Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.01.2019 - 14.02.2019

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Kevin Otto

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After completion of the course the student:

  • Understands systems design, engineering and validation testing
  • Understands the different product development process models and its phases
  • Recognizes the consequences of the design choices, made in the early phases, to the latter product realization and manufacturing phases
  • Is able to utilize multiple product development methods
  • Understands economic factors related to a product development process

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course will cover the product development process, with focus on the latter engineering, build, test and verification phases. Learn to use a suite of design methods including test planning, design principles, safety, robust design and reliability.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

This course will cover selected methods in engineering product development that can be used ensure your result is robust and effective, including requirements verification, functional analysis, design for assembly, and robust design.
This class will be an active class with in class discussions, hands-on
activities, etc. Active participation is essential part of your learning and is
thus required. You will also apply the learnings immediately as part of the
homework. This course directly compliments and supports other project based courses such as ME310 and PDP.        

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course consists of active lectures as well as individual and team assignments on a course project. Some assignments will be graded in-class only and some will be handed in for grading. This will be specified separetely for each case and applies for both individual and team assignments.

Homework                                   60%

Project (replaces exam)                30%

Participation                                 10%

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

Homework Projects, 60%

In class
assignments, 30%

Participation, 10%

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures and active learning sessions 2x2h (6 weeks)

Outside class team work 24hrs (approximately 4 hrs per week, includes e.g. homework and project seminar preparation)

Outside class individual work 82 hrs (approximately 12 hrs per week, includes e.g. homework andproject work)

Seminar 2x2,5 hrs (only once)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Otto & Wood, Product Design. Prentice Hall

+ Additional readings

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

Lecture materials provided

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces Kon-41.4001 Product Development Project (Note also MEC-E3002 Methods in Early Product Development (L) can be taken instead of the old Kon-41.4001 Product Development Project course).

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Please use WebOodi for course signup.

Students are expected to commit to the course in the first two weeks. Student still signed up for the course after the first two weeks will be graded even if they are not present and no signups are allowed after the first 2 weeks without a special permission from the instructor. This will help with the team assignments.

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

1. Systems Engineering and
Product Development

2. Product Requirements and Verification

3. Functional Analysis

4. System Architecture

5. Design for Assembly

6. Cost Analysis

7. Robust Design

8. Design of Experiments

9. Robust Design

10. Systems Engineering


Registration and further information