Knowledge and understanding
The modern manufacturing companies have to develop new or improved products, at a competitive cost and in ashorter time to market. In this context, at the end of the course the student will know a structured approach and modern methods to do thiswithin a company, knowing how to address best the development of a new product depending on its features.
Applying knowledge and understanding.
The student will develop a new product, accounting for market needs, the products / platforms from which to start, competing products, the processes to be implemented within the enterprise and internal/external resources to be committed. He will know how to choose the architecture to be given to the product and to evaluate the number of units sold according to the concept developed, associating an assessment of the industrial cost.
Students will be able to identify market opportunities for new products, evaluate product development, product structure, and business objectives between the market-pull and alternative (tecnology-push, custom, or platform) ), generate and select conceptual alternatives in a rational manner, taking into account the suitable performance compromises and verifying the sales potential of the product developed.
It is expected that, at the end of the course, the student will be able to transmit,in oral, written and graphical form, the process of developing a new product applied concretely to a case identified and assigned at the beginning of the course. Students must communicate their knowledge through appropriate means such as animated presentations, 3D CAD drawings, tables, diagrams, flow diagrams, and numerical spreadsheets.
The student who has attended the course will be able to deepen his / her knowledge of new product development methodologies through the autonomous consultation of specialized texts, scientific journals or dissertations, even outside lecture topics, to effectively tackle job placement or to undertake further training paths.