Engineering and Production Management

Product Requirements Engineering

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

• Knowledge about definitions and activities in requirements engineering and management
• Methods for collecting, analyzing and specifying customer-specific requirements in the context of product development
• Tools for linking the requirements/criteria of different development areas such as mechanical, electrical and/or electronic system components with software-specific elements
• Methods of managing data and information about defined product requirements throughout the development cycle
• Fundamentals of product-specific standards, regulations or legal requirements which have to be considered during product development processes
• Methods for documentation and traceability of the requirements criteria defined in the product development process

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students are able to:

• Explain methods of requirements engineering and management and illustrate them with practical examples
• Describe cross-connections between different methods and measures of requirements engineering and use them to derive applications in the product development process
• Actively implement requirements engineering concepts as part of the product development process
• Present methods for the recording and specification of product properties (function, quality, design, costs) and apply them to concrete tasks
• Apply requirements engineering tools to link different product structures (hardware and software elements) to enable production cost optimization and quality improvement in the product development process

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Lecture notes; handouts; M. Eigner, D. Roubanov, R. Zafirov: Modellbasierte virtuelle Produktentwicklung; K. Pohl: Requirements Engineering; P. Hruschka: Business Analysis und Requirements Engineering: Produkte und Prozesse nachhaltig verbessern; C. Ebert: Systematisches Requirements Engineering: Anforderungen ermitteln, dokumentieren, analysieren und verwalten; E. Hull, K. Jackson, J. Dick: Requirements Engineering; I. Chalkiadakis: New Product Development with the use of Quality Function Deployment;

Mode of delivery

Lectures and tutorials

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Costing in Engineering and Production, Product Analysis and Product Development, Product Lifecycle Mangement

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and/or oral exams / Project presentation