MSc in Engineering Management

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeMEM511
Course Unit DetailsMSc Engineering Management (Electives Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated7
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Develop new approaches to managing design and product development
  2. Improve the management of products and brands
  3. Improve the strategic use of design at a firm levels
  4. Define the components of product design and development processes and their relationships from concept to customer
  5. Define the design management process and how innovation can be successfully brought to the market place to satisfy customers in an effective manner
  6. Undertake a methodical approach to the management of product development
  7. 7. Distinguish the differences between the important methods, technologies, latest trends, tools and techniques of product design and development and how they can be effectively utilized/Understand the natural of engineering design and how it is done
  8. Use new methods and development processes during designing and development of products
  9. Combine the theoretical and practical knowledge in order to plan carefully the designing of a new products
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents -  Product development process tools. Product development teams. Product development planning
-  Understanding customer needs. Organizing and prioritizing customer needs
-  Product specifications. Establishing target specification. Setting product specifications
-  Concept specification, selection and testing
-  Product architecture. Types of modularity. Product change. Establishing the architecture
-  Industrial design. The industrial design process. Management of the industrial design. Assessing the quality of industrial design
-  Design for manufacturing and assembly. Manufacturing cost analysis. Reduce the cost for assembly. Reduce the cost of supporting production. Design for the environment. Techniques to reduce environmental impact
-  Rapid prototyping technologies and techniques. Planning for prototypes.
-  Patents and intellectual property
-  Industrial Experiences of product development. Innovative Products

Recommended and/or required reading:
  • The Mechanical Design Process, David G. Ullman, McGraw-Hill
  • Engineering Design, George Dieter, Linda C. Schmidt, McGraw-Hill
  • Design for Six Sigma, Basem S. EI-Haik, McGraw-Hill, 2008
  • Project Management in New Product Development, Bruce T. Barkley, 2007
  • Kevin Otto, Product Design, Techniques in Reverse Engineering and New Product Development, Kristin Wood, 2001
  • Karl T. Ulrich, Steven D. Eppinger, Product Design and Development, McGraw-Hill 3rd ed. 2004
  • Rudolph J. Eggert, Engineering Design, Prentice Hall, 2005
  • Ansel C. Ugural, Mechanical Design, An Integrated Approach, Mcgraw Hill, 2004
  • Ch. R. Mischke, J. Edward, Mechanical Engineering Design, McGraw-Hill, 7th Edition, 2004
  • Barry Hyman, Fundamentals of Engineering Design, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2003
  • Steve K. Howell, Engineering Design and Problem Solving, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2002
  • Robert C. Juvinall, Kurt M. Marshek, Fundamental of Machines Components Design, McGraw-Hill, 2000
Planned learning activities and teaching methods Individual or small group modeling performed with the use of common industrial packages such as Autocad, Solidworks, Cosmos, MDesign. Design and construction of prototypes using advanced Rapid prototyping techniques.
Project: Use special software to analyze and optimize a real case study. Investigate the influence of all factors described in the case study.
Readings: The students are expected to read and review several papers from relevant scientific journals.

Assessment methods and criteria
Language of instructionEnglish
Work placement(s)NO