OPM 565: Integrated New Product Development

offering pending


  • Introduction to new product development
  • Basic methods in the field of new product development
  • Integrated New Product Development (INPD) and Integrated Design Engineering (IDE)
  • Process and Project Management
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Produktintegration im IDE
  • Introduction to CAx-systems (CAD, CAP, CAM, CAQ, simulation)
  • Evaluation of economic profitability

Learning outcomes
By the end of the course students have

  • an in depth understanding of different, but interrelated viewpoints regarding products,
  • the ability to apply strategies, methods, best practices and tools of the new product development process,
  • knowledge about interdependences between strategies, methods, best practices and tools and their respective synergies,
  • the ability to apply general and integrated methods for the economic evaluation in the field of new product development.

Necessary prerequisites

Recommended prerequisites
General interest in technology, fluent German language skills

Contact hoursIndependent study time
Lecture2 SWS9 SWS
Form of assessmentOral or written exam (60 min., 60%) and group presentations (40%)
Restricted Admissionyes
Further informationMax. 30 Teilnehmende
Performing lecturer
Univ.-Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Sandor Vajna
Prof. Dr. Sandor Vajna
OfferingSpring semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. Bus. Edu., M.Sc. Econ., M.Sc. Bus. Inf., M.Sc. Bus. Math., MAKUWI
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1
Graded yes
LiteratureVajna S. (eds) Integrated Design Engineering. Springer
Course outline
  • Einführung in die Produktentwicklung
  • Konzepte der integrierten Produkt-entwicklung (IPE) und des Integrated Design Engineering (IDE)
  • Prozess- und Projektmanagement,
  • Management von Produktlebenszyklen (PLM) und die Einführung in CAx Systeme.
  • Wirtschaftlichkeit von Produktentwicklungs-projekten