Introduction to Leadership - Quality Management - Improvement

5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1TG284

Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Industrial Engineering and Management G1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 7 February 2023
Responsible department
Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

Entry requirements

General entry requirements and Mathematics 3b or 3c/Mathematics C

Learning outcomes

After passing the course, students should be able to

  • describe some common tasks for a quality development officer and project manager and give examples of some local and national industrial companies and organisations where these occur
  • discuss the significance of sustainable development from an industrial perspective
  • plan and carry out an oral presentation,
  • apply the basics of report writing with respect to structure and reference management,
  • use the computer systems required for the introductory courses in the programme and apply the rules for using the university's IT systems,
  • search the library databases and search and critically review technological and scientific information,
  • give an account of equal opportunities/equal treatment with respect to different grounds of discrimination,
  • identify and reflect on ethical issues related to potential professional roles,
  • reflect on study techniques based on the Swedish education system for higher education.


Overview of the educational programme's goals and content. Learning at university level and study technique. Information about the future professional role in industrial environments. Ethical issues associated with the professional role, quality technology and leadership. The university's computer systems and networks, and ethical rules for their use. Introduction to common software, with focus on calculation software and visualisation of data. Information retrieval. Report writing, reference management, plagiarism, quotations and oral presentation. Theory of knowledge. Equal opportunities/equal treatment with respect to all grounds of discrimination Introduction to sustainable development. Economical, social and ecological sustainability. Planetary boundaries and challenges related to resource usage.


Lectures, seminars, computer exercises, guest lectures and study visits.


Active participation at study visits and seminars (3 credits) and oral and written presentation of assignments (2 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may decide to 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 targeted pedagogical support from the university's disability coordinator.

Other directives

The course cannot be counted towards a degree together with 1TG280 Introduction to leadership - quality - improvement.