Chair of Design and Product Development (https://www.cadlab.fsb.hr/en
) of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture University of Zagreb (http://www.unizg.hr/homepage/
) was established in 1997 as the part of then newly constituted Department of Design.
The primary objective of the Chair today
is developing creative and innovative potential of students of mechanical engineering, naval architecture, and aerospace engineering through a series of coursescomprehending methodical design, development of innovative products and services and CA tools to support the development process.
During the undergraduate study, the students are acquainted with the most advanced methodology, tools and practical and theoretical knowledge used in the development of the technical systems. At the graduate level of the study, the number of specialised courses is offered with emphasis to the integration and application of the acquired knowledge through project assignments, and diploma work topics are regularly complex engineering problems from the industry.
The scientific work of the Chair and collaboration with industry through a number of R&D projects is focused on advanced models, methods and tools for management of engineering knowledge and innovation in the sustainable development of socio-technical systems.