Global Manufacturing Management


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

2nd semester of the MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management programme..

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Dependent on student’s choice of content and organisation of the semester; the student may choose between project work at Aalborg University or a voluntary traineeship at a company in Denmark or abroad. The total work load of the semester has to be equivalent to 30 ECTS. If carried out at Aalborg University, the project may be finalised with a project report or in the form of a scientific paper. If continued at the 4th semester, the project is evaluated with a midterm evaluation. 

Learning objectives


  • Have gained knowledge and understanding of Global Manufacturing Management
  • Be able to understand and apply advanced analysis for evaluating Global Manufacturing Management systems and structures
  • Be able to understand and apply advanced synthesis for Global Manufacturing Management.


  • Be able to describe the problem solved and the criteria applied for its solution
  • Be able to evaluate the concepts, theories and methodologies applied in the solution of the problem
  • Be able to account for the choices made during the solution of the problem, and substantiate that these are made on a high professional level
  • Be able to assess the limitations of the concepts, theories, and methodologies applied in the solution of the problem.


  • Be able to analyse and solve an actual problem of industrial relevance through application of systematic research and development processes, including advanced analytical, experimental and/or numerical methods and models.


Type of instruction

Dependent on student’s choice of content and organisation of the semester

  • If the semester is carried out as an academic internship, the student is included in the company’s daily work. Concurrent to the work in the company, the student makes a report, which is evaluated after ending the academic internship
  • The project 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 may be carried out individually or in groups.

Extent and expected workload

Since this is initially a 30 ECTS project module, the expected workload is 900 hours for the student (please see additional information).



Name of examGlobal Manufacturing 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

Additional information

  1. Students are given several choices of composing an individual planned semester, including extending the master’s thesis to up to 60 ECTS. Combination of project and courses (see note 2), internship, semester at other university.
  2. The project must be equivalent to at least 15 ECTS. Course modules approved by the Study Board for the specific study must supplement to a total of 30 ECTS.
  3. By agreement with the Study Board of Industry and Global Business Development, the project may be reduced to allow for participation in course activities. However, the project must encompass at least 15 ECTS. Proposed course activity is evaluated and tested in accordance with the curriculum in which the course module is described.

Facts about the module

Danish titleGlobal udvikling af virksomheden
Module codeM-OSM-K3-1
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