TEK2122 - Specialization in product-design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

In this subject, students have the opportunity to delve into one or more areas within the design subject in general and product design in particular. In this subject, the student must be able to systematically explore and immerse himself in design issues and methods.

The student must plan and carry out a creative design and development process, preferably with a focus on a chosen design specialization. The student must exercise critical reflection and have a dialogue with the target group or professionals the project focuses on, and it will be an important part of the project work to be documented. Presentations, tests, dialogue, exchange of experience and meetings with professionals and environments will be throughout this subject. The subject is aimed at academic specialization and professionalisation. The student must immerse himself in selected design subjects and present results from the process.

Current topics for in-depth study could be:

  • User-centred design and use of professional methods
  • Universal design principles and professional design approach
  • Aesthetic analysis and deepening in applied aesthetics and product semantics
  • Function, ergonomics and anthropometry
  • Digital technology applied in the exercise of product design
  • Product design for automated production and assembly
  • Materials, production methods and product design
  • Physical model building for testing and verification of product design
  • Sustainable material use and product design

Critical reflection and dialogue with target group and professionals. Project work, project management and Report writing.

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • must be able to carry out a design process as a scientific work with associated design specialization
  • must have knowledge of relevant methods and theory within chosen areas
  • knowledge of basic methods for scientific project work


The candidate

  • have skills in transferring design theory to a project
  • must be able to use relevant methods and tools in the chosen area
  • can present ideas and concepts visually and verbally

General competence

The candidate

  • have knowledge of projects such as working methods, organisation, implementation and reporting
  • have basic skills in project work
  • can apply theoretical knowledge in a practical project
  • can reflect on own learning

Learning methods and activities

  • Project-based teaching
  • Student-active forms of learning
  • Group work Lectures on campus
  • Student presentations
  • Professional laboratory work
  • Company visits
  • Report writing

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignment

Further on evaluation

Compulsory activities:

3 submissions that build on the project's progress. The first submission will be problem formulation and description of selected topics. This must be approved by the course supervisor. All mandatory work requirements must be passed in order to take the exam in the subject.

Project work in groups:

Oral and visual presentation of project.

Process and results are described in a report according to the IMRoD structure.

Reflection notes, group agreements and a log will be mandatory attachments to the report.

Mandatory submissions must be passed in order to sit for the exam. The final grade is given based on the project report. Portfolio assessment will be the project report and all compulsory activities in the course. If the project report/group work is not passed, the group can submit an improved report by 1 September of the following year.

Attendance will be compulsory on certain days which include lab exercises. This will be announced at the start of the semester.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Product Design and Technology (BTEKD)

Required previous knowledge

TEK1313 Idea development and visualization

TEK1315 Form and three-dimensional model development

MASG2104 Production methods

TEK2114 Computer Aided Design / CAD

Course materials

Stated at the start of the semester

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Product Design Engineering - Integrated Product Development
  • Product Design Engineering - Design Methodology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
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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