Structered System and Product Development


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

To give knowledge within methods to perform structured development of systems and products, which includes mechanical components, electronic components and/or software. Here in part methods for the analysis of requirements, concept generation and selection, system definition, decomposition of the system into subsystems, methods for determining the interfaces as well as testing and verification of the established system.

Learning objectives


  • Must be able to account for different methodologies of product design and development
  • Must be able to account for the link between the development process and time scheduling
  • Must be able to account for design methods for hardware, software and industrial production
  • Must be able to explain demands and specifications in the development process
  • Must be able to distinguish between prototype implementation, emulation and simulation
  • Must be able to account for black box and white box test methods


  • Must be able to develop a requirements specification for a robotic system through an analysis of customer needs
  • Must be able to systematically develop and select solution concepts that satisfy requirements specification
  • Must be able to identify critical elements of proposed solution concepts
  • Must be able to formulate a plan for a project's continuation
  • Must be able to formulate verifiable demands for the system and subsystems
  • Must be able to formulate and argue for internal and external interfaces
  • Must be able to plan and conduct tests and evaluations at sub-system and system level


  • Must be able to define a system, divide it into sub-systems and to perform integration of the sub-systems
  • Must have the ability to systematically develop new products, in particular new robotic systems
  • Must be able to evaluate and assess the system verification according to the system demands

Type of instruction

See the general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3



Name of examStructered System and Product Development
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleStruktureret system- og produktudvikling
Module codeESNROBB2K3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Robotics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design