Mechanical Engineering: Curriculum

Here you'll find detailed information on current courses of the Bachelor's degree program Mechanical Engineering. Please note that due to ongoing updates not all courses of the program might be fully displayed. A complete overview of the curriculum for the study year 2016/17 is going to be published in the course of the summer semester 2016.

1. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module Communikations & Management 1 (M15)
German / kMod
5.00
-
English 1: professional and social communication (ENG1)
German / ILV
1.00
1.00

Course description

In a variety of didactic formats and with a high degree of interactivity (theoretical inputs, case studies, exercises and small group discussions), the course teaches and practices basic communication skills in English. In addition to language skills such as grammar and phraseology, the focus is primarily on effective communication appropriate to the target group and context.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • act and respond appropriately in private situations and international contexts and initiate and cultivate professional contacts
  • successfully use all four language skills in professional situations across language barriers
  • produce text types of internationally accepted standards necessary for business communication

Course contents

  • Talking and writing effectively about oneself
  • Conducting interviews and professional introductions
  • Small talk and social English
  • Intensive grammar and language review as required
  • Group discussions
  • Persuasive speaking and debating
  • Analytical writing and arguing with precision

Prerequisites

English knowledge at Matura (high-school leaving certificate) level

Literature

  • Murphy: English Grammar In Use

Assessment methods

  • Interim written tests and presentation
Kick-off for the year (JKO)
German / SE
0.50
1.00

Course description

In the course the participants get to know their collagues, the content of the study and the organisation of the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • take on an acitve, reflecting role in the new structure (team, organisations, program)
  • develop team rules an to implement them

Course contents

  • Content of the study and organisation of the study program
  • Formulation of expectations
  • Team rules
  • Target agreements
  • Flow of informations - efficently and actively developed

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Franken, Swetlana (2010): Verhaltensorientierte Führung - Handeln, Lernen und Diversity in Unternehmen, 3. Auflage, Verlag Gabler, Wiesbaden

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (participated sucessfully)

Anmerkungen

The course will be organised in cooperation with the administration of the study course

Presentation (PRAE)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

In the course the students learn to present issues and facts in a target oriented way.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • present a given set of facts in free speech in a structured manner (optionally with a keyword-list)
  • prepare simple technical issues for specific target groups (especially for "non-technicians")
  • use different versions of the entry and exit in the presentation

Course contents

  • Peparing, structuring and reduction information
  • Targets and structure of a presentation
  • Media and media use
  • Structuring subsidies
  • Body language, language and voice

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Hartmann, Martin/Funk, Rüdiger/Nietmann, Horst (2012): Präsentieren
  • Hierhold, E. (2002): Sicher und wirksam präsentieren, Wien, Frankfurt: Ueberreuter
  • Schilling, G. (2006): Angewandte Rhetorik und Präsentationstechnik, Berlin: Schilling
  • Will, H. (2006): Mini-Handbuch Vortrag und Präsentation, Landsberg: Beltz
  • Wöss, F. (2004): Der souveräne Vortrag, Wien: Linde Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment (grade)

Anmerkungen

none

Selected chapters from Business administration 1 (BWL1)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course teaches the basics of business administration with a focus on the topics of cost and performance accounting

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain the differences between cost types, cost centers and cost carriers, different types of cost types, tasks and functions of cost accounting
  • determine costs and prices

Course contents

  • Concept of cost accounting
  • Cost type, cost center and cost unit accounting
  • Expense distribution sheet

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Georg Zihr/Martin Paier: Kostenrechnung, Nitty Gritty, 2. Auflage, Sollenau 2016, grelldenk
  • Wala, Thomas: Klausurtraining Kostenrechnung, Bookboon: London 2017

Assessment methods

  • Final written exam
Self-management and time management (SZM)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

In the coursethe students get to know techniques and methods for effective work organisation and systemic planning.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • • prioritize activities by using various methods (for example as ABC analysis , ALPEN-method) and to schedule their time sequence.
  • • denote personal stress triggers and behaviors and to describe and to develop ways to change the behavior patern.
  • • to explain the benefits of setting targets and to define a list of objectives (by SMART).

Course contents

  • personal Goals
  • • • Principles of time & self management and associated instruments e.g.: activity list, daily activity log
  • • Interruptions, faults, time thieves
  • • Personal strategies of implementation"

Prerequisites

keine

Literature

  • Knoblauch, J./Hüger, J./Mockler, M. (2005): Ein Meer an Zeit: Die neue Dimension des Zeitmanagements, Frankfurt/Main: Campus
  • Nussbaum, Cordula (2007): 300 Tipps für mehr Zeit: Soforthilfe gegen Alltagsstress. Von Perfektionismus bis Energieräuber, München: gu
  • Seiwert, Lothar J. (2002): Life Leadership – So bekommen Sie Ihr Leben in Balance, Offenbach: Gabal

Assessment methods

  • Reflection paper

Anmerkungen

none

Module Mathematics 1 (M11)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Mathematics 1 (MAT1)
German / ILV, UE
7.50
5.00

Course description

Introductory course focussing on logic and set theory, linear algebra, elementary functions, complex numbers, calculus, differential equations.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • perform basic operations in abstract vector spaces (e.g. checking for linear independence, calculation of the angle between two vectors, etc.) and solve basic problems in two and three dimensional Euclidean space.
  • analyze functions of one variable (e.g. invertibility, boundedness, growth properties) and to classify elementary functions (polynomials, rational functions, trigonometric and exponential functions and their inverse functions).
  • calculate limits of sequences and of functions and to determine if a function is continuous.
  • perform basic operations with complex numbers, change their representation and interpret them geometrically in the complex plane.
  • understand and apply calculus; to interpret definite integrals as signed areas
  • calculate basic differential equations (in particular linear DE)

Course contents

  • logic and set theory, linear algebra;
  • elementary functions, complex numbers;
  • calculus, differential equations.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of mathematics on high school level

Literature

  • P. Stingl (2009): Mathematik für Fachhochschulen, Hanser
  • G. Teschl, S. Teschl (2013): Mathematik für Informatiker 1, Springer
  • G. Teschl, S. Teschl (2014): Mathematik für Informatiker 2, Springer

Assessment methods

  • Exercises and written exam
Module Production engineering 1 (M12)
German / kMod
5.50
-
Production engineering 1 (FT1)
German / VO
3.50
2.00

Course description

The course provides basic knowledge of manufacturing technology. This includes a short introduction into the development of the subject, basics of the procedural perspective of a production as well as relevant parameters for taking decisions as regards the selection of manufacturing processes. Subsequently, essential manufacturing procedures are presented and discussed in detail.

Methodology

lecture

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • name and explain manufacturing processes
  • explain the chemical and physical principles and elementary processes of these manufacturing procedures
  • explain and differentiate between their areas of application by means of concrete examples from industry
  • name economic, technological and procedural selection criteria for choosing single as well as combinations of various manufacturing processes

Course contents

  • Review of traditional manufacturing processes, process sequence, main parameters of manufacturing processes, applications in industry, combination of several manufacturing procedures in the production process
  • Technical, economic and material-based parameters of and selection criteria for manufacturing procedures
  • Primary forming processes from the vaporous, fluid (pulpy,) ionized and pulverized state (e.g. casting, sintering etc.)
  • Transforming: pressure forming, tensile compression forming, tensile forming, bending, shear forming (e.g. milling, die bending etc.)
  • Separation processes: splitting, with a geometrically defined and undefined cutting edge, (sawing, turning, drilling, milling, honing, tapping, grinding, lapping etc.)
  • Joining: firm bonding, force bonding and form bonding; pasting, soldering, welding technology etc.
  • Coating from the liquid (pulpy) state (eg. painting etc.)

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of physics and chemistry to Matura (high-school leaving certificate) level

Literature

  • Awiszus et al., (2009), Grundlagen der Fertigungstechnik, Hanser Verlag
  • Böge et al., (2012), Handbuch Maschinenbau, Springer
  • Fritz A.H., Schulze G. (2009) Fertigungstechnik, Springer
  • König, W.; Klocke, F., (2008) Fertigungsverfahren Band 4 und 5, Springer
  • Tschätsch, H., (2001) Praxis der Umformtechnik, Vieweg
  • Lange, K., (2001), Umformtechnik, Springer
  • Schuler GmbH, (1996), Handbuch der Umformtechnik, Springer

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment, final exam
Production engineering laboratory 1 (FT1-LAB)
German / LAB
2.00
2.00

Course description

The course includes selected practical exercises in small groups on key manufacturing technologies

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • illustrate practically the implementation of the production processes practiced and in so doing explain basic preparatory activities and safety aspects
  • explain the fields of application of the production processes practiced on the basis of a well-known example
  • create technical documentation

Course contents

  • Selected exemplary exercises on the contents taught in the lecture Manufacturing Technology 1, e.g. on primary forming processes, transforming, separating, joining and coating

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of physics and chemistry to Matura (high-school leaving certificate) level

Literature

  • König, W.; Klocke, F (2008).: Fertigungsverfahren Band 1, Springer
  • König, W.; Klocke, F (2005).: Fertigungsverfahren Band 2, Springer

Assessment methods

  • Laboratory protocol
Module Technisches Zeichnen (M14)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Descriptive geometry (DG)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course provides basic knowledge of constructive geometry for engineers – particularly concerning the representation of projections

