Sustainability and Life-cycle design

Sustainability and Life-cycle design

Interested in studying for a master degree whilst working? Or would you like to participate in a single course for Professional Development?

Study level
Continuing and further education
Closing dates
As long as there are available seats
Start up
Not defined

What is Sustainability and Life-cycle design ?

This course (SESL6202) addresses logistics under the systems approach. It focuses on the identification and development of the logistics support elements required to

ensure that a system satisfies its requirements throughout its operational life. Particular focus is placed on the concept of integrated supply chain and demand management, and on the optimization and allocation of a system’s logistics resources to ensure the required effectiveness at the lowest investment in logistics resources.

Participants will also be introduced to the concepts of performance-based logistics and technology refreshment programs.

Why take Sustainability and Life-cycle design course?

- Better understand, serve and satisfy your customers

- This course reinforce the global view and the systems approach, strengthening the capabilities and education of  systems engineers

- A thorough understanding of logistics and supportability is a must for all systems engineers

Who should take this course?

This course is very valuable to all practitioners, regardless of the life cycle phase in which they currently work. For people engaged with operation, maintenance and support of systems, it is a must. And for people engaged with the design and development, only a true understanding of the supportability aspects will allow them to do an effective job.


  • This course will not be presented during the Spring 2019 term.


The courses are organized as intensive one-week courses each with 5 days of lectures.  During this week, the lectures last from 0830 to 1630 each day. The courses are a mixture of lectures and work in groups.  Masterstudents and others taking courses for credit will work on a written assignment which is due 10 weeks after the end of the course.  A completed course with approved written assignment will give 7.5 studypoints. 


The price for attending a course depends on whether you take the course for credit or not.  To get credit for the course, you need to hand in a written assignment.

  • Alternative 1: Attendance only kr. 15.000,-
  • Alternative 2: Attendance and written assignment kr. 20.000,-

The price includes course material, coffee and lunch during the course. For alternative 2, the price also includes supervision and grading of the written assignment.


The registration deadline for each course is 2 weeks before course starts.

We accept registrations also after the deadline, provided there are available seats. Each course has a limited number of seats, so please sign up early. We reserve the right to cancel courses with too low participation.

Admission requirements

A Bachelor's degree in engineering.

Master level courses require a C average.

See: English requirements for admission to our master programmes taught in English.

The admission requirements are founded on the regulations regarding admission to the University College of Southeast Norway.

Study facts

Workshops – Kongsberg


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