TPD4169 - Design for Industrialization


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 one or two projects where students work with design, detailing and completion of basic products for industrial production. Students will explore how the joints, fasteners, fittings, materials, production processes, surface treatment etc. affects aesthetics, form, function, manufacturability and production cost.

3D modeling (surface and solid) and prototyping are important tools in the course.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Gain experience with detailing on every level, and understanding of the importance of details for industial produced product's overall design.

Skills: Be able to work with 3D modeling and prototyping at granularity.

General qualifications: The candidate has developed an appreciation for industri designer's influence and responsibility in the detailing phase.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, project work, assignments, model making, excursions to local manufacturing industries. A verbal presentation of the results is included in the project assignments.

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 (MSDESIG)
Industrial Design Engineering (MTDESIG)

Required previous knowledge

The course is limited to students of Industrial Design Engineering. Students with spesialisation Product design has first priority. Students with specialization Interaction design or other relevant background can apply the professor in charge to get permission to take the course.

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: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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