The objectives of this course include: 

(1) Learn concepts of engineering design including integrated product/process development, Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and DFX (Design for manufacturability, quality, affordability, etc.);

(2) Learn to contribute effectively to multidisciplinary design teams in the real world.

(3)Fundamental training for entrepreneurship.


 This course is a general course for junior or senior students in all majors. It is designed to provide the students with the opportunity to learn, understand and experience the total product design process. The best way to learn design is by designing and not by just reading about design. Presentations and reports will be an integral part of the course.


 Dr. Zhuo Li obtained her Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014. After working in industry for 2 years, she joined the department of Materials Science in Fudan University in 2016 as a Young Associate Researcher. Her research interests include nanocomposites for electronic packaging and microelectronics, stretchable electronics, interface chemistry, etc. Product design and materials selection will be her first course after joining Fudan University.

Materials and Products