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Course module: 202000417
Project Consumer Products
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000417
Credits (ECTS)8
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact D. Lutters
Examiner M. van Drongelen
Examiner B.L.A. de Koeijer
Examiner D. Lutters
Contactperson for the course D. Lutters
S. Sanchez
Academic year2022
Starting block
RemarksPart of Module 6 B-IEM
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After passing the course, the student can:
  1. Apply a multi-disciplinary approach to product development problems
  2. Transfer knowledge to people with different backgrounds (disciplines)
  3. Re-formulate the problem specification by a client (formulate the ‘real’ assignment)
  4. Select and set priorities in a plethora of relevant design aspects
  5. Integrate and employ knowledge from different fields of expertise (like marketing, styling, CAD/CAM, intellectual property, packaging, production, research methodology, etc.)
  6. Align different phases and perspectives on the product development cycle in respect to the cycle as a whole
  7. Implicitly employ the knowledge and experience that is gained in previous modules
  8. Concurrently pay attention to subject-matters and organisational aspects (project planning and management)
  9. Present and market a product in an appropriate way
The project in module Consumer Products challenges competing groups of co-operating students from different educational programmes to meet the multi-disciplinary project assignment by developing an adequate product while explaining and underpinning the product development cycle. The assignment is a realistic design brief, provided by an industrial partner. This company can also play a role in e.g. midterm reviews and project evaluation.
In the project, students 'Industrial Design Engineering', 'Industrial Engineering & Management' and 'Mechanical Engineering' conjointly participate in project groups; in principle, each project group exists of equal numbers of students of each discipline.
The project relies on the student groups to plan, manage and execute the development cycle, according to their explicitly stated priorities and focal areas. The project work is supported by a number of guest lectures, workshops and practicals.

External students who are interested in this elective: please contact

Module 6
Participating study
Bachelor Industrial Engineering and Management
Required materials
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Project examination

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