MF1047 Design and Product Development for Technology Teachers, part 1 7.0 credits

Design och produktframtagning, del 1

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The main partof the courseconsists ofa projectwhichaims toconstruct a new product or improvean existing one.Aspectsof form, functionand manufacturing must beconsidered.Proposals shallthenillustrated withphysical and virtualmodels (egcardboard and3DCAD).
The project will start with a kick-off and training in project work, information retrieval, group dynamics and creativity.
The projectis supportedthroughtutoringalso throughlectures, tutorialsand practicals.The purpose of theseteacher-ledoperationsis also to provide a larger contextand perspectiveon design andproduct development.Intheteacher-ledoperationsintroducedCAD, design,product development(designand production), andoral and written communication.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completing the coursethe student will:
• have knowledge of design and product development process and methodology, and the engineer's role in this
• know the historical background of industrial design and the importance of industrial design in product development
• be able to use some of the engineer's computer tools, especially:
  - CAD program to make models in two and three dimensions for communication and manufacturing scheduling
Word processor to write reports:
• be able to visualize product concepts through simple sketches and models
• identify and explain a range of functional support (technical principles which fulfills a function)
• compare and evaluate different solutions to technical problems
• be able toplan and carry outoral presentations.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

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Folkeson, A. (2003), Kommunikation för ingenjörer. Maskinkonstruktion, KTH, 2003

Li Wikström, Produktens budskap, Metoder för utvärdering av produkters semantiska funktioner ur ett

användarperspektiv, Chalmers, Göteborg 2002 ISBN 91 7291 1565

Wiebe E. Bijker, Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs – Toward a Theory of Sociotechnical Change, The

MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass, USA 4:e tryckn 2002 ISBN 9 780262 522274

Kursmaterial som omfattar bland annat CAD, arbetsmetodik, skissteknik och modellmaterial.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • INL1 - Hand in excersise, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Sessions, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project Work, 4.0 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

Assessment is ongoing,  withoral and written presentationsof projects andassignments and compulsory attendancefor somemoments.
LAB1, 1.5 credits - Laboratory, grades P, F.
INL1, 1.5 credits - Assignments, grades P, F.
PRO1, 4credits- Project,grades A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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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Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MF1047

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study *


Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Anna Hedlund Åström (

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.