Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student:

  • Knows the methods and devices used and the opportunities available in modern production engineering
  • Understands the principles of production systems and automation and the impact they have on product structure.
  • Has the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Credits: 5

Schedule: 21.09.2020 - 08.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Juha Huuki

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Juha Huuki

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course will be a seminar on focusing on production themes and trends.

    Seminar course consisting of topics in the field of production engineering offered in regularly scheduled subjects. The topics change yearly. Also include guest speakers from industry and exercises related to simulation and CAM.

    The course deepens the knowledge acquired in the bachelor s level Production Technology course. The course covers a broad range of topics in modern manufacturing, including topics taught in most advanced production engineering courses, such as manufacturing methods and trends. Variable topics include: robotics and automation, digital manufacturing tools and software, and production planning and scheduling. Student will write and present a seminar study, critique each other s work and revise their own writing in light of other s comments. Attendance at the seminars is required. The course has varying focus areas each year.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    • Approximately 4 compulsory seminars
    • Literature research
    • Seminar presentation
    • Acting as an opponent in one seminar
    • Excercises related to CAM, simulation and question serie. 

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    5 cr

    Lectures 18 h

    Demo/laboratory exercises and seminar work 32 h (contact hours) + 84 h (independent study)


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. Serope Kalpakjian, Steven R. Schmid.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Substitutes for the course Kon-15.4101 Digital Manufacturing


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