This course is one part of a two semester sequence in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Product Design. It is intended for students in the ChemBE masterâ€™s program. This course guides the student through the complex process of new product design. Product design concerns the recognition of customer needs, the creation of suitable specifications, and the selection of best products to fulfill needs. Students work in small teams to develop a new product idea, design the product and then iterate on prototype development. Students report several times both orally and in writing on their accomplishments. Time is allowed so that laboratory tests can be performed and/or prototypes can be built. Note that generally both courses, 540.609 and 540.610 must be taken to complete the prototype development. The two courses can be started in any term.