Checking date: 19/07/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Industrial Design
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (Plan: 446 - Estudio: 221)

Coordinating teacher: DIAZ LOPEZ, VICENTE

Department assigned to the subject: Mechanical Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
- Engineering Graphics - Machine Mechanics - Production and Manufacturing Systems - Machine Theory - Strength of Materials - Materials Technology
By the end of this subject, students will be able to have: 1. Understanding of the specific technical documents, concepts and methodology for product design. 2. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve product design problems using established methods. 3. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to develop and realise designs and components to meet defined and specified requirements. 4. The ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems in product design. 5. Function effectively as an individual and as a member of a team.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to the mechanical design process 2. Phases of the design process. VDI 2221. Design process tools: DOE, QFD, FMEA, etc. 3. Materials selection 4. Security and regulations: Products security. CE Marking, Risk assessment and Machinery Directive 5. CAD-CAM-CAE systems 6. 3D Printing 7. Ergonomics applied to design 8. Mechanical components: straps and bearings. Acoustics 9. Industrial design practical cases
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures will be explained in big groups, exercises for understanding the lectures will be solved and compulsory labs will be carried out.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • AENOR. Marcado CE para máquinas. AENOR. -
  • Ashby, Michael F.. Materials Selection in Mechanical Design. Elsevier. 2005
  • Prat, Albert. Control y mejora de la calidad. Editoriales UPC. 1998
  • Ribas, Carles. Selección de Materiales en el Diseño de Máquinas. Editoriales UPC. 2008
  • Ribas,Carles. Diseño Concurrente . Edicions UPC. 2002
  • Richard Budynas, Keith Nisbett. Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design. McGraw-Hill Education. 2014
  • Ullman, David. The Mechanical Design Process. The Mcgraw-Hill. 2010
  • Ulrich, Karl. Product Design and Development. McGraw-Hill Education. 2015

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.