ML2303 Digitalisation for Sustainable Production 9.0 credits

Digitalisering för hållbar produktion

The course links an understanding of the increasing digitization of industrial production with the stakeholders, roles, practice and future development of the business.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The primary major of the course is to teach the students to link understanding of the increasing digitisation in industrial production with stakeholders, roles, practice and future development of the operations. Thus, the course prepare students for work tasks as providers or purchasers of solutions in the fast growing field of Industry 4.0.

Through the course, students will have the possibility to learn about a number of important technologies and tools to collect, store, analyse and visualise data for applications in production and logistics. The course will also give an understanding of how an increased digitisation can be realised, and its possibilities to contribute to a more sustainable production as well as an increased servicification and business development. Further, the course will form a basis for critical analysis of ethical, safety and integrity challenges with an increased digitisation of production.

Intended learning outcomes *

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  • Describe the foundation of and components in cyber-physical systems for application in production and logistics, including industrial IoT, autonomous systems, connections and big data solutions.
  • Analyse preconditions and maturity for digitisation in production
  • Account for applications in advanced data analysis, machine learning, AI, visualisation and interfaces to stakeholders, based on digitisation in production and logistics.
  • Relate the possibilities of digitisation application in development and operation of production, such as its relation to lean production, management systems and digital support for development in production.
  • Relate the opportunities of digitisation in developed business models and servicification for sustainable production.
  • Critically analyse the application of digitised production, considering ethics, personal integrity, computer security and integrity.

Course Disposition

Work in the course is built around lectures and seminars dealing with the central fields of the course. The course includes an examination concerning the central elements in digitisation of production, and a written assignment including application, reflection and critical analysis of the relation between digitisation and the operation and development of sustainable production.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Completed course ML1503 Industrial systems II, 6 credits or the equivalent.

Completed course Bachelor thesis, 15 credits or the equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • INL1 - Assignment, 5.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 4.0 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.

The examiner decides, in consultation with KTH's coordinator for disabilities (Funka), about possible adapted examination for students with documented, permanent disabilities. The examiner may permit other examination format for re-examination of individual students.

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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Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.