Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Trends in R&D (WO) (E)

level of course unit

k.A

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Identify current trends in development.
• Describe the impact of these trends on development.
• Recognize the current challenges of the market and implement them in product development.
• Analyze current trends with regard to their impact on products and define measures.
• Identify and derive new marketing opportunities for products and identify their impact on product development.
• Define requirements for new products and develop concept proposals using methods learned.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Methods of structured development of products using modern tools
• Product development process and effects on it through global requirements
• Changes in the product development process through new integrated, global networks, technical developments (e.g. sensor technology, web, mobile devices, smart devices, ...)
• 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 the students have their finger on the pulse of the times with their respective specialization.

recommended or required reading

To determine depending on the established trend

assessment methods and criteria

project documentation

language of instruction

English

number of ECTS credits allocated

1.5

planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

4

name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

year of study

2

recommended optional program components

none

course unit code

vzPEE4

type of course unit

lecture

work placement(s)

not applicable