The programme will develop knowledge of creative problems solved by studying the process from idea to finished product. The students will acquire skills within computer simulation as well as conventional laboratory testing. Insight will be given into which materials should be chosen and how to calculate both static and dynamic strengths. Emphasis will also be placed on the choice of production method and how production processes are designed.
Fundamental subjects such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, information technology, and online learning play a central role in the Industrial Design and Technology Management programme. The programme focuses on management by including subjects such as project management, production management, quality management, organisational culture, and improvement processes.
Students of Industrial Design and Technology Management will, among other things:
- Learn the use of computerised tools for simulation, animation, choice of materials, drawing, calculation, and presentation of both ideas and process management
- Learn how to sort information and how to use the internet and different databases as tools to access the latest within scientific research and development
- Learn about choosing and testing materials, choosing design, testing by use of prototypes, carrying out calculations of strength, choosing production processes and determining quality
- Acquire an insight into management and economics necessary to be able to manage production, departments or even an entire company
Language: The lectures are mainly held in Norwegian.
Expected learning outcomes
The students will be able to:
- Apply knowledge acquired through scientific and technological subjects
- Use scientific methods to collect, interpret and make use of information
- Find solutions of technical problems by working methodical end systematically in an interdisciplinary collaboration
- Use modern tools to construct complicated components and complex systems
- Be innovative and at the same time take environment, lifecycle, and ethics into consideration
- Lead individuals in technological contexts
On completion of the programme, the students will be qualified to work with:
- Management and administration
- Construction and design
- Project development
- Quality assurance
The students have the possibility to take the autumn semester of the final year abroad. The department cooperates with Karlstad University and Högskolan in Sweeden (throuh the UNISKA network), and both these institutions have similar programmes. Other alternatives are the Fachhochschule in Germany and South Dakota Schoole of Mines and Technology in the USA.
General matriculation standard with special requirements in Mathematics R2 (3MX) and Physics1 (2FY).