II2300 Product Realization Processes I 7.5 credits

Processer för produktrealisering I

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

Product Realization Processes is a two part course.  The first part covers processes, skills and technologies leading to the realization of ICT products intended for the commercial marketplace.  Students will become familiar with idea generation, product design, prototyping methods and the steps necessary to show that a potential product can be commercially viable.  In addition to the technical aspects of product realization, project processes and methods are also covered.  Students will acquire skills for working with and managing groups of technical contributors, and processes for the effective application of technology development in a business environment.  These include understanding and working with business components such as marketing, and management.

  • To know how to describe and perform all required steps to visualize, model and develop an ICT product.
  • To know how to lead innovation and idea generation sessions.  To be able to describe and use methods to derive maximum output from such sessions.
  • To know how to quantitatively analyze business forces on ICT product realization.  This includes using cost analysis, customer analysis and resource constraints that involve human resources, material and time.

Course main content

  • Idea generation, brainstorming processes and team consensus building
  • Product visualization, modeling and prototyping techniques
  • Consensus building outside the engineering team
  • Business processes for product development
  • Cost Analysis
  • Customer analysis and marketing
  • Technical project management
  • Resource management of human, material, money and time
  • Effective communication
  • Dealing with failure. Failure analysis, constructively moving forward
  • Building on success for continued product  and group progress


Recommended prerequisites

It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have taken an undergraduate course of studies in engineering or computer science.


The required textbook for this course is:

"Product Design and Development" by Karl T. Ulrich and Steven D. Eppinger, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007


  • INL1 - Problem Assignments, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Passed written exam TEN1: 3 hp, Grade A-FProblem assignments  INL1: 4,5 hp, Grade A-FThe grade for the course is calculated as a weighted average where the grade E-A are given a value of 1-5. Roundhalfs up.

Offered by

EECS/Electronics and Embedded Systems


Mark Smith


Mark T Smith <msmith@kth.se>

Supplementary information

Language: English

The course is evaluated and developed according to the KTH policy for course analysis.


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.