Course: Methods and tools for effective design engineering

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Course title Methods and tools for effective design engineering
Course code KKS/NEKA
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hosnedl Stanislav, Prof. Ing. CSc.
Course content
1. "Make a start" - basic information on the course, introductions 2. "Get together" - exercise of engineering design team cooperation 3. "Be part of a (great) team" - cooperation, working group vs. team, potential of individuals and team, communication in team, dynamics of team 4. "Designing" - aim, structure of design engineering activities, design exercise assignment 5. "Parallel support of design operations" - verification and checking, representation, collection and elaboration of information, management 6. "Clarification of the Task" - aim, methods, exercise 7. "Searching for solution" - aim, strategies, methods, exercise 8. "Revealing creativity" - creativity, influencing factors, training 9. "Evaluation and decision making" - aim, general approach, exercise 10. "Solution communication" - aim, approaches, design project documentation, protection of intellectual property 11. "Presentation" - seeking inspiration from video talks, design of presentation, ppt presentation examples 12. "Revealing presentation skills" - individual presentation 13. "Reflections" - discussion

Learning activities and teaching methods
Students' portfolio, Task-based study method, Individual study, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
The knowledge of English language at intermediate level is supposed.
learning outcomes
After graduation of this course students are able to: - communicate and cooperate in teams effectively - structure design engineering as a set/system of activities - elaborate, classify and interpret relevant information - clarify the design tasks in order to be able to reach the intended goal - search for solutions in effective and creative way - evaluate the proposed solutions and choose the optimal one - present ideas and thoughts in a clear and easy to understand way - write reader-oriented technical reports - protect own intellectual property
teaching methods
Task-based study method
Individual study
Students' portfolio
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during practicum
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • CROSS, N.:. Engineering Design Methods: Strategies for Product Design,. Chichester, UK, 2008.
  • Heath, CH., Heath, D.:. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. New York, Random House, 2007.
  • Hubka. V., Eder, E. E. Engineering Design. Zürich: Heurista, 1992. ISBN 3-85693-026-4.
  • Maisel, Eric. Trénink kreativity : podněty pro rozvinutí tvořivého potenciálu na celý rok. Vyd. 1. Praha : Portál, 2002. ISBN 80-7178-677-2.

Study plans that include the course
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