Engineering Design

Course Description

This course is focused on understanding a creative design process. Students learn to recognize an engineering problem and create, develop, and select best solution strategy and concepts using fundamental principles and appropriate analysis.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and apply the engineering design process and methodology
  2. Formulate a problem definition and goals for a design
  3. Generate strategies for solving the problem
  4. Create concepts for implementing the strategy;
  5. Use methods for the analysis and planning of engineering design
  6. Participate effectively in teamwork during engineering design
  7. Understand the ethical and social implications of engineering work

Forms of Teaching


Involvement in lectures

Seminars and workshops

Individual and team project work


Individual and team projects

Independent assignments

Seminar work

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Class participation 10 % 0 % 10 % 0 %
2. Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 30 % 30 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 40 %
Final Exam: Oral 20 %
Exam: Written 70 % 0 %
Exam: Oral 20 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introduction, Engineering Design Process, Design Method Versus Scientific Method, Problem Solving Methodology, Considerations of a Good Design, Types of designs
  2. Phases in Design Process: Conceptual Design, Embodiment Design, Detail Design, Planning for Manufacture, Distribution, Use and Retirement of the Product. Problem solving methodology
  3. Product Development Process, Factors for Success, Static Versus Dynamic Products, Product and Process Cycles
  4. Organization for Design and Product Development: Functional, by Project, Hybrid, Concurrent Teams
  5. Markets, Market Segmentation, Functions of a Marketing Department, Elements of a Marketing Plan
  6. Technological Innovation, Business Strategies for Innovation and Product Development, Innovative People, Types of Technology Innovation
  7. Identifying Customer Needs, Customer Requirements, Benchmarking in General, Competitive Performance Benchmarking
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Team Behavior, Team Roles and Dynamics, Problems with Teams, Problem-Solving Tools, Effective Team Meetings
  10. Time Management, Planning and Scheduling, Work Breakdown Structure, Gantt Chart, Critical Path Method
  11. Gathering Information, Types and Sources of Design Information, Professional Societies, Codes and Standards, Patents and Other Intellectual Property
  12. Concept Generation, Creative Thinking, Creativity and Problem Solving, Creative Thinking Methods
  13. Creative Methods for Design, Functional Decomposition and Synthesis, Inventive Problem Solving
  14. Decision Making, Decision Theory, Utility Theory, Decision Trees
  15. Final exam

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George E. Dieter, Linda C. Schmidt (2009.), Engineering design 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, NY, USA
Kenneth S. Hurst (2004.), Engineering Design Principles, Elsevier Ltd. Oxford, UK
(.), Anthony Stanton: Human factors methods: a practical guide for engineering and design, Routledge, USA, 2018.,
(.), Hanif Kara, Daniel Bosia: Design Engineering Refocused, John Wiley, UK, 2016,

For students


ID 222588
  Winter semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
30 Exercises

Grading System

86 Excellent
74 Very Good
62 Good
50 Acceptable