Product Development Management

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1TE684

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Industrial Engineering and Management A1N, Technology A1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
Responsible department
Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

Entry requirements

120 credits within natural sciences/engineering/pharmacy. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

After a successfully completed course the student should be able to:

  • describe available methods and techniques for the development of products in different industrial contexts,
  • apply the most common methods for requirements management and concept development of a new product,
  • describe and analyse the causes of differences in prerequisites for product development in different industries and business environments,
  • describe factors that guide success and failure in the industrial company's product development activities.


Overview of all phases of the product development process, with a focus on relatively early activities such as product planning and concept development. The following areas and methods are addressed: identification of customer requirements, product specifications, concept generation and concept selection, product architecture, design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA), environmentally adapted product development, LEAN product development.


Lectures, assignments, seminars and project work. A number of guest lecturers from the industry are given to illustrate similarities and differences between different industrial contexts.


Assignments (2 credits) and written exam (3 credits).

If there are special reasons, the examiner may make exceptions to the specified examination above and allow an individual student to be examined in another way. Special reasons may be, for example, attestation for the need for special educational assistance from the university's student counsellor for students with disabilities.

Other directives

The course may not be included in a degree together with any of the following courses: 1TE674 Business Development and Entrepreneurship, 1TE049 Product Development Methodology.