Within the field of manufacturing and management engineering, we offer four courses - below, you will find more information about each course.
Please check the individual course descriptions for possible prerequisites and remember to see at which campus it is offered.
Circular Economy for Business and Engineers with SDG Focus
Organizations must rethink and optimize their existing strategies to meet their sustainable business goals due to the constant depletion of vital resources and societal issues’ greater demands. The increasing population not only has an impact on natural resources; it also results in more significant pollution and contributes to greater levels of poverty.With these considerations, on September 25, 2015, some countries adopted a new set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) to end poverty and to improve prosperity worldwide. Seventeen sustainable goals have been targeted to achieve by 2030 under the new sustainable development agenda (UN.org, 2015). Further, these sustainable goals encompass a range of perspectives and various levels of applications, including supply chain management. In recent years, academicians, researchers, and practitioners have addressed supply chain management issues because of their significant impacts on organizational developments regardless of the field of applications. Researchers around the globe are exhibiting increased interest in how the circular economy (CE) may contribute to the SDG’s. The level of widespread acceptance being generated clearly shows the potential necessity of implementing CE. Nations are feeling pressure from an alarming decrease in resources, pollution, political insecurity, and safety breaches. Contrary to the conventional or linear economy approach, which utilizes the take-use-dispose model, the CE model focuses on value creation by closing the loop. The CE model works as a natural system by using the values of the material, energy, and other resources within a particular ecosystem as a single loop. Hence, in recent years, the CE model has gained popularity among businesses and communities.This course will provide you with skills to the current practices of circular economy (CE) and SDG’s for business and engineers and identify and critically discuss the connection between linear/circular economies and environmental sustainability generally and between circular economies and SDG’s specifically.We will apply the Design and systems approach to solve business and engineering tasks. The course sessions use traditional teaching, case-based real-life problems solving tasks, and industrial visits.
You will learn how to analyse projects and project processes, and as a result, contribute to the accomplishment of projects. You will obtain insight into the project management discipline and its concepts and assumptions, and will be able to independently utilize the knowledge obtained to work out a project mandate with matching analyses and plans, and also to be able to evaluate project descriptions, analyses and plans worked out by other people. Furthermore, you will be able to independently follow-up on analyses and plans, and in the light of these provide proposals for an appropriate management effort.
A major part of quality management and cost optimization is quality or process improvement. Of the many methods available, Six Sigma is currently one of the more popular methods. In this course the student will learn the Six Sigma method to the level of Green Belt and be able to apply Six Sigma in practice after the course. The course will present cases from production/manufacturing, service and supply chains.
Sustainable Development Goals and Global Production Systems
Note! New title: Developing global sustainable production systems: Coping with a new strategic and operational challenge
Since United Nations launched the global sustainability development goals for 2030 companies across the global have embraced strategies encompassing the SDGs. Yet, unless the companies manage to implement their commitment in the design of their (global) operations there is a danger the SDGs will maintain being strategic commitments only. The aim of the summer school course is to zoom in on the SGDs in general and in particular on the challenges pertaining to implementing them in global production systems /operations as wells as how to overcome the challenges.