Technology and Operations Management


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Understand the fundamental principles of operations management in setups where technology is seen as an essential driver
  • Have an understanding of the relationship between technology maturity and operations management
  • Understand the use of comprehensive manufacturing concepts that include both mechanical and IT based elements
  • Understand the assumptions and limitations of the modelling and simulation tools in the process of planning and implementing


  • Be able to develop a requirements specification for a manufacturing system with a high degree of technological uncertainty
  • Be able to develop solution concepts that include both mechanical and IT based elements
  • Be able to identify critical elements of proposed solution concepts.
  • Be able to use appropriate modelling and simulation tools for developing solutions
  • Be able to formulate a plan for a project's implementation


  • Be able to professionally participate in the development of new manufacturing systems, focusing on the evaluation, selection and implementation of relevant technologies
  • Establish the foundation for applying advanced and relevant simulation tools for future research and development activities.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum ยง17.

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examTechnology and Operations Management
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsInformation about allowed helping aids for the examination will be published in the description of the semester/module.
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 titleTeknologi- og driftsledelse
Module codeM-MT-K1-3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science