TPD4144 - Design 6 - Industrial Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100

Course content

Design 6 is a practical project that utilizes knowledge and skills gained in previous topics. The project is supported by a number of lectures. Students will complete an individual project with external clients, where the design brief and deliverables are specified by external clients in cooperation with supervisors at the Department of Design. The projects can be in product design or interaction design. The grade is given on the basis of documentation, which has been discussed with the company on three milestones in the semester. A workbook and a reflection paper also forms part of the grade. The following topics will be addressed in lectures: Theoretical models of the design process, project planning, visual facilitation, documentation of design work, design protection and rights, cost estimation of projects.

Learning outcome


The student can plan, manage, and deliver appropriate documentation for a design project in cooperation with the company. The student is familiar with several theoretical perspectives on design and design process, and is able to formulate their own professional standpoint. The student know about their rights and design protection.


The student is able to put together what has previously been learnt in the study program, in a practical context. Can deliver a solution proposal for the briefing, developed in collaboration with external business. Can document the design process in a way that is relevant to the theme and principal needs.

General competence:

The student are able to describe their professional competence in relation to theories of design and process. The student can plan and implement practical design work.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, project with external client and tutoring.

It will normally be a voluntary main excursion to companies and institutions at home or abroad. When traveling abroad, it is recommended to travel within Europe. The excursion plans, which must be approved by the faculty, are prepared by appointed excursion leaders in collaboration with representatives of the students. The excursion lasts a maximum of one week and will normally take place in the last week before Easter. Deductible for the individual student's participation in the trip is set at a maximum of NOK 10,000. The main excursion is not compulsory and students who choose not to travel will receive an alternative teaching offer

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken. Re-take of exam can be done in the following semester.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

TPD4129 Design 5 - System. Limited to students in the Industrial Design program.

Course materials

Design is a Job av Mike Monteiro,ISBN: 978-1-937557-04-1 2012,

A Book Apart Notes on Design, Kees Dorst, ISBN 978-90-6369-465-4 2017, BIS publishers

Excerpts from books and articles are handed out on the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Product Design Engineering - Integrated Product Development
  • Product Design Engineering - Design Methodology
  • Design Methodology
  • Interaction Design
  • Product Design - EcoDesign
  • Product Design - Man/Machine
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Work

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