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Syllabus for

Academic year
TME040 - Integrated design and manufacturing
 
Syllabus adopted 2009-02-23 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKMAS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design Engineering
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS


Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course
0105 Project 6,0c Grading: TH   1,5c 4,5c    
0205 Examples class 1,5c Grading: UG   0,7c 0,8c    

In programs

TKMAS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, Year 2 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Magnus Evertsson


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/1265478583


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge in mechanical engineering and product development, mechanics, solid mechanics, material science, manufacturing technology and machine elements corresponding to the courses in the MSc-program in mechanical engineering at Chalmers.

Aim

The aim of the project course is to provide possibilities for the students to participate in industry-related product development projects, to train problem-oriented learning and to act in an project environment. The projects have focus on early product development, i.e concept study phases and test and evaluation of physical prototypes or simulation models, and value-based management.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Create a project definition by
- clarifying stakeholders, roles and responsibilities for the team members
- creating a project goal statement
- analysing objectives, deliverables and boundaries, milestones and Gantt plans
-identifying and assessing risks and changes

Recognize the connection between products and customers by
- describing lifecycles of products
- listing customer requirements and demands
- recognizing Voice of the Customer

Analyse the process of customer value creation by
- identifying main, additional, supportive and undesired functions of a product
- creating functional models
- evaluating commercial position of products and therefore be able to

Identify create and choose strategies for further development
- generate new technical concepts, combine and compare them

Create, test and evaluate the concept by
- designing technical solutions in CAD
- constructing and assemble a prototype
- evaluating the results from a functional test of the prototype and the targets in the product specification
- assessing whether the project has succeeded, if not analyse necessary steps; a need for another loop in concept generation.

Argue and defend the developed system at an oral presentation and in a written report.
- evaluate and criticize other presented solutions

Content

The projects in the course are industrial product development tasks formulated in cooperation between Chalmers and the local industry. Each problem-oriented study has a clear target and is mainly a theoretical activity focusing on evaluation of alternative solutions and planning of activities and resources needed to demonstrate a concept, e.g., in a vehicle.

The project course also involves management of the team, project definition including deliverables, time planning including milestones, risk analysis and group dynamics

The project management process used in the projects focuses on how to master the development phase in a project and at the same time creates unrivalled customer value.

The Value Model has a holistic view on the product development process. The Value Model may be looked upon as a practical tool that uses several of the modern methods for product development in a structured order. The term Customer Value is a central focus and guides and supports the team in the process.

Besides the development of the product and the technical aspects, the Value Model includes the two other important dimensions of a project; the creation and inspiration of the team and the satisfaction of the owner, sponsor and contributor to the project by delivering a product that responds to required expectations. The part of the Project Manager in the process is therefore very clearly defined.

Organisation

The course includes about 8 lectures and a one day workshop on Value Management in product development. There is one supervised occasion every week.

In the course the students work in teams of 5-6 persons supervised by two Chalmers instructors and one company representative. Each group constitutes themselves in an organized and structured way. Every project team needs a Project Manager and a Meeting Manager and all the students in the team should have functioned as both. The project manager s responsibilities are the development of the project and the team, follow-up of the project plan and contact with supervisors, examiner, company contacts etc. The Meeting Manager is responsible for meetings to be held and documented.

Literature

"The Value Model"
Per Lindstedt och Jan Burenius, Nimba AB, ISBN 91-630-6349-2, www.nimba.se

"Design for Manufacturing and Assembly"
Boothroyd, copied sections.

"Process Selection"
Swift & Booker, loan from dept of Applied Mechanics

"Tillverkningsteknologi"
Jarfors mfl., from the course Tillvekningsteknik.

"The Mechanical Design Process"
Ullman, David G., recommended.

"Produktutveckling"
Johannesson mfl, recommended (from Ingenjörsmetodik M1).

Examination

Oral and written project reporting


Published: Wed 26 Feb 2020.