IP500717 - Product- and system design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 100/100 3 months ALLE

Course content

The course is built around a holistic engineering design process
1. System synthesis
* Project planning and project management
* Design for function, reliability, production, cost, etc. Life phase analysis.
* Configuration and architecture.
* Rules and regulations
2. System design and simulation
* System modelling, simulation and analysis using CAE tools
Mechanical systems desig, structural analysis, static and dynamic analysis
Hydraulic power systems design and simulation
Mechatronic systems design
* Technical documentation, product data, structure and format, PDM tools.
* Risk evaluation and analyses

Learning outcome

After passed the exam the student should know the main steps and contents in a systems design process:
* systems engineering as a process, strategy and methods
* functional marine requirements - technical specifications
* navigate and apply rules and regulations
* synthesis and analysis of systems
* technical documentation
After passing the exam the student should be able to:
* initiate, plan, execute and document a system design project using the above knowledge.
* apply advanced comoputer tools for design and analysis of multidisipline systems   
* performe dynamic simulations combining hydraulics and mechanical systems
* produce required technical documentation
General competence:
After passing the exam the student should be able to:
* perform multi-discipline projects
* apply critical sense in evaluating design analysis results

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and mandatory project work (individual).   
Assignments are mandatory and minimum 2/3 of the exercises have to be approved before access to examination.
An oral presentation of the project work must be given at the end of the semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • 6 Assignments

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:
Naval Architecture (850MD)
Naval Architecture (850ME)
Product and System Design (840MD)
Product and System Design (845ME)

Course materials

Lecture notes
Class rules applied to the specified project task (varies with project case)
Various manuals and tutorials for CAE tools

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology
  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 100/100 ALLE

Release 2020-11-19

Submission 2020-12-09

Release 12:00

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Approved report 100/100 ALLE
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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