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Product-and Manufacturing Design 7.5 credits

Produkt- och produktionsdesign
First cycle, A0013A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 06 Mar 2012

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2020

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Industrial Design
Subject group (SCB)
Other Subjects within Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and courses A0015A Ergonomics 1, P0067A Human-Machine-Interaction, D0030A Design: process and method, A0011A Industrial production envoriment, T0004T Material science and engineering 1, T0019T Manufacturing methods or equivalent knowledge.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The course aims to give students the opportunity to:

•    Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze product and production design from a social, ecological and economic sustainability perspective.
•    Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze and motivate how design and material choices affect product and production design.
•    Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge about project planning, explore context, create ideas and prototype product and production design in an applied project.

The course focuses on the interaction between product and production design, the materials and design affects production methods. The course teaches an approach where market research, product development and manufacturing is done in parallel.

The course is a project course in which students on the basis of a mission statement to develop / improve a product from a user perspective, in terms of design, ergonomics and manufacturing.

Project work in groups where students are expected to plan their own time and work in a project that will focus on development / improvement of a product from the mission statement. During the course students are expected to contact the appropriate companies to acquire the necessary knowledge to the project.

To pass the course on the course the project work with written reports and oral presentations been successfully performed. Attendance is mandatory for interim and final reports. Project work is done in groups.

Grade scale:Fail, 3, 4, 5

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Peter Törlind

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2012 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
• Chris Lefteri, Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design, Laurence King Publishers (2012), ISBN: 9781856697491

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Project workG U 3 4 57.50MandatoryA12

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.