Course contents *
Group assignments will be carried out in the form of creating a creative idea, learning to apply support methods in various phases of the product development cycle, and project organisation in product development work. These assignments will be presented at seminaries where the students learn and get feedback from each other.
In a team of 13 students and togeter with an industry partner carry out a product development project, from idéa to finished prototype.
In addition to applying engineering skills, the course emphasises user evolvement, entrepreneurship, busienss administration and strategy, leadership and orgaisation, group dynamics, empowerment and creativeness.
Intended learning outcomes *
Plan and implement a project organization and when necessary change this organization to suit the phases in the product development project.
Create and implement a project plan
Apply support methods for systematic and efficient product development work.
Motivate the applicability of various support methods.
Motivate the phases and gates in the product development cycle.
Manage and approach technical problems that are vague and ambiguous.
Develop various technical skills
Independently gather relevant data in order to solve technical and organizational problems.
Apply IPU research (PPM, PSS, Creativity, Innovation, Decision, etc)
Orally and in writing be able to communicate:
various aspects of product development
reflections on personal and collective behaviour and relate this to group dynamics.
reflections on the progress of the project