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)
    • 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

Ongoing courses:

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.

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