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Product Development and 3D Modelling MSK220

This course provides an introduction to Product Development and 3D-Modelling. In Product Development the focus is on the different processes which lead to the realization of a  product including the identification of customer needs, demands on functionality as well as a systematic evaluation of alternative solutions of the product. 3D-Modelling focuses on formulation and generation of curves, surfaces and volume as well as the generation and representation of product data.

Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

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Language of instruction

English, Norwegian

Offered by

Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science

Learning outcome

The knowledge and understanding of: Processes that lead to the realization of a product. The fundamentals of the CAD-system and its functionality in product design and development. The mathematical basis for making digital geometric models. The storage and exchange of product data.

Skills in: Use of CAD-software in 3D modelling for product design and development.

The course is an introduction to product development and 3D modelling. The part on product development focuses on processes that lead to the final product. The kernel in 3D modelling is on the creation of curves, surfaces and solids as well as on linear transformations. The student will learn about fundamental principles in computer graphics and the representation of wireframe, surface and solid models. Applications with CAD-software in product development and 3D modelling.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended prerequisites
ING120 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, MAT100 Mathematical Methods 1, MAT200 Mathematical Methods 2
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 3 Hours A - F Valid calculator.

Coursework requirements
Work requirements in CAD, Mandatory assignments

There is 4 mandatory assignments.

Further, work requirements are 3 works in CAD with mandatory attendance and hand-ins.

All mandatory activities must be approved in order to access the written exam.

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Ove Mikkelsen
Course teacher: Ove Mikkelsen
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Adugna Deressa Akessa
Head of Department: Tor Henning Hemmingsen
Method of work

Lectures and exercises/laboratory exercises,six hours per week. Lecture language is Norwegian but part of the course is taught in English.

Submissions, assignments and participation in laboratory exercises are mandatory.

Open for
Mechanical Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Course assessment
By form and/or by discussions in class in accordance with university regulations.
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