LOG904 Seminars in Logistics

LOG904 Seminars in Logistics

Course code: 
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
Level of study: 
2. syklus (master)
Teaching semester: 
2021 Høst
Assessment semester: 
2020 Høst
Language of instruction: 
Language of examination: 
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Course content

There are two types of seminars. Some cover themes that are important to the field of 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. In this way, the seminar series brings both breadth and depth to the student's knowledge.

Examples of possible topics in this seminar:

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

Basically the students can select any seminars freely except for two mandatory seminars. These are LOG90-100 Proposal and LOG904-101 Research Design.

The proposal is a draft for the master thesis and there will be no instructions or lectures given for this. The proposal gives 5 study points. The proposal includes a written paper and an oral presentation (except for the experience based manster program) and is a preparation for the master thesis in the last semester. The presentation of the 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. These two seminars related to the master theses are only open to ordinary master degree students.

Note: No other courses can usually be taken during autumns when following LOG904.

For exchange students it will be possible to follow individual seminars covering part of the semester with less than 30 ECTS or the entire semester with 30 ECTS. The exact program for the seminar series will normally be available before semester start at the home page for the master programme.


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, i. e. 30 study points altogether.
The program coordinator will, together with staff members, recommend blocks of seminars for different sub variants of the program(s). 

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. From time to time, 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.


All lectures are mandatory. 

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 seminar week.Various on the different seminars.Egen liste. Se under
Form of assessment:Annen vurderingsform, definer i kommentarfelt
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Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter (A - F)
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 seminar week.
Supported material:Various on the different seminars.
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