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 and Procedures

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 Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science