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, and tasks and function of cost accounting
  • use operational cost accounting systems and analyze and interpret cost reports created by experts

Course contents

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

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • K. Olfert, (2008), Kostenrechnung, Kiehl, p. 534
  • N. Varnholt, U. Lebefromm, P. Hoberg, (2008), Kostenrechnung und operatives Controlling, Oldenburg, p. 354
  • R. Capone, (2011) Kostenrechnung für Elektrotechniker, Vieweg+Teubner, p.190

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, FL
4.50
3.00

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
Mathematics 1 - Excercises (MAT1-UE)
German / UE
3.00
2.00
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.

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
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

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Frischherz, A., Piegler, H., Semrad, K.: Technisches Zeichnen Fachzeichnen, Jugend & Volk Verlag
  • Hoischen, H.: Technisches Zeichnen, Cornelsen Verlag
  • Viebahn: Technisches Freihandzeichnen, Springer-Verlag
  • Roth, K.: Konstruktionslehre für den Maschinenbau, Springer Verlag
  • Vajna u.a.: CAD/CAM für Ingenieure, Vieweg Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment
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, in particular branches of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe, explain and evaluate chemical reaction mechanisms (organic, inorganic, physical

Course contents

  • Inorganic chemistry: periodic table; atom models; composition of matter; bonds and reactivity; chemical Equilibrium
  • Organic chemistry: basics of hydrocarbons; functional groups and reaction mechanisms; polymers (overview)
  • Physical chemistry: chemical kinetics: timescale and rate laws for reactive changes, reaction mechanisms, possibilities for influencing reaction rates

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 as well as assessment of the laboratory reports
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
English 2: Technical Communication (ENG2)
German / SE
1.00
1.00
Selected Topics in Business Administration 2 (AKBW2)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Module Maschinenelemente 1 (M23)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Machine Elements 1 (MEL1)
German / VO
3.00
2.00
Machine Elements 1 - Exercises (MEL1UE)
German / UE
3.00
2.00
Module Mathematik 2 (M21)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Mathematics 2 (MAT2)
German / VO
3.00
2.00
Mathematics 2 - Exercises (MAT2UE)
German / UE
1.50
1.00
Module Mechanik 1 (M22)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Mechanics 1 (MECH1)
German / VO
4.50
3.00
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

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
3.00
2.00
Fundamentals of Computer Science (GINF)
German / VO
1.00
1.00
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 studies, 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)
  • Forming hypotheses, formulating, citing, presenting
  • Independent preparation and presentation of an issue (Abstract)
  • Components and structure of scientific papers, esp. outline, central theses, research design and other components of a Bachelor paper
  • Organization of activities and resources for producing a scientific (final) paper
  • Responsibility of academics in our society

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
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
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
Module Dynamische Systeme (M43)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Fluid Mechanics (SL)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Thermodynamics (TD)
German / ILV
4.50
3.00
Module Fertigungstechnik 2 (M42)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Manufacturing Technology 2 (FT2)
German / VO
3.50
2.00
Manufacturing Technology Laboratory 2 (FT2LAB)
German / LAB
1.00
1.00
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
Module Project Management (M45)
German / kMod
6.00
-
English 4: Business Communication for Engineers (ENG4)
German / SE
1.00
1.00
Project Management (PM)
German / ILV
4.00
2.00
Working as a team (AIT)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

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
Pneumatik, Hydraulik und Antriebstechnik (PHA)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

For the study of Mechanical Engineering the course teaches the relevant concepts and methods of the subject area of automation

Methodology

Lecture-Exercises

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the basic terms, concepts and methods of automation
  • develop, analyse and asses solutions in der area of automation
  • explain possible ways of representation and visualisation of different kind of signals
  • explain the measures and actions to take in order to improve the availability of automation systems

Course contents

  • field components
  • operation and display components
  • transmission of signals
  • representation of processes
  • criteria for the selection of DCS
  • flow of automation projects

Prerequisites

Automatisierungstechnik 1 Sensorik Mess-, Steuerungs- und Regelungstechnik

Literature

  • Becker, Norbert 2006. Automatisierungstechnik. 1. Aufl. Würzburg: Vogel. (Vogel-Fachbuch : Kamprath-Reihe).
  • Bindel, Thomas & Hofmann, Dieter 2013. Projektierung von Automatisierungsanlagen: Eine effektive und anschauliche Einführung. 2., aktualisierte und verb. Aufl. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg. (SpringerLink : Bücher).
  • Langmann, Reinhard 2010. Taschenbuch der Automatisierung. 2., neu bearbeitete Auflage. München: Hanser, Carl.
  • Schmid, Dietmar 2015. Automatisierungstechnik: Grundlagen, Komponenten und Systeme. 11. Aufl. Haan-Gruiten: Verl. Europa-Lehrmittel Nourney, Vollmer. (Bibliothek des technischen Wissens).
  • Wellenreuther, Günter & Zastrow, Dieter 2008. Automatisieren mit SPS: Theorie und Praxis ; Programmierung: DIN EN 61131-3, STEP7, CoDeSys, Entwurfsverfahren, Bausteinbibliotheken ; Applikationen: Steuerungen, Regelungen, Antriebe, Safety ; Kommunikation: AS-i-Bus, PROFIBUS, Ethernet-TCP/IP, PROFINET, Web-Technologien, OPC. 4., überarb. und erw. Aufl. Wiesbaden: Vieweg + Teubner. (Studium)

Assessment methods

  • Methods Continuous assessment, final written exam
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 2) (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
Design (AKL)
German / VO, UE
2.00
2.00
FEM (FEM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

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

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain advanced concepts of finite element method
  • create, analyze and evaluate more sophisticated solutions in the field of finite element method
  • build models and simulations with Abaqus CAE

Course contents

  • Implementation of an advanced Finite-Element projects
  • Technical documentation of the analysis and interpretation of results

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of the Finite Element Method Knowledge of engineering and mechanical engineering in line with the progress of the degree program

Literature

  • depend on the exercise

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment, Project approval (orally and written project protocol)
Industrial Design (ID)
German / ILV
6.00
4.00

Course description

The course gives an overview of basic concepts of industrial design for products and investment goods.

Methodology

- Presentation of theory - Application in a training example

Learning outcomes

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

  • visualize the flow of a design development
  • Assess and document the requirements for complex systems
  • design and produce simple objects
  • integrate into a design team

Course contents

  • Stages of product development, the design process
  • Presentation techniques of product design, user scenarios
  • Target group oriented design, mood boards, USPs
  • Variant formation of functional groups, CTQs
  • Rough models, functional models, aspect models, prototypes, pilot series
  • Usability, product life cycle, production, sustainability

Prerequisites

- CAD Software - Basics in Photoshop and Illustrator

Literature

  • William Buxton: Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design. Morgan Kaufman Publishers, San Francisco 2007, ISBN 978-0-12-374037-3
  • Willam Lidwell et al.: Design - Die 100 Prinzipien für erfolgreiche Gestaltung. Stiebner Verlag, München 2004, ISBN 978-3830712954
  • Andreas Kalweit et al.: Handbuch für Technisches Produktdesign – Entscheidungsgrundlagen für Designer und Ingenieure. Springer, Bochum 2012, ISBN 978-3-642-02642-3

Assessment methods

  • Accompanying assessment of practice examples
  • Final exam

Anmerkungen

Recommended online literature: http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/asset/document/innovation-by-design.pdf http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/asset/document/ElevenLessons_Design_Council%20(2).pdf

Innovation- and technologymanagement (ITM)
German / VO
1.50
1.00
Produktionsmanagement (PM)
German / VO
1.50
1.00
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 studentsduring the entire lecture. The content will be presented via pictures sketches and tables and the students will be given a detailed 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 duriong 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
2.00
2.00
process and plant engineering (ALT)
German / ILV
2.00
2.00

6. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module Berufspraktikum (M61)
German / kMod
22.00
-
Supervision of industrial practical training (BPR)
German / -
16.00
12.00
Supervision of industrial practical training (BPRB)
German / SE
6.00
1.00
Module Management Tools (M62)
German / kMod
8.00
-
Ausgewählte Kapitel der Rechtskunde (AKR)
German / VO
1.50
1.00
Life-Cycle-Management (LCM)
German / SE
1.00
1.00
Prozess- und Qualitätsmanagement (PQM)
German / ILV
5.50
3.00