Mechanical Engineering: Curriculum

Facts about the studies

  • Start: September
  • Costs per semester: € 363.36 tuition fee, € 75 cost contribution for additional services, € 20.20 ÖH contribution
  • 22 hours per week
  • Attendance times during the study programme: Monday to Friday during the day
  • Internship in the 6th semester
  • a Bachelor thesis
  • 180 ECTS credits
  • Possibility for a semester abroad

Courses

Below you find the current courses of the study program.

1. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Communication 1 (COMM1)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Competence and Cooperation (KOKO)
German / UE
2.00
1.00

Course description

This course focuses on the students' self-responsible learning processes and imparts appropriate learning strategies as well as techniques and methods of time and self-management. It serves the students as a forum to get to know their group colleagues and prepares them for their own teamwork by applying and reflecting on selected team concepts.

Methodology

Impulse lecture, self-study (short videos, literature, etc.), discussion, work in groups, presentation

Learning outcomes

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

  • aquire learning content in a variety of ways (repertoire) and prepare it for easy access (e.g. structures, visualizations, etc…), thereby taking into account the functioning of the brain
  • prioritize activities based on various methods (e.g. ABC-analysis, Pomodoro-technique) and plan their timing
  • recognise personal stress triggers and behaviour patterns and develop and describe possibilities for pattern interruptions
  • explain phase models of team development (e.g. Tuckman) and team roles (e.g. Belbin) and derive interventions for their own practice

Course contents

  • Learning, learning models and learning techniques
  • Self- and time management
  • Constructive handling of stress
  • Teamwork: tasks, roles, development

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Franken, Swetlana: Verhaltensorientierte Führung – Handeln, Lernen und Diversity in Unternehmen, 3. Aufl. 2010
  • Lehner, Martin: Viel Stoff – schnell gelernt, 2. Aufl. 2018
  • Seiwert, Lothar: Wenn du es eilig hast, gehe langsam: Wenn du es noch eiliger hast, mache einen Umweg, 2018
  • Van Dick, Rolf / West, Michael A.: Teamwork, Teamdiagnose, Team-entwicklung, 2. Aufl. 2013

Assessment methods

  • Exercise, case studies, test, written exam

Anmerkungen

none

Technical English (ENG1)
English / UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

In the Technical English course, students will expand their language toolkit to allow them to effectively record and apply technical vocabulary and terminology in the context of future engineering topics such as automization, digitalization, machines and materials and 3D Printing. Moreover, students will advance their technical verbal and written skills by creating technical object and technical process descriptions specifically for technical professional audiences and engineering purposes.

Methodology

small and medium tasks and activities; open class inputs and discussion; individual task completion settings; peer review and discussion

Learning outcomes

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

  • record and employ technical vocabulary
  • create and understand technical process instructions
  • identify and produce technical text types according to their intended audience and communication purpose (for example a technical article and a process description)

Course contents

  • Future Trends in Technology (automization, digitalization, machines and materials, 3D printing, AI, and the internet of things.)
  • Visualizing technical descriptions
  • Describing technical visualizations
  • Technical object descriptions
  • Technical process descriptions
  • Technical English talk

Prerequisites

B2 level English

Literature

  • Murphy, R. (2019). English Grammar in Use, 5th Edition. Klett Verlag.
  • Oshima, A., Hogue, A. (2006). Writing Academic English, 4th Edition. Pearson Longman.

Assessment methods

  • 30% Technical Process Description Group Task
  • 30% Technical Process Description Language Task
  • 40% in-class writing (20% writing / 20% applied knowledge)
Mathematics for Engineering Science 1 (MAES1)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Mathematics for Engineering Science 1 (MAES1)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course „Mathematik für Computer Science 1“ is supposed to convey mathematical skills and a structured mode of thought. The methods acquired by the students, based on a sustainable foundation, enable them to solve up-to-date technical and engeneering problems in an efficient and comprehensible way and to analyze established solutions. After an introductory part the emphasis lies on linear algebra.

