Industrial Strategy and Organisation

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1TE727

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Industrial Engineering and Management A1N, Technology A1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
Responsible department
Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

Entry requirements

120 credits within natural sciences/engineering/pharmacy. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

The course aims to equip students with key knowledge about the functions of the firm with a specific focus on business strategies and organisational issues as viewed within industrial operations.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • define the role of the firm in relation to the surrounding context and the entire society, considering how the firm is organised and managed via strategic plans,
  • discuss the most important perspectives within organisational studies,
  • analyse the context of an organisation in terms of competitors, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders,
  • analyse the strategies of a firm by means of the most important strategy models, so to be able to identify the possibilities and barriers for a firm's development,
  • explicate the connection between technology, context and the firm's internal organisation,
  • formulate a company's strategy based on the models and concepts discussed during the course.


Industrial management, organisational forms and organising. Business strategies, marketing and purchasing.


Lectures, exercises, case discussions and seminars.


Written home exam, passed seminar works and final memo.

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.

Other directives

The course may not be included in a degree together with 1TE674 Business Development and Entrepreneurship.