TPD4105 - Information Technology for Design and Communication


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 days A

Course content

The first part of the semester focuses on tools, methods and principles for graphic work and composition:

  • Raster and vector graphics, layout, typography

The second part of the semester will consist of tools and techniques for 3D-modelling, and ways of visualising and presenting 3D-content. Parallels will be drawn to physical products and photography.

  • CAD-modelling, material creation, lighting, rendering

Learning outcome


  • Understanding how computer software can be used effectively in a design process
  • Methods for visual presentation of physical and digital design work
  • Understanding of workflow in relevant software


  • Creation and manipulation of vector and raster graphics
  • Composing graphic elements in a layout
  • Creation and presentation of 3D-geometry

Learning methods and activities

The lectures will demonstrate workflow in relevant software. Additional knowledge is acquired through online video resources, and tutoring.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise

Further on evaluation

Final evaluation is based on a three-day exam. All compulsory assignments must be approved to access the exam. If a student fails the exam, approved compulsory assignments will be valid for the next attempt.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

TPD4100 Design 1 - Introduction

TDT4110 - Information Technology, Introduction

The course is limited to students enrolled in the 5-year Master's Programme in Industrial Design.

Course materials

Lecture notes, tutorials and additional online resources

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TPD4105 7.5 AUTUMN 2010
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Version: 2
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Home examination

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