Methodology

Both face-to-face learning (lecturing, practical exercises) and self-study (preparation and post-processing) are integrated.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to properly formulate mathematical statements using propositional logic and set theory, and to represent numbers in various numeral systems
  • to analyze basic properties of functions in one variable, and to interpret these in the appropriate subject context
  • to apply operations and changes of representation with complex numbers, to interpret them geometrically in the complex plane, and to describe harmonic oscillations in terms of complex numbers
  • to solve basic problems in general vector spaces and simple geometric problems in two and three dimensional euclidean space
  • to perform elementary matrix operations, and to compute determinants and inverse matrices
  • to solve systems of linear equations using Gauß‘ algorithm
  • to perform geometric operations in terms of linear mappings
  • to compute scalar products, orthogonal projections and orthogonal transformations, and to interprete them geometrically
  • to compute eigenvalues, eigenvectors and eigenspaces

Course contents

  • Logic and sets
  • Number sets and numeral systems
  • Functions
  • Complex numbers
  • Vector spaces
  • Matrices and linear operators
  • Systems of linear equations
  • Systems of linear equations
  • eigenvalues and eigenvectors

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Tilo Arens, Frank Hettlich, Christian Karpfinger, Ulrich Kockelkorn, Klaus Lichtenegger und Hellmuth Stachel: Mathematik. Springer Spektrum (aktuell: 4. Auflage 2018)

Assessment methods

  • The basis for the assessment are 10 (online) quizzes, two units of practical exercises and two written tests. The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents and the necessary mathematical skills.
Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (MBALB)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Machine Component Representation (MBAU)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course you will deepen your knowledge of this important form of communication so that you can also grasp the representation of more complex assemblies using their technical drawings. In this sub-module, students acquire the basics of technical sketching, technical hand-drawn sketches and basic sketches. You will learn about frequently occurring machine components, such as Get to know bearings, gears or seals better, learn how to recognize them in the drawings and learn to use them yourself in your drawings.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to provide a drawing sheet with a drawing frame and title block
  • fill in a title block with basic information and in standard font
  • Components and smaller assemblies according to to represent valid standards freehand with the required line types and line width on a drawing sheet.
  • to identify and create the necessary views, sections and details of the component or assembly.
  • ausgewählte Maschinenelemente in einer technischen Zeichnung zu erkennen, zu benennen bzw. diese selbst in eigenen Zeichnungen normgerecht darstellen zu können
  • to fill in a parts list of simple assemblies including selected machine elements with the help of a table book in accordance with standards
  • to describe its function on an assembly drawing of a clear assembly.

Course contents

  • standardized sheet formats and their folding
  • Drawing frame, title block and parts lists
  • Single part drawing, assembly drawing
  • Line types, line widths
  • Views and sections
  • Standard-compliant representation of selected machine elements such as screws (threads), bearings, keys, shafts, belt pulleys, gears, ...
Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (MBALB)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this sub-module, students learn the essential manufacturing processes in selected practical exercises in practical exercises. You will learn the practical handling of machines and partly how to use the tools used in the workshop for mechanical engineering.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to explain practically the implementation of the manufacturing processes practiced and to explain basic preparatory activities and safety aspects.
  • to explain the areas of application of the manufacturing processes practiced using the practiced example.
  • create technical documentation.

Course contents

  • Turning
  • Milling
  • Welding
  • Basics of mechanical engineering laboratory
Production Technology (PROD)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Manufacturing Engineering (MANUF)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this course students acquire basic knowledge in the fields of production engineering according to DIN 8580.

Methodology

Integrated course

Learning outcomes

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

  • specify essential industrial requirements for manufacturing processes using appropriate technical parameters,
  • explain selected manufacturing processes from the main groups mentioned in DIN 8580 with regard to basic physical or chemical principles,
  • describe a manufacturing process using one or more of these methods by means of the underlying process flow logic (material flow).

Course contents

  • Requirements for industrial manufacturing processes (incl. measured variables)
  • Overview of main groups of manufacturing processes (DIN8580)

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to admission requirements for the bachelor’s program

Literature

  • Förster, R.; Förster, A.: Einführung in die Fertigungstechnik, Springer Vieweg, 2018

Assessment methods

  • Participation, homework and Moodle-exams

Anmerkungen

The course is held exclusively in English.

