Product development (EN)2019/2020
This programme element covers planning and execution of the product development, processes and associated services and methods.Knowledge
The student must have gained development-based knowledge and understanding of the practice of the profession and centrally applied theory and methods within:Skills
• Systematic development of product, processes and services
• Idea generation
• Needs analysis performance
• Understanding of market and business principles, including knowledge gathering and data processing
• Aesthetics and design
• Problem statement and requirement specification
The student must be able to apply the key methods and tools of the subject area as well as the skills related to employment in the industry, including:Competences
• Outlining product and process
• Performing a functional analysis
The student must be able to assess practice-oriented issues and suggest and select possible solutions, including:
• Knowledge and understanding of markets and needs
• Stakeholder and user perspectives
The student must be able to communicate practice-oriented issues and solutions to partners and users, including:
• Listing and selecting ideas by way of concept proposals
• Communicating relevant results of their own work
The student must be able to manage development-oriented situations, including:
• Participation in development and ideation processes in a systematic product development process while taking into account other subject fields in the study programme
The student must be able to contribute to and actively participate in academic and interdisciplinary cooperation based on a professional approach, including:
• Cross-disciplinary teamwork on the development of products and services
The student must be able to acquire and apply new knowledge, skills and competencies within the profession in a structured context, including:
• New relevant knowledge in the development of products and services
- Type of instruction and
practical application of learning objectives
The programme uses a broad range of teaching and learning methods, for example:
• Classroom teaching
• Group work
• Case-based exercises
• Company field trips
• Interdisciplinary project-oriented teaching
• Student presentations
• Cooperative learning
• Digital learning technologies and learning environments
• Independent study activity
The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)Prerequisites for access to the examinationThe national element is tested in the first-year exam.Exam in one or more subjectsSubject/module is tested with the following modulesType of examCombined written and oral examinationThe first-year exam is an externally assessed oral exam based on a written project.
• Oral exam:
o A group presentation where each member has a 5-minute presentation to do
o Individual examination
15 min. for questions related to the content and subject of the projects.Individual exam or group examIndividual or group, 1-5 max participantsExam languagesEnglishType of evaluation7-point grading scaleExaminersExternal censureExam criteriaThe report is based on an approved synopsis.
The report must consist of min. 35 and max. 50 actual A4 pages including graphics.
Use font size 12 in an easy-to-read font and 1½ line spacing.
Cover page, title page, table of contents, abstract, division of work, appendix, references and bibliography are not included in the total number of pages.
At least half of the report must consist of graphical illustrations, such as tables, diagrams, sketches, drawings, graphs and images.
The work division must be entered in an Excel sheet available on FRONTER and appended to the report as a PDF file.
The projects will be scanned for plagiarism, which also involves the reuse of more than one sentence from students’ own previous project unless this has been referenced.
The first page of the report is a title page which must include the following:
• The report's title
• Full names of all group members
• Photos of all group members
• KEA name and logo
• Names of affiliated teachers/supervisors
• Number of characters in the report including spaces.
• Assignments given by companies or which have a clear company association require the inclusion of the name of the company, a contact and an e-mail address.
• Indication of whether the report may be published or not
The readability of a project report will form part of the basis for the assessment, and any deviation from the above-mentioned formal requirements will have an influence on the overall assessment and grading of the report. In the extreme, the project may be rejected.
In the subject Product development (EN) you will receive 68 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 90 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 25% of your total workload for the subject.
The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, classroom teaching.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum, reading your own notes.
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*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances