t.BA.ST.PM1.19HS (Product Development for Systems Engineering 1) 
Module: Product Development for Systems Engineering 1
This information was generated on: 21 June 2024
Product Development for Systems Engineering 1
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Version: 3.0 start 01 February 2022

Short description

Students acquire basic competences in the area of product development and teamwork and in the transfer of learned factual knowledge into experiential knowledge. This is done taking a practical example from the field of product development.

Module coordinator

Michael Wüthrich, wuem

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
Overview: Students know the methodology for developing mechatronic products. They are able to work on a project assignment in groups and they acquire an understanding of how to work with a modern CAD system.    
(1) They know the methodology for developing mechatronic products and can apply this in practical examples. M K3
(2) They can independently form a project team, organise the teamwork and work on an assignment. SO K3
(3) They can develop product ideas and visualise these in drawings and CAD models. F, M K5
(4) They can model components and create assemblies with the help of the CAD program used at the ZHAW. F, M K3
(5) They can draft and deliver a technical presentation. M K5
(6) They are able to reflect on their thoughts and actions and to derive conclusions from this. In addition they are able to receive and to react on criticism. SO K4/K6

Module contents

1. Independent learning of theory with the support of lecturers:
- Procedure for developing mechatronic products
- Drafting a technical presentation
- Basic principles of CAD (components, assemblies, drawings)

2. Exercises
- Requirements list, functional analysis, morphological box, evaluation, sketching
- Group work: product development project from the initial concept to the fundamental solution
- Technical presentation

- Portfolio

Teaching materials

Lecture materials:
- lecture course script (extract)
- 3D Experience: different online help and tutorial

Supplementary literature




Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 4
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Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester presentation oral 30 min grade 20%
Project project U1 written semester grade 30%
End-of-semester exam CAD exam written 90 min grade 50%


The exact number and type of performance records (exams, reports, presentations) depends on the practical project, so there may be some adjustments to during the semester.

Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.


Course: Produktentwicklung Systemtechnik 1 - Praktikum
Produktentwicklung Systemtechnik 1 - Praktikum


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.