spring 2020
STE6308 Virtual Manufacturing - 5 ECTS

Last changed 10.11.2020

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 December Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October

Type of course

Theoretical course. The course may be taken as a single subject

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 30 credits Mathematics/statistics topics

Application code: 9371 

Suggested perequisite: STE6210 Robotics in Manufacturing Systems

Course content

Introduction to simulation; Simulation Examples; General principles; Programming languages and methods.

Recommended prerequisites

STE6210 Robotics in Manufacturing Systems

Objectives of the course

The course gives students insights of fundamentals of manufacturing system simulation and advanced simulation methods and tools. Exercises are provided for mastering those methods and tools within the Virtual Manufacturing Laboratory/visualization center and verified within the Machining Laboratory.

Knowledge base of VM is enlarged through use of advanced designing, programing and production simulating methods and tools.

Project based course will cover "in general" problems of modern enterprises and provide the solutions from the field of the industrial engineering.

Manufacturing "know how" is extended with use of most modern CNC machine tools for parts production and Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) for parts evaluation and finally automated systems for mechanical assembly.


  • The student should have knowledge about CAM systems and their integration with manufacturing equipment.
  • The student should have knowledge about subtractive manufacturing.


  • The student should be able to use advanced programming tools for subtractive manufacturing and CNC machining.

General competence

  • The student should have an overview of advanced computer-aided manufacturing and know possibilities and limitations of modern programming tools.
  • The student should have general competence about modelling and optimization in modern manufacturing.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures, and laboratory work/exercises, mainly with computers.

Project work.


An individual project work will account for 100% of the grade in the course.

The grading will be done by using an A-F grading scale, where F is a fail.

A re-sit exam will NOT be arranged for this course.

  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: STE6308