Course code TIP300

TIP300 Concept and Product Realization

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Course responsible: Jan Kåre Bøe
Teachers: Egil Stemsrud, Tore Ensby, Carlos Mauricio Salas Bringas, Carlos Mauricio Salas Bringas
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:


Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually.
First time: 2013V
Preferential right:

Priority is given to M-MPP - Machinery-, process and product development, M-IØ (MP) - Industrial economics, with graduate profile in machinery-, process and product development. Open to other study profiles dependant of capacity and agreement with the course techer.

Course contents:
The course consists of three main parts. Part 1: Lectures with advanced topics in concept development and product realization. Key words are product development strategies, development models and methods, specification regimes for function, durability and design. Steps in the conceptualization process, concept testing, test populations, selection criteria, statistical methods, selection and screening, visualization methods, model development and small scale realization, intellectual propreties and protection, production methods for prototypes and cost evaluation for prototyping, testing and pre-production etc. Part 2: Individual project work with tuition linked to the specific project area, with the possibility of co-tuition from industrial partners as part of the process. During the project work, the student(s)shall develop alternative concept solutions for a new product. The concept proposals shall be specified and tested in a limited population, based on a chosen set of criteria for the product/product area. One selected solution/concept shall be brougt further through a design process, with technical descriptions, basic documents for patenting/design-protection, economic estimates and input data for the production of a scale model, functional model or virtual model. Part 3: Project report and project presentation. The project work shall result in a written project report and a short lecture where the student presents results which may have the form of a scale or functional model (RP-model), 3D-animation - or other forms of final presentation that can be evaluated.
Learning outcome:

Having finished the course, students will have attained knowledge and experience in product development, from an early conceptual stage to the practical development of a small scale design-prototype, functional prototype or virtual prototype for a new product. The student will have gained training in concept development, concept testing and screening, design strategies and tools, rapid prototyping, and the development of patent/design documents, as well as presentations for an early phase of commersialization.

Learning activities:
The course is based on a combination of lectures, exercises and project work, where the project constitutes the larger part (approx. 3/4). The project work is carried out on an individual basis, or preferably, in smaller groups of 2-3 students, dependent on size and complexity of the task. The use of advanced 3D- and Rapid prototyping software (3D, animation and RP) is an important part of the project work.
Teaching support:
Exercise assignments and the project are followed up with guidance of the work groups and on an individual basis. Date, time and duration are agreed upon with the subject teacher as needed. The course has its own Fronterpage which is updated regularly with important supporting materal. During the project, the lecturer is accessible via e-mail and at given office hours.
Bøe, J.K:, Concept and product realization, Compendium for the course TIP 300, Aas 2014 (in progress). Selected topics from.: Kahn, K., B.: The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development, Second Edition, John Wiley, 2004, ISBN-10: 0471485241, 640 pp., Niku, S., B: Creative Design of Products And Systems, John Wiley and Sons, 2009, ISBN-13 9780470148501, 588 pp., Baxter, M.: Product Design: A practical guide to systematic methods of New Product Development, CRC-press, 1995, ISBN 074 8741976, 305 pp., Ashby, Michael and Johnson, Kara: Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, Butterworth Heinemann, Elsevier Science, Oxford 2002, 352 pp. Complete list of relevant literature is handed out at the first lecture.

Bachelor in engineering or at least 3 years of study in technology and/or product development at university colleges or universities. TBM200-Materials technology, TBM250-Finite element analysis (FEA)/FEM-design, TMP 150-Engineering design, TIP200-Product development and product design with 3D, or similar.

Recommended prerequisites:

TIP100 - Technological innovation, TIP150 - Modern workshop technology, BUS240 - Production and logistics, INN310 - Intellectual properties.

Mandatory activity:
Project report with external sencor and grading. Oral presentation seminar (which may be combined with object display/poster presentation). The presentation will be done for a selected audience for confidential projects. Grading A-F, based on the project report as well as quality of the presentation. The project report must be submitted for evaluation at least two weeks before the project presentation.
Nominal workload:

Lectures, tuitioned activities and homework, approx. 80 hours. Exercises and project work, approx. 370 hours.

Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science.
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 24 hrs. Week 36 to 40: 2+2 hrs/week. Project work: 54 hrs. Week 41 to 49: approx. 6 hrs/week with tuition, individual/groups, by appointment-rotation.
The course TIP300 (15 ECTS) is taught in parallel with TMP301- Machinery- and product development (15 ECTS), and is recommended in combinations with this course, and IND300-Experts in team, alternatively INN310-Intellectual properties (Both 5 ECTS, running in previous January Block),
The external examiner has worked with product development and design for several years. The examiner is to approve the assessment arrangements for the project, and also plays an important role in the development of the course. The subject lecturer and the examiner discuss the teaching arrangements and the contents of the course at regular intervals. The project work and presentations are assessed after a set of criteria developed for the course. These criteria are available for the students. A standardized form describes the assessment for each semester.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått