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TEK150 - Integrated product development
Integrerad produktutveckling
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPQOM
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management

The course is only available for students having the course in their program plan
Teaching language: English
Application code: 36115
Open for exchange students: No
Block schedule: B+
Maximum participants: 60

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   14 Jan 2021 am J   08 Apr 2021 pm J,  23 Aug 2021 pm J

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Lars Trygg

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General entry requirements for Master's level (second 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

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
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

Quality and Operations Management 15ECTS


The main aim of the course is to highlight key prerequisites for an effective and efficient industrial product development activity, especially with respect to organizational issues, development processes, and methods and tools. The goal is to give the students a general understanding about these three areas. The organizational issues includes basic understanding about the contingency theory, the need for cross-functional integration and interaction in organizations, different patterns of communication across functional boarders and different ways to organize and lead product development projects including management of cross-functional teams. Through the look at how the development process, from the idea stage to the realization of the product, can be framed and structured in terms of phases, process steps, iterations, models, gates and milestones students will acquire knowledge about how to monitor and manage this process. Finally, the students will gain insights in when, where and how to use engineering methods and tools that work across functional borders with their primary aim to achieve integration and unity among the various functions in an organization.

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

The goal is to give the students an understanding about how to conduct effective and efficient product development as well as how and where to seek areas of improvements in an organizations product development activity.


The course will mainly focus on how to develop products effectively and efficiently. Hence, the course will cover organizational issues, process related issues and tools and methods available for efficient product development.


The basic pedagogical philosophy is to foster understanding of the subjects taught. This means that formal lecturing will be kept to a minimum. Instead students will; work with information gathering regarding contemporary practical issues, read and discuss relevant literature, work with hands on tools, and conduct a development game.
The course consists of lecturers, literature reviews, workshops and a team work. The purpose of the lectures is to present and discuss the central issues in the literature and to support students in developing an understanding of these issues. The lectures will not cover all details in the literature. Instead, the lectures build on the premise that the student has read and reflected upon the relevant chapters before the lecture. The aim of the literature reviews is to discuss and elaborate on the content of the literature. The workshops will give hands on experiences with respect to central topics/tools covered by the course. The teamwork, finally, will focus a contemporary and relevant topic not covered by the literature in the course.


Wheelwright, Steven C. & Clark, Kim B (1992), Revolutionizing Product Development, Free Press.
+ Selected papers

Examination including compulsory elements

Written exam, and
Topic reports - the reports will be graded Passed/Failed. However, passed reports will eventually generate up to five bonus points on the written exam/team member. These bonus points can only be used to receive higher grades, not to pass the exam and only on the first (original) exam.

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