Industrialization and Time-to-volume

  • Credits 5 credits
  • Study location Eskilstuna
  • $stringTranslations.StartDate 2021-03-29 - 2021-06-06 (part time 33%)
  • Education ordinance Second cycle
  • Course code PPU451
  • Main area Product and Process Development

You will learn methods, tools, and strategies for your company to gain a world class competence in the industrialization of new products and production technologies. If you are involved in the activities of industrialization, product or process introductions, and integration of new products and/or production technologies, then this course is for you.

You will acquire knowledge about planning and implementing industrialization activities for achieving a faster time-to-market and time-to-volume with higher quality. During the course you will work on one of your company’s industrialization challenges as a “project case” and analyse ways to tackle them in an efficient way.

The course focuses on R&D-manufacturing interface, managing novelty and feedback loops, TRL and MRL, production processes, start of production, and ramp-up. In addition, the course provides insights on how Industry 4.0 or digitalization technologies can support your company’s industrialization activities.

The course is given online with no physical meetings during the spring semester 2021.

Kursblad Industrialisering och tid till volym

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You will learn to

  • Describe the industrialization process and various activities, methods and tools used to reduce disturbances, time-to-market, and time-to-volume.
  • Demonstrate skills in analyzing how different industrialization activities and decisions affect start of production and full-scale production volume.
  • Demonstrate skills in describing various factors that affect industrialization and time-to-volume, and in analyzing and comparing the overall performance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform and relate a company's practical work to the theories of industrialization and production ramp-up.
  • Analyze the limitations and opportunities for improvement of current industrialization process with regard to the potential of Industry 4.0 technologies.

Entry requirements

40 credits in Engineering/Technology and at least 2 years’ experience in full-time employment in a relevant area within industry. In addition English course A/English course 6 is required.

You can also apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc.


The course is given in the spring semester. Application opens mid-September.


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Course syllabus

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Application information

After submitting your electronic application, the next step is to submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the course you have applied for. In order to document your eligibility, you must provide your high school diploma and university transcript and proof of your English language proficiency.

Entry requirements

To meet the entry requirements for this course you need to have previous academic qualifications (university studies). You will find the specific entry requirements above.

No academic qualifications?

If you do not have the formal academic qualifications needed for a specific course, you can apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc. This is also known as a validation of prior learning.

Recognition of prior learning means the mapping out and assessment of an individual's competence and qualifications, regardless how, where or when they were acquired – in the formal education system or in some other way in Sweden or abroad, just recently or a long time ago.

If you think your knowledge and competences will qualify you for this course, you will need to upload th following with your application:

  • CV with description of your educational and professional background. Your CV must describe your knowledge and competences in relation to the entry requirements.
  • If you refer to work experience, you need to upload an Employers certificate.

If we need more information, we will contact you.


The course is part of the Premium project in which MDH offers courses aimed at giving the industry the competence needed for sustainable and smart production.

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