Operations Management


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained in-depth knowledge of using quantitative Operations Management techniques on real life problems. The knowledge could be gained in a development project:
    • With one or more companies or public organisations, or
    • In a lab environment concerning Operations Management software or techniques.


  • Be able to demonstrate the usage and limitations of quantitative Operations Management  techniques
  • Be able to compare and evaluate theoretical and experimental results
  • Be able to critically evaluate applied methods and their results.


  • Possess the ability to identify and implement options for improvements with special focus on cross-functional issues (e.g. in between sales, operations, development or service)
  • Be able to implement Operations Management techniques in an industrial, service or public organisation.

Type of instruction

The module is carried out as group-based, problem-oriented project work. The group work is carried out as an independent work process in which the students themselves organise and coordinate their workload in collaboration with a supervisor. The project is carried out in groups with normally no more than 6 members.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.



Name of examOperations Management
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies

Facts about the module

Danish titlePlanlægning og styring
Module codeM-OSM-K1-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Industry and Global Business Development
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science