TPD4129 - Design 5 - System


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100

Course content

Fundamentals of system thinking and methods for system design. presented. Documentation and analysis of a systemic challenge (complex situation). Development of a new system concept or elements of a system, normally in cooperation with an external actor.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate masters the basic theory of system design, and methodology for developing a system/product concepts for a complex setting.

Skills: Through a term project, the student has developed skills in analyzing and understanding complex socio-technical situations, to transfer this knowledge to design requirements, and conduct concept development taking into account the interactions between system elements and relations between the system and various groups of stakeholders.

General qualifications: The candidate has built further on previously acquired design methodology and expanded it to be able to deal with design in a multifaceted setting.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, project assignment, company visits and individual tutoring. Oral (presentation slides) and poster presentations. Partly teamwork and partly individual work. The analysis of the current system and development of the future one, will be done in teamwork, whereas the development of sub-systems and elements are to be executed individually.

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)

Course materials

"System Design" brief and materials issued by the external collaborator / actor
Selected articles about systems design, systems engineering and systems thinking

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TPD4140 7.5 01.09.2014
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 5
No.of specialization hours: 5

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
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 *
Autumn ORD work 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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