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Before choosing courseFMG3005 System Dynamics for Production Systems Design and Performance Analysis 6.0 creditsAdministrate About course

The course aims to cover major aspects of production system design and performance analysis using system dynamics (SD) approach. The course will also include modeling and simulation of complex manufacturing system and demonstrate process of sustainable decision making using SD.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus FMG3005 (Spring 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The aim of the course is to train production engineers in System Dynamics.

The course aims to cover major aspects of production system design and performance analysis using system dynamics (SD) approach. The course will also include modeling and simulation of complex production systems and demonstrate process of decision making using SD.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the students will be able to,

· Demonstrate knowledge in theory and principles of system dynamics

· Create mental models for complex systems and indentify balancing (B) and reinforcing (R) or combined B-R scenarios, specially for production systems and processes

· Model and analyze complex dynamic systems

· Make qualified decisionsconcerning process and system design in production   

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
Students of the 3rd, 4thor 5thyear of Civilingenjör programme
Students of the 1st year of TPRMM programme.

Recommended prerequisites

M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. 
Students of the 4th or 5th year of Civilingenjör programme.
Students of the 1st year of TPRMM programme.


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Business Dynamics- Systems Thinking and Modeling for Complex World, John D.Sterman, Irwin McGraw-Hill, 2000, ISBN-978-0-07-231135-8

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    Other requirements for final grade

    Exam:                No exam!!!

    Assignment:  One project work for each group (4 students). The project needs to be submitted in the form of written report with proper demonstration using stella software. The project work will correspond to 3 ECTS. 

    Tutorial:           Most of the lectures will end with one or more tutorials. At least 90 % attendance in the lectures with 90-100% involvement during the tutorials will give 3 ECTS.

    Presentation: Each project work needs to be presented through 10-20 minutes presentation.

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Ethical approach

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

    Further information

    Course web

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    Offered by

    ITM/Production Engineering

    Main field of study

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    Education cycle

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at ITM/Production Engineering