Course code TIP300

TIP300 Concept and Product Realization

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Course responsible: Jan Kåre Bøe
Teachers: Henrik Folke Holmberg, Carlos Mauricio Salas Bringas, Carlos Mauricio Salas Bringas, Tore Ensby, Egil Stemsrud
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Science 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:


1. Students who have the course as mandatory in their study plan.

2. Students on the following study programmes: M-MPP and M-IØ.

3. Students with most ECTS credits.

It there are not enough slots in group one the students will be ranked by their ECTS credits.

Course contents:
The course consists of three main parts. Part 1: Lectures with advanced topics in concept development and product realization. Key words are sustainable product development, industrial ecology, materials and energy, LCA and recycling. Integrated product development (IPD), models, Pugh's method, early screening and selection, functional analysis, specification regimes for function, durability and design. Steps in the conceptualization process, external testing, test populations, selection criteria, statistical methods, visualization methods. Model development and small-scale realization, production methods for prototypes and cost evaluation for prototyping guidelines and data for pre-production etc. Part 2: Individual project work, which will be the major part of the workload in the course, with training in time limited development projects, organizing project work, and writing project reports as basis for later master projects The project work starts by identifying a number of potential development tasks, where these may be own ideas, smaller industrial development projects, R&D at IMT, or a pre-project leading to a subsequent master project. One selected solution/concept shall be brought further through a technical development and design process, with product descriptions, 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 comprising all parts of the development process and a short lecture where the student presents results.
Learning outcome:
The course completes the 300-level study-profile in Machinery & Product Development (TMP301+TIP300). Having finished the course, students will have attained knowledge and experience in planning and working with a product development, task from an early conceptual stage to the practical realization of a virtual- or small scale design-prototype (RP), and production guidelines, drawings (DAK) and ISO-data for automated production can be transferred to a mechanical workshop/industry for a price estimate and production. Also, the student will have gained important knowledge of framework, rules and demands with regard to the writing of development-project reports, and later development-oriented master-reports.
Learning activities:
The course is based on a combination of lectures on selected topics, class-tuition and project-work with individual or group tuition, where the project-work, report and presentation constitutes the larger part (approx. 80%). The project work is carried out on an individual basis, or preferably, in smaller groups of 2 students, dependent on size and complexity of the task. The practical use of advanced engineering-, analysis- and prototyping-software (3D, animation, FEM/FEA and RP) is an important part of the project-work.
Teaching support:
The projects are followed up with guidance on an individual basis or in groups by rotation, and as often as time permits. Date, time and duration are agreed upon with the subject teacher on basis of time-schedules at the TIP300-NMBU-Canvas webpage, which is updated regularly. During the semester and the project-periood, the responsible lecturer and assisting teachers are also accessible via e-mail and at given office hours.
Bøe, J.K:, Concept and product realization, Compendium for the course TIP300, Aas 2017 (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., Pugh, S.: Total Design, Integrated Methods for Successful Product Engineering, Pearson Education, 1991, ISBN 100 201416395, 278 pp., Dieter, G.E. & Schmidt L.: Engineering Design, McGraw-Hill, International Edition, 2009, ISBN 978 007263412, 827 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. The following NMBU-courses must be covered: TMP160-Engineering design, TIP150- Modern workshop technology,TIP200-Product development and product design with 3D, TBM200-Materials, TBM250- The FEM-method, or similar.
Recommended prerequisites:
TIP100 - Technological innovation, IND200 - Practical project management, BUS240 - Production and logistics, INN310 - Intellectual properties.
Submitted project report and oral presentation/exam with external sensor and grading. 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/oral exam.
Nominal workload:
Lectures, tuitioned activities and homework, approx. 80 hours. Project work and presentation, approx. 370 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science.
Type of course:
Lectures: 34 hrs. Week 36 to 40: 2+2+(2) hrs/week, week 41 to 44, 2 hrs/week. Project work: Week 38 to 49: with rotatiing tuition, individual/groups. Up to 24 hrs/week are made available for rotating tuition, appointments via theTIP300-NMBU-Canvas webpage and e-mail.
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