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CS30A7391SS Inventive Product Design and Advanced TRIZ Online, 3 cr 
Code CS30A7391SS  Validity 01.08.2018 - 31.07.2019
Name Inventive Product Design and Advanced TRIZ Online  Abbreviation Inventive Produ 
Credits3 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesYes
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Leonid Chechurin 

Description by Study Guide

The course topics are related to sustainable development.

Check course schedule from - winter/ summer school


M.Sc. (Tech.) 1 – 2

LUT Summer School time 

30.07.2018 - 10.08.2018

LUT Winter School time 

To be announced later

Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Leonid Chechurin
Iuliia Shnai (instructional designer)


After having completed the course, student should be able to:

  • recognise wide range of existing Design Methods with a focus on Design Creativity and Innovation
  • decompose the problem situation into inventive design problems.
  • model and modify the model of a product or process to systematically generate inventive ideas.
  • recognize evolution patterns and predict the evolution of the product or process.
  • apply inventive design tools for the product development.
  • visualize and present the generated ideas.

Introduction: General framework of design for innovation; the main classification schemes of Design approaches; cognitive studies on designing; design creativity and its influential factors; Patent landscaping
Part 1. Function modeling
Part 2. Trimming. System reduction.
Part 3 Cause effect chain analysis
Part 4 Axiomatic design
Part 5 DFMA
Part 6 Trends of Engineering System Evolution (TESE)

Teaching Methods 

Online course

Virtual lectures (videos, texts) 24 h, quizes and exercises 5 h,  online discussions 5 h, project work (assignments + virtual model) 30 h, peer review 10 h, WebEx 4 h. Total workload 78 h.

Suitability for doctoral studies (Yes/Leave empty) 


Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Number of mid-term examinations 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Final grade 0-5: quizzes and exercise 15%, peer review 20%, discussion 15%, project work 50%

Course Materials 

Online materials gathered on LMS (video, texts, quizzes, exercises)


Preferably, students of engineering major or Bachelor degree in non-technical studies.
Familiar with Systematic creativity and TRIZ basics course.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

Yes, 10

Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

Yes, 5


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