Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

271 - Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
25826 - Value Analysis
Faculty / School:
110 - Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura
271 - Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering
4 and 3
Second Four-month period
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

The general aproach for this subject is "learning by doing", using Project Based Learning and Experiential Learning.

Students, organized by groups, have to carry out two different projects about product design. In these projects, students will use all knowledge, tools and methodologies explained in lectures.  


5.2. Learning tasks

They will be taught weekly and will explain the basic concepts of the subject.


Certain theoretical sessions will be replaced by practical activities, which will deepen the key aspects of the subject. These sessions will be focused as practical workshops for the student to participate actively in them.


As a fundamental part of the course students will have to carry out two projects in which they will implement all the contents, which will consist of the redesign of a product to improve its competitiveness in the market. This work will be carried out by groups of between 4 and 6 people.


Project Monitoring
Weekly meeting with the tutor assigned to each group.
In this session the tutor will be responsible for monitoring each project and solving the doubts raised by the students.


Oral defense of the project

The defense will consist of an oral presentation of the results of the project, in which all the members of the group will have to participate. 

5.3. Syllabus

The program of the subject will develop the following topics:

1. Needs analysis.
2. (QFD - Quality Function Depolyment).
3. Concept of value.
4. Methodology of value analysis.
5. Functional analysis
6. Analysis of the cost / value of a product.
7. Implementation of improvements in product design
8. Design of experiments.

5.4. Course planning and calendar

At the begining of the course, students will received a detailled calendar with the schedulling of all learning activities.