Product Design Using Value Engineering

By Prof.Inderdeep Singh   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 3750
It has been established worldwide that the most successful economies are based on innovation and creativity led entrepreneurship. The government is focusing on putting concerted efforts to produce job creators. The current MOOC on Product Design using Value Engineering is conceptualized and planned in such a way that it helps both job creators as well as job seekers. The main objective of the course is to acquaint the learners/students with the practical knowledge regarding conceptualization, design and development of a new product with a focused Value Engineering Approach. The need of a new product, the product design process, the application of Value Engineering principles in product design process have been discussed in the course. The difference between the concept of Value Engineering and Cost Cutting has been elaborated with examples. The Value Engineering Job Plan (VEJP) has also been discussed, especially in context of the product design process. Different types of product functions, their identification, definition, analysis has been explained with examples. Various concepts, such as function-cost relationship have been explained with relevant and specific examples/ case studies.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Engineers, Product Designers, Product Management Professionals, UG/PG students.
PREREQUISITES: No-prerequisite, any student enrolled for a UG/PG degree in any discipline of humanities, management, science and engineering can complete the course. INDUSTRY SUPPORT:  All industries where products are being conceptualized, designed and developed in order to satisfy the human needs and requirements. 

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 23 Aug 2019
Exam Date : 29 Sep 2019 IST
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 1
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to Product Design and Development, Product Design Steps and Product Analysis, Profit Consideration, Value Engineering (History, Concept and Definitions), Value Engineering vs. Cost Cutting.
Week 2: Creative Thinking, Problem Identification and VEJP, Types of Product Functions, Functional Analysis, Functional Analysis System Technique.  
Week 3: Function-Cost Relationship – I, Function-Cost Relationship - II, VE Applications in Product Design, Value Engineering:Case Study -I, Value Engineering: Case Study –II.
Week 4: VE Tools and Techniques – I, VE Tools and Techniques – II, , VE Success Stories –I, VE Success Stories -II .Behavioral Roadblocks

Books and references

1. Lawrence D. Miles; “Techniques of Value Analysis and Engineering”, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. New York.
2. Larry W. Zimmerman, Glen D. Hart; “Value Engineering”, Reprint 1999, CBS Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi
3. A. K. Chitale and R. C. Gupta, “Product Design and Manufacturing”, 3rd Edition, Prentice-Hall of India.

Instructor bio

Dr. Inderdeep Singh is currently working as Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He has taught among others, the industrial engineering courses such as Production Planning and Control, Product Design and Development, Work System Design, Industrial Management and Quality Management. He has been actively involved in the National Mission Project on Education Through ICT (NME-ICT) of Government of India. He has completed eight video and one web course under the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL, MOOCs). He has developed suitable pedagogical methods for two under-graduate courses of Mechanical Engineering.

Course certificate

  • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
  • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 29 September 2019Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100.
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score.

  • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched.

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