Development of Manufacturing Systems


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

This module is based on knowledge gained on the 1st Semester of the MSc in the Manufacturing Technology programme.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Understand the fundamental principles of product design and development
  • Have an understanding of the relationship between product design and manufacturing (design for manufacturing)
  • Understand the use of modelling and simulation tools with regards to planning and implementing new manufacturing systems
  • Understand the assumptions and limitations of the modelling and simulation tools used in a project.


  • Be able to develop a requirements specification for a manufacturing system through an analysis of customer needs
  • Be able to develop solution concepts that satisfy requirements specification
  • 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 continuation.


  • Be able to professionally participate in the development of new products and 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 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 examDevelopment of Manufacturing Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleUdvikling af produktionssystemer
Module codeM-MT-K2-1
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