Engineering Design Process - Product Development

person icon Aleksander Kwilosz

Engineering Design Process - Product Development

Learn how to plan, design, and develop physical products following an approach used by German mechanical engineers

updated on icon Updated on Dec, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Aleksander Kwilosz

architecture icon Engineering,Teaching & Academics,Engineering instruction

Lectures -96

Duration -5 hours


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Course Description

In this course, you will learn how to plan, develop, and maintain a physical product according to a systematic method without having to rely on elusive creativity or luck.

The content of this course is based on the German "Konstruktionslehre" (En. Theory of Design) - an engineering methodology established in the 1970s, taught at elite German technical universities and used by many organizations. The premise of this method is to give engineers or product designers the tools and resources to easily break down any technical problem and arrive at an optimal solution that fulfills the customer's needs. Together with Design Sprint, TRIZ and VDI 2221, the German Konstruktionslehre is one of the most commonly applied design methods in the industry.


What will you learn in this course:

We will start by getting to know the scope and background of modern Product Development Processes, the current trends and challenges that impact the way we work. We will then learn why a systematic approach is best suited for tackling product development and introduce methods that form the basise of our technique.

Once this is covered, we will jump into the hands-on part of the course. It starts with gathering the product requirements, formulating its specs, and setting up a solution-neutral, graphical representation of our product's functionality - the Function Structure. It serves as a basis for developing discrete engineering solutions for each functionality and combining them into a working Product Concept.

In the next step, we will learn how to transform the Concept into a final product ready to be manufactured, applying rules for simple, clear, and safe design. The resulting Embodiment Design of the product forms a basis for Simulation, CAD modeling, Tolerancing and Dimensioning, and Rapid Prototyping.

The last chapter will teach you how to recognize, trigger, and handle Engineering Change Management after the Product release to accommodate changing customers' needs.


What are the prerequisites for this course?

- Curiosity

- Willingness to learn

Engineering Design Process - Product Development


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Course Introduction
1 Lectures
  • play icon Promo video 01:53 01:53
Chapter 1 - Product Development Process
4 Lectures
Chapter 2 - Motivation
4 Lectures
Chapter 3 - Systematic Approach to Product Design
8 Lectures
Chapter 4.1 - Market Need and Product Planning
6 Lectures
Chapter 4.2 - Task Definition
10 Lectures
Chapter 4.3 - Creating Function Structure
12 Lectures
Chapter 4.3 - Drafting a Solution Concept
21 Lectures
Chapter 4.4 - Embodiment Design
20 Lectures
Chapter 4.5 - Detail Design and Product Documentation
4 Lectures
Chapter 4.6 - Product Lifecycle and Change Management
6 Lectures

Instructor Details

Aleksander Kwilosz

Aleksander Kwilosz

Mechanical Engineer, Solution Engineer and Consultant in the field of Product Design, Lifecycle, CPQ, and Configuration Management, experienced in numerous industries. Worked on multiple projects for small and medium-sized organizations, as well as manufacturing corporations in Germany, UK, India and Poland.

Certified professional in Requirements Engineering, Product Data Management, CAD, CPQ and Engineering Simulation Environments.

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