Checking date: 22/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Industrial Design
Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)

Coordinating teacher: GOMEZ AMADOR, ANA MARIA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
- Engineering Graphics - Machine Mechanics - Production and Manufacturing Systems - Machine Theory - Strength of Materials - Materials Technology
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
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.
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. Biomechanics and 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
Basic Bibliography
  • AENOR. Marcado CE para máquinas. AENOR. -
  • Ribas,Carles. Diseño Concurrente . Edicions UPC. 2002
  • Richard Budynas, Keith Nisbett. Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design. McGraw-Hill Education. 2014
  • Robert L. Mott . Diseño de elementos de máquinas. Pearson Educación. 2006
  • Ullman, David. The Mechanical Design Process. The Mcgraw-Hill. 2010

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.