spring 2021
INE-3610 Computer Integrated Manufacturing - 5 ECTS

Last changed 11.08.2021

Application deadline

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

Type of course

The course can be taken as a single course.

Admission requirements

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

Application code: 9371

Course content

Introduction; Dimensions and measurements; Manufacturing systems; Models of Manufacturing system; CAD/CAM/CAPP in computer integrated manufacturing system; Machine tool technology and material removal processes; Manufacturing automation; Communication system and protocol; Introduction to manufacturing system planning and control.

Recommended prerequisites

INE-3601 Robotics in Manufacturing Systems, STE6210 Robotics in Manufacturing Systems

Objectives of the course

The course offers students insights of subsystems of a computer integrated manufacturing system; integration of and communication between those subsystems; and modelling, planning and analysis of manufacturing systems. The course provides elementary understanding of logic and digital control systems and automation of manufacturing operations.

Students will acquire basic training in program control of machine tools.

Upon completing this course, students are expected to get the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge about basic metal-working processes.
  • Basic knowledge about machine tools and CNC programming.
  • Knowledge about industrial robots and manufacturing automation.
  • Basic knowledge about dimensional measurements and quality engineering.
  • Knowledge about material flow and information flow in the manufacturing industry.


  • Be able to plan and carry out simple manufacturing processes based on product drawings.
  • Have the skills to operate different types of measurement instruments and be able to conduct basic quality control.


  • Understand the relation between product specifications and manufacturing processes.
  • Have basic knowledge about technological processes in a manufacturing company.
  • Be able to assess the potential for automation in manufacturing companies.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures in two-weeks block (15 lecture hours per week), two mandatory laboratory exercises and five theory/computer-based exercises.

Teaching and examination language: The course is taught in English, but students can submit their exercises and exam answers in Norwegian.


Course requirements

Three of the 5 theoretical/computer-based assignments and both lab assignments must be approved for access to the written exam.

Examination and assessment

A 3 hour written exam account for 100% of the grade in the course.

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

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.


  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: INE-3610