Copenhagen School of Design and Technology

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Integrated Product Development and Industrial Design

2021/2022
Danish title
Integreret produktudvikling og industriel design (DA)
Study programme
Product Development and Integrative Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
Semester
6. semester
Duration of the subject/module
10 Weeks
Ects
10
Programme elements
Compulsory
Language
Danish and English
Start time
Spring
Location
Lygten 16, København NV
Subject number
9989601
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Peter Sommer
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    Integrative Technology:
    Essential to the programme element is an understanding of the concept of technology, research in new technologies and how to apply them - in a commercial context that will allow students to work with integration, exploitation and implementation of technology and concepts in a cross- organisational perspective. The programme element also includes methods and tools for consultative purposes as well as management of interdisciplinary development activities.

    Product Development:
    This programme element covers product development and process optimisation from a business perspective and how to identify and involve experts and users in the development and optimisation processes. Focus is on interdisciplinary cooperation and on how to identify, collect, process and further develop data in a product and process development context.

    Construction and Sustainability:
    This programme element covers construction and dimensioning based on students’ qualifying education and specialisation. Sustainability is included in relation to the specialisation and the programme’s focus on product development and integrative technology.

    Innovation and Industrial Design:
    The programme element focuses on innovation in general and systematic innovation in product development and process optimisation based on an understanding of the relevant industry and its conditions.

    Knowledge

    Integrative Technology:
    The student has acquired:
    - (3) development-based knowledge of essential practical and theoretical aspects of product and system integration as well as management, planning and evaluation tools in the field of the environment, including environmental management, environmental management systems and philosophies of sustainability.

    Skills

    Integrative Technology
    The student is able to:
    - (3) apply methods and tools for the identification and analysis of important technological
    aspects pertaining to the relation between a product's design, production and use as well as master the assessment of significant practical and theoretical aspects of the integration of products and systems including the relations between technology, technique, knowledge and organisation(s).

    Product Development:
    The student is able to:
    (3) apply methods and tools for the identification and collection of relevant company data so
    as to contribute to the development and optimisation of processes across the organisation, and master planning of the development work, testing of the product/ the solution (proof of concept) and identify the quality of technological project work compared to the results, validity, reliability, and relevance.

    Competences

    Integrative Technology:
    The student is able to:
    - (3) independently engage in academic and interdisciplinary collaboration for the purpose of
    implementing technologies and concepts and assume responsibility within the framework of a professional code of ethics, including management of technical development projects.
    - (3) identify their own learning requirements and develop their own knowledge, skills and competencies in relation to the development, implementation and management of the
    integration of technologies.

    Product Development:
    The student is able to:
    - (3) independently engage in academic and interdisciplinary collaboration across the
    organisation for the purpose of implementing product development and assume responsibility within the framework of a professional code of ethics.
    - (3) identify their own learning requirements and develop their own knowledge, skills and
    competencies in relation to product development.

    Construction and Sustainability:
    The student is able to:
    - (3) handle the construction of complex and development-oriented solutions specific to the specialisation.
    - (3) independently engage in academic and interdisciplinary collaboration to optimise existing solutions in an industrial context and assume responsibility within the framework of a professional code of ethics.
    - (3) identify their own learning requirements and develop their own specialisation-specific knowledge, skills and competencies in relation to construction and sustainability.

    Innovation and Industrial Design:
    The student is able to:
    - (3) handle innovative methods for solutions to complex and development-oriented industrial situations specific to the specialisation.
    - (3) independently engage in academic and interdisciplinary collaboration for the design of new, innovative solutions in an industrial context and assume responsibility within the framework of a professional code of ethics.

