IP505114 - Best Practice - Design Automation


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

Design Automation Architecture modelling Modularization Product platform and platform thinking Knowledge based engineering Portfolio management Configuration

Learning outcome

After passed exam the student has knowledge within the academic field of design automation and product architectures.  Has thorough knowledge of the scholarly theories and methods for automated creation of products and and modularization.  The students should be able to apply knowledge to new areas and analyze academic problems in the basis of history, tradition and industrial situation.      The students should be able to analyze and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to structure and formulate scholarly arguments within the field of design automation, product platforms and modularization.  They should be able to use relevant methods to define product families with respect to product platforms, modules as well as product architectures      The student can apply his/her knowledge and skills in new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects. They can communicate extensive independent work and terminology of the academic field of design automation, product platforms, modularization and product architecture.

Learning methods and activities

The course is given during two weeks, and it is organized with lectures on background topics and an introduction to a case study. The case study will then be solved individually or in groups and documented in a project report. The total workload for the course is expected to be 2 weeks including independent research and literature survey supporting the project work. Grading will be based on the project report, and will assess the candidate(s) ability to interpret, familiarize, reflect and apply the course topics.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

Project report (100%)

Specific conditions

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)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  3.8 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Marine Technology
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100
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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