Look through the course portfolio and find your favorites! In order to attend courses financed through the graduate school for free, you first need to apply for membership to the graduate school.

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1. Resource-efficient production

P10 Sustainable Development
4 hec

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 5 hec

[course under development]

P13 Engineering Product Development (EDP): Sustainability in Engineering Product Development 5 hec

Societal and industrial activities call for a need to relate research and practice on Engineering Product Development to the pressing issues of sustainable development. In this course, we will address how various sustainability aspects relate to Engineering Product Development and focus on why, how and when sustainability needs to be integrated and implemented in the product development activities.

2. Flexible production

P20 Additiv Manufacturing Technologies for Metals 7.5 hec

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 7.5 hec

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 5 hec

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

P25 Surface Engineering 7.5 hec

The aim of the course is to help the students accomplish the following: *Understand why surface engineering is necessary; *Appreciate the range of properties that can be “engineered” and benefits that can be derived, everywhere around us and in most industry environments; *Be aware of the large portfolio of surface modification techniques that are available; *Discern the overwhelming differences between various techniques to realize that they are often complementary and not competing; *Have knowledge of the routine methods available to characterize engineered surfaces; *Develop familiarity with at least some functional tests that can be carried out to evaluate performance of engineered surfaces; *Be introduced to a broad spectrum of case studies spanning diverse surface engineering techniques / component functions / industries  

3. Virtual production development

P31 International Summer School on Intelligent Agents in Automation 6 hec

The theme for this edition of the Summer School is “on Intelligent Agents in Automation” 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: 

4. Humans in the production system

P40 Development of Industrial Production Systems 7.5 hec

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.

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 7.5 hec

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 9 hec

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.

P44 Realizing human-robot collaboration through the use of virtual tools 5 hec

The course aims to give knowledge of how virtual tools can be used as a mean to successfully realize industrial human-robot collaboration. The course also aims to give the participants knowledge in how a human-robot development project can be undertaken, considering critical aspects such as efficiency, safety and ergonomics.

5. Circular production systems and maintenance

P51 Transdisciplinary Approach to Circular Economy Research 1.5 hec

The course aims at facilitating the participant to learn the interplays between different areas relevant to Circular Economy. The areas are: business model, governmental policy, product/service design, user behaviour, and supply chain management (see the Figure above). The course also aims at supporting the participant to carry out or reflect upon his/her research with a transdisciplinary approach.

P52 Maintenance of Industrial Equipment 4 hec

The course aims to increase awareness regarding industrial maintenance and its importance for the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry. The course address a broad perspective of industrial maintenance, focusing on production equipment. 

6.  Integrated product and production development

P60 Product Design Optimisation 4 hec

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 Engineering Product Development (EDP): Modeling Simulation and Optimization in the Enginering Product Development Process 5 hec

The course aims to provide a basic understanding for how modelling, simulation and optimization can be employed to support the product development process.

P63 Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces 4 hec

The course will provide a basic understanding of contact and non-contacting metrology technologies in 2D and 3D and surface characterisation of the geometrical form, waviness, roughness and imperfections during different stages of testing, manufacturing and operation.  Practical applications from the students’ own research projects will be included and discussed.

P64 Product Platforms 7.5 hec

In the course, product platforms are studied from both theoretical and practical perspectives. This includes fundamental concepts together with current research and industrial practise in the area. Different support for planning, developing and analysing product platform design are introduced and practised. The impact on business processes of different platform strategies are discussed as well as their use in different sectors and applications.

P66 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization in Product Development 3 hec

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.

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