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • represent projections appropriately as part of the creation of basic technical concepts

Course contents

  • Types of projection (viewpoints, section display, etc.):
  • cone section
  • curves
  • ellipses

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Brauner,H.: Lehrbuch der Konstruktiven Geometrie, Springer-Verlag, Wien-New York
  • Giering,O./Seybold,H.: Konstruktive Ingenieurgeometrie, C. Hanser Verlag, München-Wien

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment
Technical drawing (TZ)
German / ILV
4.50
3.00

Course description

The course provides basic knowledge of technical drawing by means of appropriate construction principles and methods – from hand-drawn sketches to CAD drawings

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • draw technical subjects appropriately – e.g. work parts (freehand and CAD)

Course contents

  • Approaches and methods of construction: representation and dimensioning of work pieces provided with the sign for surface quality and tolerances
  • Production of hand-drawn sketches
  • Creation of a CAD drawing for a work piece as well as machine assemblies

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Technisches Zeichnen Selbstständig lernen und effektiv üben Autoren: Labisch, Susanna, Weber, Christian

Assessment methods

  • online exam (50%), project work (50%) (both parts positive)
Module Werkstoffkunde 1 (M13)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Chemistry for mechanical engineers (CHEM1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

For the study of Mechanical Engineering the course provides essential foundations of chemistry.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • apply basic chemical knowledge on simple problems
  • accomplish basic steps in the laboratory according to a protocol and with appropriate support

Course contents

  • Inorganic chemistry: periodic table; atom models; composition of matter; bonds and reactivity; stoichiometry; acids and bases; titration; redox reactions; elektrochemistry
  • polymers (overview)
  • chemical calcultations

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of chemistry to Matura (high-school leaving certificate) level

Literature

  • Kickelbick, G.: Chemie für Ingenieure, Person Verlag, Hallbergmoos 2008
  • Mortimer, C.E., Müller, U.: Das Basiswissen der Chemie, 11. Auflage, Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart 2014

Assessment methods

  • Final written exam about the content of the lecture and the laboratory (70% of the final score); lab reports (30% of the final score)
Materials science 1 (WSK1)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

For the study of Mechanical Engineering the course provides important foundations of materials science, in particular metallic materials. This concerns the selection of materials and the evaluation of aspects (properties, corrosion).

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • select suitable materials, particularly metallic materials as regards mechanical engineering criteria (e.g. flexural strength, resistance)
  • recognize environmental influences on metallic materials and take appropriate measures

Course contents

  • Microstructures / crystal structures (strengthening mechanisms; processes in metal lattices)
  • Iron-carbon diagram
  • Steels
  • Alloys
  • Heat Treatment
  • Cast-iron materials
  • Non-ferrous metals

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of chemistry to Matura (high-school leaving certificate) level

Literature

  • W. Weißbach: Werkstoffkunde 17. Aufl. Vieweg +Teubner | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2010
  • Seidel W. (2009) Werkstofftechnik: Werkstoffe, Eigenschaften, Prüfung, Anwendung, Hanser
  • Dillinger J., Dobler H., u.w. (2007) Fachkunde Metall, Europa-Verlag
  • Fritz A.H., Schulze G. (2009) Fertigungstechnik, Springer

Assessment methods

  • Final written exam

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module Kommunikation & Management 2 (M25)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Communication and Conflict Management (KKM)
German / SE
2.00
2.00

Course description

In the course the students reflect on and practice communicative abilities in a vocational context on a scientific basis. Emphasis is placed on conversation techniques and written communication as well as conflict behaviour and management.

Methodology

none

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • analyze their own communication and conflict behavior in relation to relevant models (e.g. Schulz v . Thun, Schwarz) and to identify alternatives.
  • make contact with discussion partners (e.g. rapport) and to find an adequate conversation started.
  • analyze promotional and disruptive behavior in a conversation on the basis of Transactional Analysis.
  • describe the various stages of a conflict (for example escalation model of Glasl ) and the respective handling (for example self-help , facilitation, mediation).
  • analyse and to explain situations of conflicts (for example "hot" and "cold" conflicts, causes and involved persons).

Course contents

  • Basic theoretical knowledge of communication: Four ears model and others
  • Verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Conversation promoters, conversation disturbers
  • Question techniques and active listening
  • Handling criticism and difficult sitauations in conversations
  • Goal-oriented communication
  • Causes and development of conflicts
  • Reflection on personal conflict behaviour
  • Types of conflicts and conflict diagnosis

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Glasl, F. (2004): Selbsthilfe in Konflikten, Stuttgart: Verlag Freies Geistesleben/Haupt, 4.Auflage
  • Haeske, U. (2002): Team- und Konfliktmanagement, Berlin: Cornelsen
  • Schulz von Thun, F. (2009): Miteinander reden – Band 1, Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt
  • Schwarz, G. (2005): Konfliktmanagement, Wiesbaden: Gabler Verlag, 7.Auflage
  • Simon, W. (2004): GABALs großer Methodenkoffer: Grundlagen der Kommunikation, Offenbach: Gabal Verlag
  • Weisbach, C.-R. (2003): Professionelle Gesprächsführung, München: dtv-Beck-Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment (grade)

Anmerkungen

none

English 2: Technical Communication (ENG2)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

In a variety of didactic formats and with a high degree of interactivity (theoretical inputs, case studies, exercises and small group discussions), the course teaches and practices advanced communication skills in English. In addition to language skills such as grammar and expression, the focus is mainly on the structuring and formulating of technical issues in an international context as a function of their own professional role and appropriate to the target group.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • prepare and present technical issues to specific target groups ("non-techies") in a structured way
  • make rationally reasoned judgments on ethical issues and act responsibly in professional practice
  • act and respond appropriately in private situations and international contexts and initiate and cultivate professional contacts

Course contents

  • Grammar and language review as required
  • Professional technical communication
  • Speaking and writing about Technology
  • Adaptation to audience and purpose
  • Analysis of the relationship between form and function
  • Process descriptions and instructions
  • Lab reports

Prerequisites

English 1

Literature

  • Murphy: English Grammar In Use
  • Brusaw: Handbook of Technical Writing

Assessment methods

  • Interim written tests and presentation
Selected Topics in Business Administration 2 (AKBW2)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course teaches the basics of business administration with a focus on the topics of managerial accounting, finance and investment

Methodology

Lecture, Group Work, Diskussions

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain the difference between methods of investment evaluation as well as different types of financing instruments.
  • carry out simple price calculations, develop and evaluate investment and financing alternatives and provide qualified decision support

Course contents

  • Operational transfer form
  • Profit margin accounting
  • Profit center accounting
  • Fundamentals of external financial accounting
  • Financial mathematics
  • Types of investments, investment process, investment program
  • Types of financing
  • Internal and external financing

Prerequisites

Business Administration 1

Literature

  • K. Olfert, (2008), Kostenrechnung, Kiehl, p. 534
  • N. Varnholt, U. Lebefromm, P. Hoberg, (2008), Kostenrechnung und operatives Controlling, Oldenburg, p. 354
  • L. Kruschwitz, (2005), Investitionsrechnung, Oldenburg, p. 559
  • T. Obermeier, R. Gasper, (2007), Investitionsrechnung und Unternehmensbewertung, Oldenburg, p. 212
  • K. Olfert, C. Reichel, (2008), Finanzierung, Kiehl, p. 580
  • M. Hauser, C. Warns, (2008), Grundlagen der Finanzierung anschaulich dargestellt, Pdverlag, p. 279

Assessment methods

  • Intermediate written exam (PC or paper)
  • Final written exam (PC)
Module Maschinenelemente 1 (M23)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Machine Elements 1 (MEL1)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course teaches the basics of the subject of machine elements. The focus is on the selection, dimensioning and calculating of non-detachable or detachable connections and rotary motion elements. In the exercise sections selected examples are examined in more detail.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • select the appropriate machine elements for mechanical engineering requirements (non-detachable / detachable connections and rotary motion elements)
  • dimension and calculate machine elements taking the prevailing environmental conditions and the required security into account

Course contents

  • Classification and standard-compliant designation of machine elements
  • static and dynamic stress condition
  • detachable and non-detachable connections (screwed, bolted, welded, soldered and glued joints)
  • Elements of rotary motion (axles, shafts, ...)
  • Selected, exemplary exercises on the teaching content of the accompanying lecture (e.g. dimensioning an axle-bearing trestle)

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, physics at Matura (high-school leaving certificate) level, knowledge of parts of the first semester courses: Mathematics 1, Manufacturing Technology 1, Chemistry for Mechanical Engineering

Literature

  • Decker, K-H: Maschinenelemente, Hanser Verlag, München
  • Haberhauer, H., Bodenstein, F.: Maschinenelemente, Springer, Berlin
  • Roloff, H. Matek, W.: Maschinenelemente, Vieweg, Wiesbaden

Assessment methods

  • Interim tests in the exercises, final written exam
Machine Elements 1 - Exercises (MEL1UE)
German / UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course, the technical sound calculation of the following machine elements is practiced: - Tolerances and fits - Strength calculation - Bonding and brazing - Welding connections - Rivet connections - Screw connections - Bolt, pin connections, securing elements - Elastic springs

Prerequisites

Mechanics 1 incl. Exercises course

Literature

  • Wittel et al; Roloff/Matek Maschinenelemente; 21., vollst. überarb. Aufl.; Vieweg Verlag; 2013
  • Wittel et al; Roloff/Matek Maschinenelemente Übungsbeispiele; 15., vollst. überarb. Aufl.; Vieweg Verlag; 2009
  • Rieg et al; Decker Maschinenelemente. Funktion, Gestaltung und Berechnung; Hanser Verlag; 2009

Assessment methods

  • course immanent + final exam
Module Mathematik 2 (M21)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Mathematics 2 (MAT2)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

For the study of Mechanical Engineering the course teaches the significant contents of higher mathematics. The focus is on differential equations, surface integrals and Fourier series. In the exercise sections selected computing tasks are covered.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • calculate basic differential equations (linear and selected partial DG)
  • calculate surface integrals with the corresponding Parameters
  • determine and transform Fourier series

Course contents

  • Fourier series: periodic functions; symmetries; trigonometric form; complex shape; spectra
  • Multidimensional analysis: surfaces of the second order; conic sections; partial derivatives; total differential; extremes; gradient; differentiation under the integral sign; area and volume integrals
  • Differential equations: linear differential equations of first and second order; partial differential equations; integral transformations; Laplace transform
  • selected computing tasks on the areas mentioned

Prerequisites

Basic mathematics at Matura (high-school leaving certificate) level, knowledge of Mathematics 1 (1st semester)

Literature

  • Kurt Meyberg, Peter Vachenauer (2001) Höhere Mathematik 2; Springer-Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Interim tests in the exercises, final written exam
Mathematics 2 - Exercises (MAT2UE)
German / UE
1.50
1.00

Course description

Introductory course Linear Algebra Applications of Calculus, Graph Sketching, Approximation by Taylor and Fourier Series Multivariate Calculus, Differential Equations

Methodology

Exercises; discussions.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Learning of basic mathematical abilitiesDealing with formal and abstract descriptions of mathematical contentKnowledge of simple modes of thinking in the area of calculusRevision of negative habits from secondary school - sticking to recipes, math-anxietyAbility to define and describe the mathematical terms, which are explained in the course, and their connection between them; Application of the theory on basic examples

Course contents

  • Linear Algebra: description of linear functions with the help of matrices (rotation, translation); determinantes, eigenvalue and eigenvectors, Graph Sketching: manipulation of the function equation and the resulting changes in the function graph; using differential calculus to determine characteristics of a function;Approximation of Functions: using Taylor Series and Polynomials as well as Fourier Series and PolynomialsMultivariate Calculus surfaces of second orderlinear differential equations of first order and higher order with constant coefficients; an explicit example of a partial differential equationintegral transformation

Prerequisites

Mathematic 1

Literature

  • Script from the University of Toronto at Scarborough"Multivariable Calculus" by G. Cain und J. Herod"Mathematik für Informatiker" von S. und G.Teschlwww.mathe-online.at (Mathematische Hintergruende)Every introductory textbook in higher mathematics

Assessment methods

  • 50% of the examples from the tutorials; presentation of the examples Final written examinations at the end of the courseFinal oral examinations at the end of the course For a positive grade, all three categories have to completed successfully. For details, see the corresponding file in the CIS-folder.

Anmerkungen

Compulsory attendance during exercises.

Module Mechanik 1 (M22)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Mechanics 1 (MECH1)
German / VO
4.50
3.00

Course description

The course teaches the basics of engineering mechanics. Emphasis is placed on statics, the strength of materials and kinematics. In the exercise sections selected computing tasks are covered.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • calculate support reactions and equilibrium positions
  • identify and calculate contact problems with sticking and slipping
  • determine focal points of surfaces and solids (volume, centers of mass, moments of tilt) as well as moments of inertia of simple and composite cross sections
  • identify and assess equilibrium positions
  • determine and dimension static loads of components
  • interpret linkage to motion control (e.g. kinematic relations, gear ratios)

Course contents

  • Statics: concept of force, centralized force system, resulting force, general force systems; concept of momentum; sticking and slipping; gravity and center of mass; moment of inertia; determining equilibrium; basics of assessment of stability
  • Strength of materials: concept of tension; distortions; uniaxial tension, Hooke's law; torsion of straight bars; bending stress and bending deformation; shear loads of thinner cross sections, buckling; cut sizes; tensions and types of stress; composite stress
  • Kinematics: translational motion; rotational movement; gear ratios; override controls
  • selected computing tasks on the areas mentioned

Prerequisites

Basic mathematics at Matura (high-school leaving certificate) level, knowledge of Mathematics 1 (1st semester)

Literature

  • R. C. Hibbeler: Technische Mechanik 1 - Statik. 10. Auflage, Pearson Studium, München 2006
  • D. Gross, W. Hauger, W. Schnell (2002): Technische Mechanik, Band 1: Statik. Springer Lehrbuch
  • W. Hauger, W. Schnell, and D. Gross (2009). Technische Mechanik, Band 2: Elastostatik. Springer Lehrbuch

Assessment methods

  • Interim tests in the exercises, final written exam
Mechanics 1 - Exercises (MECH1UE)
German / UE
3.00
2.00
Module Werkstoffkunde 2 (M24)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Materials Science (WSK2)
German / VO
6.00
2.00

Course description

For the study of Mechanical Engineering the course provides important foundations of materials science, in particular metallic materials. This concerns the selection of materials and the evaluation of aspects of the selection of materials which influence the environment.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • select suitable materials, particularly metallic and non-metallic materials as regards mechanical engineering criteria (e.g. flexural strength, resistance)
  • recognize environmental influences on metallic materials and take appropriate measures

Course contents

  • Apart from metals: Ceramics: production; characteristics; properties; applications
  • Powders and Sintered Materials: material characteristics; powder metallurgy; sintering; follow-up treatment; polycrystalline diamond (PCD); cubical boron nitride (CBN)
  • Plastics: formation of polymers; bonding forces; application areas relevant to mechanical engineering ; additives and their influence on the properties
  • Composites and fiber-reinforced materials: material characteristics; structure and classification of composite materials; fiber composite materials; particle composite materials; ceramic-matrix composites

Prerequisites

Fundamental knowledge of chemistry at Matura (high-school leaving certificate) level

Literature

  • W. Weißbach: Werkstoffkunde 17. Aufl. Vieweg +Teubner | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2010
  • Franck A., Biederbick K. (1990) Kunststoff-Kompendium, Vogel
  • Seidel W. (2009) Werkstofftechnik: Werkstoffe, Eigenschaften, Prüfung, Anwendung, Hanser
  • Ehrenstein G. (1999) Polymer-Werkstoffe: Struktur – Eigenschaften – Anwendung, Hanser

Assessment methods

  • Final written exam

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module Elektrotechnik 1 (M34)
German / kMod
6.50
-
Electrical Engineering & Electronics Laboratory (EEL)
German / LAB
2.00
2.00

Course description

In practical laboratory exercises the course deepens the basic knowledge taught in the courses “Electrical Engineering for Mechanical Engineering”and “Electronics for Mechanical Engineering”

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • build simple circuits and test their functionality after construction
  • apply the method of electrical measurement technology
  • test basic digital circuits

Course contents

  • Passive components: R, L and C
  • Semiconductior devices: diodes and transistors
  • Digital fundamentals

Prerequisites

Content of the courses Electrical Engineering for Mechanical Engineeringand Electronics for Mechanical Engineering as well as basic engineering knowledge and basic knowledge in mechanical engineering fields in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • Keine spezifische Literatur, ggf. kann ergänzend zu den Basisvorlesungen Elektrotechnik bzw. Elektronik die dort angegeben Literatur herangezogen werden:
  • Flegel, Birnstiel, Nerreter: Elektrotechnik für Maschinenbau und Mechatronik
  • Führer, Heidemann, Nerreter: Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik I und II, Hanser Verlag
  • Altmann, Schlayer: Lehr- und Übungsbuch Elektrotechnik, Fachbuchverlag Leipzig
  • Meister, Heinz: Elektronische Grundlagen/Elektronik 1, Vogel Verlag
  • Klaus Wüst: Mikroprozessortechnik: Grundlagen, Architekturen, Schaltungstechnik und Betrieb von Mikroprozessoren und Mikrocontrollern. 4. Auflage. Vieweg & Teubner Verlag
  • Thomas Tille, Doris Schmitt-Landsiedel: Mikroelektronik: Halbleiterbauelemente und deren Anwendung in elektronischen Schaltungen Springer Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Laboratory reports and final oral exam
Electrical Engineering for Mechanical Engineering (ETFM)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course teaches the fundamentals of electrical engineering. The focus is on the construction of circuits (AC and DC technology), the operating behavior of electrical machines and the basic principles of electrical measurement technology

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • design simple circuits and establish the required components
  • assess the operating performance of electrical machinery and explain the method of electrical measurement technology

Course contents

  • DC technology: simple and compound DC circuits; effect of current and voltage (magnetism, electric field, work, power); power electronic devices and circuits, consolidation
  • AC technology: basic concepts (peak, average, RMS, etc.); simple and compound AC circuits
  • Basic function of electrical machines
  • Electrical measurement technology

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of physics to Matura (high-school leaving certificate) level as well as basic knowledge in engineering sciences and basic knowledge of mechanical engineering topics in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • Flegel, Birnstiel, Nerreter: Elektrotechnik für Maschinenbau und Mechatronik
  • Führer, Heidemann, Nerreter: Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik I und II, Hanser Verlag
  • Fischer, Elektrotechnik für Maschinenbauer, Springer 2016

Assessment methods

  • Final written exam
Electronics for Mechanical Engineering (EFM)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course teaches basic electronics. The focus is on the field of semiconductor components and basic circuits.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain basic principles of semiconductor technology as well as its components and use them in basic circuits
  • explain and dimension typical circuit elements and circuit structures of operational amplifiers
  • transform or amplify measuring signals of sensors to process them with ADCs of e.g. microcontrollers, PC-interfaces, etc.
  • explain functionality of comparators and Schmitt triggers
  • explain basic principles of the buck converter and use it for supplying loads like DC motors, active sensors, microprocessors, bus systems, etc.

Course contents

  • semiconductor generally
  • diode and rectifier circuits
  • Zener diode, light emitting diode, Schottky diode
  • bipolar transistor, field-effect transistor
  • operational amplifier (ideal and real)
  • basic circuits with operational amplifiers
  • comparator, Schmitt trigger
  • pulse with modulation (PWM)
  • buck converter

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of physics and mathematics to Matura (high-school leaving certificate) level as well as basic knowledge in engineering sciences and basic knowledge of mechanical engineering topics in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • Heinz Meister: Elektronische Grundlagen/Elektronik 1, Vogel Verlag, 2012.
  • Erwin Böhmer: Elemente der angewandten Elektronik, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, 2010.
  • Joachim Federau: Operationsverstärker, Springer Verlag, 2013.
  • Ulrich Tietze, Christoph Schenk: Halbleiter-Schaltungstechnik, Springer Verlag, 2013.

Assessment methods

  • Final written exam
Module Informatik (M36)
German / kMod
4.00
-
Computer Science for Mechanical Engineering (INFMB)
German / ILV
4.00
2.00

Course description

Information technology is one of the key technologies of the 21st century and will futher massively change humans working life. The course deepens basic concepts of programming in their application for typical mechanical engineering problems and applications - in particular relating to machine programming and CAD interfaces.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • write a simple program for testing purposes
  • transfer the machine functionalities in an IT technical requirements profile

Course contents

  • Machine programming on selected objects
  • Programming techniques and development tools

Prerequisites

Mathematics to Matura (high-school leaving certificate) level, basic programming concepts from the course “Fundamentals of Computer Science” and a basic knowledge of mechanical engineering in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • Robert Klima, Siegfried Selberherr: Programmieren in C. 3. Auflage. Springer Verlag
  • Heinz-Peter Gumm, Manfred Sommer: Einführung in die Informatik. 9. Auflage. Oldenbourg, München
  • Uwe Schneider, Dieter Werner (Hrsg.): Taschenbuch der Informatik. 6. Auflage. Fachbuchverlag, Leipzig

Assessment methods

  • Exercises and tests, requirement for final written/practical exam
Module Kommunikation & Management 3 (M35)
German / kMod
3.50
-
Academic Papers (WA)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In a variety of didactic formats and with a high degree of interactivity (theoretical inputs, case examples, exercises and small group discussions), the course teaches the basics of academic papers. The contents are geared to the issues and tasks facing students as part of the defining, elaborating and presenting of an academic final paper - in particular the Bachelor paper.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • independently identify, elaborate and present a question according to scientific guidelines and methods,
  • distinguish between high-quality scientific abstracts and those of lower quality, and use this discernment in the production of their own Abstracts
  • throughout the working process of a bachelor paper apply the methodology of academic papers learned in the preparation of a paper (definition of research questions and objectives, research design, construction and drafting of the work, presentation of results)

Course contents

  • Basics of academic papers
  • Working techniques (research methods)
  • Formulating, citing, presenting
  • Self-contained elaboration of research questions/ scientific issue s(Abstract)
  • Components and structure of scientific papers, esp. outline, research design and other components of a Bachelor paper
  • Organization of activities for producing a scientific (final) paper
  • Ethical principles for scientific writing

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Matthias Karmasin, Rainer Ribing, (2002), Die Gestaltung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten, UTB
  • Hans Karl Wytrzens, Elisabeth Schauppenlehner-Kloyber, Monika Sieghardt, Georg Gratzer, (2009), Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten – Eine Einführung; Facultas Verlag Wien
  • Norbert Frank, Joachim Stary; (2009); Die Technik des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens; 15.Auflage; Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, Paderborn
  • Kornmeier, Martin (2007): Wissenschaftstheorie und wissenschaftliches Arbeiten, Physica, Heidelberg
  • Stella Cottrell, (2011), Critical Thinking Skills, Palgrave

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment (endupload: scientific proposal)
English 3: Technology and Society (ENG3)
German / SE
2.00
2.00

Course description

In a variety of didactic formats and with a high degree of interactivity (theoretical inputs, case studies, exercises and small group discussions), the course teaches and practices advanced communication skills in English. In addition to language skills such as grammar and phraseology, the focus is mainly on cultural matters and social contexts in a globalized world economy and society striving for innovation.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • communicate effectively even on complex issues that require a critical discourse, require thinking through from different perspectives, or feature ambivalent aspects (e.g. negotiation, teamwork, conferences, presentations, etc. in an international context)
  • create kinds of texts necessary for professional communication according to internationally accepted standards
  • adapt presentations in English to the audience and act appropriately to the situation in negotiations

Course contents

  • Grammar and language review as required
  • Persuasive speaking and writing – impact of technology on Society
  • Corporate culture and social responsibility in the age of globalisation
  • Case studies of creative destruction and innovation in relevant industries
  • Presenting technical and business topics from other subjects

Prerequisites

English 1 and 2

Literature

  • Murphy: English Grammar In Use
  • Brusaw: Handbook of Technical Writing

Assessment methods

  • Interim written assignments and presentation
Module Maschinenelemente 2 (M33)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Machine Elements 2 (ME2)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course teaches the basics of the subject of machine elements.The focus is on the selecting, dimensioning and calculating of gears, flexible drives and guide elements for liquids and gases. In the exercise sections selected examples are examined in more detail.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • select the appropriate machine elements for mechanical engineering requirements (gears, flexible drives, guiding elements for liquids and gases)
  • dimension and calculate machine elements taking into account the prevailing environmental conditions and the security required

Course contents

  • Designing, calculating, constructing
  • strength analysis to DIN 743
  • statically indeterminate overlays
  • vibrations
  • tribology (friction bearings, roller bearings)
  • Hertzian pressure
  • fundamentals of cogs and gears
  • design of spur and bevel gears
  • flexible drives (chain drives, flat belt drives)
  • guide elements for liquids and gases (pipes, valves)
  • selected, exemplary exercises on the content taught in the accompanying lecture (e.g. dimensioning of flexible drive)

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, physics at Matura (high-school leaving certificate) level, knowledge of parts of the first semester courses: Mathematics 1, Manufacturing Technology 1, Chemistry for Mechanical Engineering; basic mechanical engineering knowledge in line with progress of the degree program; knowledge of course Machine Elements 1

Literature

  • Decker, K-H: Maschinenelemente, Hanser Verlag, München
  • Haberhauer, H., Bodenstein, F.: Maschinenelemente, Springer, Berlin
  • Roloff, H. Matek, W.: Maschinenelemente, Vieweg, Wiesbaden

Assessment methods

  • Interim tests in the exercises, final written exam
Machine Elements 2 - Exercises (ME2UE)
German / UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course, the technical sound calculation of the following machine elements is practiced: - Axes, shafts and pins - Elements for connecting shafts and hubs - Couplings and brakes - Rolling bearings - Plain bearings - Gears, spur gears, bevel gears - selected gearboxes

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • calculate the machine elements mentioned above in a technically correct way

Prerequisites

Machine Elements 1 incl. Exercises course

Literature

  • Wittel et al; Roloff/Matek Maschinenelemente; 21., vollst. überarb. Aufl.; Vieweg Verlag; 2013
  • Wittel et al; Roloff/Matek Maschinenelemente Übungsbeispiele; 15., vollst. überarb. Aufl.; Vieweg Verlag; 2009
  • Rieg et al; Decker Maschinenelemente. Funktion, Gestaltung und Berechnung; Hanser Verlag; 2009

Assessment methods

  • course immanent + final exam
Module Mechanik 2 (M31)
German / kMod
5.50
-
Mechanics 2 (MECH2)
German / VO
4.00
2.00

Course description

The course teaches the basics of engineering mechanics. Emphasis is placed on statics, the strength of materials. In the exercise section (LV Mechanik 2 Übung) selected computing tasks are covered.

Methodology

This course is taught as a lecture accompanied by course "Mechanik 2 - Übung"

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • solve dynamical problems of particals and rigid bodys
  • calculate dynamische bodyforces
  • calculate impuls, work and energy of system movements

Course contents

  • translational motion; rotational movement;
  • equation of motion for a system of particles and rigid bodys
  • rectangular coordinates; normal and tangential coordinates; cylindrical coordinates
  • work and engergy
  • impuls and momentum
  • planar and 3-dimensional kinematics and kinetics of a rigid body

Prerequisites

Basic mathematics at Matura (high-school leaving certificate) level Knowledge of mathematics 1 and 2(1st and 2nd semester) Knowledge of mechanics 1 (2nd semester)

Literature

  • R. C. Hibbeler: Technische Mechanik 3 - Dynamik. 12. Auflage, Pearson Studium, München 2012

Assessment methods

  • Final written exam
Mechanics 2 - Exercises (MECH2UE)
German / UE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course teaches the basics of engineering mechanics. Emphasis is placed on kinematics. In this exercise section selected examples are solved and the solutions are discussed.

Methodology

This course is taught as a exercise section accompanied by lecture "Mechanik 2 - Vorlesung"

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • solve dynamical problems of particals and rigid bodys
  • calculate dynamische bodyforces
  • calculate impuls, work and energy of system movements

Course contents

  • translational motion; rotational movement;
  • equation of motion for a system of particles and rigid bodys
  • rectangular coordinates; normal and tangential coordinates; cylindrical coordinates
  • work and engergy
  • impuls and momentum
  • planar and 3-dimensional kinematics and kinetics of a rigid body

Prerequisites

Basic mathematics at Matura (high-school leaving certificate) level Knowledge of mathematics 1 and 2(1st and 2nd semester) Knowledge of mechanics 1 (2nd semester)

Literature

  • R. C. Hibbeler: Technische Mechanik 3 - Dynamik. 12. Auflage, Pearson Studium, München 2012

Assessment methods

  • Assessment is taken from lecture "Mechanik 2 - Vorlesung"
Module Physik (M32)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Selected Topics in Physics (AKPHY)
German / ILV
4.50
3.00

Course description

The course covers the fundamentals of physics. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of basic physical quantities and on the mechanical engineering consideration of acoustics, sound and optics. In the exercise sections selected content is practiced or implemented in practical experiments.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain relationships between physical characteristics (e.g. labor and time)
  • use acoustic and optical characteristics (e.g. frequency) calculate mechanical engineering features (e.g. power of propulsion engines)

Course contents

  • Basics of physical quantities / SI unit System
  • Mechanical engineering consideration of acoustics, sound and optics
  • Selected exercises or experiments on the topics mentioned

Prerequisites

Basic physics at Matura (high-school leaving certificate) level, knowledge of mathematics (Matura, as well as parts of the courses Mathematics 1 and 2), basic knowledge in mechanical engineering fields in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • Stuart, H. A., Klages, G., Kurzes Lehrbuch der Physik, Springer Spectrum
  • Geuter A.; Koch E., Lehrbuch der Physik: Optik, Akustik, Band 3
  • Demtröder, W., Experimentalphysik 1, Springer Verlag

Assessment methods

  • assessed submissions in the lab, final written exam

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module Automatisation 1 (M41)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Automation Technology 1 (AT1)
German / ILV
4.50
3.00

Course description

For the study of Mechanical Engineering the course provides the essential basics of automation technology and its application. Together with basics of pneumatics, hydraulics and electric actuators, students become acquainted with circuit diagram reading and interpreting. Further the course covers basics of system design and dimensioning.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain key terms and concepts of automation technology
  • create, analyze and evaluate solutions in the field of automation technology
  • define the proper use of manipulative systems and the necessary support systems for them

Course contents

  • Process automation (terms, concepts, definitions)
  • Methods of assembly and production Automation
  • Development of programs for the automation of production processes, retooling, control station, flow scenarios, scheduling and flow control, control strategies
  • Introduction to maintenance and repair

Prerequisites

Knowledge of engineering and mechanical engineering in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • Lotter/ Wiendahl, (2005): Montage in der industriellen Fertigung, Springer Verlag Hesse, (1993): Montagemaschinen, Vogel Verlag
  • Watter, (2008):Hydraulik und Pneumatik, Verlag Springer
  • Hagemann, (2013): Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik, Verlag Aula
  • Fuest/ Döring, (2008):Elektrische Maschinen und Antriebe, Verlag Vieweg + Teubner
  • Becker, (2008): Automatisierungstechnik, Verlag Vogel Würzburg 2006
  • Lunze, (2008): Automatisierungstechnik, Verlag Oldenbourg München
  • Langmann,(2010): Automatisierung, Verlag Hanser

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment, final written exam
Module Dynamische Systeme (M43)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Fluid Mechanics (SL)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

For the study of Mechanical Engineering the course provides the essential foundations of fluid mechanics

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • calculate simple piping systems according to laws of fluid mechanics (pressure loss, mass flow rate, speed)
  • calculate hydrostatic forces and flow forces on components
  • explain the simple beam theory and the principles of compressible fluids (e.g. Laval nozzle)
  • explain certain types of heat transfer (e.g. convection) and apply examples

Course contents

  • Hydrostatics (Euler’s equation, Bernoulli’s equation)
  • Continuity equation
  • Pipe friction (laminar / turbulent flows)
  • Heat transfer (conduction, convection, thermal radiation)
  • T-s and h-s diagrams
  • Laval nozzle
  • Exercises on selected topics

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering and mechanical engineering skills in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • Oertel jr, H., Böhle, M., Reviol, T. Strömungsmechanik, Vieweg + Teubner Verlag
  • Baehr, H. D. Wärme- und Stoffübertragung, Springer Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment, final written exam
Thermodynamics (TD)
German / ILV
4.50
3.00

Course description

For the study of Mechanical Engineering the course provides the essential foundations of thermodynamics

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • describe changes of state and processes in thermodynamic terms (e.g. Laws of Thermodynamics; caloric diagrams)
  • determine the main left and right-handed processes thermodynamically

Course contents

  • Thermodynamic Systems
  • Thermodynamic Equilibrium
  • 1st law for still fluids
  • 2nd law
  • Cycles (left and right-handed)
  • Two-phase systems (water vapor)
  • Exercises on selected topics

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering and mechanical engineering skills in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • Baehr, H.D. Thermodynamik, Eine Einführung in die Grundlagen und ihre technischen Anwendungen, Springer Verlag
  • Cerbe, G., Wilhelms, G. Technische Thermodynamik: theoretische Grundlagen und praktische Anwendungen, Hanser Verlag
  • Dietzel, F., Wagner, W. Technische Wärmelehre, Vogel Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment, final written exam
Module Fertigungstechnik 2 (M42)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Manufacturing Technology 2 (FT2)
German / VO
3.50
2.00

Course description

The course provides advanced knowledge of manufacturing technology. This includes deepening the process-related view of production, and the intensive – on a quantitative scale - analysis of relevant parameters for decisions concerning the selection and the use of manufacturing processes. Additionally, the topics of CAD / CAM and Rapid Prototyping are also examined in more detail. Furthermore, manufacturing processes of the main groups "coating" and "change in the material properties" are presented and discussed in detail.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • name and explain the manufacturing processes covered
  • explain the chemical and physical principles and elementary processes of these manufacturing processes
  • explain their areas of use on the basis of concrete examples and distinguish them from each other - possibly also in conjunction with rapid prototyping concepts or procedures
  • assess relevant parameters of manufacturing processes in their interaction both qualitatively and quantitatively
  • describe principles, tools and scenarios for CAD / CAM concepts and provide a consistent application related to simulation methods

Course contents

  • Increasing knowledge of production processes, process sequences, combining several manufacturing processes in manufacturing
  • Calculating technological parameters and their relationships to economic and other relevant parameters (e.g. resource efficiency, material choices, environmental impact, risk planning, specific parameters in the customer context
  • CAD / CAM interface and simulation studies
  • Coating from the vaporous, liquid (pulpy), ionized and solid state
  • Changing material property: solidification, thermal treatment, thermochemical treating, magnetizing and special procedures. (e.g. rays, hardening, nitriding, magnetizing)
  • Rapid prototyping

Prerequisites

Manufacturing Technology 1, knowledge of physics, chemistry and material sciences, as well as knowledge of engineering and mechanical engineering in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • Awiszus et al., (2009), Grundlagen der Fertigungstechnik, Hanser Verlag
  • Böge et al., (2012), Handbuch Maschinenbau, Springer
  • Fritz A.H., Schulze G. (2009) Fertigungstechnik, Springer
  • König, W.; Klocke, F., (2008) Fertigungsverfahren Band 4 und 5, Springer
  • Spur, G.; Stöferle, Th.: Handbuch der Fertigungstechnik, Band 1 und 2

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment
Manufacturing Technology Laboratory 2 (FT2LAB)
German / LAB
1.00
1.00

Course description

The course includes selected practical exercises on key manufacturing technologies working in small groups

Methodology

In the block "welding", you will carry out welding Tests on our Panasonic welding robot.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • illustrate practically the implementation of the production processes practiced and in doing so explain basic preparatory activities and safety aspects
  • explain the fields of application of the production processes practiced on the basis of a rehearsed example
  • create technical documentation

Course contents

  • Selected exemplary exercises on the teaching content of the lecture Manufacturing Technology 2, e.g. on methods of coating or modification of material properties

Prerequisites

Manufacturing Technology 1 + 2, knowledge of physics, chemistry and material sciences, as well as knowledge of engineering and mechanical engineering in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • König, W.; Klocke, F (2008).: Fertigungsverfahren Band 1, Springer
  • König, W.; Klocke, F (2005).: Fertigungsverfahren Band 2, Springer

Assessment methods

  • 50% contribution, 50% test (written).

