Course code TIP150

TIP150 Modern Workshop Technology, Introductory Course

Check for course changes due to the coronavirus outbreak on Canvas and StudentWeb.

Norsk emneinformasjon

Search for other courses here

Showing course contents for the educational year starting in 2014 .

Course responsible: Johan Andersen
Teachers: Bjørn Brenna, Gunnar Torp, Tore Ensby
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:


Teaching exam periods:

This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .

Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2010V
Preferential right:

Technology students, M-MPP, M-BA, M-IØ, others may attend depending on available extra capacity.

Course contents:
The course gives an introduction in the use and function of the most common types of workshop tools and machinery for the development and production of models and prototypes, as well as practical training in a workshop environment with group exercises and supervision from experts. The teaching process consists of a theoretical part with lectures and self-study, where the students gain insight into various production methods for components in metal and polymers etc. When the theoretical part has been completed with a written theoretical test, the students are divided into smaller groups for training in the use of tools and worhshop machines. This period comprises training in the use of machines for boring, grinding, turning, welding methods for metals and plastics, cohesive methods, sheet metal forming, accurancy, important security aspects of using dangerous machinery etc. Having finished the practice period, the students shall develop, design and build a smaller model or protype on an independant basis, but with tuition when needed. This model/prototype is the last part of the evaluation, along with the project report.
Learning outcome:
Having finished the course, the students will have gained knowledge of the most important tools and workshop machines which are used in the development and production of models and prototypes. Furthermore they will have been trained in practical use of these tools and machines, and security aspects connected with them, as well as having participated actively in the design and production of a simple functional model or prototype.
Learning activities:
The course consists of a period of lectures and selv-study (theory), a written test, a period of instruction and practical exercise in a workshop environment, and the integrated process of developing and producing a model/prototype as part of smaller groups.
Teaching support:
The subject teacher, as well as workshop instructors, are available for assistance and consultations by e-mail, telephone or at the office by appointment.
The course has its own booklet with list of relevant chapters and literature which is handed out when the course starts. The following books are relevant:Produksjonsteknikk, Gyldendal undervisning ISBN 978-82-05-38103-2, J. Andersen, E. Herø, K. Reiersen og O. Solheim. Solheim, O: Tilvirkningsteknikk: Universitetsforlaget, Oslo 1997, 158 s. ISBN 82-00-42045-0. Andersen, J. K., Bergland, H., Frestad, R., Herø, E. og Rønning, R: Produksjon, Faktabok, Gyldendal Undervisning, TIP-serien, Oslo 2006, ISBN- 13:-978-82-05-35712-9, 280 s., Lesko, J: Materials and Manufacturing Guide, Industrial Design: John Wiley, 1998, ISBN: 0-471-29769-0/ISBN: 978-0-471-29769-7, 224 s., Hågeryd, L. Bjørklund, S., Lenner, M.: Moderne produksjonsteknikk, Del 1, NKI-Forlaget, Oslo 1997, ISBN 82-562-3336-2, 376 s, Hågeryd, L., Bjørklund, S., Lenner, M.: Moderne produksjonsteknikk, Del 2, NKI-Forlaget, Oslo 1997, ISBN 82-562-3842-9, 264 s, Direktoratet for arbeidstilsynet: Forskrift om maskiner (Maskinforskriften), Order No. 522, 1994. Direktoratet for arbeidstilsynet: Forskrift om bruk av arbeidsutstyr (Brukerforskriften), Order No. 555, 1998. The literature list is subject to revision.

Some knowledge of basic workshop technology and workshop tools is an advantage.

Recommended prerequisites:

TIP100-Technical Innovation, TMP160-Technical Design is an advantage.

Mandatory activity:

The theoretical test at the end of the lecture/self study-period must be assessed as PASSED for the student to be allowed to complete the course.


Passed theoretical test after the lecture/self study-period is over, 2. Confirmed participation in all practical workshop exercises, 3. Project work with assessment of model/prototype and project report.

Nominal workload:

Lectures, exercises and homework, approx. 150 hours.

Entrance requirements:

Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)

Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures and selv-study: 16 hours, 4 hours per week in a 4 week period. Workshop practice: 20 hours, 2+2 hours per week over a period of 5 weeks (may be expanded). Design and model-development with report and finsihed model/prototype, 5 weeks, supervision in smaller groups by demand.
Note: The course TIP150 replaces the course/course code TIP250. (The course code TIP250 is reserved for a future advanced course inthis field.
The external examiner has worked with product development and prototypedesign for several years. The examiner is to approve the assessment arrangements for the project and also plays an important role in the development of the course. The subject lecturer and the examiner discuss the teaching arrangements and the contents of the course at regular intervals. The teoretical test and the project work are assessed after a set of criteria developed for the course. A standardised form describes the assessment of the teoretical test, project results and reports for each semester.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått