Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After this course, students

  1. can relate theory and exercises from other courses to practical issues in machine design
  2. can iterate a design from the initial concept to a working prototype
  3. can organise and document their contribution within a team-based effort
  4. are familiar with typical issues in project management and teamwork, and ways to address those issues

Credits: 5

Schedule: 02.09.2020 - 11.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Sven Bossuyt

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sven Bossuyt, Kevin Otto

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

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Students, working in teams, will complete a specific mechanical design task, representative of mechanisms used in machines. They will develop an initial concept, build a prototype to demonstrate its working, carry out more detailed designs of critical components, and test the prototype.

    Project-based learning in this course will be supported by the theory and exercises taught in the courses from the common studies, taught concurrently.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course grade is based on exercises, meeting the deadlines set for milestones in the project, and on students individual contribution to the team effort.


SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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