Knowledge and ability to understand: through the lectures held during the course, the student will acquire the methods and knowledge necessary to understand the principles of industrial design, from the generation of concepts to the detailed design of products and components; will learn to apply the tools for virtual design profitably and to calculate the costs of production and processing.
Applying knowledge and understanding: Through practical exercises in the classroom related to some topics of the program, students will learn how to apply the knowledge acquired in a real context of design, as well as in multidisciplinary or non-family. In particular, the student must apply the knowledge acquired to the design and industrialisation of a product / component, starting from the feasibility study, defining the best production structure and its management, evaluating the possibility of resorting to automated operations in place of manual and reflecting on the process of assembling / disassembling and reusing / recycling of materials in the perspective of the circular economy.
Making judgments: at the end of the course the student will be able to understand and critically evaluate the main methods of design and design in the industrial world (conceptual and detailed design, choice of materials, CAD tools, LCA analysis, green design, value analysis and engineering); using the acquired knowledge will have to analyse existing systems and products by evaluating the performance and adequacy, assessing the impact on the environment and the life cycle, and will have to develop its own solution concepts.
Communication skills: Through the lectures and the comparison with the teacher, the student will acquire the specific vocabulary related to specific terminology, virtual help systems, product lifecycle management. It is expected that, at the end of the course, the student is able to transmit, in oral and written form, the main contents of the course, such as ideas, engineering problems and related solutions. The student must communicate his knowledge with appropriate means, therefore for the resolution of numerical problems we expect the use of tools commonly used in the sector, such as tables, plant diagrams, flow charts, numerical spreadsheets.
Learning skills: The student who has attended the course will be able to deepen their knowledge on the generation of conceptual products and components, implementation, resources used, environmental impact, through the independent consultation of specialised texts, scientific or popular magazines, also outside of the subjects dealt with strictly in class, in order to effectively face integration into the world of work or undertake further training courses.