Production Systems and Sustainability


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

A student who has completed this module:

Learning objectives


  • has knowledge about current systems of manufacturing and production of products, services and systems
  • has knowledge about the challenges that companies face when attempting to improve their production systems for sustainability
  • has knowledge about the potentials of IT systems to support or interfere with achieving sustainability


  • can analyze potentials and barriers for designing products that last longer, that are reparable and/or that are designed for disassembly from a production system point of view
  • can analyze which implications changes in materials or redesigns might cause to current production and logistic systems
  • can analyze how to incorporate IT systems to support sustainable solutions


  • can evaluate the sustainability potential of a given manufacturing and production system
  • can evaluate the role of IT systems in sustainable solutions
  • can design manufacturing and production systems that are sustainable

Type of instruction

Lectures, exercises and project work



Name of examProduction Systems and Sustainability
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Will be specified in the semester description.
Permitted aids
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 titleProduktionssystemer og bƦredygtighed
Module codeTBSDK20103
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Design)
Study BoardStudy Board of Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design