Fundamentals of Operations Management and Process Modelling and Control


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective of the course is to provide the student with a foundation of operations management and process modelling. The student should acquire an understanding of basic principles of operations management and process modelling. This provides a foundation for students for choosing a suitable operations management approach and for modelling and systematically describing the work flow of a production process. Finally, the course will use a relevant computer programming language for modelling a process

Learning objectives


  • Knowledge about basic organizational theory.
  • Must have obtained basic knowledge of transformation processes.
  • Must have obtained basic knowledge of operations concepts applicable in manufacturing as well as service contexts.
  • Must have obtained basic knowledge of basic mapping tools.
  • Must have knowledge about how to model and analyse a simple process.
  • Must have knowledge about how to design simple process control using a relevant computer programming language.
  • Must have knowledge about how to describe and model a process through, e.g.,  flow charts.


  • Can use basic organizational concepts such as vertical and horizontal specializations.
  • Can carry out basic calculations in relation to transformation processes.
  • Can map an operations process using process mapping tools.
  • Must be able analyse or design a process and describe it in form of, e.g., a flow-chart.
  • Must be able to design a computer program for process control based on a flow-chart.


  • Can problematize operations processes and map out and improve these at different levels.
  • Can decide suitable mapping tools for operations challenges at hand in different situations.
  • Must have competencies to find the right level of abstraction when designing a flow-chart for a given process.
  • Must have competencies to identify the different steps of a process and relate them to the corresponding flow-chart and computer program.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examFundamentals of Operations Management and Process Modelling and Control
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleGrundlæggende operations management og proces modellering og styring
Module codeM-MOE-B1-3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science