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Fundamentals of Product Development

Module name (EN): Fundamentals of Product Development
Degree programme: Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: MAB_19_PE_5.08.GPE
SAP-Submodule-No.: P241-0257
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2SU (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Term paper

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAB_19_PE_5.08.GPE (P241-0257) Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 5, mandatory course, Specialization Product Development
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
MAB_19_M_4.04.MK2 Engineering Design (with Project)

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Bernd Heidemann
Prof. Dr. Bernd Heidemann

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to explain, characterize and differentiate technical products in terms of their benefits and sustainability.
Students will be able to organize a product development process using a basic methodical approach and work through it accordingly.
They will be able to develop a product using a methodical procedure and present and explain it.
Socail skills: Students will be able to formulate questions in front of a large group and present and defend both procedural and solution-related technical ideas.

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Module content:
The technical product _ Definitions, demands and requirements, individual benefits and sustainability
The product development process and its sub-phases.
The general working methodology as a basis for a planned procedure
Clarify the task and develop a list of requirements
Conception: Identify and formulate overall function and sub-functions (abstract)
Develop and vary functional structures
Create an ordering scheme (morphological box) for functions and solutions.
Identify solutions
Research and vary solution properties.
Reduce solution variety: Selection and evaluation of solutions and total solutions
Combining (partial) solutions to create complete solutions
Present (visualize) and explain the overall solution as a concept

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Teaching methods/Media:
Interactive, seminaristic instruction with tutorials/exercises. The tutorial will be based on a written guide that we will discuss at the beginning of the course.

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Recommended or required reading:
Pahl/Beitz: Konstruktionslehre - Methoden und Anwendung erfolgreicher Produktentwicklung. Springer Vieweg, Heidelberg.
Pahl/Beitz: Engineering Design - A Systematic Approach. Springer-Verlag, London.
Ehrlenspiel, K.; Meerkamm, H.: Integrierte Produktentwicklung - Denkabläufe, Methodenein-satz, Zusammenarbeit. Carl Hanser Verlag, München.

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