PROD234-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Chemical and Healthcare Product Formulation 1B

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


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 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Studio A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 West 213A
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Studio B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 West 213A
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

Conan Fee

Course Administrator

Alison Lowery


Conan Fee


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


The prerequisite for this course is PROD101 and PROD233

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,884.00

International fee $9,325.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Product Design .

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  • PROD234-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024