TIP100 Technical Innovation
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Course responsible: Jan Kåre Bøe, Ola Sørby Omberg
Teachers: Jan Kåre Bøe, Ola Sørby Omberg
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually.
First time: Study year 2004-2005
The course consists of three main components; Lectures, workshop-activities and project tasks. The lectures include, among other things, chapters form the history of innovation, creative processes and the creation of ideas, description of ideas, patenting and pattern description, product design and prototype development, project organization etc. The workshop-activities are organized so that they will give the students a practical approach to the use of digital tools for design (CAD - Computer Aided Design) and basic equipment for computer controlled modelling and production (3D-printing, Laser cutting etc.). The project assignments consists of two consecutive parts.
Part 1: Is focused on concept-verification relative to end-users of a new product, with the aim to verify and establish a "Product market fit". Part 2: This is a "Problem solving project", where the students are to use experiences and knowledge they have acquired during the course to solve a task or a problem. Such tasks may have been suggested by external organizations, industry or be a part of current Research.
Through a project-based approach to the syllabus one aims to give the students a practical understanding and training in product development and early concept verification. During exercises and project-work the students will get to know modern production methods for Digital Design, using the computer program "Fusion 360" and by Rapid Prototyping (RP) tools. An effect of the project-work is that the students will be able to relate to project planning and collaboration, and writing and presenting project reports and results in a practical manner. Furthermore, they will have insight into and have been trained in the creation of ideas, and how these may be stimulated, cultivated and realized throughout different phases of an innovative process. Students will be able to formulate ideas and project descriptions and be familiar with systems and methods for industrial rights protection (patenting, pattern/design and trademark protection). The course gives the students an introduction to common problems and procedures connected with the clarification of rights, as well as business-related and moral rules for development and innovation operations. Knowledge of typical challenges and bottlenecks that usually occurs in product development are also important elements in this.
The course is based on internal and external expertise on innovation, product development and engineering design, as well as small practice exercises where the students are trained in using their own creative abilities to formulate product ideas and suggestions for technical solutions that may be turned into new products. Workshop-activities provides the basis for acquiring skills in basic forms of physical and computer generated prototyping (Rapid Prototyping). During the project assignments, they learn how to solve more complex tasks as individuals and as a group, and how to report such a process.
Exercises and project-work are followed up by individual supervision of the work groups, the date, time and duration are decided by the students and subject teacher beforehand, as needed. The course has its own NMBU-Canvas page for extra information. While the project part is being carried out, the teacher is available for support via e-mail and during given office hours.
Course-literature and relevant material for exercises and project tasks is revised annually, and can be found at NMBU¿s TIP100-CANVAS-site. Selected chapters from Bøe, Jan Kåre: Compendium for the course TIP100 - Technical Innovation, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, N-1430 Ås, 2015, 267 pages, and many other relevant sources are used.
The course is primarily developed for first year students in technology and natural sciences. However, students with other backgrounds and at least one year of studies at a university behind them, are also accepted and will benefit from the course.
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Exercises are done individual/in groups and submitted/or presented in plenary. Furthermore, project-work with written project-paper is mandatory, and must be approved for each individual person/group before the student takes the written examination.
Written examination, 3 hours during the exam period, A-F.
Lectures with exercises and homework: ca. 110 hours. Project-assignment (in groups): ca. 40 hours.
Special requirements in Science.
Type of course:
Lectures: 52 hours. Week 5-13: 2+2 hours per week. Group assignments: 12 hours. Week 13 to 16: 2+2 hours per week. Project paper: 12 hours. Week 16-19: 2+2 hours per week.
The course is an introductory course suitable for students in their first, second or third year of study and does not require any prerequisites. The course is part of NMBU's total course offering on innovation and several courses benefit from important basic knowledge and training from TIP100. The course is compulsory for Master-students that choose to specialize in Machine Design, Process and Product Development (MPP and IND-OK-MP-study) as well as some of the other Master-degree offerings in Technology.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual annually. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results according to the Faculty's guidelines for examination markings, and by correcting a random sample of candidate's exams as a calibration at regular intervals.
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