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LOG904 Seminars in Logistics

LOG904 Seminars in Logistics

Course code: 
LOG904
Course name: 
Seminars in Logistics
Program of study: 
Master of Science in Logistics
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Seminars in Logistics
Course name in Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Seminars in Logistics
Campus: 
Molde
Credits: 
30
Level of study: 
2. syklus (master)
Teaching semester: 
2016 Høst
Assessment semester: 
2016 Høst
Language of instruction: 
Engelsk
Language of examination: 
Engelsk
Language of litterature: 
Engelsk
Recommended previous knowledge

Credits

Each seminar gives 2.5 study points per week with the exception of the proposal. Hence, each student must take seminars during 10 weeks. In addition the proposal gives 5 study points, all together 30 study points.
The head of the study program will, together with staff members, recommend blocks of seminars for different groups of students. Some seminars may also be blocked for some student groups depending on their back ground from the first year program. This information will be given in the beginning of the third semester or as soon as the seminars are decided.

Course content

There are two types of seminars. Some cover themes that are important to logistics, but that for some reason have not been covered in other courses. Other seminars are very specialized, covering theoretical or practical aspects of themes already well covered in other courses. This way the seminar series brings both depth and width to the student's knowledge.

Examples of possible topics in this seminar:

  • Green logistics
  • Optimization models
  • Business games
  • Cross cultural management
  • Port logistics
  • Product variety
  • Productivity analysis
  • Distribution mangement
  • Scheduling models and algorithms

The series includes two seminars related to the master thesis, and both are compulsory for ordinary master degree students. The first one, called "Research Design" is about how to write and organize a thesis, the second,

Note: No other courses can usually be taken during autumns when following LOG904 to a full extent.

For exchange students it will be possible to follow individual seminars covering part of the semester with less than 30 ECTS or the whole semester with 30 ECTS.
Students at the Master program in Master in Change and Management may take individual seminars.
The exact program for the seminar series will normally be available before semester start at the MSc Logistics home page

Learning outcome

After finishing the seminar series, the students will have gained a broader and deeper level of skills and understanding in several subject areas relevant to logistics and supply chain management. On top of the background established through the completion of the first year of the MSc program in logistics, the seminar series will provide additional theoretical and technical capabilities that will help the students in the research process for the master thesis.

Working and learning activities

Each seminar is usually taught Monday to Friday in one week or some seminars run for two weeks in a row or with some weeks in between the two weeks. Usually the instruction will be a mix of lectures, assignments, group work and discussions. Attendance is mandatory to all classes.

Curriculum

There will be hand-outs and special material for each seminar. This will be decided by the lecturer responsible for each seminar.

Obligatorisk arbeidskravAntall arbeidskravPåkrevde arbeidskravFremmøteKommentar
Annet - spesifiser i kommentarfeltet RequiredBasically the students can choose any seminars freely with two exceptions. The first exception is a seminar called “Research Design” – LOG904-101. The second one is the so called proposal. The proposal is a draft for the master thesis and there will be no instructions or lectures given for this, but the students should work in close cooperation with their supervisors. The proposal gives 5 study points. "Proposal" includes the preparation and presentation (written and oral) of a proposal for the actual thesis to be done in Semester 4. The seminar "Proposal" will always be at the end of LOG904. However, the students are expected to spend all the time not spent on seminars on the preparation of their proposal and thesis. Hence, from a practical viewpoint, the proposal covers a substantial part of the third semester. These two seminars related to the master theses are only open to ordinary master degree students.
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Mandatory coursework:Annet - spesifiser i kommentarfeltet
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Courseworks required:
Presence:Required
Comment:Basically the students can choose any seminars freely with two exceptions. The first exception is a seminar called “Research Design” – LOG904-101. The second one is the so called proposal. The proposal is a draft for the master thesis and there will be no instructions or lectures given for this, but the students should work in close cooperation with their supervisors. The proposal gives 5 study points. "Proposal" includes the preparation and presentation (written and oral) of a proposal for the actual thesis to be done in Semester 4. The seminar "Proposal" will always be at the end of LOG904. However, the students are expected to spend all the time not spent on seminars on the preparation of their proposal and thesis. Hence, from a practical viewpoint, the proposal covers a substantial part of the third semester. These two seminars related to the master theses are only open to ordinary master degree students.
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Annen vurderingsform, definer i kommentarfelt- -Bokstavkarakter (A - F) The method of evaluation may vary from seminar to seminar, but a letter grade or pass/fail will be given for each seminar. The method used within a given seminar will be announced at the start of the weekVarious on the different seminars.Egen liste. Se under
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Form of assessment:Annen vurderingsform, definer i kommentarfelt
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Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter (A - F)
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Comment:The method of evaluation may vary from seminar to seminar, but a letter grade or pass/fail will be given for each seminar. The method used within a given seminar will be announced at the start of the week
Supported material:Various on the different seminars.
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