Production and Manufacturing Technology (MSK260)

Introduction to Production/Manufacturing Engineering, Statistical Process Control (SPC) and statistical quality control (SQC) methods, Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma, metrology, subtractive manufacturing [CAM, CAPP, GT, CNC programming - OKUMA and MAZATROL], Additive layer manufacturing ( metal 3D printing and welding fundamentals), Production and manufacturing assembly systems and lines, Robotics applications in manufacturing and fabrication systems.

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


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Introduction to Production/Manufacturing Engineering, Statistical Process Control (SPC) and statistical quality control (SQC) methods, lean manufacturing and Six Sigma, Metrology [theoretical and practical aspects of Engineering measurement using coordinate measuring machines (CMM)], subtractive manufacturing [Metal cutting Principles, Cutting Tools and Operations, Machining Economics, computer aided manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC): ISO programming and conversational programming (OKUMA and MAZATROL)], additive layer manufacturing (metal 3D printing and welding fundamentals), Production and manufacturing lines and line balancing, robotics in manufacturing and fabrication systems.

Learning outcome

After completing this course, the student should be able to learn:

  • Statistical process and quality control techniques
  • Subtractive manufacturing techniques (Lathe and Milling)
  • Computer aided manufacturing (CNC programming 'ISO and conversational', GT and CAPP, etc.)
  • Metrology (use of coordinate measuring machines CMM and other basic measurement techniques)
  • Additive manufacturing (metal 3D printing & micro welding) and welding quality solve
  • Lean manufacturing principles
  • Production and manufacturing line analysis
  • Robotics in manufacturing and fabrication systems

Required prerequisite knowledge

MSK210 Mechanical Design, STA100 Probability and Statistics 1

Recommended prerequisites

MSK210 Mechanical Design
Basic courses of statistics & probability and machine elements.


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours Letter grades Basic 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, one integrated workshop exercise [Additive Manufacturing/metal 3D printing, CNC Lathe and Milling/subtractive manufacturing, measurements with coordinate measuring machine (CMM)] must be approved. Robotics programming class.

Course teacher(s)

Coordinator laboratory exercises:

Jan-Tore Jakobsen

Coordinator laboratory exercises:

Emil Mannes Surnevik

Head of Department:

Mona Wetrhus Minde

Method of work

4 hours lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week. Compulsory assignments. 1 integrated compulsory workshop exercise [Additive Manufacturing (metal 3D printing), CNC based Subtractive Manufacturing, and CMM Measurements]. Robotics programming class.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Production Engineering (BIM320_1) 10

Open for

Mechanical Engineering - Bachelor in Engineering Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


The syllabus can be found in Leganto