SD2432 Lightweight Design 20.0 credits


A project based design course. A lightweight product is developed from idea to reality. The course covers design, analysis, manufacturing and verification.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

Spring 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The technical aim is to develop an advanced lightweight application from specification to product, constrained by a given budget.

After completion of the course the participants should be able to

  • work effectively in a project environment and understand mechanisms behind progress and difficulties in such a setting
  • communicate in writing, orally and graphically
  • to analyze technical problems from a systems (holistic) perspective
  • choose and use adequate engineering methods and tools
  • handle technical problems which might be incompletely stated and subject to multiple constraints
  • pursue own ideas and realise them practically
  • assess the quality of work, performed by themselves and others

Course main content

The course consists mainly of project-oriented teamwork such as planning, technical design, experimental investigations and manufacturing. In addition, regular informative and decisive project meetings are held, and frequent informal discussions with teachers. Opportunities to practice leading roles such as project manager, group leader and treasurer could occur. A number of relevant guest lectures in topics ranging from purely technical to project management and communication techniques are planned, normally after consultation with the course participants.


The course is primarily intended for students in the specialisation programme Lightweight Structures.


Will be distributed during the course.


  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 5.0, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN2 - Exercises, 5.0, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN3 - Exercises, 5.0, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN4 - Exercises, 5.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Course work (ÖVN1-5) and completed project.

Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering


Stefan Hallström,, tel. 070-349 6440


Jakob Kuttenkeuler <>

Stefan Hallström <>

Supplementary information

The course starts in January 2013 and continues until December 2013.


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2007.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.