Anmerkungen

Safety first - an explanation is provided.

Module Measurement and Control Engineering (M44)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Measurement and Control Engineering (MSRT)
German / ILV
4.50
3.00
Sensor Technology and Signal Processing (SUS)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

For the study of Mechanical Engineering the course provides the essential basics of sensor technology and signal processing

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain key terms and concepts of sensor technology and signal processing
  • explain the application of sensor concepts for mechanical engineering issues - on the one hand at the level of individual machines (e.g. production machines and industrial robots), and on the other hand in the context of the automation of a factory or parts thereof (e.g. production islands, interlinked plants)

Course contents

  • Sensor technology for measuring: mechanical and fluidic sizes
  • Sensor technology for automation and robotics
  • Modelling and analysis of measurement results
  • Analog and digital signal processing

Prerequisites

Knowledge of engineering and mechanical engineering in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • S. Hesse, G. Schnell, (2009): Sensoren für die Fabrikautomation, Funktion - Ausführung - Anwendung, Vieweg + Teubner, 4. Auflage
  • U. Tietze, Ch. Schenk, (1999): Halbleiter-Schaltungstechnik, Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York, 11. Auflage

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment, final written exam
Module Project Management (M45)
German / kMod
6.00
-
English 4: Business Communication for Engineers (ENG4)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

In a variety of didactic formats and with a high degree of interactivity (theoretical inputs, case studies, exercises and small group discussions), the course teaches and practices advanced communication skills in English. In addition to language skills such as grammar and phraseology, the focus is mainly on cultural matters and social contexts in a globalized world economy and society striving for innovation.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • initiate and cultivate professional contacts in international contexts
  • successfully use all four language skills in professional situations across language barriers in international contexts

Course contents

  • Review of sentence and text grammar as required
  • Business communication for engineers
  • Business travels and conference calls
  • Negotiating and presentation skills and strategies
  • Dealing with technical and business topics from other subjects
  • Job application process

Prerequisites

English 1, 2 and 3

Literature

  • Murphy: English Grammar In Use
  • Brusaw: Handbook of Technical Writing

Assessment methods

  • Interim written tests and presentation
Project Management (PM)
German / ILV
4.00
2.00

Course description

The course covers the fundamentals and tools of project management

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain basic concepts and tools of project management - especially in contrast to or at the interface with process management and risk management
  • name and describe typical application examples of project management methods in the context of mechanical engineering
  • select suitable tools for the planning, management and monitoring of projects and successfully apply these skills in a case study or a project simulation
  • reflect critically on their own role in a team

Course contents

  • Basic concept and tools of project management, esp. working with a project structure plan; schedule and cost plan, resource scheduling
  • Basics of risk management related to projects, linked risks
  • Project progress tracking
  • Effective project completion
  • Managing project teams
  • Using project management tools in the appropriate case studies / simulations

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • JAKOBY, Walter (2013) Projektmanagement für Ingenieure, 3. Auflage, Springer
  • PATZAK, Gerold, RATTAY, Günter (2014), Projektmanagement, 6. Auflage, Linde
  • PMI Projectmanagement Body of Knowledge (2013), 5th ed. 2013

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment and final written exam
Working as a team (AIT)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

The course prepares students for team work in their studies and in their professional work.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain models of team development (for example Tuckman) and to derive interventions for their own practice.
  • explain team roles (for example Belbin ) and to identify them in simple practical examples.
  • use constructive feedback in team conflicts.

Course contents

  • Hallmarks of and criterias of success in teamwork
  • Team development
  • Team roles
  • Structure of personalities in team processes
  • Preferred team roles and personal potential for development
  • Constructive feedback in conflicts

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Haug, Christoph V. (2009): Erfolgreich im Team. Praxisnahme Anregungen für effizientes Teamcoaching und Projektarbeit, 4.überarbeitete Auflage, München: dtv-Verlag
  • Niermeyer, Rainer (2008): Teams führen, 2.Auflage, Freiburg: Haufe Verlag
  • Van Dick, Rolf van/ West Michael A. (2005): Teamwork, Teamdiagnose, Teamentwicklung, Göttingen: Verlag Hogrefe
  • Werth, Lioba (2004): Psychologie für die Wirtschaft. Grundlagen und Anwendungen [S. 253-309: Arbeit in Gruppen], Heidelberg: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment (grade)

Anmerkungen

none

5. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module Automatisierung 2 (M51)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Automatisierungstechnik 2 (AT2)
German / ILV
4.50
3.00

Course description

For the study of Mechanical Engineering the course teaches detailed concepts of automation technology and their real or simulation-based applications as part of the creation or optimization of automation solutions

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain advanced concepts of automation technology
  • create, analyze and evaluate more sophisticated solutions in the field of automation technology
  • define the proper use of manipulative systems and the support systems necessary for more complex automation solutions
  • program control systems for automation technology based on LabView

Course contents

  • Modelling and simulation of dynamic processes in production
  • Methods for monitoring and controlling continuous and discrete-event systems
  • Development of programs for the automation of complex automation tasks concerning production processes, retooling, control stations, flow scenarios, control strategies
  • Analysis and synthesis of scheduling and flow control
  • Stages of development and methods for designing, calculating and optimizing partially or fully automated production systems

Prerequisites

Automation Technology 1, knowledge of engineering and mechanical engineering in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • Lotter/ Wiendahl, (2005): Montage in der industriellen Fertigung, Springer Verlag Hesse, (1993): Montagemaschinen, Vogel Verlag
  • Watter, (2008):Hydraulik und Pneumatik, Verlag Springer
  • Hagemann, (2013): Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik, Verlag Aula
  • Fuest/ Döring, (2008):Elektrische Maschinen und Antriebe, Verlag Vieweg + Teubner
  • Becker, (2008): Automatisierungstechnik, Verlag Vogel Würzburg 2006
  • Lunze, (2008): Automatisierungstechnik, Verlag Oldenbourg München
  • Langmann,(2010): Automatisierung, Verlag Hanser

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment, final written exam
Bachelor-Arbeitsreflexion (BAR)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Module Maschinenkunde (M52)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Arbeits- und Kraftmaschinen (AKM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course provides basic concepts related to work machines and prime movers

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • describe the design and operating principles of work machines and prime movers in General
  • explain typical specific work machines and prime movers with regard to the way they function and their preferred areas of application
  • select work machines and prime movers or individual modules for specific applications

Course contents

  • Design and assemblies; functionality of work machines and prime movers; fields of application and limits of prime movers; selection or dimensioning of work machines and prime movers
  • Work machines: compressors, centrifugal pumps, fans, piston pumps, piston compressors, rotary piston compressors
  • Prime movers: wind turbines, water turbines, gas turbines, steam turbines, internal combustion engines
  • Hybrid continuous-flow machines: turbochargers, aircraft engines

Prerequisites

Knowledge of engineering and mechanical engineering in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • K. Menny (2005):Strömungsmaschinen, 5 Auflage, Teubner Verlag.
  • H. Sigloch (2006):Strömungsmaschinen, Springer Verlag.
  • H. Petermann (2005): Strömungsmaschinen, 5 Auflage, Springer
  • E. Bohl (2005):Strömungsmaschinen. 2. Berechnung und Konstruktion, Verlag Vogel
  • H. Herr (2004): Kraft- und Arbeitsmaschinen, EUROPA VERLAG
  • W. Schömer (2000): Kraft- und Arbeitsmaschinen, EUROPA VERLAG
  • W. Böge (2011): Kraft- und Arbeitsmaschinen, Springer

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment, final written exam
Fertigungsmaschinen und Produktionsanlagen (FMPA)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course provides basic concepts regarding construction, operation and use of production machines, machine tools and production facilities.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • describe the design and operating principles of manufacturing and machine tools in General
  • explain typical machine tools or production facilities in terms of their mode of operation and their preferred areas of application
  • select and dimension machine tools and production facilities or individual assemblies for specific applications
  • select the necessary equipment (tools, tool holders, workpiece clamping devices, etc.) for machines or design them independently

Course contents

  • Machine tools: structure and assemblies
  • Racks, feed drives, main spindle, workpiece and tool systems
  • Selection and design of workpiece clamping devices
  • Position measurement systems; control technology
  • Prototype machines (e.g. casting machines, sinter plants
  • Forming machines (pressing machines, hammering machines, etc.)
  • Practical exercises using selected examples

Prerequisites

Knowledge of engineering and mechanical engineering in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • M. Weck (2010): Werkzeugmaschinen Band 1 bis 5
  • H. B. Kief (2012): NC/CNC Handbuch
  • K-J. Konrad (2012) Taschenbuch der Werkzeugmaschinen
  • H. Tschätsch: Werkzeugmaschinen der spanlosen und spanenden Formgebung

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment, final written exam
Module Projekt (M54)
German / kMod
7.00
-
Moderation & Problemlösungstechniken (MUP)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

The course prepares the students for the role of a facilitator using relevant methods of problem solving and supporting creativity.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • • plan a moderation cycle adapted to task and the needs of the target group.
  • • allow and to promote different perspectives from a neutral attitude.
  • • moderating a target group related with subsequent clustering and multi-point query is a query cards.

Course contents

  • • Roles: facilitator, recorder, person responsible
  • • Individual, organisational and methodical preparation
  • • Setting of goals and tasks
  • • Structure, development and process control of a facilitation
  • • Brainstorming and creativity techniques
  • • Problem-solving techniques

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Dörner, Dietrich (2009): Die Logik des Misslingens: Strategisches Denken in komplexen Situationen, Hamburg, Verlag rororo
  • Gigerenzer, Gerd (2008): Bauchentscheidungen: Die Intelligenz des Unbewussten und die Macht der Intuition, München Goldmann Verlag
  • Hartmann, M./Rieger, M. (2007): Zielgerichtet moderieren, Weinheim: Beltz
  • Klein, Z. M. (2006): Kreative Geister wecken. Kreative Ideenfindung und Problemlösungstechniken, Bonn: Manager Seminare Verlag
  • Schilling G. (2000): Moderation von Gruppen, Berlin: Schilling Verlag
  • Seifert J. W. (2004): Besprechungen erfolgreich moderieren, Offenbach: Gabal Verlag 9. Auflage

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (grade)

Anmerkungen

none

Projekt für Maschinenbau-Ingenieure (Bachelorarbeit 1) (PFMI)
German / PRJ
6.00
1.00

Course description

As part of this course the students independently carry out a mechanical engineering development project from feasibility studies through to production release (individual projects or teamwork in a small group). During the project each student produces a Bachelor’s thesis (1).

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • work independently from the design phase to production release on a complex, industry-oriented, holistic task in the field of mechanical engineering
  • coordinate independently, efficiently and in a structured way, with possible team members, supervisors and – with the participation of companies – with the local decision-makers, developers, designers or users
  • document project objectives, approach, progress and results in a Bachelor's thesis designed according to the principles of scientific work
  • present the project to the project stakeholders from the initial project idea and sketch, through kick-off, feasibility analysis, project management, testing, implementation and acceptance, and bring about decisions needed for the project’s progress

Course contents

  • Implementation of an engineering project (either individually or in a small group from the feasibility study through to production release
  • Order clarification, requirement analysis and feasibility study
  • Project planning and coordination with project stakeholders
  • Method selection, resource management and development of a systematic Approach
  • Project documentation in accordance with principles of scientific work
  • Composing an implementation-oriented, interdisciplinary work that is closely related to the mechanical engineering project or a summary of the results compiled in it

Prerequisites

Knowledge of engineering and mechanical engineering in line with the progress of the degree program, fundamentals of scientific writing

Literature

  • depend on the exercise

Assessment methods

  • Project approval (orally and written project protocol), Bachelor’s thesis
Module Systemanalyse (M53)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Englisch 5: Advanced Technical Communication (ENG5)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

In a variety of didactic formats and with a high degree of interactivity (theoretical inputs, case studies, exercises and small group discussions), the course teaches and practices advanced communication skills in English. In addition to language skills such as grammar and phraseology, the focus is mainly on the structure and formulating of engineering texts.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • understand longer technical texts in English and apply the knowledge gained from them
  • present technical issues and communicate these in a comprehensible manner in English

Course contents

  • Sentence/text grammar and language review as seen fit
  • Analysis of the structure of long texts and conference papers
  • Correct citation and ethical aspects of scientific work
  • Writing workshop
  • The phases of the writing process
  • Paper presentation

Prerequisites

English 1-4

Literature

  • Ethics Handouts
  • Brusaw: Handbook of Technical Writing
  • Conference Papers, diverse aktuelle Materialien

Assessment methods

  • Oral presentation and term paper
Finite Elemente (FE)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course provides basic knowledge on finite elements (FE).

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • describe the basic concepts of the finite element method
  • provide information on the functions and applications of the finite element method in terms of machine development
  • apply the method learned to mechanical engineering applications and practical examples
  • derive next steps for concrete practical development projects from the results of such a finite element analysis

Course contents

  • Applications in the field of structural mechanics (fatigue analysis)
  • Linear and non-linear Problems
  • Local trial functions
  • Process of a finite element analysis (pre-processing, job management, post-processing)

Prerequisites

Mechanics 1 + 2, Machine Elements 1 + 2 and knowledge of engineering and mechanical engineering in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • Jung, M.; Langer, U.: Methode der finiten Elemente für Ingenieure; Eine Einführung in die numerischen Grundlagen und Computersimulation; Springer Verlag, 2013
  • Steinke P., Finite-Elemente-Methode; Rechnergestützte Einführung ̧ Springer Verlag, 2012
  • Schier K.: Finite Elemente Modelle der Statik und Festigkeitslehre; 101 Anwendungsfälle zur Modellbildung; 2011

Assessment methods

  • Project approval (orally and written project protocol)
Modelling and Simulation (MUS)
German / VO
1.00
1.00

Course description

For the study of Mechanical Engineering the course teaches relevant concepts and methods of modelling and simulation

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain basic concepts of working with models and modelling in mechanical Engineering
  • explain fields of application, basic concepts and approaches to the development of simulation and the implementation of simulation experiments
  • distinguish between different application contexts for simulation (e.g. plant simulation, discrete material flow simulation), and each time propose targeted simulation concepts for a specific application context
  • model mechanical engineering flowcharts and perform appropriate simulations

Course contents

  • Working with models and modelling, models for the simulation of mechanical engineering processes
  • Simulation (definition, concepts, procedures)
  • Methods of assembly and production Automation
  • Different application fields of simulation, e.g. from the fields of machine simulation, product modelling and material flow simulation

Prerequisites

Basics of computer science, knowledge of engineering and mechanical engineering in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • Weikert (2005), Modellbildung und Simulation hochdynamischer Fertigungssysteme, Verlag Springer
  • Buchholz (2013), Modellbildung und Simulation, Verlag Springer
  • Brunner (2010), Einführung in die Modellbildung und Simulation ereignisgetriebener Systeme mit Stateflow , Verlag Springer

Assessment methods

  • Project approval (orally and written project protocol)
Module Wahlpflichtfach (M55)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Arbeitswissenschaft und Ergonomie (AWE)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course teaches selected basics of work science with a particular focus on issues of workplace design and ergonomics.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • plan workstations that conform to standards (REFA)
  • optimize work preparation and production control in close mutual Integration
  • keep a good balance between human performance and efficiency on the one hand and the working efficiency and the design principles of the relevant production process on the other, as part of the production planning and work preparation

Course contents

  • Objectives and methods of work science
  • Definitions of work
  • Work science from a business perspective
  • Time determination
  • Ergonomics: load, stress and environmental influences on human performance

Prerequisites

Production Management as well as knowledge of engineering and mechanical engineering in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • Grandjean, E., (1995): Physiologische Arbeitsgestaltung, Leitfaden der Ergonomie, Ott Verlag Thun
  • REFA – Verband für Arbeitsstudien und Betriebsorganisation e.V., (1993): Ausgewählte Methoden des Arbeitsstudiums, München, Hanser
  • Schmidtke, H. (1993): Handbuch der Ergonomie, Carl Hanser Verlag, München, Wien

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment, final written exam

Anmerkungen

Wahlpflichtfach

CAD/CAM (CAM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Design (AKL)
German / VO, UE
3.00
2.00
Innovation- and technologymanagement (ITM)
German / VO
3.00
2.00
Machine controls (SRM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Process Engineering (EUV)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Produktionsmanagement (PM)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

The goal is to establish a basic understanding in production management.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • recognize the different types of production and manufacturing
  • analyze the production System
  • select an appropriate production planning and control principle
  • select an appropriate method of lean production in order to perform optimizations

Course contents

  • Basiscs of production Management
  • Organisational aspects in production companies
  • Production planning and- control
  • Fundamentals of maintenance
  • Fundamentals of Lean Production

Prerequisites

Not required

Literature

  • Brunner, F.-J.: Japanische Erfolgskonzepte: KAIZEN, KVP, Lean Production Management, Total Productive Maintenance Shopfloor Management, Toyota Production Management, GD³ - Lean Development; 2. Auflage, Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & CO KG, München/Wien, 2011
  • Matyas, K.: Taschenbuch Instandhaltungslogistik, Qualität und Produktivität steigern, 4. überarbeitete Aufl., München/Wien: Hanser, 2010
  • Richter, R.; Deuse, J.: Industrial Engineering im modernen Produktionsbetrieb, Voraussetzung für einen erfolgreichen Verbesserungsprozess, [Hrsg.] Institut für angewandte Arbeitswissenschaft e. V. (ifaa), Betriebs-Praxis & Arbeitsforschung, Vol. 207, S. 6-13., 2011
  • Rother, M.; Shook, J.: Sehen lernen, mit Wertstromdesign die Wertschöpfung erhöhen und Verschwendung beseitigen, Version 1.2, Aachen, Lean Management Institut, 2006
  • Rother, M.: Die Kata des Weltmarktführers - Toyotas Erfolgsmethoden, Campus Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt/Main/New York, 2009
  • Womack, J. P.; Jones, D. T.: Lean thinking: banish waste and create wealth in your organization, 2. Aufl., New York u.a.: Free Press, 2003
automotive drivetrain engineering (FZT)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

This lecture should be treated as an entry into the world of vehicle and powertrain development.

Methodology

The lecture will be held as an interactive lecture with close interaction of lecturer and students during the entire lecture. The content will be presented via pictures sketches and tables and the students will be given a paper handout to be completed by them.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • have a profund overview of testbed and vehicle technology including the experience of driving a real engine on an engine testbed.

Course contents

  • Introduction into testbed technology; Test bed mechanics; Dynamometers; Testbed automation; Measurement and conditioning devices on the testbed; Certification of powertrains and vehicles; Internal combustion engines; Gearboxes; Suspension; Engine positions; Powertrains with internal combustion engines; Exhaust gases; Comparison of principles (otto vs. diesel); Introduction into hybrid drivetrains; Elektrical drivetrains

Prerequisites

Technical education, especially mechanical engineering topics like - basic metallurgy - mechnical elements (beams, screws, bearings,...) - a heart for vehivcles and mechanical development

Literature

  • An handout will be given to the students at the beginning of the lecture.

Assessment methods

  • The assessment will be done immanently during the entire lecture in Vienna and Graz

Anmerkungen

Those who like cars, will love the lecture. For all the others it will for sure be very interesting.

basics of production, logistics & ERP (PLERP)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course provides the implementation of production and logistics in an ERP system (enterprise resource planning). Business processes in the manufacturing industry (in particular goods and information flow) are mapped based on practical examples in the ERP system.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to explain the field of application of an ERP system in manufacturing companies
  • to explain the methods of needs assessment
  • to build products in a constructive and manufacturing point of view and reproduce them in an ERP system
  • analyze goods and information flow, configure, document and reflect them in an ERP system

Course contents

  • tasks of an ERP system
  • to build products in a constructive and manufacturing point of view
  • needs analysis
  • article classification
  • process types
  • mapping of goods and information flow

Prerequisites

engineering and mechanical knowledge corresponding the study program

Literature

  • H. Jodlbauer, Produktionsoptimierung, Wien: Verlag Österreich, 2016.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
  • Working in groups (on ERP system)
  • Presentations
industrial robotics in the digital factory (DF)
German / VO, LAB
3.00
2.00
process and plant engineering (ALT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

6. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module Berufspraktikum (M61)
German / kMod
22.00
-
Supervision of industrial practical training (BPR)
German / ILV
16.00
12.00

Course description

The aim of the internship is, on the basis of the knowledge acquired during the studies, to collect or broaden technically applicable knowledge and practical experience in the field of mechanical engineering. This comes from students dealing with specific problems in their daily professional practice under guidance.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • independently solve well-defined tasks in practice and produce the required documentation
  • implement the knowledge and abilities acquired during the course of the degree program
  • reflect on operational practice in terms of technical, economic and organizational, as well as management and personality-related aspects
  • independently work on tasks relevant to training with scientific methods

Course contents

  • Collaboration on a company Project
  • Independent acquisition of specialist knowledge by means of practical tasks that are carried out under the supervision
  • Independently perform a subtask
  • Project documentation
  • Final report
  • Presentation of results

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • H. Schmelzer, W. Sesselmann: Geschäftsprozessmanagement in der Praxis, Hanser, p. 580, 2006
  • A. Gadatsch: Management von Geschäftsprozessen, Vieweg, p. 239, 2002
  • K. Zink: TQM als integratives Managementkonzept, Hanser, p. 496, 2004
  • T. Pfeifer: Qualitätsmanagement: Strategien, Methoden, Techniken, Hanser, p. 520, 2001
  • H.D. Zollondz: Grundlagen Qualitätsmanagement, Oldenburg, p. 422, 2006
  • G. Kaminske, J. Brauer: Qualitätsmanagement, Hanser, p. 474, 2007
  • W. Geiger, W. Kotte: Handbuch Qualität, Vieweg und Teubner, p. 596, 2007

Assessment methods

  • Accompanying supervision / No assessment of achievements (passed successfully)
Supervision of industrial practical training (BPRB)
German / SE
6.00
1.00

Course description

The writing of the 2nd thesis by students as part of the internship is accompanied by this course. It consists of: reflection of experiences in the internship, presentation and discussion of the progress of work and supervision in the preparation of the 2nd thesis

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • independently document a complex, industry-oriented, holistic task in the field of mechanical engineering from the design phase to production release
  • research literature and apply the methods of academic work learned during the preparation of the thesis
  • document the project objectives, approach, project progress and results in a Bachelor's thesis designed according to the principles of scientific work
  • present the project to the project stakeholders from the initial project idea and sketch, through kick-off, feasibility analysis, project management, testing, implementation and acceptance, and bring about decisions needed for the project’s progress

Course contents

  • Project documentation in accordance with principles of scientific work
  • Composing an implementation-oriented, interdisciplinary work that is closely related to the work placement or is summarized in the results achieved

Prerequisites

Knowledge of engineering and mechanical engineering in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • depend on the theme of the Bachelor´s thesis 2

Assessment methods

  • Bachelor’s thesis
Module Management Tools (M62)
German / kMod
8.00
-
Ausgewählte Kapitel der Rechtskunde (AKR)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course provides an informational overview of legal contexts and issues relevant to the field of mechanical engineering. It covers selected areas of civil law, labor law and industrial property law

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • describe the basic structure of the Austrian legal system, the basic principles of civil law, labor law and intellectual property law
  • formulate requirements for simple contracts, assess the possible consequences of contractual relationships and communicate with lawyers

Course contents

  • Principles of the legal system (legal sources, construction)
  • Main features of civil law (focus on contract, warranty, tort)
  • Basic principles of labor law (basic elements of individual and collective labor law)
  • Outlook for the intellectual property law (in particular industrial property law)

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • M. Welan: "Recht in Österreich", Wuv Universitäts Verlag, p. 163, 2000
  • W. Zankl: "Bürgerliches Recht", Facultas Universitätsverlag, p. 343, 2007
  • W. Brodil, M. Risak, C. Wolf: "Arbeitsrecht in Grundzügen", LexisNexis ARD ORAC, p. 256, 2008
  • G. Kucsko: "Geistiges Eigentum", Manz'sche Verlags- u. Universitätsbuchhandlung, p. 1356, 2003

Assessment methods

  • Final written exam
Prozess- und Qualitätsmanagement (PQM)
German / ILV
5.50
3.00

Course description

The course teaches basic principles and methods of business process and quality management. On the one hand the focus is on process modeling, designing and optimization, and on the other hand on quality management systems, Total Quality Management and quality engineering methods, applied on industrial examples and practical tutorials.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • think in processes, deal with process descriptions and create and maintain process descriptions
  • customize and optimize processes according to technological, economic, performance-related - but also risk and quality-related criteria as well as the specific environmental impact
  • design projects for process optimization
  • explain fundamental concepts of quality management and explain the relevance and application of mechanical engineering practice examples
  • explain the idea, content and application of quality management systems
  • create simple quality plans and verify the compliance of existing Q-plans with the standard requirements
  • explain basic methods of process, quality, and risk management in isolation and in their interaction in operational context with relevance for mechanical engineering

Course contents

  • Basics of Process and Quality Management - definitions, quality principles, development of QM
  • Quality Management Systems (QMS)
  • Norm ISO 9000ff (basic principles, standards, documentation architecture, certification)
  • Total Quality Management (TQM), EFQM (Excellence Modell, RADAR, Self Assessment)
  • Quality Engineering, QM tools (7Q&7M, SPC, FMEA)
  • Process Management (analysis, modeling, design, control)
  • Process Improvement (CIP, Kaizen, Lean ...)

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • H. Brüggemann und P. Bremer, Grundlagen Qualitätsmanagement - Von den Werkzeugen über Methoden zum TQM. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg, 2012.
  • S. Koch, Einführung in das Management von Geschäftsprozessen, Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.
  • K. W. Wagner und G. Patzak, Performance Excellence - der Praxisleitfaden zum effektiven Prozessmanagement, München: Hanser, 2007.
  • R. Schmitt und T. Pfeifer, Qualitätsmanagement, 4., vollständig überarbeitete Auflage ed., München Wien: Carl Hanser Verlag, 2012.
  • H. J. Schmelzer und W. Sesselmann, Geschäftsprozessmanagement in der Praxis, München: Carl Hanser Verlag, 2013.
  • A. Gadatsch, Grundkurs Geschäftsprozess-Management, 7th ed. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg, 2012.
  • J. Becker, C. Mathas und A. Winkelmann, Geschäftsprozessmanagement, Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, 2009.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
Verfassen technischer Arbeiten (TAR)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

The course provides basic knowledge on the subject of lifecycle management. A major focus is on product lifecycle management, but issues related to the management of plant or technology lifecycles will also be addressed

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • describe basic concepts of lifecycle management
  • explain the different perspectives of lifecycle management in the application of products (PLM), but also with regard to systems or Technologies
  • prepare concrete examples or case studies in the form of concise, theoretically sound and at the same time practical short presentations

Course contents

  • Basic concepts, aims, methods, key figures and environmental factors of lifecycle Management
  • Forms of lifecycle management: PLM, equipment and Technologies
  • Organizational and methodological requirements of PLM
  • Components and core functions of a PLM solution

Prerequisites

Knowledge of engineering and mechanical engineering in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • Eigner, M.; Stelzer, R.: Product Lifecycle Management, Ein Leitfaden für Product Development und Life Cycle Management, 2009, Springer Verlag
  • Abramovici, M.; Schulte,S. et al.: Benefits of PLM - Nutzenpotentiale des Product Lifecycle Managements in der Automobilindustrie

Assessment methods

  • Short presentations