Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Production optimisation - local programme element (EN)

Danish title
Produktionsoptimering - lokalt fagelement (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)
Dina Jacobsen
  • Purpose

    The student must have gained development-based knowledge and understanding of the practice of the profession and centrally applied theory and methods within:
    • Companies' value chains and supply chains
    • Mapping of company processes
    • Visualisation of company processes
    • Quality/quantity optimisation of processes
    • Quality, finances, organisation


    The student must be able to:
    Apply the key methods and tools of the subject area as well as the skills associated with employment in the industry, including:
    • Making use of production and process planning methods
    • Incorporating methods for the management and communication of companies’ quality and logistics tasks

    Assess practice-oriented issues, propose and select possible solutions, including:
    • Identifying issues in companies' value and supply chains
    • Describing alternative solutions in terms of finances and use of resources

    Communicate practice-oriented issues and solutions to partners and users, including:
    • Presenting and selecting ideas by way of alternative solutions
    • Communicating relevant results of their own work


    The student must be able to:
    Manage development-oriented situations, including:
    • Taking part in research and projects, including the development of alternative solutions
    Participate in academic and interdisciplinary cooperation based on a professional approach, including:
    • Undertaking the development of products and/or processes in collaboration with other subject areas
    • Structuring the development process in a business perspective
    Acquire new knowledge, skills and competencies within the profession in a structured context, including:
    • Acquiring and translating new knowledge, skills and competencies in relation to the automation, production and process optimisation

  • 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
    • Workshops
    • Independent study activity
  • Exam

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

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    Attendance is not mandatory. However, by far the majority of the programme is about students becoming competent cooperation partners. This is one of the reasons why this programme is based on group work, and in order to get a good outcome, students must necessarily take part in this group work. Therefore, we recommend that students participate in the teaching and hand in and present the assignments and projects involved.
    Exam forms based on the assessment of written work require that the written part should be handed in on time and satisfy all the formal requirements for the exam.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    The local programme element is a part of the third-semester exam.
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    The third-semester 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 to the content and subject of the projects.
    The learning outcomes of this exam are identical to the learning outcomes of all the local programme elements.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Group, 2-5 max participants
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
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 Production optimisation - local programme element (EN) you will receive 68 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 90 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 25% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, classroom teaching.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum, reading your own notes.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

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