Professional studies

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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is... to ensure the learning outcomes above.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to...
- understand and describe various types of industrial companies active in the plastics business
- understand and apply key indicators for company profitability
- read and understand company accounts
- evaluate and apply methods for industrial marketing and distribution
- estimate variable and fixed costs for the production of plastic products
- plan the process and flow of a factory for plastic products
- estimate the investment in machinery and facilities for a factory
- calculate the profitability of an investment in production

Course contents

- Industrial companies in the plastics industry
- Company economics, accounts, profitability indicators
- Industrial marketing, distribution, pricing
- Industrial production, process flows
- Industrial costing, types of costs, manpower
- Break-even analysis
- Dimensioning and costing of equipment
- Investments and their profitability

Previous course names

Industrial Economics (1997-2007)

Additional information

The course is held in English, but some discussions may be held in Swedish.

Recommended or required reading

Course notes by Henry Ericsson
Books in English to be announced

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 20 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 20 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 150 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 150 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student must perform all assignments and essays in an approved way.


Ericsson Henry


Ericsson Henry Clay

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2013-04-30

The timetable of the course

Period 4 of the Arcada academic year.

Assessment methods

2013-04-30 - Reports and productions

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