Bachelor of Technology Design and Management - BTEK

Short description

The aim of this programme is to educate students who can assist companies to meet the challenges of tomorrow regarding product design and continuously improvement of processes. The students will acquire the skills that are necessary to develop an idea into a product:

  • How to develop and design products?
  • How to conduct good branding?
  • How to make use of software tools and laboratories in design and production process?
  • How to lead production?
  • How to lead a company?
  • How to ensure good quality?
  • How to satisfy environmental requirements?
  • How to market the product?

Students develop knowledge in creative problem-solving, how to use software tools to make choice of materials and analyse different constructions, and how to carry out computer-aided design. Management subjects as project management, production management, quality management, organizational culture, and improvement processes are central issues in this education. The programme also encompasses mathematics, mechanics, and work experience in a company.

Language: The lectures are mainly held in Norwegian.


3 years

Expected learning outcomes

The programme focuses on two main areas:

  • Product design; focus on idea development with creative processes, innovation, requirement specifications, choice of materials, form and surface, environmental requirement specifications, shortage of resources and product recovery.
  • Product design and management; focus on financial and environmentally friendly production processes, communication, market, laws and regulations.

At end of study the students will:

  • Be able to identify, formulate, plan, and solve problems systematically within their specialised field
  • Have a balanced and healthy attitude towards the quality of products and processes
  • Keep in mind the concept of quality in all contexts
  • See technological solutions in an economical, organisational, and environmental context
  • Be able to combine practical skills with theoretical knowledge, and be aware of the interaction between technology, environment, individuals and society
  • Use professional sources and methods, follow laws and regulations and standards for planning, operation, maintenance, and development of companies
  • Be able to evaluate their own work and know their own qualifications
  • Be able to manage and operate processes, conduct a dialogue and communicate interdisciplinary in an efficient way
  • Present, sell and profile ideas and products
  • Understand and carry out professional and ethical responsibility
  • Cooperate interdisciplinary to solve complicated tasks

On completion of the programme, the students will be qualified to work with:

  • Idea development
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Projecting
  • Consulting services
  • Management and administration
  • Quality assurance


The students have the possibility to take one semester of the programme abroad. The department cooperates with Karlstad University and Högskolan Dalarne in Sweden (through the UNISKA network), and both these institutions have similar programmes. Another alternative is the Fachhochschule Schmalkalden in Germany.

Admission Criteria

General matriculation requirement.

Table of subjects

Coursecode Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S) S3(A) S4(S) S5(A) S6(S)
REA1131 Basic mathematics and statistics C 10          
TEK2091 Materials Science C 10          
SMF1321 Analytic drawing, shape and colour C 10          
SMF2062 Marketing C   5        
SMF1261 Brand Management C   5        
TEK2111 Production Methods C   10        
SMF1181 Quality Management C   10        
SMF1212 Project management and leadership C     10      
SMF1301 Industry and business systems C     10      
TEK1002 Computerassisted Design C     10      
SMF2261 Product design C       10    
TEK2082 Reverse Engineering C       10    
Elective course, 10 ECTS E       10    
BYG2271 Universal Design C         10  
TEK2031 Introduction to Operations management C         10  
Elective course, 10 ECTS E         10  
Elective course, 10 ECTS E           10
TØL3901 Bachelor Dissertation 20 C           20
Sum: 30 30 30 30 30 30
*) C - Compulsory course, E - Elective course


Coursecode Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S)
SMF1042 Basic Economics E 10  
TØL1041 Student Enterprise E 5 5
SMF3012 Organizational Behavior and Change Management E 10  
SMF2051 Organizational Management including Labour Laws E   10
TEK2071 Advanced Project LIB E   10
IMT2342 Design history and design theory E   10
Sum: 0 0
*) C - Compulsory course, E - Elective course