Production engineering (EN)2020/2021
This programme element is about production engineering in terms of preparation, planning and the use of a company’s production assets.Knowledge
The student must have gained development-based knowledge and understanding of the practice of the profession and centrally applied theory and methods within:Skills
• Manufacturing and production processes
• Principles in production engineering, including:
o Production layout
o Process and product flows
• Basis of production, including data processing
• Stock building and management
• Lead-time in production engineering
• Control measurement methods
• Allocation of resources
• Physical work environment in the production process
The student must be able to apply the key methods and tools of the subject area as well as the skills related to employment in the industry, including:Competences
• Preparation of the production of a product taking into account the company's other systems, cost price and given production layout
The student must be able to assess practice-oriented issues and suggest and select possible solutions, including:
• Comparing alternative solutions in terms of costs and resource consumption
• Converting the basis of construction into the basis of production
• Preparing production plans on the basis of production and using methodical planning tools
The student must able to communicate practice-oriented issues and solutions to partners and users, including:
• Presentation of their solutions and results in a practice-oriented context
The student must be able to manage development-oriented situations, including:
• Preparation of the production of a given product;
• Application of commonly used IT tools for the acquisition of knowledge, data processing and documentation
The student must be able to participate in academic and interdisciplinary cooperation based on a professional approach, including:
• Actively incorporating elements from the other programme elements, in particular business techniques, in production preparation
• Contributing to the planning of the production of a given product
• Taking part in interdisciplinary dialogue on product and production optimisation.
The student must be able to acquire new knowledge, skills and competencies, in a structured context, in relation to production technical work.
- Type of instruction and
practical application of learning objectives
The programme uses a broad range of teaching and learning methods, for example:
• Classroom teaching
• Group work
• Case-based exercises
• Company field trips
• Interdisciplinary project-oriented teaching
• Student presentations
• Cooperative learning
• Digital learning technologies and learning environments
• Independent study activity
The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)Prerequisites for access to the examinationThe national element is tested in the first-year exam.Exam in one or more subjectsSubject/module is tested with the following modulesType of examCombined written and oral examinationThe first-year exam is an externally assessed oral exam based on a written project.
• Oral exam:
o A group presentation where each member has a 5-minute presentation to do
o Individual examination
15 min. for questions related to the content and subject of the projects.Individual exam or group examIndividual or group, 1-5 max participantsExam languagesEnglishType of evaluation7-point grading scaleExaminersExternal censureExam criteriaThe report is based on an approved synopsis.
The report must consist of min. 35 and max. 50 actual A4 pages including graphics.
Use font size 12 in an easy-to-read font and 1½ line spacing.
Cover page, title page, table of contents, abstract, division of work, appendix, references and bibliography are not included in the total number of pages.
At least half of the report must consist of graphical illustrations, such as tables, diagrams, sketches, drawings, graphs and images.
The work division must be entered in an Excel sheet available on FRONTER and appended to the report as a PDF file.
The projects will be scanned for plagiarism, which also involves the reuse of more than one sentence from students’ own previous project unless this has been referenced.
The first page of the report is a title page which must include the following:
• The report's title
• Full names of all group members
• Photos of all group members
• KEA name and logo
• Names of affiliated teachers/supervisors
• Number of characters in the report including spaces.
• Assignments given by companies or which have a clear company association require the inclusion of the name of the company, a contact and an e-mail address.
• Indication of whether the report may be published or not
The readability of a project report will form part of the basis for the assessment, and any deviation from the above-mentioned formal requirements will have an influence on the overall assessment and grading of the report. In the extreme, the project may be rejected.
In the subject Production engineering (EN) you will receive 55 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 73 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 25% of your total workload for the subject.
The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching, group work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum, reading your own notes.
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*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances