Product Development and Modelling


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

This module is based on knowledge gained on the 1st Semester of the MSc in the Manufacturing Technology programme.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have an understanding of the fundamental principles of product design and development
  • Have an understanding of the relationship between product design and manufacturing (design for manufacturing)
  • Have an understanding of product modelling and product configuration and its implications for manufacturing


  • Be able to use basic system theory, methods, models and approaches, including the domain theory for design of manufacturing systems
  • Be able to use product modelling in support of design and as a means of integration
  • Be able to use various design for X methods
  • Be able to use systematic methods for specification and development of product modules and platforms


  • Have the ability to systematically develop new products, in particular new manufacturing systems
  • Have improved the ability to interact with product designers, enabling design for manufacturing

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum ยง17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examProduct Development and Modelling
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsInformation about allowed helping aids for the examination will be published in the description of the semester/module.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleProduktudvikling og -modellering
Module codeM-MT-K2-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science