ENGME580-19A (HAM)

Product Innovation and Development

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This paper will furnish the student with an understanding of the innovation and product development process. It will explain the different levels of innovation, how to screen ideas, the types of Intellectual Property and how write a basic Business Plan. Computer Aided Engineering will be introduced in the form of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Sustainability and Injection Mold Design. The latest prototyping methods will be explained and some used in producing prototypes. Students will be required to start with a basic product brief, produce a product idea, design and develop a prototype and 'pitch' it to 'investors'. Teaching is through keynote lectures in conjunction with Project Based Learning (PBL) workshops. The paper aligns with ENZ Graduate Attributes 3, 5, 6, 9, 10 and 11.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through one keynote lecture and one workshop session per week. Students work in groups of 4 to complete a holistic Project Based Learning (PBL) assignment. The assignment enable students to apply ENGME580 material and that from other engineering papers, to realistic development.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • use the innovation process to develop and screen a new product idea
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  • develop a product prototype that meets stakeholder requirements
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  • use Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) software to assess environmental impact of a product
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  • apply Computer Aided Engineering methods and Rapid Prototyping (RP) to the development a prototype
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  • apply injection molding design principles to the manufacture of a recycled plastic component
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The assessment of this paper will consider the following aspects:

Product Innovation and screening, Intellectual Property, and business plan. Product development; customer requirements, modelling, design, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools, mold design, costing, sustainability and rapid prototyping. The work produced in the assignments will be assessed through meetings with the client, prototype demonstration, technical report and 'investor pitch'.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Innovation, Idea screening, Business Plan, Intellectual Property
2. Design and Prototype development
3. Final product and business presentation (The 'Pitch')
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There is no set course book for this paper.
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Recommended Readings

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The library has a number of product development books to assist with projects:

Rapid Prototyping, C K Chua, K F Leong, C S Lim, World Scientific, 2003, ISBN 9812381171

Rapid Prototyping, K G Cooper, Dekker, 2001, ISBN 0824702611

Rapid Prototyping, A Gebhardt, HANSER, 2003, ISBN 3446212590

ECODesign Implementation, W Wimmer, R Zust, K M Lee, Springer, 2004, ISBN 1402030703

Product Innovation, D Rainey, Cambridge, 2005, ISBN 0521842751

Simultaneous Engineering for NPD, J A Ribbens, Wiley, 2000, ISBN 0471252654

Rapid prototyping theory and Practice, A K Kamrani and E A Nasr, Springer, 2005,ISBN 0387232907

Design of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, A Matta and Q Semeraro, Springer, 2005,ISBN 1402029306

User Guide to Rapid Prototyping, T Grimm, SME, 2004, ISBN 0872636976

Rapid Prototyping and Engineering Applications, F W Liou, CRC Press, 2008, ISBN 084933409

Rapid Manufacturing, N Hopkinson et al, Wiley, 2006, ISBN 0470016132

Introduction to Manufacturing Processes and Materials, R Creese, CRC Press, 1999, ISBN 0824799143

Reverse Engineering, V Raja, K J Fernandes, Springer, 2008, ISBN 9781846288555

Integrated and Collaborative Product Development Environment, W D Li et al, World Scientific, 2006, ISBN 981 2566805

The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development (3rd ed.), Kahn, K., 2012, Wiley.

Product Design, Milton A, Rodgers P, 2011, - available as ebook from library website

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access PPT’s of lecture notes and assessment materials.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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3 Hours per week contact, one lecture and one 2 hour workshop. Approximately 10 hours/student/week self-directed group project work. The hourly breakdown for the assignment is based on 4 students per group and is given on the assessment sheet.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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This is an applications paper and the assessments require the use of material taught in this paper plus material from several other Mechanical Engineering papers; ENME380, ENMP313, ENMP214/215, ENMP213, ENMP211 and ENGG282.
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Prerequisite papers: ENGME380 or ENME380 or ENGCB380 or ENMP321




Restricted papers: ENME480

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