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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Product Design and Development

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam


It has been established worldwide that the most successful economies are based on innovation and creativity led entrepreneurship. The government is focusing on putting concerted efforts to produce job creators.The current MOOC on Product Design and Development is conceptualized and planned in such a way that it helps both job creators as well as job seekers. The main objective of the course is to acquaint the learners/students with the practical knowledge regarding conceptualization, design and development of a new product. The need of a new product, the product life cycle, the product design process, the application of Value Engineering principles in product design, various product design tools such as CAD, DFM, DFA and DFMA have been explained with relevant and specific examples/ case studies. The concept of Ergonomics in context of the product design has been explained with the help of case studies. The fundamental concept of Rapid Prototyping as well the working principles of the basic rapid prototyping techniques has also been explained.INTENDED AUDIENCE:It is a core course for UG and PG.PREREQUISITES: No-prerequisite, any student enrolled for a UG/PG degree in any discipline of humanities, management, science and engineering can complete the course. INDUSTRY SUPPORT: All industries where products are being conceptualized, designed and developed in order to satisfy the human needs and requirements.


Week1: Introduction to course, Product life-cycle, Product policy of an organization. Selection of a profitable product, Product design process,Product analysis.
Week 2: Value engineering in product design; Advantages, Applications in product design, Problem identification and selection, Analysis of functions, Anatomy of function.Primary versus secondary versus tertiary/unnecessary functions, Functional analysis: Functional Analysis System Technique (FAST), Case studies.
Week 3: Introduction to product design tools, QFD, Computer Aided Design, Robust design, DFX, DFM, DFA,Ergonomics in product design,.
Week 4: DFMA guidelines, Product design for manual assembly, Design guidelines for metallic and non-metallic products to be manufactured by different processes such as casting, machining, injection molding etc., Rapid prototyping, needs, advantages, working principle of SLA, LOM and SLS



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