TIP200 Product Development and Product Design with 3D

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Henrik Folke Holmberg

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Limits of class size:40

Course frequency:Annually.

Nominal workload:Lectures with exercises and homework: approx. 150 hours. Independent project work: approx. 100 hours.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.

About this course

The course consists of 3 parts:

Part 1: Introduction to aspects of powerful computer tools in modern product and process development, design and prototyping. Tuition and training in the use of the software-platform Solidworks as an integrated tool for product development and product design, with surface and solid modeling, functional visualization, animation, texture and rendering, light regimes, etc.

Part 2: Introduction, tuition and training in the use of special software modules for material and sustainability (Energy consumption, CO2-emissions and recycling), computer aided production (DAP) and specialized tools for analysis (Flow, heat and stress). Selected lectures in topics such as properties of materials, environmental and safety demands, product development methodology and reports.

Part 3: Project work with tuition and development of project report with visualization of solutions and results. A guide for making reports is taught and used. The complexity of the project may vary, and are carried out as individual projects or as team work, where several student work together in development and documentation of a product idea or solution to a problem through all steps including 3D visualization and in many cases a small scale RP-model.

The project work and project report is the basis for external evaluation and grading as Passed/Not passed.

Learning outcome

Having finished the course, the students will be able to develop and design products in 3D through all steps leading to a functional concept, including a product animation that can be used for further analysis, the production of a small scale prototype or basic production data for the production of a larger and more complex model. Furthermore they will be able to analyze and predict how the product will behave in a production process and in a consumer market, before it is put into production with regards to materials, environmental impact (Energy consumption, CO2-emissions, recycling etc.), as well as economy and user friendliness etc. Through project work the students shall have learned to work efficiently in teams, and under guidance, as well as contributing and interacting with each other creatively to bring forth a good product design and a good product concept. They shall also have learned to master product development pathways and utilise the design and graphical tools which are an integrated part of advances engineering and design software, in order to develop high quality concept descriptions and project reports.
  • The course is based on a combination of computer and software exercises and demonstrations, lectures and guided, independent activity where students carry out a more extensive project on product development based on either a case given by the teacher, a case coming from the student's own ideas or a problem presented by industry, organizations or in connection with ongoing research- and development work at the department.
  • Exercise assignments and the project are followed up with guidance of the work teams. Date, time and duration are in agreement with the teacher. During the project, the lecturers and helping teacher are accessible via e-mail and at given office hours. The students will have access to download the main software used in the course, Solidworks and CES EduPack student versions. Students are welcome to bring their own PCs to the lectures and using their own computers.
  • TIP100 - Technical Innovation or equivalent basic training in innovation processes (See also the course description for TIP100). Some skills in CAD equivalent to TMP160 is required.
  • Project task with report, counts 100%.

  • The examiner approves the teaching method
  • Ther course has two mandatory delivery dates of interrim report. This report will be reviewed by fellow students for feedback.
  • The course overlaps partially with 200-level courses in product development and design courses given at some of the university colleges/universities that offer Bachelor in engineering or Bachelor in product development and/or design with comprehensive use of 3D-software.
  • Computer based teaching with exercises and lectures: Week 36 to 41: 2+2 hours/week with teacher in computer lab + 4 hours/week in parts of the period for individual computer training and theme lectures. Week 42 to 48: Project work with individual and project group tuition by appointment-rotation.
  • Ranking:

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

    2. students on the following study programmes: M-MPP, M-RB og 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.

  • Special requirements in Science.