future aspects (industrial and scientific).  The course is directed to methods that are used to manufacture metal components directly. It will not cover indirect methods aimed at green body manufacturing or manufacturing of sand molds for castings.    

P21 Metal Cutting and Chatter Vibrations 5HP

The course will: • discuss fundamental metal cutting theory. • analyse and describe the interaction between the mechanical and thermal loads on the cutting tool.• explain the existing principles for the measuring of  static and dynamic cutting forces, vibration and temperature • explain dynamic stability and computation of stability diagramWork effectively in a team

P22 Advanced Metal Cutting 5HP

The course is targeted at professionals and doctoral students who want to attain a deeper understanding of machining processes.  Through better understanding of today’s forefront of machining research the participants will be better suited to both implement and contribute to the continued development of the field of machining
processes.

P23 Cutting Theory, Process Control and Modelling 12HP

[not financed through the graduate school]

This course discuss and demonstrate different aspects of Material and Process selection with a special emphasis on environmental impact and Sustainability.

P24 Welding Technology 7.5HP

The course aims to give a thorough understanding of different welding processes and their physical properties and covers arc physics, welding machines, welding metallurgy of several alloys (steels, stainless steels, Ni-base alloys, aluminium) and welding production.  

P25 Surface Engineering 7.5HP

The course is designed for (a) doctoral students to make them aware of the growing portfolio of surface modification and coating technologies that are becoming increasingly relevant to the modern-day industry, (b) researchers interested in contributing to this multi-disciplinary field and (c) technical support / design engineers seeking to enhance durability & performance of engineering components.   



3. Virtual Production Development and Simulation

P30 Modelling of dynamic production processes 7.5HP

[not financed through the graduate school]

The course aims to provide the students with genuine knowledge in various methods for modelling dynamic processes.  The course gives a thorough understanding of tools for building dynamic models and how to choose appropriate approximations. The course is based on seminars covering principles of model complexity, time scales, sampling frequency, and model types.  

P31 2nd International Summer School on Intelligent Agents in Automation 6HP

The theme for this edition of the Summer School is “The 4th Industrial Revolution and the Industrial Internet of Things” aiming to promote the discussion on how design, develop and implement the next generation of intelligent production system based on their cyber-physical formulation.

Updated information can be found on the official website of the summer school: http://www.issiaa2016.ipb.pt/



4. Human-centered Production Systems

P40 Development of Industrial Production Systems 7.5HP

The course will focus on understanding about modern production system solutions and lessons learned from history.  The course will also give knowledge about modern production development from historical point of view, the different components in a productions system and strategies for the future.

P41 Manual Work Analysis 4.5HP

Manual work affects virtually all times used in industry, even if machines are producing the goods, people are needed to keep the machines running. The importance of these manual activities is often neglected, for example set-up time is often regarded as a constant for a specific machine regardless product type changed to or from.

P42 Advanced Production Systems 5HP

Kursen skall stärka förståelsen för den viktiga länk som finns mellan teknik och ekonomi, ge kunskap för att tillämpa ekonomiska villkor som ett styrmedel för produktionsutveckling och formulera en produktionsutvecklingsstrategi för ett givet produktionsavsnitt. Vidare skall kursen tydliggöra det ömsesidiga beroendet mellan produktutveckling inklusive materialval, tillverkningsprocess och hållbara tillverkningssystem.

P43 Disturbance Analysis in Manufacturing Systems 6HP

[not financed through the graduate school]

This course is intended to give indepth knowlegde in disturbances anaysis in manufacturing systems. The course takes a broader definition of manufacturing disturbance to include deviations in the system that result variations in product features. After introducing the fundamentals of variations and variation propagation modelling in multistage manufacturing, the state of the art methods for source identification will be taught in depth.



5. Product- and Production Based Services



6.  Integrated Product and Production Development

P60 Product Design Optimisation 4HP

This course teaches professionals what they need to know about optimization for improving product development outcomes, including how to formulate problems, construct models, choose algorithms, solve problems, and interpret the results.  Emphasis is on the practical aspects, and in this course participants will learn and experience the design optimization process by applying it to a term project of their choice

P61 Modelling, Analysis, and Improvement of Engineering processes 7.5HP

The course goal is to develop the ability to model, simulate, analyze and suggest improvements to engineering processes based on design structure matrix-based methods The course will provide students with practical and powerful methods for modeling and simulating complex engineering processes. The simulation results include prediction of process cost and lead time, and are used to support complex project scheduling, to identify process bottlenecks, and to propose re-structuring of processes.

P62 Lean Product Development 7.5HP

Kursen skall stärka förståelsen för den viktiga länk som finns mellan teknik och ekonomi, ge kunskap för att tillämpa ekonomiska villkor som ett styrmedel för produktionsutveckling och formulera en produktionsutvecklingsstrategi för ett givet produktionsavsnitt. Vidare skall kursen tydliggöra det ömsesidiga beroendet mellan produktutveckling inklusive materialval, tillverkningsprocess och hållbara tillverkningssystem.

