Werkzeuge und Methoden der Produktentwicklung

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WMPE – Tools and Methods of Product Development

Lecturer Type and scope of the lecture
Prof. Dr.-Ing. E. Kirchner 4 hours per week (lecture + practice)
Lecture Exercise
lecture in winter semester
Th 11:40 – 13:20 Uhr in L101/24K
Distribution for the exercise groups is announced the first lectures.
1. Registration via TUCaN
2. Receive your date at pmd homepage
Language of lecture and exam is German
Tools and Methods of Product Development
  • Planing of products
  • Defining a project
  • Developing new products
  • Guaranteeing product quality
  • Developing safe products
  • Reducing product costs
  • Having the variants under control
  • Development and usage of prototypes
  • Development and production of global products


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The goal of the lecture “ Tools and Methods of Product Development” is to impart a systematic approach and methods of modern Product Development. The contents are explained by means of many practically-oriented examples.


The exercise is planned so that students can apply the content imparted in the lecture to a sample product. For this purpose, teams of 4 to 6 students work independently on development tasks. Apart from mediating methodological competence, the course focuses mainly on the extension of social competences such as ability to work in team and communicate, self-motivation and critical faculty. Furthermore, the exercises are good for the creativity of the practising students.


  • Lecture notes: “Tools and Methods of Product Development”
  • Pahl/Beitz: Konstruktionslehre, Springer Verlag, 2007


Information, lecture notes and supplementary materials are available on the e-learning platform Moodle of the course “Tools and Methods of Product Development ”.