Course syllabus

Dear Students of MPP126, Product Development Project, spring 2024,

Please find complete Course Memo in Canvas MPP126/Modules/Course Information. The Course Memo found there will be updated continually.

Best regards,

Lars Almefelt, Examiner



The schedule for MPP126 in TimeEdit shows all rooms and laboratories that are booked and dedicated for MPP126, but specific descriptions of learning activities and associated locations are found in MPP126/Modules/Course Information.


Learning objectives and syllabus

Learning objectives:

After completed course the students shall be able to:


  • Utilise methods for project planning and management.
  • Elicit and interpret customers' and other stakeholders' product demands and needs.
  • Establish a problem definition with technical prerequisites and requirements, considering all phases of the life cycle.
  • Harmonise conflicting interests and information.
  • Employ methods for synthesis to conceive and organise solution principles.
  • Make use of and combine existing solution principles and technologies (e.g. mechanics, mechatronics, electronics, materials, software, and services) in product synthesis.
  • Utilise advanced IT tools to model and analyse technical solutions.
  • Choose and justify technical solutions based on problem definitions and results from performed analyses.
  • Practise and demonstrate how to refine technical solutions into robust products with assured quality.
  • Explain different product development strategies such as platform-based design, modularisation and standardisation.
  • Make use of physical models and prototypes for both development and promotion.
  • Demonstrate and practise how to prepare and organise required documentation.
  • Apply efficient means for communication and collaboration in a development setting.
  • Interact with members in a team to fulfil common goals; by contributing with own competence and skills; and making use of other team members' competence and skills.
  • Independently seek and acquire new information in order to advance personal knowledge.
  • Adopt a holistic perspective in which technological progress contributes to a sustainable society; ecologically, economically, and socially.
  • Identify and report on ethical consequences and moral dilemmas in the context of developing and offering a new product.
  • Discuss and reflect on gender equality, equality and diversity based on the role as an engineer.


Link to the syllabus on Studieportalen.

Study plan