Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

[1]    Design a product using design principles and ease of manufacturing.

[2]    Apply the ethical principles and environmental concerns in creating a sustainable product.

[3]    Demonstrate the ability to collaborate efficiently among team members.

[4]    Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing project reports.


This course introduces the integration of marketing, design and ease of manufacturing in creating a new product. Students will be exposed to the concepts and principles of product design as well as selecting the best processes to manufacture the product. Knowledge of environmental impacts and issues on sustainability are also covered in this course. This design project applies team-based approach to which will improve teamwork and communication skills of the students. Industrial talks delivered by experts from industry give the opportunity in sharing the working experience from the experts to the students.       


[1]    Ulrich, K. T. and Eppinger, S. D., 2012, Product Design and Development. 5th Edition. McGraw Hill.

[2]    Chitale, A. K. and Gupta, R. C., 2006, Product Design and Manufacture. 3rd Edition. Prentice Hall, New Delhi, India.

[3]    Kalpakjian, S. and Schmid, S. R., 2001, Manufacturing Engineering & Technology. 4th Edition. Prentice Hall.