Materials Science (MATSC)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course you will get an overview of the most important materials of our everyday life - have an insight into atomic levels, learn what these materials are capable of and what we use them for. Learn how to select the right material for a product design and carry out proper material tests in the laboratory course!

Methodology

Our course consists of two sessions: the class and the self-study. During each class you will get information about some topics about material science. During the self-study you have to learn by yourself some additional information about materials. During some classes, you will have to write a test. The test will include the chapters, which were discussed during the class, as well as the chapters you had to learn during your self-study. After having 4 classes and 4 self study sessions, you will attend a laboratory course, where you will carry out by yourself material tests.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to explain the basic properties of metallic materials (steel, cast iron, aluminium, copper, titanium, magnesium and their alloys) from a scientific and technical point of view, using practical industrial examples
  • explain the basics of microscopy and electron microscopy
  • to be able to make a simple material selection of metals
  • To be able to name metallic materials.
  • be able to enumerate metallic materials compared to plastics and ceramics as well as composite materials with advantages and disadvantages
  • explain the basics of mechanical methods for testing materials as well as selected concrete test methods using appropriate technical terms and quantities (tensile test, hardness test, Charpy, Wöhler)

Course contents

  • Terms (e.g. thermal expansion, modulus of elasticity, ...) and material properties
  • Atomic decomposition & periodic table, chemical bonds
  • Structure of metals (krz, kfz, hdp)
  • Iron-carbon diagram
  • Steel and cast iron
  • Aluminium materials
  • Copper Materials
  • Titanium materials
  • Magnesium materials
  • Alloys, phase diagrams
  • Electrochemistry especially corrosion of metallic materials
  • Mechanical test methods (tensile test, notched bar impact bending test, hardness test, Wöhler test), PT, MT, VT; UT.
  • effects of mechanical stress (e.g. deformation, work hardening)
  • Interaction of material and production technology, example forging
  • Basic principles of material selection (presentation of software tools)
  • Differences of the material classes (metals, plastics, ceramics)
  • Electron microscopic examination of various materials

Prerequisites

English language skills

Assessment methods

  • Written exam (Online)

Anmerkungen

More detailed information can be found in the Moodle course.

Statics (STAT)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Applications of statics and strength theory (STA2)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

During this course, the students get to know the basic principles of autonomous driving. This takes place in the context of frontal lectures by the LVA leader as well as seminar presentations by the students. A special focus will be on sensors for autonomous driving.

Learning outcomes

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

  • define and explain terms of autonomous driving.
  • define and explain sensor concepts of advanced imaging sensor technology that occur in autonomous vehicles, such as monochrome / color cameras, infrared cameras, ToF, stereo, ultrasound, GPS or LIDAR.
  • discuss and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using a physical sensor system for an assistance system and to select a suitable system.
  • discuss and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the use of imaging sensor systems for an assistance system and to select and dimension a suitable system.
  • present and discuss the work progress by means of a short presentation.

Course contents

  • Motivation
  • Basic principles of autonomous driving
  • Sensor technology for autonomous driving
  • Overview of sensor concepts
  • In-depth knowledge of selected sensors
  • Exercise examples for the design of imaging sensors
  • Application examples
Fundamentals of Statics (STA1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course "Physikalische Grundlagen der Statik" aims to impart scientific skills and knowledge in the context of physics. The main objective of the course is to introduce students to the basic concepts and ideas of classical Newtonian mechanics in such a way that they can apply these basic concepts and ideas in technical practice. In this context, the focus is almost exclusively laid on the treatment of static problems, which form the basis of several technical disciplines - especially the theory of structural design and structural construction. The formal basics of these technical disciplines are discussed in detail during the course and are deepened by solving practice-oriented computational tasks and by carrying out a laboratory experiment. In this way, statistical methods of experimental physics (i.e. in particular measurement and measurement evaluation methods) as well as quantitative estimation and interpretation of model-relevant physical quantities are learned, independent work on technical equipment is trained and a basic understanding of scientific working methods is conveyed. The calculations to be solved promote the ability to solve technical problems mathematically. The subjects taught in the course are of great importance for the entire engineering sciences, as they form the basis for the understanding of many advanced contents from more in-depth lectures and take the presented models as a theoretical basis for more specific lectures in the engineering context.

