Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Optimisation 2 (EN)

Danish title
Optimering 2 (EN)
Study programme
Production Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Academy Profession
3. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Programme elements
Start time
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Ina Sanne Larsen
Dina Jacobsen
  • Purpose

    In the theme of Optimization 2, you build on knowledge about optimization of production and processes from 1st and 2nd semester. There will be a focus on understanding production as a chain of processes. In this context, you will be given additional methods to map, calculate and simulate processes. The theme also touches on how you manage the company's supply chains as well as how you assess the company's future resource needs.

    Teaching the theme Optimization 2 will include: consist of the following:
    • Process Mapping
    • Supply chain management and forecasting
    • Statistics
    • Production Simulation

  • Type of instruction and practical application of learning objectives
    The form of teaching is a mixture of class teaching in which theories, methods and tools are presented. You will then work on practice-related tasks both individually and in groups, which are also presented.
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    You have passed the 1st year exam.

    The project process is structured so that a synopsis must be handed in early in the process
    WISEflow, and finally the final project is submitted.

    Synopsis is not a compulsory element of the program, and failure to pass it does not therefore cost an exam. However, it is an important working document that we strongly recommend that you prepare. If the group has failed to prepare a synopsis, the group also does not have the right to guidance.

    Synopsis is used as the final basis for the assessment of the project's quality and final approval. Approval is made immediately after the handover. 'Evaluation of
    synopsis'. The completed synopsis must include an overall project plan.

    The synopsis must be a maximum of 3 normal pages - both for group and individual production.
    Apply the template to FRONTER and include the following:
    • Purpose
    • Problem definition
    • Context / empiricism
    • Methodological and theoretical considerations
    • Tentative conclusion
    • An overall project plan must also be included.

    Evaluation of synopsis
    • 5 minutes for presentation
    • Teachers provide feedback. Maximum time: 15 min.

    • Why is the project still a good idea? Have any changes been made to what you like?
       will develop or optimize?
    • Show the methods, theories and tools that you have used so far and explain why
       are good to use in connection with your problem
    • Show how you have collected data and the results of data. Tell how you have evaluated
       the reliability of data
    • Visually present which solutions you have so far come up with and what they are
       economical (only for process optimization) means for the company. In product development
       present at least 2 physical concept models.
    • Show how you have systematically decided what possible solutions you will work on
       continue with
    • Perspect and evaluate
       • View the project reports and tell us how the process has been so far
       • View a revised project plan for the rest period along with quantified
          division of labor

    • A free format presentation of max. 10 min.
    • Teachers provide feedback
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Formal requirements
    The report is based on an approved synopsis.
    • Maximum 50 physical pages incl. graphics (front page, table of contents and source /
    literature list not included).
    • Use font size 12 in a readable font
    • Title page with info below:
    o The title of the report
    o Your full name (s)
    o School name and logo
    o Names of affiliated teachers / tutors
    o Number of estimates in the report including spaces.
    o In the case of corporate assignments, or assignments with a clear corporate affiliation,
    the company name and a contact person as well as mail for this must appear.

    Projects are generally expected to have many relationships with business, and so it is
    It is important that you CLEARLY mark the company affiliation on the title page and write if the report must NOT be published. See also section on publication.

    A report is expected to use visual forms, including sketches, figures,
    diagrams, etc.

    Exceeding the scope can have an impact on the grade. Is the overrun significant - ie
    more than 25% - the form requirement for the assignment is not complied with and this can mean a rejection of

    We also point out that the projects are scanned for plagiarized content. plagiarism
    also involves recycling more than one sentence from one's own previous project with less
    source reference to this is provided.

    Reports and synopsis are saved in pdf format and uploaded under "Answer" in WISEflow

    Note: max file size is 25 MB - and the attachment material is compiled in one PDF file with table of contents.

    However, Excel documents and Microsoft Project files are delivered in the original version. Appendices are not part of the assessment basis.

    Reports uploaded as PDF image files will not be accepted. This means, inter alia, that text and
    tables should be able to be editable, scanned and highlighted in the uploaded PDF format.

    For group submissions, remember that all members of the group must submit the material in the respective flows. All members of the group must appear on the title page or other front page.

    The last slide in the presentation is a chart showing the group's work distribution in%.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Group, 2-4 max participants
    Exam languages
    • Presentation: 5 min./stud. at 4 and above
    • Presentation: 15 min. a total of 3 students or fewer
    • Examination time: 20 min./stud., Incl. grading
    • Switch between groups: 5 min.
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    External censure
    Deadline for submission
    Delivery must be made no later than 2 p.m. 12:00 on the dates as they appear in the semester schedule. Otherwise, the projects cannot be expected to be approved and censored.
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Optimisation 2 (EN) you will receive 93 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 124 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 68% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, cases, group work, workshops, exercises.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading your own notes, reading the curriculum, group work.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances