Course syllabus

Innovationsteknik
Innovation Engineering

INTN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-25

General Information

Elective for: I4, I4-ai
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish

Aim

The purpose of the course is to give participants a deepened understanding of how innovations of both technical and social character are created. The course deals with design and development of both new products (goods and services) and new processes (technological and organizational), with a particular focus on methods, tools and strategies for the early phases of the innovation process. The course aims to develop the participants’ innovative capability from an integrated innovation perspective, where course participants will gain both theoretical knowledge and practical experience of e.g. needs and requirements analysis, trend and opportunity analysis, business and value modelling, and concept and prototype generation. Trough needs-motivated projects anchored in business practice, course participants will create conceptual solution proposals and evaluate these with respect to feasibility, desirability and viability.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

Trough needs-motivated projects anchored in business practice, course participants will create conceptual solution proposals and evaluate these with respect to feasibility, desirability and viability.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: The examination consists of two parts: 1) Project that will be performed in teams of 3-4 students, and reported in a written report and a verbal team presentation. 2) Individual written report that discusses insights and conclusions from the project, lectures and seminars, based on the course literature.

Parts
Code: 0112. Name: Innovation Engineering: Team Assignment.
Credits: 5,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Group assessment.
Code: 0212. Name: Innovation Engineering: Individual Assignment.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Individual assessment.

Admission

Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Andreas Larsson, andreas.larsson@design.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.innovationengineering.lth.se/english/