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Syllabus for

Academic year
MPP125 - Product development project
Owner: TMASA
8,0 Credits (ECTS 12)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: D

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0104 Project 8,0c Grading: TH   2,0c 3,0c 3,0c    

In programs

TDESA INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEERING - Product development, Year 4 (compulsory)
TMASA MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - Product development, Year 4 (compulsory)


Professor  Hans Johannesson


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

Machine design M3, CAD and PDM M4, FEM M3 and LCA.


The aim of the coures is to give the students the opportunity to, as
realisticly as possible, carry out an industrial product development project within a cross-functional team, thereby preparing them for a career as product


The course is based on real industrial product development projects initiated in different companies. Each company formulates the task and describes the problems in connection with this task. The students are organized in cross-functional project teams, and each team takes on one project and is expected to present a solution to the company at the end of the course after seven months. The result shall contain a market analysis, an analysis of potential economic outcome, technical documentation sufficient for prototype manufacturing, technical analysis and test results,
visualisation models and (if appropriate) functioning prototypes.


The project is introdused and the project team is formed during the first half of the fall semester. The team then carries out a team-building exercise and prepare for tha planning of the project. The project starts with the second half of the fall semester and ends at the end of the spring semester.


Ulrich KT and Eppinger SD. Product Design and Development, McGraw-Hill, 1995.
Kaulio M, Karlsson MA, Rydebrink P and Klements M. PRE - Att skapa ett företagsspecifikt arbetssätt för att hantera kundkrav, IVF, 1996 (in Swedish).
Hans Johannesson, Jan-Gunnar Persson; Dennis Pettersson: Produktutveckling - effektiva metoder för konstruktion och design. Liber 2004, ISBN 91-47-05225-2 (in Swedish)


Passed product development project. Scale: TH

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