AI201212 - Introduction to product development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 25/100 C
Assignment 75/100 A

Course content

- Customer orientation
- Analysis of competetors
- Product specifikasjons
- Sketches
- Development of consepts
- Design
- Tools for constructions- and design
- The economy of product development
- Prototype
- Patent, Trademarks and Design

Learning outcome

- Know the different steps in the Product Development Process.
- Know and be able to practice different methods and tools related to the Product Development Process.
- Know and understand the roles that Needs, Customers, Market and Profitability plays in the Product Development Process
- Know different IPR and how to use them in an Innovation Project.

- To be able to present a product and the development process written and oral

- To be able to exchange views and experiences in community related discussions relating to the Product Development Process and IPR

Learning methods and activities

Pedagogiske metoder:

This subject is based on ¿learning by doing¿, where lectures and practical work is organised in a project. The students shall develop a new product/new service from identifying the customer need to a prototype of a product or a service. It is empasised that there should be a market and business opportunity for the product. The subject have several small intensive cources in various tools relevant for the product development process and IPR seminar.

Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:

A number of excersises related to the syllabus must be handed in for assessment

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

Report, prototyping and brochure (75%),

Oral presentation in group (25%)

Resit exam:Modified objects and documentation (ref evaluation) can be used, but only the following semester. Later exams will require 4 new elements.
Students are entitled to re-sit only the part of the examination in which they have had legitimate reasons for an absence or have failed.A re-sit examination will take place only during the designated period for re-sit examinations.

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.

Required previous knowledge


More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Biotechnology/Aqua Culture
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of International Business



Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 25/100 C 2020-12-17 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 25/100 C
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 75/100 A

Release 2020-12-07

Submission 2020-12-07

Release 09:00

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 75/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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