Course code TIP150

TIP150 Modern Workshop Technology, Introductory Course

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Course responsible: Andreas Svarstad Flø
Teachers: Øyvind Emil Hansen, Gunnar Torp
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Science 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: Study year 2010-2011
Preferential right:


1.            students who have the course as mandatory in their study plan

2.            students on the following study programmes: M-BA, M-RB, M-IØ and M-MPP

3.            students with most ECTS credits

It there are not enough slots in group one the students will be ranked by their ECTS credits.

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 theoretical/practical part is given in smaller groups for training in the safe use of tools and workshop machines. This period comprises of training in the use of machines for boring, grinding, turning, welding methods for metals and plastics, cohesive methods, sheet metal forming, accuracy, important security aspects of using dangerous machinery etc. After this has been completed the students have to complete a written theoretical test, Having finished the practice period, the students shall develop, design and build a smaller model or prototype on an independent 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.

Main syllabus is Produksjonsteknikk, Gyldendal undervisning ISBN 978-82-05-38103-2, J. Andersen, E. Herø, K. Reiersen og O. Solheim.

Verkstedhåndboka, 6. utg. 2006, ISBN 978-82-05-35707-5 av Hartvig Hartvigsen, Rolf Lorentsen, Knut Michelsen og Sverre Seljevoll

Updated list of relevant literature, useful web-links etc. is made available when the course opens.

The course is primarily developed for students in technology and natural sciences. However, students with other backgrounds and at least one year of studies at a university, are also accepted and will benefit from the course.
Recommended prerequisites:

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

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

Mandatory activity:
The theoretical test at the end of the theoretical/practical training must be assessed as PASSED for the student to be allowed to complete the course.
Passed theoretical test after the teoretical/practical training 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)
Type of course:
Lectures and self-study: Workshop practice and theoy: 24 hours, 2+2 hours per week over a period of 6 weeks (may be expanded). Design and model-development with report and finished model/prototype, 10 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.
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