Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development
Akademin för teknik och miljö


Industrial Management and Logistics 180 credits

Industriell ekonomi - Industrial Management and Logistics 180 högskolepoäng

Finalized by: Utbildnings- och forskningsnämnden, 2021-01-29

Valid from: 2021-08-30




180 credits

Entry level

First cycle

Programmespecific objectives

After the education, the student should have knowledge and skills in both the technical and economical fields, for activities mainly within fields outside the industry:
• Logistics
• Total quality management
• Industrial organisation
• Industrial environmental economics

The education should be of high standard and higher education qualification should be attractive also on the international market.

Knowledge and Understanding
For a bachelor's degree, the student should

  • demonstrate knowledge within the fields of industrial environmental economics,

  • industrial organisation, total quality management and logistics, and understand how the different fields within industrial management interact with each another

  • demonstrate knowledge of statistics

  • be able to utilise modern information technology

  • be able to define and explain central concepts concerning project work and project management, and be able to account for different roles in a project group

  • understand the relationship between planning, organisation and follow-up of a project

  • interact with other members of a project group and actively contribute to the work of the group, and understand the different stages of the process in a project and how these interact over time

Skills and Abilities
For a bachelor's degree, the student should

  • be able to present results orally and in writing

  • demonstrate knowledge of business administration theory regarding investment and cost calculation, and financial business analysis

  • demonstrate the ability to apply the economic and technical knowledge in connection with exercises, project work and degree projects, where environmental aspects should also be observed

  • demonstrate the ability to methodologically identify and solve problems through extensive information collection, analysis, design of alternative solutions, evaluation and implementation, and

  • be able to plan a project based on given specifications

  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments of the suitability of different tools for control and quality assurance of projects

  • in the capacity of project manager, delegate the responsibility to the other project members, and be able to discover and handle potential conflicts in a project group

  • be aware of the importance of the different roles in a project group

  • demonstrate the ability to assess the status of a project and its possibility of target achievement

  • observe the dynamics of the group and act when problems arise

Judgement and Approach
For a bachelor's degree, the student should

  • demonstrate the ability to formulate search questions and retrieve information from relevant sources

  • demonstrate the ability to interpret and write references

  • be able to account for the difference between academic material and other types of material

  • be able to follow the knowledge development in the own subject area

  • be familiar with the forms of academic communication and publication

  • demonstrate the ability to review, analyse and evaluate both the search process and the search results

  • demonstrate the ability to present criteria for evaluation of sources of information and application of these.


A Degree of Bachelor is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits in a defined specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself, of which 90 credits are for progressively specialised study in the principal field (main field of study) of the programme.

Knowledge and understanding
For a Degree of Bachelor the student shall

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field, understanding of applicable methodologies in the field, specialised study in some aspect of the field as well as awareness of current research issues.

Skills and abilities
For a Degree of Bachelor the student shall

  • demonstrate the ability to search for, gather, evaluate and critically interpret the relevant information for a formulated problem and also discuss phenomena, issues and situations critically

  • demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and solve problems autonomously and to complete tasks within predetermined time frames

  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss information, problems and solutions in speech and writing and in dialogue with different audiences, and

  • demonstrate the skills required to work autonomously in the main field of study.

Judgement and attitudes
For a Degree of Bachelor the student shall

  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues

  • demonstrate insight into the role of knowledge in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and

  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and ongoing learning.


Within the programme, industrial economy constitutes the main field of study. During the initial semester of year one, the course Industrial Business Development is included, in which basic concepts in the main field of study are studied. The studies within the main field continue during semester two, with four basic courses which cover every field of industrial management. Year two includes advanced courses in industrial management. In the courses Manufacturing Logistics and Business Logistics - Physical Distribution, a company's organisation for efficient management and control and examples of different companies' logistics solutions are studied. The third year includes advanced studies in total quality management and simulation. Semester five includes a project course in Management Systems. The courses Innovation Management and Logistics and Supply Chain Management focus on business management and provide the knowledge needed for the final degree project.

The programme ends with a degree project. The degree project is carried out in concentrated form at the end of the education. Through the degree project, knowledge acquired during previous studies should be applied, broadened and advanced. Through the degree project, the student should show that the learning outcomes for first-cycle programmes stated in the Higher Education Act, the learning outcomes stated in the Higher Education Ordinance and the specific learning outcomes stated in this programme syllabus have been achieved.

Other degree

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits in the main field of study.

Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor with a defined specialisation.

Degree title

Degree of Bachelor

Entry requirements

General entry requirements for higher education in Sweden and courses corresponding to the following Swedish Upper Secondary School courses:

  • Mathematics 3b or 3c or Mathematics C
  • Social studies 1 b or 1a1+1a2
  • English 6

Transitional provisions

For students admitted to the later part of the programme, and for students who have had approved leave from studies, a specific study plan is established by the faculty programme director in consultation with study advisers.

Overview of courses

Year 1
1:1 50% FEG120 *Financial Accounting A 7.5 cr *G1N Business Administration

1:1 50% IO710A Industrial Management 7.5 cr G1N Industrial Economics
1:2 50% IM710A Work Science and Environmental Technology 7.5 cr G1N Industrial Economics
1:2 50% IE723A Introduction to project methodology in industrial management 7.5 cr G1N Industrial Economics
1:3 50% ST001A Data Analysis and Statistics 1 7.5 cr G1N Not defined
1:3 50% LO710A Fundamentals of Logistics 7.5 cr G1N Industrial Economics
1:4 50% FEG130 Management Accounting A 7.5 cr G1N Business Administration
1:4 50% KS710A T
otal Quality Management and Technology 7.5 cr
G1N Industrial Economics

Year 2
2:1 50% IEG310 Manufacturing Logistics 7.5 cr G1F Industrial Economics
2:1 50% IM726B Industrial environmental management 7.5 cr G1F Industrial Economics
2:2 50% FEG140 *Marketing A 7.5 cr *G1N Business Administration
2:2 50% IEG100 Basic of purchasing 7.5 cr G1N Industrial Economics
2:3 50% IEG309 *Operations Strategy 7.5 cr *G1F Industrial Economics
2:3 50% KS720B Management and Control of Quality 7.5 cr G1F Industrial Economics
2:4 50% FEG240 *Marketing B 7.5 cr *G1F Business Administration
2:4 50% DVG013 *Using Excel for Business Support 7.5 cr *G1N Computer Science

Year 3
3:1 50% IEG504 Management Systems for Quality and Business Development 7.5 cr G2F Industrial Economics
3:1 50% IEG304 Environmental Economics and Management 7.5 cr G1F Industrial Economics, Environmental Engineering
3:2 50% IEG306 *Simulation Technique in Logistics 7.5 cr *G1F Industrial Economics
3:2 50% IEG801 *Innovation Management 7.5 cr *G2E Industrial Economics
3:2 50% IEG503 *Lean and Leadership 7.5 cr *G2F Industrial Economics
3:3 50% TMG500 Scientific Theory and Writing 7.5 cr G2F Spatial Planning, Industrial Economics, Electronics, Geomatics, Building Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Geographical Information Technology, Geography, Energy Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Surveying Technology
3:3 50% LO733C *Logistics and supply chain management 7.5 cr *G1F Industrial Economics
3:4 100% IEG800 Degree Project in Industrial engineering and management 15 cr G2E Industrial Economics