Engineering Key Processes


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds upon the knowledge acquired in 1st semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The core idea in this course is to allow the students to analyze core organizational functions, processes and systems – these can be inside the organization or spanning organizational boundaries. Furthermore, the students should be able to improve the integration and alignment of these core organizational functions, processes and systems in a structured and systematic manner.

Learning objectives


  • Understand inter-relationships between organizational functions, processes and systems like R&D, technological development, operations and supply chain.
  • Understand key trade-offs between choices made in different organizational functions, processes and systems and understanding the impact of functional decisions on overall corporate performance.
  • Describe methods to assess the financial implications of decisions within core organizational functions, processes, and systems.
  • Explain the possibilities to conduct risk management at functional and organizational level.
  • Account for cross-functional linkages between organizational functions, processes, and systems for the efficient management in the global organization and its value chains.
  • Have knowledge about technology as a key process enabler in the global organization.


  • Identify improvement opportunities integrating multiple functions within an organization and partners across the supply and value chain.
  • Evaluate suggestions for improvements inside the organization and across the supply and value chain in a structured and systematic manner.
  • Analyze the sources of risks across functions.
  • Develop a holistic performance management system for individual functions and overall organization


  • Design efficient cross-functional organizational and inter-organizational processes and systems including logistics, supply chain, and new product development ensuring integration, risk management and efficiency.
  • Design performance management systems for functions considering their linkage to overall firm performance

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 examEngineering Key Processes
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 titleUdvikling og forbedring af nøgleprocesser
Module codeM-OIM-K2-N4
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
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science