MG2206 Design and Information Management 9.0 credits

Design and Information Management

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Fundamentals of Simulation. Continuous and discrete in time simulation. Monte Carlo and dynamic simulations. Introduction to System Thinking. Systems with Feedback. Stable, unstable and oscillating systems. System Modeling: Causal Loop Diagrams, Stock and Rate Diagrams, Delays and smoothing. System Dynamics simulation models. Application to production systems, supply chain and project management. Simulation model construction building. Application of Design of Experiments to simulation. Model validation and verification. Output analysis: sampling strategies, variance reduction methods. Sensitivity analysis. Application: terminating and steady state systems, comparison of alternative systems.

Computer-Based Information Systems. Management information requirements, database, decision/information models, presentation models, and design issues. Interface with other components within the business, including marketing.

Intended learning outcomes *

This course is meant to provide an in-depth

exposure to system modelling and simulation paradigms in order to enhance the student's ability to identify, represent, analyze, design, and manage complex systems whose behavior cannot be understood without simulation. Special emphasis is given to production systems, inventory systems and project management. The course covers topics in System Dynamics and Discrete Event Simulation. Appropriate state-of-the-art simulation software tools are used.
A comprehensive view is taken of the main information flows within a manufacturing enterprise to explore technology components, operations, management techniques and social issues related to information in manufacturing business.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

For students on the M or P programmes
4G1165 Automation Technology
4G1166 Bachelor’s Thesis in Production Engineering and Management
4G1169 Manufacturing
For students on the TPEMM program, se programme description.

Recommended prerequisites

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Will be announced at course start.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Assignment, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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 *

Assignments (INL1; 3 cr)
Exam (TEN1; 6 cr)

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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Cornel-Mihai Nicolescu

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

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MG2206

Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Per Johansson,

Supplementary information

Limited number of participants.