This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Quality control/assurance approaches and Lean Manufacturing. Subtractive manufacturing (metal cutting theory, cutting tools, machines used for metal cutting). Additive manufacturing. Subtractive and additive manufacturing economics. CNC machines and part-programming (ISO 6983-1). Engineering project assessment and control techniques. Production line balancing and systems design aspects. Basics of welding.

Learning outcome

After completing this course, the student should be able to use fundamental theories that had been taught in mechanical engineering, strength of material, material science, and mathematics in real world engineering applications (quality control and subtractive & additive manufacturing)


Introduction to Production/Manufacturing Engineering, Quality control and assurance, Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods and Lean manufacturing and Lean-Six-Sigma, Metrology (theoretical and practical aspects of engineering measurements), Subtractive Manufacturing (i.e. Metal cutting Principles, Cutting Tools and Operations, Machining Economics), Additive Manufacturing [i.e. 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping (RP), Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM), layered manufacturing and additive fabrication], Project management Techniques (CPM, PERT & Crashing), Introduction to CAD/CAM and Computer Numerical Control (CNC)-ISO 6983-1:Part Programming and Machining with CNC-Turning center, Production line balancing and systems desgin aspects, Introduction to welding, Engineering projects' assessment and control.

Required prerequisite knowledge

MSK210 Mechanical Design, STA100 Probability and Statistics 1

Recommended previous knowledge

MSK200 Materials Technology
Basic courses of statistics & probability and machine elements.


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/14 hoursA - FBasic calculator specified in general exam regulations.

Coursework requirements

8 av 10 regneøvinger, 3 laboratorieøvinger, En verkstedøving
In order to take the exam: 8 out of 10 of the compulsory assignments, 3 laboratory exercises and the 2- workshop exercises (Additive Manufacturing and CNC subtractive manufacturing) must be approved.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Chandima Ratnayake Ratnayake Mudiyanselage
Course teacher
Arvind Keprate
Coordinator laboratory exercises
Jørgen Grønsund , Emil Surnevik Kristiansen , Johan Andreas Håland Thorkaas
Placement coordinator
Yaaseen Ahmad Amith
Head of Department
Tor Henning Hemmingsen

Method of work

4 hours lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week. Compulsory assignments. 3 compulsory laboratory exercises and 2 compulsory workshop exercise (additive manufacturing and CNC subtractive manufacturing).

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Production Engineering (BIM320_1) 10

Open to

Bachelor studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Course assessment

By form and/or by discussions in class in accordance with university regulations.


1.Ratnayake R.M.C., (2011), Production and Manufacturing Engineering, Compendium, UiS, IKM (available on Canvas).
2.Kalpakjian, S., and Schmid, S.R., (2010), ‘Manufacturing Engineering and Technology’, ISBN-13: 978-981-06-8144-9, Prentice Hall, Singapore.
3.Groover, M.P., (2011), Modern Manufacturing, John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, ISBN: 978-0-470-500592-2.
4. Black, J.T., and Kohser, R. A., (2013), - Materials and Processes in Manufacturing, 11th Edition (or more), International student version, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 978-0-470-87375-5.

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 15.12.2019