MF2088 Innovation and Product Development 22.5 credits

Innovation och produktutveckling

Please note

The information on this page is based on a course syllabus that is not yet valid.

The course is focused around an existing innovation project, based upon an idea from a company or project partner. Within the project both development of technology and products is included, as well as a business connected to this technology/product.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 IMPD HK for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  • independently and actively lead, plan and work in innovative development projects that are carried out by a project group and critically develop and adapt working methods based on the nature of the assignment, and research
  • be able to tackle complex (vague, ambiguous) innovation related challenges in a technical and commercial context in a structured way
  • independently and critically be able to choose and apply research-based work procedures, tools, methods and analytical frameworks related to innovation and development work
  • clearly justify innovation solutions and the decisions that have led to the solutions, based on both a value creation and a technical perspective
  • write legitimate business plans and project plans based on the nature of a project
  • communicate his/her innovation work and its results in oral and written presentations for various types of target groups
  • be able to constructively criticize his/her own project group and the efforts of other groups (and individuals), to create a good innovative working environment, project organisation and planning and to critically review innovation solutions
  • reflect about and consider sustainable development in innovation/product development work
  • critically reflect and learn lessons from innovation work, based on research and his/her own experience

Course main content

In the course, a real innovation and product development project is carried out in collaboration with an employer, or a student initiated development project. The work is carried out in groups, and in the course the work is supported through seminars on for example design thinking, Business Model Canvas and industrialisation. In the course, there are also seminars where the organisation and management of the projects are discussed and critically reviewed, as well as seminars about progress in innovation and product development.


A Degree of Bachelor in mechanical engineering or the equivalent.
Furthermore the courses MF2084 Managing research and development, MF2046 Product innovation, MF2085 Innovation and product development processes, or courses with equivalent contents.

Admitted to TIPDM (school year 2) - track IPDE.


Will be announced at the beginning of the course.


  • PRO2 - Project, 9.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO3 - Project, 9.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO4 - Project, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Grading criteria are handed out at the beginning of the course.

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design


Gunilla Ölundh Sandström <>


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