Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: I4. Course coordinator: Prof Robert Bjärnemo,, Maskinkonstruktion. Assessment: The course includes one compulsory project which is carried out in groups of 3-5 students. Approved project earns a score between 10 - 20 points. All group members receive the same number of points earned on the project. The final grading of the course is based on the score obtained from the project. Home page:

The course objective is to give the student basic knowledge of strategies, terminology and methods utilized in product development. The course should also provide basic understanding of the engineering design process, in the form of procedures, methods and techniques utilized in systematic design work.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Based on an overall modell of the industrial product development process, the main part of the lectures focus on the actual product development process from a methodological point of view. The engineering design process, which is the single most important part of the development process is covered in some detail. After having provided the theoretical insights the students, in groups of 3 - 5 students per group, undertake a development within the conceptual development phase. Each and every team gives an oral presentation of their results at a seminar in the end of the course. Each and every group is also required to present their project in the form of a written report. The scores obtained for the group is also the score given to each and every member of the group.

K. Ulrich och Eppinger, S: Product Design and Development. McGraw-Hill International Editions, 3rd. ed. 2004.