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Customer Focused Product Development 7.5 credits

Kundfokuserad produktutveckling
Second cycle, K7004N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Quality Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Industrial Engineering and Management

Entry requirements

Quality management, Introduction course (K0001N) 7,5 credits and Mathematical Statistics (S0001M) 7,5 credits, or equivalent knowledge. At least 120 credits within technology/science.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The aim of the course is to prepare the student for the engineering role, which implies that the student should have acquired abilities to:

  • Plan, collect and analyze data in order to identify customer needs, as a basis of sustainable development of new or existing products or services.
  • Use and evaluate methods, tools and theories relevant for the course.
  • Argue for choices made during the work, and reflect upon consequences based on these choices.
  • Analyze and evaluate the work of other students.

The course includes theory and practice related to customer focused product development.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The teaching consists of lectures, seminars, of individual assignments and group assignments. Presentations are made by the students both orally and in writing. Attendance at compulsory sessions may be required. The course is project based, where students analyse and give recommendations on product improvements.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The course aims are examined via individual assignments, oral presentations, written reports and student attendance at compulsory sessions. To pass, the student must demonstrate that the course aims have been achieved. The grade may be affected by how compulsory tasks are conducted and presented.

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.

Rickard Garvare

Transition terms
The course K7004N is equal to IEK204

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2013 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Articles and excerpts from books. Additional material from the course coordinator.
Literature might be added.

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Project workG U 3 4 57.50MandatoryA08

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.

Syllabus established
by 17 Dec 2007

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 17 Feb 2021