Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Optimisation of Product Development: Cost-Efficient R&D

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to:
 identify the process and tools of cost management in product development.
 select and employ tools based on specific targets.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

 Cost perspective (product costs vs. lifecycle costs)
 Cost responsibility / influence on costs in product development
 Process for cost management in product development
 Tools for cost management
 Influences and advantages of measures to reduce costs in product development

recommended or required reading

 Ehrlenspiel et al. (2014): Kostengünstig Entwickeln und Konstruieren: Kostenma-nagement
bei der integrierten Produktentwicklung, 7. Aufl., Springer Vieweg Wiesbaden
 VDI-Gesellschaft Produkt- und Prozessgestaltung (2011): Wertanalyse - das Tool im Value
Management, 6. Aufl., Springer Verlag Berlin
 Bokranz, Landau (2012): Handbuch Industrial Engineering, 2. Aufl., Schäffer –Poeschl

assessment methods and criteria

Elaboration, presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods


semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

year of study

Second year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

Compulsory according to chosen specialisation

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable