PM4: Engineering Design Research Methodology #01

PM4: Engineering Design Research Methodology #01

7.5 credits
Start date: 14 January 2020

University: Blekinge Institute of Technology

Target group: PhD Student

Academy: Product Development Academy (PDA) Production Academy

Last day of registration: 31 December 2019
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The aim of the course is to prepare doctoral students researching and working on topics in the engineering design area to conduct research work of high scientific quality.

The course will also

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the course participant should be able to:

Course content

The contents of the course are the following:

Course organisation:

The course features 2 physical meetings to kick-off and concludes the course and four online lectures with possibility to attend physically for the doctoral students located at Blekinge Institute of Technology


A successful completion of this course will be judged on the successful submission and approval of the following assignments:


Blessing, L.T.M., Chakrabarti, A., 2009. DRM, a Design Research Methodology. Springer. Plus compendium, articles, and presentation material.


09:00 - 15:00 14 January 2020

Topics: Introduction to Design Research, Research questions and Hypotheses, Literature review, Presentation of assignment 1 and 1b.

BTH campus Gräsvik, Karlskrona

DRM in a nutshell, Research Clarification


Descriptive study and Prescriptive study


Publishing results and Ethical code-of-conduct


Presenting results


09:00 - 12:00

Final presentation.

BTH campus Gräsvik, Karlskrona



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