Course detail

Economic Tools in Technical Profession

FSI-GX0Acad. year: 2017/2018

Students are educated in the course about the system approach at the product creation considering the economic aspects, decision making tools and tools of the other, especially non technical disciplines leading to creation (design) of products with a high added value for a customer. The subject target is not to learn students business skills but to submit knowledge about selected economic, technical economic and marketing-strategic tools which can be really used in technical (designing and company’s) practice and business activities. To enable understanding of purposefulness of above mentioned tools in company’s practice, these tools and methods are taught related to company’s economy and market economy. The lectures are aimed at the integrated product development, company’s structure, company’s functions as well as at economy, assets and costs of a company. External aspects, if creating a product with a high added value – and there is no doubt that machine tools should be such products, and external aspects of the company’s functioning are the customer and generally the market. The course is completed with many practical examples resulting from company’s practice.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will know terminology which is used in company’s economy, they will know company’s processes and influences of technical activities (non material part) on company’s processes (non material part and material part), costs creation and influences of designing work on costs. The course is also aimed at tools which quantify effectively the idea about the product function, which is very often expressed verbally, and which take into account the costs aspect of a new product origination.

Prerequisites

Secondary-school knowledge and skills, secondary-school economy, general view and knowledge, general designing knowledge, essential knowledge about building and design of machine tools.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Marek, J. Integrovaný vývoj produktu. 2nd ed. Praha: Autodesk, 2011. 234 p. ISBN 978-80-254-6497
Dobřický, J.; et al. Hodnotový management, 1st ed.; STING spol. s r.o.: Brno, 2010
Wöhe, G. Úvod do podnikového hospodářství. C. H. Beck, Praha, 1995 ISBN 80-7079-981-1

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Semester work. It is tested in the written form – written examination.
Work and test according to the lecture syllabus.
The common evaluation will be performed using the ECTS classification degrees based on the sum of points from the both parts.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

The essential contents of lectures are as follows:
- Company, company’s strategy, company’s processes
- Possession and assets structure of a company
- Costs and profits of a company, company’s economy
- Integrated product development and integrated product development elements
- Decision making processes and risk
- Design and development process
- Value management and value for a customer
- Functional approach and functional analysis
- Importance of functions and multicriterial evaluation methods
- Techniques of creative problem solution and team work

Aims

The main target of the subject is to teach students so that they can obtain essential knowledge and terms in economy of design and development work connected with the product creation, economy of a company and its position on the market.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-VSR , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective (voluntary)
    branch M-VSR , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective (voluntary)

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

The essential contents of lectures are as follows:
- Company, company’s strategy, company’s processes
- Possession and assets structure of a company
- Costs and profits of a company, company’s economy
- Integrated product development and integrated product development elements
- Decision making processes and risk
- Design and development process
- Value management and value for a customer
- Functional approach and functional analysis
- Importance of functions and multicriterial evaluation methods
- Techniques of creative problem solution and team work