Product Development, 6 credits (TMKT78)

Product Development, 6 hp

Main field of study

Product Development Mechanical Engineering

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Jonas Detterfelt

Director of studies or equivalent

Peter Hallberg

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MMEC Mechanical Engineering, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 English Linköping o
6MSUS Sustainability Engineering and Management, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 English Linköping o
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management (Technology for Sustainable Development) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 English Linköping o
6MIND Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme (Operations Management) 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 English Norrköping v
6MIND Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 English Norrköping v

Main field of study

Product Development, Mechanical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Mechanical Engineering, Master's Programme
  • Sustainability Engineering and Management, Master's Programme
  • Energy-Environment-Management
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Knowledge equivalent to a bachelor degree in an engineering subject.

Intended learning outcomes

The main objective of the course is to give students an introduction to product development, which is an important industrial process with high impact on manufacturing performance etc. It is therefore very important for everyone, not just engineering designers and other directly involved in product development, to understand product development. It is also important to be able to participate in product development organizations as representatives of other functions in a business.
After completing the course the student will be able to:

  • know and describe the most central parts of product development as development processes, engineering design, preparation of specifications, concept generation, concept evaluation, prototyping and testing, product architecture, design, environment-driven and production -driven product development and patents.
  • attack a minor technical problem in a systematic way using general methodology for concept generation. From needs and requirements through functional analysis and solution generation to concept proposals .
  • in a small group, perform a minor concept generation project and both orally and in writing report such a project.
  • describe basic design principles of sustainable environmental development.

Course content

Different types of development processes and organizations , product planning , customer requirements and specifications , concept generation , concept evaluation , prototyping and testing, product architecture, design, environment-driven product development , production, adaptation and patents.

Teaching and working methods

A series of lectures will introduce the theoretical content of the course and a
smaller projects carried out in groups of approx . 4-5 students.

Examination

TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits
PRA1Product design projectU, G2 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Peter Hallberg

Examiner

Jonas Detterfelt

Course website and other links

lisam.liu.se

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books
Karl T Ulrich och Steven D Eppinger, (2012) Product Design and Development 5
ISBN: 978-007-108695-0

Additional literature

Books

Karl T Ulrich och Steven D Eppinger, (2012) Product Design and Development 5

ISBN: 978-007-108695-0

TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits
PRA1 Product design project U, G 2 credits

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