TPK4142 - Innovation, Design and Production 2


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 2 is based on IDP1, and focuses on developing skills in translating plans, concepts and design into a physical product. Involvement of sustainability and vulnerability.

The course particularly focuses on compromises and challenges related to realizing plans and verification of initial assumptions in complex innovation projects. The course also aims at increasing the students' ability to establishing networks during the realization phase of development projects.

Through extensive experience in the Revolve NTNU team, lecturing, tutorials and laboratory work, IPD2 is tailored to the production and verification of proposed technical solutions.

The course ensures that the students' learning outcome from their experiences from working with Revolve NTNU is related 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


The student will learn how to do the transition between design/plan to a completed product.


Conduct reliant tests to validate simulations and calculations. Be able to compromise between performance and DFM (Design for manufacturing) and DFA (Design for Assembly). See and utilize technical solutions in different contexts. 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:

Complete the end-phase in a multi-disciplinary team and end up with a completed product.

Learning methods and activities

The teaching is based on lecturing, individual tutoring, group work, lab work (production and testing), workshops and a compulsory project assignment. The course coordinator follows up the compulsory activities.

Compulsory activities:

  • Preparation of a spring semester time schedule, including the discussion and definition of critical phases and milestones for the project / responsibility area. The plan must be approved by the course coordinator.
  • Two compulsory 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:

  • Description of the process of physically realizing the chosen concept, and discuss challenges consequences of necessary compromises done throughout the production and validation.
  • Validation of assumptions and an evaluation of the product outcome against the planned/expected outcome.
  • Evaluation of the learning outcome and the project progress during the semester.
  • Evaluations of cooperation, communication and communication methods.

Other activities:

Seminars and lecturing, focusing on project work, innovation management, production, management and economy.

The course coordinator monitors planning and progress.. Students are responsible for finding 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

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:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

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 *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 A INSPERA
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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