Digital Manufacturing


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have an understanding of how integrated computer-based systems can be used to develop product and manufacturing process definitions simultaneously.
  • Have gained knowledge about systems and tools (e.g. modelling tools, simulation tools, 3D visualization tools, and collaboration tools) that can support this development.
  • Have knowledge of how the digital information is created and distributed
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the basic functionality of existing and emerging systems for digital manufacturing.
  • Have an understanding of generic interfaces between systems for digital manufacturing.


  • Be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of digital manufacturing.
  • Be able to solve problems related to the simultaneous development of products and manufacturing.
  • Be able to conduct a systematic assessment of the need for Digital Manufacturing.


  • Use digital manufacturing tools to model, simulate and visualize issues related to the simultaneous development of products and manufacturing processes.
  • Be able to judge the opportunities and limitations of Digital Manufacturing.

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 examDigital Manufacturing
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 titleDigitalt understøttet fremstilling
Module codeM-MT-K2-5
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