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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

4 cr

Competency aims

This course corresponds to the course Industrial Economics in the Industrial Management and International Business degree programmes.

Learning outcomes

- The purpose of a company. The role of engineers in companies.
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
- Perform calculations on capital, interest, profitability and key ratios.
- Describe the role and structure of companies in society.
- Describe and apply methods for marketing, distribution, pricing.
- Describe and apply methods for production of goods and services.
- Estimate variable and fixed costs
- Evaluate investments and perform profitability calculations.

Course contents

- The purpose of a company. The role of engineers in companies.
- Capital and interest. Profitability, key ratios.
- Types of companies.
- Marketing, distribution, pricing.
- Production of goods and services.
- Cost estimation, variable and fixed costs.
- Depreciation, break-even diagram.
- Investments and profitability calculations.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names

Industrial Economics

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 20 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours
  • - 0 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 120 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 40 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 80 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Reports and productions


Ericsson Henry


Henry Ericsson

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2007-11-01

Assessment methods

  • 2007-11-01 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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