Methodology

Both face-to-face learning (lecturing, practical exercises) and self-study (preparation and post-processing) are integrated.

Learning outcomes

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

  • use physical units correctly.
  • explain the interrelation between physical parameters.
  • define and explain the principles of statics.
  • add and decompose forces.
  • represent forces by force vectors and determine the absolute value, direction and angle of vectors.
  • define the concept of torque and to calculate it in planar systems.
  • define and explain terms of dry friction, adhesion, sliding, tilting and equilibrium conditions for rigid bodies.
  • specify and apply equilibrium conditions and friction equations for simple components and construction assemblies on which dissipative forces act.
  • set up and carry out physical experiments in the laboratory independently and to prepare protocols according to common standards.
  • apply basic physical processes from the field of mechanics in practice.
  • apply the basic rules of scientific work when writing and analysing texts, and to distinguish between a scientific approach and a non-scientific (everyday life) approach.
  • interpret measurement results according to selected physical theories.
  • to perform error evaluation of experimental data using the methods mean value, standard deviation and Gaussian propagation of uncertainty.
  • apply the concept of linear regression and to perform it in practical cases.

Course contents

  • Physical quantities and units
  • SI System
  • Basic physical concepts (velocity, acceleration, force, momentum, energy, work, power)
  • Newton's laws
  • Force and force vectors
  • Equilibrium at the point in the plane
  • Resultant of systems of forces
  • Equilibrium of rigid bodies
  • Laboratory test: pendulum & statistics
  • propagation of uncertainty, statistical and systematic error

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Russel Hibbeler: Technische Mechanik 1
  • Douglas C. Giancoli: Physik. Pearson

Assessment methods

  • The basis for the assessment are 4 (online) quizzes, 5 exercise classes and one written exam. The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents presented and the necessary mathematical skills.
Technical Drawing CAD (TEZEI)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Fundamentals of Technical Drawing (TEZEI)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The aim is to convey rules and generally applicable points of view that must be observed when designing in mechanical engineering, in particular criteria for executing and dimensioning a construction in a functional and standardized manner. The participants acquire knowledge of the standard and production-compliant execution of technical drawings for general machine components and the ability to independently carry out construction tasks.

Learning outcomes

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

  • sketch or interpret simple assembly drawings and technical drafts
  • carry out the design of components taking into account the functional requirements
  • to produce a standardized representation of technical elements and components
  • to create a 3D model according to standards using CAD software

Course contents

  • drawing sheets, sheet sizes, standard font
  • lines and applications in mechanical engineering
  • representation of the workpieces
  • dimension entries
  • freehand sketch and final artwork
  • projections and sectional views
  • scale
  • workpiece details (chamfers, curves, cones, circular divisions, surface properties, ...)
  • tolerances of form and position
  • general tolerances and fits
  • first steps with a CAD software
  • CAD extension and deepening
Machine Elements 1 (MEL1)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

The sub-module conveys the basics of the subject of machine elements. The focus is on the selection, dimensioning and calculation of non-detachable connections. Selected examples are deepened in the exercise parts.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the mode of operation and the structure of simple machine elements and dimension them according to the required functions
  • to calculate the necessary dimensioning of machine elements taking into account the required safety factors.
  • to estimate different solutions for the construction of an application and to select solutions accordingly also from the point of view of usability and economy.

Course contents

  • tolerances, fits, surface properties (application and calculation basis)
  • adhesive connections (construction details and calculation basis)
  • riveted connections (construction details and calculation basis)
  • soldered connections (construction details and calculation basis)
  • tribology (application and simple calculations)

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Communication 2 (COMM2)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Business English (ENG2)
German / UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this Business English course, students will learn how to write clear, compelling, professional text, as well as, expanding their language toolkit to enable them to record and apply business vocabulary and terminology in the context of future trends in Business and Engineering. These trends would include, amongst others, diversity and inclusion, the globalization of the economy and, also, the internationalization of finance. Moreover, students will advance their verbal and written English language skills by applying critical thinking tools in the creation of impact analyses specifically for technical business audiences of the global community.

Methodology

small and medium tasks and activities; open class inputs and discussion; individual task completion settings; peer review and discussion

Learning outcomes

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

  • record and employ vocabulary for business in technology
  • create a business technology impact analysis
  • articulate both orally and in written form the different ways in which technology impacts business
  • use specific vocabulary and terminology in, for example, leading a meeting

Course contents

  • Business in Technology (for example finance and investment, the global economy, digital marketing and sales, international teams, and diversity and inclusion)
  • Impact Analyses for Business and Technology
  • Business English Talk

Prerequisites

B2 level English

Literature

  • Murphy, R. (2019). English Grammar in Use, 5th Edition. Klett Verlag.

Assessment methods

  • 30% Business Impact Analysis Group Task
  • 30% Business Impact Analysis Language Task
  • 40% in-class writing
Creativity and Complexity (KREKO)
German / UE
2.00
1.00

Course description

This course introduces the process of finding ideas by testing various creativity techniques, whereby the students also act as moderators using appropriate moderation techniques. As part of the course, students deal with the phenomenon of "complexity", develop a systemic attitude and train the explanation of complex issues, especially for people without major technical expertise.

Methodology

Impulse lecture, self-study (short videos, literature, etc.), discussion, work in groups, presentation

Learning outcomes

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

  • moderate a map query followed by clustering and multi-point querying
  • Implement case-oriented approaches to the generation of ideas (e. g. lateral thinking, critical thinking) as well as selected creativity techniques (e. g. stimulus word analysis, morphological box) to be explained and applied)
  • adopt a systemic mindset and explain and apply tools for dealing with complexity (cf. B. Effectiveness structures, paper computers
  • explain complex technical issues in a target group-specific manner (also for non-technicians)

Course contents

  • Moderation of groups
  • Brainstorming and creativity
  • Networked thinking, dealing with complexity
  • Explain complex issues

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Dörner, Dietrich: Die Logik des Misslingens: Strategisches Denken in komplexen Situationen, 14. Aufl. 2003
  • Lehner, Martin: Erkären und Verstehen: Eine kleine Didaktik der Vermittlung, 5. Aufl. 2018
  • Rustler, Florian: Denkwerkzeuge der Kreativität und Innovation – Das kleine Handbuch der Innovationsmethoden, 9. Aufl. 2019
  • Schilling, Gert: Moderation von Gruppen, 2005
  • Vester, Frederic: Die Kunst vernetzt zu denken, 2002

Assessment methods

  • Exercise, case studies, test

Anmerkungen

none

Component Design (BAUT)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Design Engineering Tutorial (KOUE)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this sub-module, the rules for creating standardized CAD drawings are repeated and applied. Clarification of the basic terms used and explanation of the SolidWorks user interface. Achievement of a certificate: CSWA (Certified SolidWorks Associate)

Learning outcomes

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

  • to design components or assemblies of technical systems with the help of CAx software (e.g. SolidWorks) in compliance with guidelines and standards.
  • to create different construction configurations or solution variants.
  • when designing machine components, select suitable materials from the database
  • create the 2D drawing documents from the drawing templates and the drawing views.
  • evaluate, document and present the results of a design study.

Course contents

  • Introduction to SolidWorks software tools; Areas of application, possible uses and limits of application of software tools
  • Drawing standards (e.g. ISO and ANSI); SolidWorks Database and Toolbox; Selection and addition of materials; Material database
  • Construction methods; Sketching and drafting; Features; Discharge; Wall; Shaping; Reflection; Pattern creation
  • Creation of assemblies; Using smart and mechanical links; Move and rotate components in an assembly
  • Assembly analysis; Interference analysis, assembly visualization
  • Exploded views; Assembly animations
  • Creation of 2D documentation; Drawing cuts; Views; Dimensions; Adding tables; Tolerances and surface texture symbols
  • the preparation of technical documentation
Machine Elements 2 (MEL2)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

The sub-module conveys the basics of the subject of machine elements. The focus is on the selection, dimensioning and calculation of axles, shafts, hubs and roller bearings. Selected examples are deepened in the exercise parts.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to explain the mode of operation and the structure of more complex machine elements and to dimension them according to the required functions
  • to calculate the necessary dimensioning of machine elements taking into account the required safety factors.
  • to estimate different solutions for the construction of an application and to select solutions accordingly also from the point of view of usability and economy.

