Product Development

120 ECTS credits (start autumn-12)
Programmet är en kortare vidareutbildning för dig som har gått tekniskt inriktat program i gymnasieskolan. Du lär dig utveckling av såväl befintliga som nya maskintekniska produkter. Programmet ges helt på distans.

Overview

Profile - General Content

In this program, basic knowledge in the area of product development is acquired, i.e. to develop both new as well as existing mechanical engineering products. The intention with the programme is to offer a shorter further education for students who have studied technically oriented programmes in upper-secondary school. The programme is given completely at distance to make studies possible also for she/he who of social - or time-related causes want to study from the domicile.

Qualification Awarded

Higher Education Diploma with specialization in Mechanical Engineering.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2014-June-02

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, full-time

Location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is Swedish.

Level

First cycle

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Programme manager

Number of seats

25

Admission

Prerequisites

For admission to the study programme, general entry requirements are required

Read more about general admission requirements.

Admission Criteria

If there are more qualified applicants than available places for the current programme start, a selection is made. This is done in the following way:

Selection to education takes place, when all qualified applicants can not be offered a place. This is done for programmes by means of various types of tariffs/grade averages dependent on which type of education the application refers to which background the applicant has. Applicants can belong to several selection groups parallelly and participate in the selection within respective group.

Admission Procedure

Read about the admission procedure.

Recognition of prior studies and studies abroad

Student who has been admitted to the programme and has earlier completed a course that corresponds to a course within the programme, can apply for recognition of prior studies. If possible, the student will be offered admission to an alternative course. Studies abroad within the programme can normally be partly or fully recognised. In these cases a decision is made via the Learning Agreement, prior the study period.

Read more about studying abroad.

Practical Information

Practical information is found under 'Prospective students'.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2014-June-02

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, full-time

Location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is Swedish.

Level

First cycle

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Programme manager

Number of seats

25

Learning Outcomes

Profile - General Content

In this program, basic knowledge in the area of product development is acquired, i.e. to develop both new as well as existing mechanical engineering products. The intention with the programme is to offer a shorter further education for students who have studied technically oriented programmes in upper-secondary school. The programme is given completely at distance to make studies possible also for she/he who of social - or time-related causes want to study from the domicile.

Learning outcomes

In addition to the nationally regulated aims, the following aims apply to the education.

After completion of the education, the student should
- be able to, technically and economically, analyse and give proposal for which manufacturing processes that are appropriate for production of mechanical engineering products.
- independently be able to give proposals to improve and develop products.
- be able to analyse and simulate the function of a product.
- be able to make a simpler analysis of the strength of a product.
- master common occurring means of assistance and methods that are available to manage these assignments.
- understand the environmental impact of a product and have the ability to weigh in these aspects in the development work.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2014-June-02

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, full-time

Location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is Swedish.

Level

First cycle

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Programme manager

Number of seats

25

Structure

Mode of delivery

The table below describes recommended order of the compulsory courses included in the programme with admission fall term of 2010. Certain of the courses of the programme are coordinated between several programmes which can influence the order and placing of courses in time. Therefore, we make reservations to possible changes during the time of the education.
The aim of the study programme is achieved through the courses that are included in the higher education qualification. Assessment and examination take place at course level, and details concerning examination and grading are in respective course syllabus.
During the time of the education, each course is evaluated and the course evaluations form the basis of the continued development work.

NOTE! It is the start term of the course that is stated below. See each course to find out the actual length of the course.
 

Courses autumn semester 2012

Compulsory courses

Distance Communication, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
During the course the student obtain basic knowledge and skills to successfully be able to continue studies at distance within the Mechanical Engineering area. The course also introduces the student to technical means and software used for technical collaboration online with purpose that the student shall be able to use the technology in future work where contact with clients often take place through distance based technology. The purpose of the course is also for the student to get an introduction to technical documentation and information retrieval as well as verbal presentation/ representation.

Read all information about the course 'Distance Communication' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Innovative and Sustainable Product Development, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
In the course the student shall extend the own knowledge in mechanical applied subjects with knowledge of innovative product developing, project management, environmental/sustainable product development and integrated product development. In the course the student obtain knowledge in strategies, concepts and methods for product development and its origin as well as planning from proposed idea in outline construction stage to primary construction stage. The purpose of the course is also for the student to obtain basic tools for analysing different product alternatives from environmental, surroundings and customer demands.

Read all information about the course 'Innovative and Sustainable Product Development' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Computer aided Design and Drawing Standards, part 1, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
During the course the student obtain knowledge of how modern systems for construction work and product development are used, moreover so when creating solid models and compilation of these. In the course the student also obtain basic knowledge in technical drawing and standards regarding this area.

Read all information about the course 'Computer aided Design and Drawing Standards, part 1' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Mathematics 2, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
During the course the student will obtain the basic knowledge of mathematics necessary for the course Mathematics 3 at Blekinge Technical Institute.

Read all information about the course 'Mathematics 2' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses spring semester 2013

Compulsory courses

Mathematics 3, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The purpose of the course is that the student obtain knowledge in mathematics required for studies in several programmes at Blekinge Institute of Technology and as a basic preparation for Mathematics 4.

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Quality Development, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
In this course, students acquire basic knowledge and skills on quality development and will be introduced to modern views on the concept of quality.

Read all information about the course 'Quality Development' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Manufacturing Methods, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
Manufacturing technology, which is a very broad concept, is concentrated in the course to the methods of mechanical engineering industry. The purpose is for the students to obtain a manufacturing engineering general education that a mechanical engineer needs in order to in an aware cost effectively manner participate in and head product development.

Read all information about the course 'Manufacturing Methods' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Physics for Product Development, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The purpose of the course is for the student to develop knowledge of physical phenomenon and laws whose application is utilized in mechanical engineering professions. The purpose with the course is also for the student to prepare a foundation for continued studies in engineering.

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Courses autumn semester 2013

Compulsory courses

Automation 1, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The course aims for students to acquire basic knowledge of electrical concepts and digital technology to program the control equipment. Furthermore, the student should be able to select and size control devices such as sensors and motors used in the production of technical context.

Read all information about the course 'Automation 1' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Computer aided Design, part 2, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
During the course the student obtain knowledge of how modern systems for construction work and product development are used, moreover so when creating complex surface and solid models.

Read all information about the course 'Computer aided Design, part 2' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Lean Production, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the concept of lean production and an understanding of the relationship between philosophy, principles and tools of Lean production.

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Mechanics for Technicians, Basic course, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic mechanics that also is the gateway to more advanced mechanical engineering topics such as solid mechanics.

Read all information about the course 'Mechanics for Technicians, Basic course' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses spring semester 2014

Compulsory courses

Innovation project, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The course intends to apply knowledge of innovative product manufacturing, project handling, and environmental/sustainable product development obtained in previous courses. This includes strategies, concepts and methods for product development and its origin as well as planning from proposed idea and concept to a functional product. The purpose of the course is also for the student to obtain basic tools for analysing different product alternatives out of environmental, surroundings and customer demands.

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Strength of materials for technicians, basic course, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
In this course students acquire a basic knowledge of solid mechanics. Knowledge of mechanics of materials is necessary for a technician in the mechanical engineering field and is also used as a base for the study of other more advanced technical courses.

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Diploma project in Product Development, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The course shall give practical and theoretical applications of knowledge and skills obtained by the student during their study period. In the course the student shall use gathered knowledge and skills obtained during the education and use these in a synthesis.

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Machine elements, basic course, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
In this course, students acquire knowledge of machine elements mode of action and the basic design of these and knowledge of mechanical engineering materials, areas that are important for a designer when he is working with to design mechanical products. The intention is to complete the basic courses in mechanics and solid mechanics.

Read all information about the course 'Machine elements, basic course' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Written Work

The programme is completed with a written degree project equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits.

International element

Since the programme is a distance education the student can choose to study from abroad.

Read about study abroad

Job Profiles

Students with a higher education qualification from the programme can inter alia work within the consultant business or within the mechanical engineering industry with new - or reconstructions and product development where the products also can be parts of product equipment
Several former students from the forerunners to this programme have leading positions in companies around the world. But most common is that one forms part of a design engineer - or product developing group that develops a company's products, components or production machines.
No direct courses or items that prepare for work internationally are included in the programme.

Further Studies

Students with a higher education qualification of 120 credits from the programme can generally not apply to further second-cycle studies.

Programme Advisory Board

The program has a Programme Council that has the assignment of ensuring the usability of the education on and for the labour market.

The Programme Council consists of students, alumni, external representatives and teachers and representatives of the main field of study.

The Programme Council meets 2 times a year.

Contact for the Programme Council is: Stefan Sjödahl.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2014-June-02

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, full-time

Location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is Swedish.

Level

First cycle

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Programme manager

Number of seats

25

Examination

Qualification Awarded

Higher Education Diploma with specialization in Mechanical Engineering.

Assessment and grading

Assessment and examination vary between different courses in the programme. See information for respective course in the programme.

Programme Evaluations

Alumni

Statements from former students.

Tomas Grönberg
“I still work at my earlier job as a tool-maker at Gestamp Hardtech LTD in Luleå. The education was, however, very relevant for my work, and I now also help with more advanced tasks. The company has also given prospects of a more advanced job if and when I want this .”

Admir Omic´
“I still work for my earlier employer, Johnson Metal LTD. Earlier, I worked as a NC-operator, but after completed education, I work as production technician. The education was very relevant for my work, and I have more advanced tasks now. I prepare subcontractor jobs and make sure that they end up in the right machine groups for processing and make sure that the preconditions to do the jobs exist.”

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2014-June-02

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, full-time

Location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is Swedish.

Level

First cycle

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Programme manager

Number of seats

25

 

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