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II2300 Product Realization Processes I 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus II2300 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • 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

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.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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


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The required textbook for this course is:

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

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


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

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

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.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Mark Smith

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: