Student guide Faculty of Engineering A.Y. 2007/08

Feasibility Studies
Aim of the course
The aim of the course is to illustrate, discuss, and apply instruments and techniques for supporting the design, development, product-engineering, manufacture and marketing of a new product. Students will develop the array of skills needed to put a new product on the market, starting from the concept stage. They will learn how to plan all the necessary activities for concretely bringing the new idea to the market, including the appropriate economic-financial analyses.
Fundamental elements of economics and finance, production management and industrial technology, innovation management and project management.
1. From strategy to product design.
2. Engineering.
3. Prototyping and testing.
4. Definition of processes and production facilities.
5. From the prototype to the pilot production.
6. Evaluation of technological assets.
7. The Business Plan.
8. Role of information systems
Students will be assessed based on a project done during the course.
Reading list
The study materials and references will be specified by the lecturers.