  • Type of instruction
    The professional bachelor program in product development and technical integration uses a wide range of teaching and working methods, including:
    - Classroom teaching
    - Group work
    - Case based exercises
    - Games and role-playing games
    - Business excursions
    - Interdisciplinary project-oriented teaching
    - Problem-based learning
    - Interdisciplinary knowledge sharing
    - Student presentation
    - Cooperative learning
    - Digital learning technologies and learning spaces
    - Workshops
    - Self-study
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    A crucial part of the justification for this study is the integration part - gaining competence to integrate technical disciplines in interaction with others. This is the integrator role. The study is i.a. for that reason based on group project work, and a satisfactory outcome will only be achieved by participating in these projects. We therefore recommend that students participate in the teaching, including handing in and presenting assignments and projects.
    In examination forms where the evaluation is based on a written work, it is a prerequisite that the written work is handed in on time and meets the set formal requirements in order to participate in the examination. If the prerequisite is not met, the student cannot take the test until the prerequisite has been met and the student has used a test attempt.
    There is an obligation to attend plenary days at the education.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    The exam is an internal individual oral exam based on a written group project and assessed according to the Danish 7-point grading scale.
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    The test is an internally administeret individual oral presentation test based on a written project.
    Type of assignment
    Project report that documents the development of a physical and/or digital product in cooperation with a company or organization or from a brief provided from the educational program
    Formal requirements
    The project report must, as a minimum, contain:
    - Front page including a title, student photo, name, number of characters and an indication of whether or not it can be published.
    - A solemn declaration, table of contents and a list of abbreviations
    - Introduction/statement making it explicit how the assignment relates to product
    development and integrative technology
    - Problem statement with additional questions
    - Theory and method
    - Analyses and discussions
    - Solutions, including digital and/or physical models from trials/mock-up to final proof of
    product
    - Financial and construction-related impact analyses
    - Conclusion
    - Perspective
    - Bibliography, index of figures and illustrations (including all sources referenced in the
    project)
    - Appendices (only appendices essential to the report)
    - A summary of no more than 3 standard pages with pictures of the final solution must be submitted separately. The pictures are not included in the three standard pages.

    The project report for groups with
    2 people, maximum number of pages is 18 (43200 characters)
    3 and 4 people - maxium number of pages is 20 (48000 Characters)
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 2-4 max participants
    Exam languages
    Danish(Norwegian/Swedish)
    Duration
    30 minutes in total:

    5 min. for student presentation
    20. minutes for examination
    5. min for changeover
    Permitted exam aids
    All materials and aids, including electronic aids, are allowed unless otherwise stated in the individual exam. KEA may restrict the access to electronic devices for reasons of capacity.
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Examiners
    Internal censure
    Exam criteria
    Students are awarded one aggregate grade as an overall assessment of the written and the oral performance.

    The assessment criteria for the exam are equivalent to the learning objectives marked (3) in the national learning objectives for Integrative technology and Product development.
    The learning objectives appear from sections 3.2.1 and 3.2.2 of the curriculum.
    Deadline for submission
    The exam is placed at the end of 6th semester. More information with regards to the place and time for the exam can be found in the PTi Roadmap
    Re-examination and re-examination due to illness
    Students who have been prevented from taking an examination due to a documented illness or another unforeseen circumstance will be given the opportunity to take a new exam as soon as possible. If the exam is in the final exam period of the programme, the student must be allowed to take the exam in the same period or in continuation of this period. The re-examination may be the same as the next regular exam. The student is responsible for finding out when the sick and re-exams take place.
    If several individual parts of an exam are to be graded separately, the student can only take an exam in the part(s) not yet completed. This also applies to exams where the individual grades are aggregated in one single grade.
    Illness must be documented by a medical certificate and KEA must have received the medical certificate three working days after the exam at the latest. If the illness is not documented, the student will have used an examination attempt.
  • Preliminary literature list
    This is a preliminary literature list. A final literature list will be provided in connection with study start.
    Will be given at the start of the studies
192
hours of teaching
82
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Integrated Product Development and Industrial Design you will receive 192 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 255 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 70% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: company collaboration, laboratory work, project work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: project work, group work, searching for information, collecting empiricism.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances