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Fundamentals of Product Development

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Fundamentals of Product Development
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: MAB_19_PE_5.08.GPE
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2SU (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Term paper

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MAB_19_PE_5.08.GPE (P241-0257) Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 5, mandatory course, Specialization Product Development
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
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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