TPD4127 - Design 4 - Production and Materials


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
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 and manufacturing method are central.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Materialgroups and relevant materialproperties for design work. Overview of industrial and craft based production methods.

Skills: Goal oriented product design, focusing on materials and production processes possibilities and limitations.

General qualifications: Use of different materials and production methods to fullfill defined product spcifications.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, project work, assignments, model making and excursions to local manufacturing industries. A verbal presentation of the results is included in the project assignments. Voluntary study trip to Salone del Mobile in Milano. Costs must be covered by each student. Alternative lectures at campus for students who choose not to participate.

Further on evaluation

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 Industrial Design Engineering program.
It is assumed that students can use SolidWorks or equivalent modeling program.

Course materials

Rob Thompson, Manufacturing processes for design professionals, 2007, Mike Ashby and Kara Johnson Materials and design: The art and science of material selection in product design, 2010.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 8
No.of specialization hours: 2

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Product Design Engineering - Integrated Product Development
  • Product Development and Engineering Design
  • 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 form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
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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