Students in the production technologist programme learn to use technical, innovative, creative and analytical skills relating to production, product development and technical sales and purchasing.
During the first year of study, you will gain a basic understanding in a range of core areas, including: product development and design, construction, materials and manufacturing processes, and business technology.
You then have the opportunity to tailor the programme to your specific areas of interest. Choose from two areas of specialisation: product development or production and process optimisation.
Lars Moltrup began in the Production Technology programme, after which he continued his studies at BA in Product Development and Integrative Technology also at KEA. As part of his bachelor thesis, he was an intern at Naish, a manufacturer of kiteboarding equipment. Naish was so pleased with Lars and his abilities that they hired him for a permanent position. Lars Moltrup is just one example of how to use the production technologist programme if you have big dreams.
Method (5 ECTS), product development and design (5 ECTS), construction (5 ECTS), technical documentation (4 ECTS), materials and manufacturing processes (4 ECTS), business technology (4 ECTS), production technology (3 ECTS)
Method (3 ECTS), product development and design (4 ECTS), construction (6 ECTS), technical documentation (2 ECTS), materials and manufacturing processes (5 ECTS), business technology (6 ECTS), production technology (4 ECTS)
Business technology (1 ECTS), automation (4 credits), electives (25 ECTS)
Internship (15 ECTS), final project (15 ECTS)
Insight into companies’ position in international society. Basic understanding of technology, analytical problem solving, study skills and IT.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN
Knowledge of production methods and product development. Utilisation of sketch techniques and creative methods of presenting physical models and idea generation.
Basic knowledge of the interaction between construction processes and production management systems. Utilisation of 3D programs and study of materials’ strength for designing simple structures.
Insight into technical specifications and understanding the structure of drafting software. Assessment of dimensional and geometric tolerances in drawings and a basic understanding of the types of technical documentation.
MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
Understanding of the choice of materials and manufacturing processes, material testing, measurement techniques and equipment for ensuring product quality from idea to delivery to the customer.
Assessment of quality and environmental issues in companies. Project management in relation to the planning and implementation of product development, construction and production technology tasks.
Focus on optimisation and knowledge of production and management systems. Assessment of production technology and economic issues, and presentation of solution proposals.
Basic knowledge of electricity, pneumatics and hydraulics, as well as component design within pneumatics and hydraulics.
ELECTIVES: PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Execution of design and development tasks and methods for producing documentation of designed objects for production purposes.
ELECTIVES: PRODUCTION AND PROCESS OPTIMISATION
Commercial understanding of processes and logistics in companies. Knowledge of supply chain structures and utilisation of quality and measurement technology for production and process optimisation.
A ten-week internship in a relevant company, where you can apply what you have learned in the programme.
The programme concludes with a project in which you specialise within a particular area. The project is an extension of the internship, which typically will serve as the basis for the final project.
The Production Technology programme has three internal and two external exams.
At the end of the first semester there is an internal exam, where students are assessed on their understanding of the curriculum and their performance over the past year. The exam is assessed on a pass/fail basis.
The second semester has a external oral exam based on a large group project and the semester’s curriculum. The exam is graded on the 7-point scale.
At the end of the third semester, an individual external exam is given on the basis of a project report. In group work, students are permitted to make a joint presentation, after which they individually defend the project. The grades are individual and given according to the 7-point scale.
An internship exam follows the fourth semester internship and is based on a synopsis describing the individual internship. The exam is assessed on a pass/fail basis.
The final exam project at the end of the fourth semester covers the entire curriculum of the programme. A project is written, followed by an oral presentation that is assessed externally. The exam is graded on the 7-point scale.