TPK4141 - Innovation, Design and Production 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 1 semesters A

Course content

Innovation, Design and Production 1 (IDP1) requires a strong ability to translate theory and methods into unique solutions within the Revolve NTNU organization. IDP1 focuses on developing competence and improving reflection and learning through the Revolve NTNU participation. Evaluation regarding sustainability.

The course focuses on project planning, running Project, processes, reliability and maintenance analyses, problem identification, concept development and the identification of success criteria. The subject aims to strengthen students' ability to establish networks necessary to conduct development projects.

Through extensive practical application of theory, lectures and tutorials, IDP1 aims to give students a platform for running successful entrepreneurship and innovation. The subject will give the students an optimal learning outcome in the Revolve NTNU by relating the Revolve NTNU project to their study specialization and relevant theory. A central topic is to focus upon Collaboration and conflict negotiations, and to give and receive feedback.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student will learn how to manage the early-phase in a multi-disciplinary project team. Skills: Know and use concept and production-processes and methods. See and utilize technical solutions in different contexts. Understand the connection between relevant theory and practical concept and production. Identify, formulate and handle complex problems, and develop innovative and well thought out solutions on problems. Communication with business and industry in a professional setting. General competence: Gain an understanding in how it is to work towards a common goal in a high-tech multi- disciplinary engineering business.

Learning methods and activities

The teaching is based on individual tutoring, lecturing, group work and a compulsory project assigment. The course coordinator Follow up the compulsory activities.

Compulsory activities:

  • Preparation of a fall semester time schedule, including discussion and definition of critical phases and milestones for the project / responsibility area.
  • Two tutorials during the semester, describing the student's progress compared to the established plan.
  • Submission of a project report at the end of the semester, comprising:
  • Problem definition.
  • Work method, framework for cooperation With the team and follow-up.
  • Relevant theory and knowledge gathering. Description of how the student has acquired necessary theory to his/her task in thew team.
  • Description of the concept phase, and evaluation of the approach. Discussion of the decision basis, concepts and conclusion.
  • Evaluation of the learning outcome and reflection on the project progress during the semester.

Other activities:

Seminars, excursions, and potentially other organized lecturing focusing on project work, innovation, product development, management and economy.

The course coordinator monitors planning and progress. Students are responsible for finding relevant literature within their specific area.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Mandatory work from previous semester can be accepted by the Department by re-take of an examination if there haven't been any significant changes later.

Required previous knowledge

To be admitted to the course, the candidate must be a member of the Revolve NTNU team in the semester the course is given.

Course materials

David Midgley: The Innovation Manual: Integrated Strategies and Practical Tools for Bringing Value Innovation to the Market, John Wiley, 2009. Benjamin Blanchard: Systems Engineering and analysis (5th ed), Prentice-Hall 2010. Other litterature to be specified at lecture start.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology - Product Development
  • Machine Design - Safety and Reliability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 A





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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