GE8072 Foundation Skills in Integrated Product Development Syllabus:

GE8072 Foundation Skills in Integrated Product Development Syllabus – Anna University Regulation 2017


  • To understand the global trends and development methodologies of various types of products and services
  • To conceptualize, prototype and develop product management plan for a new product based on the type of the new product and development methodology integrating the hardware, software, controls, electronics and mechanical systems
  • To understand requirement engineering and know how to collect, analyze and arrive at requirements for new product development and convert them in to design specification
  • To understand system modeling for system, sub-system and their interfaces and arrive at the optimum system specification and characteristics
  • To develop documentation, test specifications and coordinate with various teams to validate and sustain up to the EoL (End of Life) support activities for engineering customer

Unit I Fundamentals Of Product Development

Global Trends Analysis and Product decision – Social Trends – Technical Trends Economical Trends – Environmental Trends – Political/Policy Trends – Introduction to Product Development Methodologies and Management – Overview of Products and Services – Types of Product Development – Overview of Product Development methodologies – Product Life Cycle – Product Development Planning and Management.

Unit II Requirements And System Design

Requirement Engineering – Types of Requirements – Requirement Engineering – traceability Matrix and Analysis – Requirement Management – System Design & Modeling – Introduction to System Modeling – System Optimization – System Specification – Sub-System Design – Interface Design.

Unit III Design And Testing

Conceptualization – Industrial Design and User Interface Design – Introduction to Concept generation Techniques – Challenges in Integration of Engineering Disciplines – Concept Screening & Evaluation – Detailed Design – Component Design and Verification – Mechanical, Electronics and Software Subsystems – High Level Design/Low Level Design of S/W Program – Types of Prototypes, S/W Testing- Hardware Schematic, Component design, Layout and Hardware Testing – Prototyping – Introduction to Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Manufacturing – System Integration, Testing, Certification and Documentation

Unit IV Sustenance Engineering And End-Of-Life (Eol) Support

Introduction to Product verification processes and stages – Introduction to Product Validation processes and stages – Product Testing Standards and Certification – Product Documentation – Sustenance -Maintenance and Repair – Enhancements – Product EoL – Obsolescence Management – Configuration Management – EoL Disposal

Unit V Business Dynamics – Engineering Services Industry

The Industry – Engineering Services Industry – Product Development in Industry versus Academia –The IPD Essentials – Introduction to Vertical Specific Product Development processes -Manufacturing/Purchase and Assembly of Systems – Integration of Mechanical, Embedded and Software Systems – Product Development Trade-offs – Intellectual Property Rights and Confidentiality – Security and Configuration Management.


1. Book specially prepared by NASSCOM as per the MoU.
2. Karl T Ulrich and Stephen D Eppinger, “Product Design and Development”, Tata McGraw Hill, Fifth Edition, 2011.
3. John W Newstorm and Keith Davis, “Organizational Behavior”, Tata McGraw Hill, Eleventh Edition, 2005.


1. Hiriyappa B, “Corporate Strategy – Managing the Business”, Author House, 2013.
2. Peter F Drucker, “People and Performance”, Butterworth – Heinemann [Elsevier], Oxford, 2004.
3. Vinod Kumar Garg and Venkita Krishnan N K, “Enterprise Resource Planning – Concepts”, Second Edition, Prentice Hall, 2003.
4. Mark S Sanders and Ernest J McCormick, “Human Factors in Engineering and Design”, McGraw Hill Education, Seventh Edition, 2013