Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TKMJ32 Integrated Product Service Engineering, 6 ECTS credits.
/Integrerad produkt- och tjänsteutveckling/

For:   DPU   I   Ii   IND   M   SUS  


Prel. scheduled hours: 36
Rec. self-study hours: 124

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Industrial Engineering and Management

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

The course gives a student deep understanding about the concept of Integrated Product Service Engineering (IPSE) and Integrated Product Service Offerings (IPSO). Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to do the followings in English:
  • Describe and explain pros and cons from a business and environmental perspective with IPSE and different IPSO examples.
  • Describe and use examples of IPSE methodologies (including e.g. Customer Activity Cycle, Activity Identification Matrix, PSS layer method, design method of IPSO (SPIPS)) that can be used to achieve IPSO.
  • Describe and explain how IPSO influence a business model, a network of companies (including a customer), risk and contracts.
  • Describe and explain how IPSE influence a company‚?Ts functions, e.g. product development and service development.
  • Describe and explain how some Swedish companies (incl. SMEs) work on IPSE/IPSO as an example.
  • Apply some of the course‚?Ts contents in designing/developing a hypothetical IPSO by analysing and modifying an existing or prospective offering.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
General technical knowledge from three years of study at a technical university. Especially, knowledge about product development in general.

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Instruction is given in the form of lectures and a project work. Course grades are determined based on the written exam and the written report (and possibly an oral presentation) by each project group.

Course contents:
Review of overall concepts such as IPSE, IPSO, Functional Sales, Functional Product, Service Engineering, and Product/Service System (PSS). How IPSE is related to areas such as Ecodesign. Introduction to IPSE methodologies, and contract issues with IPSO. Mandatory group project work where the students, given an existing or prospective offering, apply some of the theory and methodologies from the course to analyze and develop improvement proposals.

Course literature:
Compendium ‚?oIPSE 2013", IEI / Environmental Technology and Management

Written examination
Approved project assignments and approved seminars

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: IEI.
Director of Studies: Carina Sundberg
Examiner: Tomohiko Sakao
Link to the course homepage at the department

Course Syllabus in Swedish

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Last updated: 12/10/2015