MRA716 Industrial Product Design

Code MRA716
Name Industrial Product Design
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Machine Building
Academic staff Jānis Kaņeps, Vitālijs Beresņevičs
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course introduces students to main stages and organization of product design and development. The insight into development process begins with identifying customer needs, establishing product specification, as well as generation and evaluation of possible concepts. Students gain understanding of the role of industrial design in creation of new products, as well as main principles of rational design from technical and technological point of view. Course also provides insight into types of product prototypes, their manufacturing technologies and practical use. Finally, economic basics and management of designing process are regarded..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the course is to provide students with understanding of main stages of product design and development process in conditions of free market economy. To provide students with skills required for design and development of innovative and competition capable products. To provide students with understanding of main principles of rational design including the following tasks: competence in unification and standardization of industrial products; competence in designing of products with optimal technical parameters – mass, metal quantity, strength and rigidity; skills to evaluate the possibilities of CAD/CAM software in designing of specific technical objects.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Student can define main purposes and tasks of design project, as well can explain content of main stages of design process - Test, exam
Student can prepare technical proposal for product to be designed - Test, exam
Student can generate ideas for product design, as well formulate aesthetic, ergonomic and technical aspects of the proposed conception - Test, exam
Student can evaluate conceptual variants of product development process and choose suitable variant for practical realization - Test, exam
Student has necessary knowledge and understanding of main principles of rational design of engineering products - Test, exam
Student has necessary knowledge to evaluate technical possibilities of computer software CAD/CAM in designing of different specific products - Test, exam
Course prerequisites Knowledge on the level of general secondary education

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