autumn 2024
END-3600 Product Design - 10 ECTS

Type of course

The course can be taken as a single subject for students that taking the Master's Degree Programme - Engineering Design.

Students outside Master's Degree Programme - Engineering Design will need to be approved by the head of study of the Master's Degree Programme - Engineering Design.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor degree in mechanics, materials, structural, modelling or equivalent.

In addition, the following requirements must be met:

- minimum 25 credits in mathematics (equivalent to Mathematical Methods 1, 2 og 3), 5 credits in statistics and 7,5 ects i physics on a higher level is required.

Application code: 9371

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

STE6241 Product Design 10 ects

Course content

The course covers topics such as: design process, design methods, design methodology, user function and user interface with emphasis on design methods such as creative techniques so that in a systematic way to design or redesign products. Various evaluation methods for selecting the best option when it comes to product design will be reviewed. A systematic process for selecting the right manufacturing process for different products are being reviewed. A model of the product will be created during the project. In parts of the course, students work with an independent project. Students will learn a systematic design process, and a report will be made on the basis of such a design process by designing / redesigning a specific product. The product must also be modelled in a 3D modelling tool (CAD program). In addition the student will create the product on rapid prototyping machine/ 3D printer. The assignment of the course should therefore be documented by a report as well as computer-based 3D models and real model of the proposed product (s) such as a 3D Printer model. A live presentation and defense of the project is part of the evaluation

Objectives of the course

The course will give students an introduction to design methods within the segments of product, engineering, and industrial design. Students will be able to carry out a systematic design process when the course is finished. In addition, the course will give students an insight to industrial design regarding design, ergonomics, aesthetics and market strategic design so the students will be able to redesign a product specifically for aesthetic expression.

After completing the course, the candidate:

Knowledge and understanding:

After completing the course, the candidate:

  • has some knowledge of different theories and methods in the field of engineering design (K2)
  • can apply knowledge to new areas within the academic field of materials, systematic design process, creativity methods and engineering design (K3)


After completing the course, the candidate:

  • can analyze and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to structure and formulate scholarly arguments (S1)
  • can carry out an independent, limited research or development project under supervision and in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics (S4)


After completing the course, the candidate:

  • can apply the knowledge and skills within engineering design in some new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects (GC2)
  • can communicate extensive independent work and masters language and some terminology of the academic field of engineering design (GC3)
  • can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes (GC5)

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Lectures, problem sessions and a project run by the students under guidance by a supervisor. Lab work and operation of 3D printers.

Teaching and Examination Language:

Lecturing language is set to Norwegian unless international students are at place (Provided the presence of English speaking students, English will be chosen). .

The project report can be written in either Norwegian or English. Oral presentation can be in Norwegian or English.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is open for inbound exchange student who meets the admission requirements. Please see the Admission requirements" section".

Master Level

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: COURSE COORDINATORS AT THE FACULTIES | UiT



Examination: Weighting: Duration: Grade scale:
Oral exam 1/2 45 Minutes A–E, fail F
Assignment 1/2 A–E, fail F
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More info about the assignment

The candidate will deliver a scientific report which documents a systematic and rational product design process.

More info about the oral exam

Oral presentation of the project

Re-sit examination

A re-sit exam is not arranged for the course
  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: END-3600
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet