Module Description

Module: Methods of Integrated Product Development


Integrated Product Development IILecture3Winter Semester
Integrated Product Development IIProject-/problem-based Learning2Winter Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Dieter Krause

Admission Requirements:


Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Basic knowledge of Integrated product development and applying CAE systems

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

After passing the module students are able to:

  • explain technical terms of design methodology,
  • describe essential elements of construction management,
  • describe current problems and the current state of research of integrated product development.

After passing the module students are able to:

  • select and apply proper construction methods for non-standardized solutions of problems as well as adapt new boundary conditions,
  • solve product development problems with the assistance of a workshop based approach,
  • choose and execute appropriate moderation techniques. 

Personal Competence

Social Competence

After passing the module students are able to:

  • prepare and lead team meetings and moderation processes,
  • work in teams on complex tasks,
  • represent problems and solutions and advance ideas.

After passing the module students are able to:

  • give a structured feedback and accept a critical feedback,
  • implement the accepted feedback autonomous.

ECTS-Credit Points Module:



Oral exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 110, Study Time in Lecture: 70

Course: Integrated Product Development II


Dieter Krause




Winter Semester



The lecture extends and enhances the learned content of the module “Integrated Product Development and lightweight design” and is based on the knowledge and skills acquired there.
Topics of the course include in particular:

  • Methods of product development,
  • Presentation techniques,
  • Industrial Design,
  • Design for variety
  • Modularization methods,
  • Design catalogs,
  • Adapted QFD matrix,
  • Systematic material selection,
  • Assembly oriented design,

Construction management

  • CE mark, declaration of conformity including risk assessment,
  • Patents, patent rights, patent monitoring
  • Project management (cost, time, quality) and escalation principles,
  • Development management for mechatronics,
  • Technical Supply Chain Management.

Exercise (PBL)

In the exercise the content presented in the lecture “Integrated Product Development II” and methods of product development and design management will be enhanced.
Students learn an independently moderated and workshop based approach through industry related practice examples to solve complex and currently existing issues in product development. They will learn the ability to apply important methods of product development and design management autonomous and acquire further expertise in the field of integrated product development. Besides personal skills, such as teamwork, guiding discussions and representing work results will be acquired through the workshop based structure of the event under its own planning and management.


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  • Ashby, M. F.: Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, München, Spektrum 2007.
  • Beckmann, H.: Supply Chain Management, Berlin, Springer 2004.
  • Hartmann, M., Rieger, M., Funk, R., Rath, U.: Zielgerichtet moderieren. Ein Handbuch für Führungskräfte, Berater und Trainer, Weinheim, Beltz 2007.
  • Pahl, G., Beitz, W.: Konstruktionslehre, Berlin, Springer 2006.
  • Roth, K.H.: Konstruieren mit Konstruktionskatalogen, Band 1-3, Berlin, Springer 2000.
  • Simpson, T.W., Siddique, Z., Jiao, R.J.: Product Platform and Product Family Design. Methods and Applications, New York, Springer 2013.