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Integrated Production Development 22.5 Credits

Integrerad produktionsutveckling
Second cycle, T7021T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2013 Sp 1 - Autumn 2018 Sp 2
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

More information about English language requirements


Selection C

Course Aim
The aim is for students to acquire, apply and integrate knowledge that is essential for productions developers in modern manufacturing industries. Students gain knowledge in creative product development with specific focus on manufacturing methods and production systems. That includes methodologies and tools (i.e. simulation) for analyzes of different manufacturing methods and production scenarios. They gain a command of all stages in the chain of integrated product development, from needs analysis to finished product. Under realistic industrial conditions, they must carry out product development in teams, in collaboration with manufacturing companies or based on real product development needs presented in some other way. Experience from the course prepares participants well for teamwork with people from other disciplines. After the course, participants shall be able to apply the whole product development process – from planning and need finding, via concept design and selection, to manufacturing of prototypes and design of the production system. Participants shall be able to document and reflect on their own, as well as their project’s, learning process, and be able to apply this new knowledge on different product development projects, not only their own specific projects.

The course is integrated with M7017T (Sirius – Creative Product Development) and participants works in groups, going from needs to finished product and production system design, with specific focus on manufacturing and production issues. The project is in close collaboration with industry partners with the aim to gain understanding and experience of today’s and tomorrow’s ways for working in integrated product development projects.

The course normally offers 3-6 projects with 4-12 participants in each project team. Every team is supervised by at least one coach (teacher). The coaches’ work is aimed at providing support and structure to the students’ own learning processes within each product development project. The students in this course will have specific responsibility for questions related to manufacturing methods and production systems.

The product development project is presented in written reports, verbal presentations and at final presentations at LTU and at the industry partner site. The teachers will further carry out verbal group reviews and individual interviews. The final grade is a combination of the above and the participants’ contributions to the product/production development projects. The specific formulation of questions related to manufacturing methods and production is of extra importance.

Torbjörn Ilar

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2013 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Reading material will be handed out during the course. It is not required to buy any literature, but we will nevertheless recommend the following book that give an overview of systematic approaches within product development:

Ulrich, K. T. and Eppinger, S. D. 1995. Product Design and Development. Boston, MA, USA: McGraw-Hill.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

0001Project Work22.5G U 3 4 5

Syllabus established
by Dept. TVM Mats Näsström 14 Mar 2012

Last revised
by Mats Naesstroem 15 Feb 2013