Course syllabus - Simulation of Production Systems, 5 credits
Autumn semester 2021
A1N (Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements).
Product and Process Development
School of Innovation, Design and Engineering
Course literature is preliminary up to 8 weeks before course start. Course literature can be valid over several semesters.
Discrete-event system simulation
5., Pearson New International Edition. : Upper Saddle River : Prentice Hall, cop. 2014 - xviii, 559 s.
ISBN: 9781292024370 LIBRIS-ID: 17065829
The aim of the course is the improvement of industrial processes that involve complex changes through the use of simulation.
The objective of this course is to develop competence in the use of simulation through theoretical understanding, hands-on exercises, workshops and an improvement project of a production process.
After completing the course, the student shall be able to:
1. apply theoretical findings and reflect on the use of simulation for improving a real industrial production process
2. design and build a simulation model of a production system using a systems perspective and applying the principles of data collection and analysis
3. analyze different scenarios for the improvement of a production process with the use of a simulation model and document the results
4. demonstrate the ability to individually and as a group member perform and present project and seminar assignments, both orally and in writing and to critically and constructively provide feedback on such presentations
- Simulation as a tool for improvement of production systems
- The process of designing, building and experimenting with a simulation model
- Application of the simulation process in a project of an industrial production system within the manufacturing industry, analysis of improvement scenarios and communication of the results
40 credits in engineering/technology and at least 2 years of work experience in full-time from relevant area within industry. In addition, Swedish B/Swedish 3 and English A/English 6 are required. For courses given entirely in English exemption is made from the requirement in Swedish B/Swedish 3.
Seminar (SEM1), 0.5 credits, examines learning outcomes 1 and 4, marks Fail (U) or Pass (G)
Laboratory work (LAB1), 1 credits, examines learning outcomes 2 and 3, marks Fail (U) or Pass (G)
Project (PRO1), 3.5 credits, an assignment presented with a report and a demonstration of the project and simulation, examines learning outcomes 1-4, marks Fail (U) or Pass (G)
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The course overlaps 5 credits with PPU432 Simulation of production systems and 5 credits with PPU430 Simulation of production systems.