Manufacturing Technology


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have an understanding of the basic elements and concepts involved in the technical aspects of industrial manufacturing
  • Have attained an understanding of how to analyse manufacturing systems in order to identify potential areas of improvements
  • Have attained an understanding of how to select and use suitable models for improving a particular manufacturing process or manufacturing system


  • Be able to analyse technical issues with relation to manufacturing processes and production in a production facility
  • Understand the influence on a process or series of processes in a system context. Either specific (process, geometry material) or using system design theory.
  • Be able to formulate operational objectives for the performance of a manufacturing process or production facility
  • Be able to use existing modelling techniques to model and improve a manufacturing process and/or a manufacturing system
  • Be able to validate the chosen model


  • Be able to analyse any given manufacturing system and to prescribe measures to improve the efficiency of the facility
  • Be able to formulate suitable models to improve either a specific manufacturing process or a manufacturing system.
  • Have the ability to design and evaluate a technical solution.

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 course module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.



Name of examManufacturing Technology
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 titleProduktionsteknologi
Module codeM-MT-K1-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Manufacturing Technology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science