TPD4153 - Structural Packaging Design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 100/100

Course content

The course focuses on structural packaging design, where the packaging design and functionality is at the center from production to recycling. The following areas will be examined:
- packaging trends and packaging needs,
- choice of packaging type,
- protection of the product,
- material and production,
- filling and packing,
- storage and transport,
- distribution channels,
- exposure,
- customer experience and ease of use,
- packaging optimization and environment,
- regulations and rules.

In addition, marketing and the commercial aspects of packaging will be treated.
Graphic design, with emphasis on functionality, will be treated to some extent.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate has acquired basic knowledge in structural packaging design.

Skills: Goal oriented product design, focusing on the possibilities and limitations in packaging design.

General qualifications: Through the project the candidate has explored the role of packaging in the marketing context.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, assignments, exercises, model making and industry excursions. A verbal presentation of the results is included in the project assignments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Industrial Design (MSDESIG)
Industrial Design Engineering (MTDESIG)

Course materials

Stated at beginning of semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TPD4150 4.5 2015-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Work 100/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.