General principles and laws of the design process in the designing of technical objects and technological units. Methods of technical creative work. Life cycle of a technical object. Methodical approach to machine design, evaluation of variants and selection of the most suitable solution, principles of designing mass-produced and single-purpose machines. Methods to increase creative potential, brainstorming, value analysis, heuristic procedures, teamwork. Principles and methodology of manufacturability. Quality, safety and health and nature protection. Unification and normalization. Principles of creating 2D and 3D documentation. Industrial and legal protection.