Course contents

  • Load capacity calculation of axles and shafts (construction details, calculation bases)
  • Elements for connecting shafts and hubs (construction details, calculation bases)
  • Rolling bearings (construction details, calculation bases)
Dynamics (DYN)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Applications of Dynamics (DYN2)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this sub-module, the students deepen and expand the basic knowledge of dynamics by applying the theoretical content to typical problems on the level.

Learning outcomes

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

  • define and explain the law of momentum and angular momentum and solve corresponding simple tasks for mass points.
  • to define and explain the term mass moment of inertia
  • calculate the mass moment of inertia for simple composite parts using Steiner's theorem
  • to solve problems of plane kinematics and kinetics of a rigid body that performs a pure translational movement

Course contents

  • Steiner's theorem
  • Mass moment of inertia for simple body geometries
  • Equation of motion for the plane kinetics of a rigid body
  • Momentum and angular momentum for the plane kinetics of a rigid body
Fundamentals of Dynamics (DYN1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course "Elementary physical principles of dynamics" aims to provide students with basic knowledge in the field of dynamics. In addition, the course aims to discuss essential basic terms and theorems of technical mechanics.

Learning outcomes

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

  • To define and explain terms of dynamics
  • Perform kinematic calculations of the movement of a mass point along a straight line and on circular paths and graphically display its movement
  • To show calculations of the dependent motion of two mass points
  • Define and explain Newton's laws of motion
  • Perform kinetic calculations of accelerated motion using Newton's laws and d'Alembert's principle for straight and circular tasks
  • Define and explain the work set and energy set and solve corresponding simple tasks for mass points

Course contents

  • Level kinematics of a mass point
  • Work and energy for the plane kinetics of a rigid body
Electrical Engineering 1 (ET1)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Electrical Engineering 1 (ET1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In the course Electrical Engineering 1 the basics of electrical engineering are taught theoretically. The course teaches the basics of electrical engineering. The focus is on the functionality and calculation of the most important passive components in direct current systems.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the functionality of the most important passive components in DC systems and name their properties
  • calculate voltages, currents and powers in branches of resistor networks with the help of Kirchhoff's laws, the superposition law and network conversion
  • perform network calculations in DC systems with passive components
  • describe the function of important basic circuits (e.g. diode circuit) for energy electronics.

Course contents

  • Introduction to electrical engineering I, electrical field (capacitor)
  • Magnetic field
  • Current, voltage, power, resistance
  • Ohm's law, network conversion, voltage and current dividers
  • Kirchhoff's law, meshes and node analysis
  • Superposition law
  • Backup voltage and backup power source
  • Diodes, diode properties and diode circuits in power engineering
Electrical Engineering Laboratory 1 (ETLB1)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

In the course Electrical Engineering 1 Laboratory, the basics of electrical engineering are applied and deepened with practical exercises in the basic laboratory.

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply the contents of "Electrical Engineering 1" in a practical way
  • to build simple circuits and test their functionality after creation.

Course contents

  • Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws
  • Oscilloscope and function generator
  • Diode and Zener-Diode
  • RC and RL element
  • DC power supply
Fundamentals of Mechatronics and Robotics (MEROB)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Fundamentals of Mechatronics (MECHT)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this module, students learn the basics of mechatronics. Mechatronics deals with the interdisciplinary interaction of the disciplines mechanics / mechanical engineering, electronics / electrical engineering and computer science / information technology. The student gets to know the complexity of mechatronic systems. This supports the understanding of technical systems and of modern measurement methods and automation equipment.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to understand the basic structure of mechatronic systems and describe these systems
  • to name examples of mechatronic systems and to break them down into subsystems
  • to understand procedural models for the development of mechatronic systems
  • to name properties of mechatronic systems

Course contents

  • Introduction to mechatronics
  • Basic structure of mechatronic systems
  • Basic terms and definitions of mechatronics
  • Examples of mechatronic systems
  • Process models for the development of mechatronic systems
Fundamentals of Robotics (ROBOT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this module, students learn the basics of robotics.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the basic structure of an industrial robot
  • To explain the basic concepts of robotics
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of different robot structures
  • List and describe robot applications in industry
  • to operate an industrial robot
  • Calibrate robotic tools and work objects
  • Explain and write robot programs

Course contents

  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Basic terms and definitions of robotics
  • Basic structure of robot systems
  • Examples of robot applications
  • Programming of industrial robot systems as well as measuring tools and work objects
Mathematics for Engineering Science 2 (MAT2)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Mathematics for Engineering Science 2 (MAT2)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course „Mathematik für Engineering Science 2“ is supposed to convey mathematical skills and a structured mode of thoughtthe emphasis lies on calculus.

