Product Development - EL671

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
Autumn and Spring 6 15 (7.5) DR R Horne checkmark-circle


This module introduces the issues relating to the development of commercial electronic products. Topics include design, production techniques, the commercial background of a company, quality, safety and electromagnetic compatibility standards, electromagnetic compatibility issues and product reliability, ethical and environmental issues.


This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 28
Private study hours: 122
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Exam 80%
Coursework 20%

Indicative reading


See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of Product design and production technology: specification, design and manufacturing considerations for electronic products.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of Electromagnetic compatibility: EMC requirements, test methods and the European EMC Directive.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of Project management and systems engineering: basic management principles and tools for large scale engineering programmes, including product safety management.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of Financial Management: the importance of financial markets and principles of corporate financial management.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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