PROD234-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Chemical and Healthcare Product Formulation 1B

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


Team-based product design project. Students will work in teams of 3 to 4 to choose a particular product, for which they will write specifications, and then design a production method and final formulation to meet these requirements. Product prototypes will be produced in the laboratory and tested to demonstrate that the specifications have been met. A preliminary marketing strategy will be devised.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to define a set of product specifications, generate a number of new product concepts to meet these and evaluate these to choose a single candidate that best meets the design specifications
  • Students will gain hands-on experience in creating product prototypes and testing them against design specifications
  • Students will be able to carry out a preliminary economic analysis and devise a marketing strategy for the product
  • Students will be able to write a detailed report detailing the design process, approach and outcomes


Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00 West 305 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 13:00 West 305 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Course Coordinator

Conan Fee

Course Administrator

Alison Lowery


Term 3 Project: 40%
Term 4 Project: 60%


The prerequisite for this course is PROD101 and PROD233

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,735.00

International fee $8,000.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Product Design on the department and colleges page.

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