Jönköping University

The School of Engineering at Jönköping University is one of the country's largest educators of university engineers. We collaborate with the business community regionally, nationally, and internationally to make education adapted to the needs of the market. Therefore, our educations include not only technical knowledge but also entrepreneurship, leadership, communication, sustainable development, and the opportunity to make international contacts during studies. The research at the School of Engineering focuses on knowledge-intensive product realization in collaboration with business community.



ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: CONCEPTS, METHODS, APPLICATIONS This course comprises all the fundamental elements in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM). The course focuses on AM’s dynamics and unique characteristics which have the potential to be utilized as a feasible production system both as a standalone technology or in combination with conventional technologies for industrial manufacturing purposes. Basic introduction, various technological classes (as defined by ASTM standard), workflow, design, and applications of AM technologies are among the subjects that are going to be covered during this course. This course aims at establishing a comprehensive knowledge base within the concept of Additive Manufacturing. The course includes the following elements: Definition of basic concepts, introduction of technologies, advantages and limitations of additive manufacturing Classification of technologies, main characteristics, and applications Cataloguing workflow by covering steps from CAD generation to manufacturing and post-processing Comprehension of design for AM (DFAM) and its implications for manufacturers Exploration of applications and value propositions through studying business cases


APPLIED PRODUCTION FLOW SIMULATION By working with a simulation project at your company and supported by simulation-based optimization to locate the best productivity improvements, this course develops your skills to the next level to implement simulation projects as part of the production engineering work.


BASIC PRODUCTION FLOW SIMULATION In the wake of Industry 4.0, it becomes even more important to use simulation to demonstrate productivity improvements before investments are made and reduce lead time in production development projects. In this course you will develop knowledge and skills in a step-by-step process to get started with production flow simulation.

Challenge-driven Operations Development with Hoshin kanri

Challenge-driven Operations Development with Hoshin Kanri This course focuses on how middle managers in operations should manage development work. In the course we systematically analyze the origin of development initiatives, goal setting in development work and choice of strategy for implementing development initiatives. The course is practice oriented and real-life challenges are used in all parts. Course content: Within the area of operation management there exist numerous challenges related to the development of efficiency and effectiveness. In this course methodological strategies addressing challenge-based operations development are explored. The course includes the following main elements: - The systematic analysis of conditions that drives challenge-based development work in operation management- The systematic analysis of goal setting in challenge-based development work in operation management.- The systematic analysis of implementation strategies related to challenge-based development work in operation management.  


CHANGEABLE AND RECONFIGURABLE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS The course builds competence in the design and development of changeable production systems to be able to provide more efficient production and become better at handling variations in e.g. product types and volumes. The course focuses on changeable, reconfigurable and flexible production concepts and production solutions so that the business can meet changing customer needs more easily and quickly.  


HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING Do you want to be updated about ergonomics and human cognitive possibilities and challenges in working life? We mainly address you who in various ways influence the working conditions and the working environment at your workplace, you may for example have the role of production technician, production manager or other manager, project manager, business developer or work with personnel in HR.


MAINTENANCE 5.0 With a starting point in the concept of dependability this course offers a holistic view on maintenance development. One of its purposes is to help you motivate a maintenance strategy to develop your company’s production performance. We will apply different types of simulation to experience the dynamics of maintenance strategies and their consequences to production. The development of maintenance management is significant for improving the production performance. In the course, benefits from improving maintenance management are analyzed in different exercises. In the era of knowledge intensive- and innovative production development we also explore the application of different advanced simulation tools for developing maintenance. And, based on the study of a maintenance culture model we discuss together and individually develop a strategy of improvement. The course includes the following elements: Maintenance terminology Introduction to different tactical choices of how to manage physical assets, e.g. corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance, and condition-based maintenance Introduction to maintenance concepts such as TPM and RCM Theory and discussions on reactive and proactive maintenance and its economic impact The economic importance of maintenance Life cycle costing, key performance indicators in maintenance, and their corresponding effect to drive behavior in maintenance The connection between maintenance operations and production operations