Product and Process Design


Credit Hours:


Learning Objective:

To recognize critical elements in product development strategy; understand aspects of conceptual design and design innovation; to work in real world product development environments to integrate product and business aspects.


In the course, students work to apply the methods on a design project for concept generation, product definition, prototyping and design verification. In the individual assignment you will cover Modeling for Design and designing where all the students will be given the same problem definition. Each student will maintain an individual DESIGN NOTEBOOK on the WIKI. The innovation coaches and instructor will periodically inspect the design notebook. This course will allow engineers to learn the principles of innovative product design. We will draw upon current material and cases.

Topics Covered:

Product development process; product planning; concept generation; design as communication; exploring design spaces; innovation; creativity; market understanding for design; product platform planning; product architecture; decision making; value analysis; environmental issues; sustainable design; supply networks; project final presentation.


BS in Engineering or consent of instructor. Students with a strong interest in products and design; industry experience a plus.

Applied / Theory:

70 / 30

Web Address:

Web Content:

Past project examples. All of the class materials will be uploaded to BlackBoard.


Course includes individual design assignments - students develop a solution to a given problem statement.


There will be 3 individual projects for the off-campus students. The final deliverable of the projects may include a paper, presentation or either a physical or digital prototype.




Official textbook information is now listed in the Schedule of Classes. NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member. If you have questions or concerns please contact the academic department.
Tentative:No course materials are required for this section.

Computer Requirements:

ProEd minimum computer requirements; students in the team will need at least one or more members have access to any computer-aided design tool such as Pro/E, AutoCAD, Catia, Solidworks, Unigraphics, or others.

ProEd Minimum Requirements:


Tuition & Fees: