As competition between companies is getting tougher as the number of products on the market increases, many are realising the importance of product development and material knowledge as a competitive means. This programme covers the entire product development process, from conceptual engineering design to materials and manufacturing processes.
The work of engineers within product development is creative and offers a great deal of variety. This Master's programme (two years) qualifies students for positions with the manufacturers and suppliers that develop and produce components or as consultants. Emphasis is placed on design and construction of technical components and products in regards to customer demands, use, producibility and production methods. Vehicles, household appliances, medical equipment and certain sporting goods are all examples of products made up of complex components.
The steady increase in the use of computer support makes possible new methods, which are parallel to the entire product development process. With the help of advanced computer tools in design and construction, real and virtual prototypes can be produced much faster, and the time needed for development can be shortened. In addition, a product can be studied and tested at an early stage of product development for its design, usability, durability, safety and producibility. Important aspects of work with the development of components and products include the analysis of function and performance, the choice of materials and the methods of production. This programme gives an understanding of the theory behind and the practical use of the computer based tools needed for these tasks.
Some of the courses include project work. Students can, in smaller groups, analyse and make suggestions regarding real-life problems taken straight from the industry. Guest speakers from the field also take part in instruction. A thesis at the end of the programme helps students apply their theoretical knowledge and gain insight as to the research and development within the industry and the university. Extensive knowledge about materials is also acquired. The School of Engineering has well-equipped research labs for materials engineering and computer simulation.
The School of Engineering, Jönköping University, is a member of the prestigious collaborative between leading engineering schools worldwide - the CDIO Initiative™. The CDIO Initiative is an innovative educational framework to conceive and develop a new vision of engineering education and for producing the next generation of engineers.
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PRELIMINARY COURSE CONTENTS, START AUTUMN 2014
YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 1
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT REALIZATION:
PROCESS - METHODS - LEADERSHIP - 9 ECTS
MATERIALS AND DESIGN - 9 ECTS
NON-LINEAR FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS - 6 ECTS
ADVANCED CAD - 6 ECTS
MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS - 6 ECTS
The course Multivariable Calculus is compulsory
to students who have not studied this course during their
YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 2
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FOR DESIGN AUTOMATION - 6 ECTS
FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS AND SURFACES - 6 ECTS
INTEGRATED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT - 12 ECTS
OPTIMIZATION DRIVEN DESIGN - 6 ECTS
YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 3
ADVANCED MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY - 6 ECTS
COMPUTER SUPPORTED ENGINEERING DESIGN - 9 ECTS
INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT - 9 ECTS
MODELLING AND SIMULATION OF CASTING - 6 ECTS
Content checked / updated 2014-01-16