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CS30A1376 Product Development, 6 cr 
Code CS30A1376  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Product Development  Abbreviation Product Develop 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Andrzej Kraslawski 

Description by Study Guide
Year  M.Sc. (Tech) 1 
Period  1-2 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, Ph.D. Andrzej Kraslawski


After fulfilling all requirements of the course, the students will be able to: 1. Understand the concept of new product development 2. Recognise the phases of new product development 3. Work in a team during product development 4. Apply the basic methods of product development.


The key topics of the course are: 1. Major Phases of New Product Development, 2. Engineering Concept Development and Testing (design for manufacturability, user-centred engineering, visualisation of design, robust design), 3. Integration of Technical Design and Business Analysis, 4. Intellectual Property in New Product Development, 5. Project Management, 6. Introducing a New Product to the Market

Teaching Methods 

The course is organised as a combination of regular lectures and interactive problem-solving sessions and project work. The classroom problem-solving sessions will be based on team-work in groups of 3-5 students. The 3-4 projects will be carried out in groups of 3-4 students independently and will result in the preparation of the project report. Classroom teaching and problem-solving sessions 36 hours. Project work 94 hours. Period 1. in-class activities (lectures, problem solving), period 2. out-of-class activities (project work). Total workload 130 hours.
Lectures, in-class activity, period 1.
Project work, out-of-class activity period 2.
Project work 94 hours.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  Yes 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5. Evaluation: solutions created in the classroom problem-solving sessions 40%, project reports 40%, written exam 20%. Attendance requirement: 90% of classroom sessions.

Course Materials 

Course slides
K. Ulrich, S. Eppinger: Product Design and Development, McGraw-Hill, 2012


Basic understanding of management. Basic knowledge of engineering disciplines.

Limitation for students? (Yes, number, priorities/Leave empty)  Yes, 60 
Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  15– 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 5 

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Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
  Product Development  EXAM  Andrzej Kraslawski 
26.03.20thu 16.15-19.15