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Syllabus for

Academic year
PPU196 - Product development project
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-27 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIMAL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 65117
Open for exchange students: No
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0119 Project 5,0c Grading: TH   5,0c    
0219 Intermediate test 2,5c Grading: TH   2,5c    

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Göran Gustafsson

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

The students are expected to have participated in the earlier courses according to the study programme for mechanical engineering and product design engineering.


The aim of the course is to teach and train systematic methods and tools for product development in a project format.

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

  • account for basic theoretical concepts and models regarding product development and project management.
  • apply methods for identification of customer needs and transfer these needs to technical criteria.
  • apply methods for project management.
  • select, apply and adapt appropriate methods and models for a development project.
  • create models of a product in order to learn.
  • efficiently search for information in books, journals and local databases. Assess the information with respect to relevance and quality.
  • compile and present the results of a project orally and in writing.


The course covers theories and methods for project management and product development. A large design task shall be carried out with application of parts of the course contents as well as knowledge from previous courses. The design task shall, if possible, be carried out in collaboration with industry.


The course consists of lectures, exercises and a project.


To be announced two weeks prior to course start, at the latest.

Examination including compulsory elements

The grade is based on the results from one short written exam, the assignments and the project.

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