Trends in R&D
level of course unit
First cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
Students are able to:
identify current trends in development.
describe the consequences of these trends for development.
identify the current challenges of the market and tackle them in product devel-opment.
analyse the consequences of current trends for products and determine measures.
identify and derive new marketing opportunities of products and identify the con-sequences
for product development.
define requirements for new products and develop concept proposals with the methods that
have been learned.
prerequisites and co-requisites
Methods of a structured development of products using modern tools
Product development process and the effects of global requirements on this pro-cess
Changes in the product development process triggered by integrated, global net-works,
technical developments (e.g. sensor technology, web, mobile terminals, smart devices, etc.)
State of the art methods of product development
Fundamentals of innovation in product development
Current, influential trends in product development are presented and discussed in this
course. This ensures that students consolidate knowledge in the respective field of
specialisation with the latest knowledge.
recommended or required reading
assessment methods and criteria
Exam, if applicable project report
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
course unit code
type of course unit
Compulsory according to chosen specialisation
mode of delivery