Education

The Product Development Academy has an ambition to unite resources in PhD education where one important part is securing that relevant and high quality PhD courses are available to PhD Students. Other activities in Education is sharing experiences and supporting life-long learning for teachers in the Product Development area.

PhD courses

The Product Development Academy has a four module course program in Engineering Design. These modules are:

  • A critical review of the Product Development Process literature
  • Sustainable Development in Engineering Product Development
  • Modelling, Simulation and Optimization in the Engineering Product Development Process
  • Engineering and Innovation Management

The modules run continuously with a new module starting each 12-18 months. The modules are courses of 5 credits and given at the universities enrolled in PDA.

Upcoming courses:

  • Engineering Product Development (Previous course PM)
    • Aug 2018 – Module 4: Engineering and Innovation Management (5 hp) Please subscribe now!   Planned dates 2018: Aug 21 (Skype), physical meetings Sept 27 (Gothenburg), Oct 22-23 (Stockholm), Dec 3 (TBD). Contact: Prof Björn Fagerström, bjorn.fagerstrom@mdh.se.
    • Jan 2019 – Module 1: A Critical Review of the PDP
      Established literature will be revisited and compared with more recent advances in academic research. The objective is primarily to provide a theoretical reference base for conducting research in product development.
    • Sept 2019 – Module 2 – Sustainability in Engineering Product Development
      Societal and industrial activities call for a need to relate research and practice on Engineering Product Development to the pressing issues of sustainable development. In this course, we will address how various sustainability aspects relate to Engineering Product Development and focus on why, how and when sustainability needs to be integrated and implemented in the product development activities.
    • Jan 2020 – Module 3 – Modeling, Simulation and Optimization
      The course aims to provide a basic understanding for how modelling, simulation and optimization can be employed to support the product development process.
    • Sept 2020 – Module 4 – Engineering Innovation and Management
  • Production Innovation (P01, 7,5 hp): Course within Produktion2030 that combines industry production visits with theory on innovation management applied for manufacturing industrial cases. Run for the third time 2018-19. Planned dates 2018-19:Oct 15-16 (Luleå), Dec 5-6 (Jönköping), Jan 30-31 (TBD), March 27-28 (Norrköping), 2019. Contact: Prof Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck anna.ohrwall.ronnback@ltu.se or Kerstin Johansen, kerstin.johansen@liu.se.
  • Get Your Paper Published (P09, 7,5 hp): Very popular hands-on academic publication course guides participants through the journal publication process with their own contribution. Now back for the third time 2018-19, upon request with a program also for senior researchers planned at session 2 (February). Course within Produktion2030, collaboration with ScAIEM. Dates 2018-19: Nov 5-7 (Linköping), Feb 11-12 (Luleå), May 8-10 (Jönköping). For info please contact: Prof Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck (email as above) or Prof Kristina Säfsten, JU: kristina.safsten@ju.se.

All courses: Limited number of attendees (and minimum number 12, otherwise courses may be postponed). Please email with your “interest subscription” (not binding) to the contact persons above as soon as possible, but no later than August 15, so that details can be planned properly.

Please also visit the PADOK site and become a member of the PhD network for research in product development and production: http://www.padoknetwork.org

Courses are free of charge (except travel costs) for PhD candidates within the Produktion2030 program.

 

Recently finished course:

In addition to the course program provided by PDA, universities engaged in PDA can use this forum for informing of courses at their department/universities.  As a PhD you can find courses here and get more information by contacting either the person assigned for the course or the PDA representative at each university.

PADOK collaboration

PADOK is the Swedish network for PhD students in production-related research fields and we collaborate. More info at PADOK web site.