MF2027 Integrated Product Development, Advanced Course 30.0 credits
Integrerad produktutveckling, högre kurs
This course has been discontinued.
Last planned examination: Autumn 2021
Decision to discontinue this course: No information inserted
A highly competitive and fast changing business environment necessitates an increasingly efficient and controllable, as well as more creative and innovative, product development process. These challenging and diverse requirements stress the importance of managing the organization of product development and to understand the work procedures that constitute the innovation process. This is the focus of the major course in Integrated Product Development, aiming to prepare the engineer to succeed and to thrive in innovative settings. Hence, the course curriculum emphasizes the hands-on actions and issues of engineering while working with the tangible task of developing a product.
Consisting of one component with theoretical focus and one more practical element, the course duration is over two semesters with a work requirement of at least 20 work hours per week. Period 1 applies a theoretical focus and threats methods and work procedures that are applicable in the various phases of the product development process. Additional areas are organizing, planning, innovating, as well as facilitating a creative climate. During period 2-4, a practical product development project is carried out in project groups of 12-15 students in cooperation with an organization. Industry representatives from this organization partly comprise the project council, a joint industry-academy congregation also consisting of university professors. This purpose of the project council is to ensure that the interests of both academia and industry stake-holders are satisfied in the government of the project.