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SEM721 - Product Development

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Ashwin Polishetty





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour class/seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


The aim of the unit is to introduce the principles of systems engineering in the context of product development. The structure and phases of product development processes will be discussed in detail. Topics to be addressed in this unit include: product development processes; developing engineering design specifications from the voice of the customer; benchmarking and target setting; concept generation, -development and -selection; creativity templates; functional attribute trade-offs; Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA).


Assignment 25%, technical paper 50%, oral presentation 25%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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