TPD4153 - Structural Packaging Design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The course focuses on structural packaging design, where the packaging design and functionality is at the center from production to recycling. Graphic design, with emphasis on the functional, is also included in the course. The following areas will be examined: packaging trends and packaging needs, choice of packaging type, protection of the product, material and production, filling and packing, storage and transport, distribution channels, exposure, customer experience and ease of use, packaging optimization, sustainability and recycling, regulations and rules.

Learning outcome


The candidate has acquired basic knowledge in structural packaging design.


Goal oriented product design, focusing on the possibilities and limitations in packaging design.

General qualifications:

Through the project the candidate has explored the role of packaging in the marketing context.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, assignments, project work, model making and industry excursions.

Further on evaluation

Project assignments. A verbal presentation of the results is included in the project assignments.

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 (MSDESIG)
Industrial Design Engineering (MTDESIG)

Required previous knowledge

The course is limited to students of Industrial Design. Students with spesialisation Product design has first priority. Students with specialization interaction design or other relevant background can apply the course coordinator to get permission to take the course. It is assumed that students can use Fusion 360, SolidWorks or equivalent modeling program.

Course materials

Stated at beginning of semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Product Design Engineering - Integrated Product Development
  • Product Design
  • 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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