Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Product Creation

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to:
• analyse the most important key requirements for product creation and define requirements for the product creation process.
• work out processes for product creation in line with the requirements.
• apply methods of product development.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Significance of product development for businesses
• Scope and integration of product development in businesses
• Types of product development processes and organisational forms
• Approaches in product development regarding concept, concept and elaboration, such as functional analysis, QFD, specification, FMEA, concept assessment (quality approaches) and production transition
• Variation management and approaches to present external complexities
• Management of target costs

recommended or required reading

• Ehrlenspiel, Meerkamm (2013): Integrierte Produktentwicklung: Denkabläufe, Methodeneinsatz, Zusammenarbeit, 5. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München
• Lindemann (2009): Methodische Entwicklung technischer Produkte: Methoden flexibel und situationsgerecht anwenden, 3. Aufl., Springer Verlag Berlin
• Conrad (2005): Grundlagen der Konstruktionslehre: Methoden und Beispiele für den Maschinenbau, 3. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München

assessment methods and criteria

Assignment and written exam

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

First year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable