TPD4127 - Design 4 - Production and Materials


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100 1 semesters

Course content

The course is built up around 3 design projects where the students are exploring different materials and manufacturing processes. The interaction between aesthetics, form, function, material, manufacturing method and sustainability are central.

Learning outcome


Candiates have

  • Knowledge about material groups and relevant material properties for design work.
  • Overview of industrial and craft-based production methods.


Candidates can

  • Work on goal oriented product design, focusing on materials and production processes possibilities and limitations.

General qualifications:

Candidates know

  • Use of different materials and production methods to fullfill defined product spcifications.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, project work with feedback sessions, model making and excursions to local manufacturing industries. Course program requires students to be present at lectures.

Further on evaluation

3 project assignments. A oral presentation of the results is included.

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Limited to students in the 5 year Master in Industrial Design program. It is assumed that students can use Fusion 360, SolidWorks or equivalent CAD program.

Course materials

Rob Thompson, Manufacturing processes for design professionals, 2007

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Product Design Engineering - Integrated Product Development
  • Design Methodology
  • Materials and Processes
  • Aesthetic Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Work

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