Syllabus for Upscaling and Materials Economy

Materialekonomi/uppskalning

Syllabus

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TE070
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology A1N

    Main field(s) of study and in-depth level

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2011-03-07
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2019
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits within Science and Technology.
  • Responsible department: Department of Engineering Sciences

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide basic knowledge and skills required to be able to perform financial and organisational assessments of how changes in production volume affect a growing company in the materials industry.
 
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • understand and manage financial models to make assessments of product- and production costs as well as investment needs related to changes in the production volume for a growing company within the materials industry,
  • evaluate and assess how the relationship between the materials company, its suppliers and its markets (customers) is affected by volume changes,
  • analyse industrial challenges that decision makers in a materials company face when scaling up, and identify relevant strategies to address these challenges.

Content

Based on a number of real projects related to the field of materials, from companies and research at the university, the course highlights the relationship between volume changes and costs as well as the need for investments and the market needs that arise. The course covers various economic models and market models often used to make strategic decisions for growing companies in the materials industry.

Instruction

Practical projects are supported by lectures, guest lectures, seminars and supervision. The students work in groups with a specific case, which gives them the opportunity to work concretely with making assessments according to the course objectives.

Assessment

Written report. The examination also includes an oral presentation of the report, as well as opposition and discussion of another group's work. 
 
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 30, 2019

Literature and other course material is distributed via the course's web page (Studentportalen)