Product Design and Development (Modul E)

Higher education teachers: Likar Boštjan
Credits: 5
Semester: summer
Subject code: 64143

Subject description


  • Enrolment in the 3rd year of study.

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Development processes and organizations
  • Opportunity identification
  • Product planning
  • Identifying customer needs
  • Product specifications
  • Concept generation, selection and testing
  • Product architecture
  • Industrial design
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Prototyping
  • Robust design
  • Product development economics
  • Design for environment
  • Product management
  • Enterpreneurship

Objectives and competences:

The aim of the subject is to introduce systematical methods for the development of new products by combining and integrating the fields of marketing, design, planning and manufacturing. Practical skills are gained via a team work in which the students propose a concept for a new product, develop a prototype and demonstrate its main competitive advantages.

Intended learning outcomes:

Practical tools for better product planning, creative concept development and problem solving, team work experiences, understanding and improving development and business processes.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Theoretical methods are illustrated on different practical and well-known products, ranging from simple to highly complex ones, so that the students get some insights into possible applications.
  • Some lectures are conducted by invited lecturers form domestic and possibly foreign industry.
  • The students work on their projects in small teams in which they propose concepts for new products, develop prototypes and publicly demonstrate their main competitive advantages.

Study materials

  1. Karl Ulrich, Steven Eppinger, Product Design and Development, McGraw-Hill, 2011
  2. Elektronsko gradivo – prosojnice predavanj in navodila za vaje:

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Electrical Enginnering - Control Engineering
  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Electrical Enginnering - Electronics
  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Electrical Enginnering - Power Engineering and Mechatronics
  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Electrical Enginnering - Information and Communication Technologies