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Course module: 201900023
Manufacturing Systems
Course infoSchedule
Course module201900023
Credits (ECTS)2
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personprof.Dr.-Ing. S. Thiede
Contactperson for the course
prof.Dr.-Ing. S. Thiede
prof.Dr.-Ing. S. Thiede
Academic year2023
Starting block
RemarksPart of Semester 2 B-ME (UT-VU)
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
  • insight in the components, organization and behavior of a manufacturing system
  • has insight in the influence of production strategy on a manufacturing system
  • able to (re)design a (part of a) production system
  • understands the influence of planning and control on the production system and is able to apply this knowledge
  • describe how performance of a manufacturing system can be measured and improved
  • formulate a research question based on a specific problem
  • recognize practical and theoretical underpinning design principle
  • Understands the relation besteen maintenance and (the design of) manufacturing systems
This is a part of Semester 2 of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering (UT-VU) See here for the compete description of this semester.

MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS is the third course in the DESIGN & MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING learning line. Production management is the activity of managing the resources that create and deliver products by changing inputs into outputs using an “input-transformation-output” process. This course is about this “input-transformation-output” process and all the related topics. These topics are about company/manufacturing strategies, designing a production system, planning and control of such a system, performance and improvement of existing systems, maintenance and the relation between these topics.
After this course, the student has insight in the organization of manufacturing facilities and is able to use this knowledge to (re)design, improve and maintain a manufacturing system.

Please note: This course takes place in Amsterdam and is only accessible for BSc UT-VU ME students.

Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering-VU
Required materials
Course material
offered on canvas
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Written test

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