Course syllabus

Elektronik i produkter
Electronics in Products

EITP35, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2023-04-11

General Information

Compulsory for: E4-ae
Elective for: D4, M4, N4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


Orient the students about the industrial conditions regarding production of electronic systems, especially with a focus on high volumes. Provide an understanding of how these conditions affect how industry designs and produces electronic products. Provide a good basis for continued learning in the industrial environment.

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




The course deals with electronic products, and systems that include electronic products, from a variety of perspectives:

Basic prerequisites: Electronics, the book printing art of our time

Costs in the product calculation, one-off costs and unit costs

Development efforts & verification


Certification requirements

Production / assembly


Warehousing, capital tied-up and obsolescence risk


The market and its risks

The role of the product in the customer's financial outcome

Credibility as a supplier

The brand and consequences of errors

Changing circumstances

Technical excellence or good enough?

ASIC, FPGA and standard circuits

What pros and cons do each choice bring?

The right technology node for the product

Testability, finding errors early

Material and component supply


Production readiness and production flows

Standardization, industry standards, platforms, component selection

The design process, projects and resources

Develop first and then sell – or vice versa?


The cost of failure

Regulatory framework



Regulatory requirements

Buyer's right to the product; use, repair, change

Every perspective will be treated in such a way that technical and economic aspects are covered, but treatment also generally reflects on environmental sustainability and ethical aspects. The course requires a certain level of prior knowledge in the technical and economic fields, but not in the environmental and ethics. The course therefore introduces the concepts and tools needed to deal with these aspects early in the course.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Performance assessment: Based on individual in-depth knowledge of any sub-topic with written report and presentation in seminar form with opposition. Passing grades requires passing all the elements, report, presentation and opposition. The grade represents an equally weighted sum of the three parts.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0122. Name: Report.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Based on individual in-depth knowledge of any sub-topic in the written report.
Code: 0222. Name: Opposition.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Based on opposition on other project presentation.
Code: 0322. Name: Presentation.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Based on individual in-depth knowledge of any sub-topic in presentation.


Assumed prior knowledge: Prior knowledge in economy/products corresponding to MIOA12 and electronics corresponding EITA35/EITA10/EITF90
The number of participants is limited to: 30
Selection: Completed university credits within the programme. Priority is given to students enrolled on programmes that include the course in their curriculum.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Per Andersson,
Course homepage:
Further information: The Course is mandatory in the specialisation Business Electronics.