Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: M4pu, MD4. Course coordinator: Prof Robert Bjärnemo,, Machine Design. Recommended prerequisits: MMKN05 Engineering Design Techniques or similar course. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 16. Assessment: The course includes one compulsory project which is carried out in teams of 3-5 students. Approved projects earn a score between 25 and 50 points. All team members receive the same number of points earned on the projects. In addition, the students must pass an individual written examination by earning a score of between 25-50 points. Parts: 2. Home page:

The course aims to provide students with insights into some of the areas which are essential for the engineering designer in designing products within thermoplastic materials, such as selection of material, embodiment design and manufacturing methods for thermoplastic materials. The course also provides insights into cost analysis. In each of the areas qualitative as well as quantitative methods are utilized.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

During the firts phase of the course current themoplastic materials are elaborated upon, with refernce to material properties, and costs.

Based on these insights, the establishment of a product specifications is presented, aiming at forming the criteria for the subsequent materials selection. The choice of material is then followed by how the actual embodiment design is developed. Here not only the material aspects, but also functional ones are taken into account. The theoretical part of the course ends with an overview of production related asepcts are covered, as manufacturing method, joint design and cost analysis.

In parallell to the theoretical part of the course a design project is carried out. The point of departure for this project is a product of a type known to the participants in the course. The project follows the technique areas covered in the theory. Each part of the project is checked by the supervisor.

DuPont Engineering Polymers - General DEsign Principles (L-12565) 2002.


Code: 0111. Name: Development Task.
Higher education credits: 2,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: The course project is carried out in groups of 3-5 students. The student must receive between 25-50 points for a passing grade on the project. All group members receive the same number of points earned on the projects. Contents: The project comprice the following items: analysis and etablishment of product specifications, selection of material, establishment of the embodiment design and preproduction engineering, also including cost analysis. The project work also includes a presentation of the project result(s).

Code: 0211. Name: Written Examination.
Higher education credits: 2,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: In order to pass the written exam, the student must earn a score of between 25 - 50 points. Contents: The written examination covers the theory presented in the course.