P63 Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces 4HP

The course will teach basic understanding of contact and non-contacting metrology technologies in 2D and 3D (mechanical and optical 2D- as well as 3D profilers), with main focus on  characterisation of surface texture including geometrical form, waviness, roughness and imperfections. The course focus on metrology and characterisation of engineering surfaces at different stages in the test, manufacturing and operation.  Included are practical applications applied on the students own research projects

P64 Advanced Engineering Surfaces 4HP

[not financed through the graduate school]

The course focus on the manufacturing and characterisation of modern surface structures to enable low friction, wear resistance and economically and sustainable production.  Concepts of stratified surfaces, multi scale analysis, fractal approaches arecovered in depth with some of the world leading experts.

P65 Energy Methods in FEA Structural Dynamics 15HP

[not financed through the graduate school]

The course has the objective of studying the energy principles of solid and structural mechanics and direct variational methods of approximation. Applications of these topics to elastic deformations of bars, pin-connected structures, beams, frames, and plates will be covered. As an off-shoot of the traditional variational methods, the finite element method will be introduced as a natural extension of the energy methods of structural mechanics. Students will get un understanding for the variational formulations and approximate methods applied to boundary -value problems arising in any field of engineering and applied science.

P66 Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation in Product Developments 3HP

The objective of this course is to introduce the basic principles of multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO). Examples will be will be used along with assignments to demonstrate the implementation of theoretical topics so that practitioners can learn how to apply them on their own problems.   More at http://sol.research.mcgill.ca/research.html.  Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will be familiar with: *relevant engineering optimization concepts,*gradient-based and derivative free algorithms,*appropriate surrogate optimization frameworks, *MDO problem formulations, and Architectures, *non-hierarchical and hierarchical coordination methods.



GENERAL RESEARCH-SUPPORTING COURSES

PM1 Research Communication in Media, Step1 - Fundamental 2HP

This is a wake up call for communication. The course gives you some tools to be well prepared for an interview and efficient communication in media. But this knowledge is also useful in all communication, such as teaching or trying to convince financiers or companies about your project. To get a professional message bank in a concrete research project we recommend the advanced course - step two.

PM2 Research Communication in Media, Step2 - Advanced 2HP

Graduate students at the research school are offered an advanced course in how to communicate research in media. The focus is to get a really good final result, so that you can communicate your research in an interesting way to different target groups! You will work together with the course leader beforehand to be really prepared for the training that is focused on interviews and how to formulate concrete messages for your specific research project. We recommend that you have participated in ”Research Communication in media - step one”    

PM3 Research Methodology in Product Realisation 7.5 HP

Research methodology in product realization is a research supportive course. The course intends to give knowledge about how research is conducted within product realization which constitutes a base for their own research work. After completed course the students in a scientific and systematic way of planning, implementing and evaluating research work.

PM4 Measurement Methods for Model Validation 7.5

[not financed through the graduate school]

The course aims to provide the students with genuine knowledge in measuring techniques in manufacturing processes in order to be able to assess model validation  The course is based on seminars covering principles of measuring systems, responses, uncertainties and signal condition suitable for production processes.

PM5 Research Methodology, Design of Experiments, and Publication 7.5HP

[not financed through the graduate school]

The course covers the scientific argumentation and assessment of hypotheses in the field of production technology. It gives a brief historical overview of the development of the research field and covers state-of-the-art methodologies. It covers literature search, reference handling and publication strategies.

PM6 Experimental Design 6HP

[not financed through the graduate school]

Kursen ger en översikt över försöksplaneringsmetoder. Inledningsvis går vi igenom  elementär statistik och statistiska metoder, därefter ett antal varianter av försöksplanering, för att avslutas med statistisk analys av data från olika försök.   Det ingår att presentera en egen försöksplanering applicerad på sin egen forskning. Försöksplaneringsprogrammet Modde från Umetrics används.

PM7 Scientific Methodology 7.5HP

[not financed through the graduate school]

Kursens mål är att förse alla forskare med en robust uppfattning av vad vetenskapär och vad den innebär i forskningsarbetet.  Kursen kommer att detaljera alla nivåer på forskningen (grund-tillämpad), hur dessa nivåer påverkar produktionsforskning, vilka valideringstekniker som finns (Popper, Kuhn, Laktaros, Fayerabend, ect.) och dessa för och nackdelar.  Kursdeltagarna bör kunna framlägga sin egen syn på en vetenskaplig metodik för produktionsforskning, i form av en essä/rapport.

PM8 Theory of Science and Research Methodology in Product Realisation 5HP

[not financed through the graduate school]

The course includes a historical retrospect of the development of theory of science and various philosophical directions. The course gives an introduction to classical texts within theory of science with specific relevance for engineering science. To facilitate the practical use of the gained knowledge, the course links theory of science and research methodology, and relates this to the subject areas of the PhDs.

PM9 Get Your Paper Published 7.5 HP

The course will cover a broad range of topics in relation to academic writing and cover the process from the paper design and the writing process, as well as paper reviewing and the publishing infrastructure nationally and internationally and also cover Scandinavian publishing traditions in the management, innovation and production areas.