Product development

7.5 hp

The course will deliver theory and practice for general product design and how this is transformed to a process that will create the back bone for all engineering efforts that will come later.

In the course, we use the main principles in Systems Engineering, such as requirement management, conceptual development and creation of a system architecture that fully describes the product in question. All life cycle phases of the product will be covered.

Also project related matters e.g. project planning and management with related phases, gates and other decision points.

Students are also supposed to carry out further training in writing reports and thus an industry related project will be included.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.