Methodology

Both face-to-face learning (lecturing, practical exercises) and self-study (preparation and post-processing) are integrated.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to examine sequences and series with respect to convergence
  • to compute limits and the asymptotic behavious of functions
  • to explain the definition of the derivative of a function and to interpret the derivative geometrically
  • to apply the rules of differentiation to an appropriate extent
  • to analyze functions by means of differential calculus (e.g. with respect to extrema and curvature behaviour) and to approximate functions locally in terms of Taylor polynomials
  • to compute definite, indefinite and improper integrals
  • to interpret definite integrals as areas or accordingly in the relevant context
  • to classify ordinary differential equations
  • to solve basic ordinary differential equations by standard methods and to interpret them in the appropriate subject context

Course contents

  • sequences and series
  • differential calculus
  • integral calculus
  • ordinary differential equations

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Tilo Arens, Frank Hettlich, Christian Karpfinger, Ulrich Kockelkorn, Klaus Lichtenegger und Hellmuth Stachel: Mathematik. Springer Spektrum (aktuell: 4. Auflage 2018).

Assessment methods

  • The basis for the assessment are 10 (online) quizzes, two units of practical exercises and two written tests. The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents and the necessary mathematical skills.

Anmerkungen

none

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Applied Computer Science (APPCS)
English / iMod
5.00
-
Applied Computer Science (APPCS)
English / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

As part of the module, students learn the basics of applied computer science, i.e. from building a computer to creating a computer program.

Learning outcomes

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

  • understand and reproduce the basics of computer science, operating systems, computer architectures and peripherals
  • to operate a microcontroller board (e.g. Raspberry PI) with sensors / actuators and network.
  • analyze simple problems / tasks, develop algorithmic solutions (with flowcharts) and implement them using structured programming
  • to know and apply the basic tasks of programming languages: reading in, processing and outputting structured data, basic operations in data structures, regular expressions, control structures (conditional queries, loops, functions).
  • carry out model-based software development (using e.g. UML, MatLab).

Course contents

  • Computer systems, hardware
  • Software and its different forms
  • Programming paradigms, programming languages and their areas of application
  • Software development, development processes
  • Microcontroller vs. Microprocessor
  • Operating system
  • Application example Raspberry PI: user interface, file system, components
  • Sensors / actuators, network
  • Program Sequence
  • Flow charts
  • From specification to program
  • Data processing
  • Read in, process, output data - data types - control structures - data structures
  • Procedures, functions
  • UML modeling basics
  • MatLab, Python
Business Administration (BWL)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Accounting (RW)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this sub-module, students acquire basic knowledge in the areas of external and internal accounting.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

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

  • to describe the system of double-entry accounting,
  • book simple business transactions,
  • prepare annual financial statements,
  • analyse annual financial statements on the basis of key figures,
  • explain the system of corporate taxation,
  • explain the elements and tasks of cost accounting,
  • list the system components of cost accounting,
  • determine the manufacturing costs of products and draw up an optimal production and sales programme.

Course contents

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Balance sheet analysis
  • Value added tax
  • Taxation of profits
  • Cost accounting

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Wala, Baumüller, Krimmel: Accounting, balance sheet and taxes, Facultas
  • Wala: Compact cost accounting, Amazon
  • Wala, Siller: Exam training cost accounting, bookboon
  • Wala, Felleitner: Written training in accounting & finance, Bookboon

Assessment methods

  • Interim tests: 10 points
  • Final exam: 90 points

Anmerkungen

Details see Moodle course

General Management (UF)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this sub-module students acquire basic knowledge in the fields of normative, strategic and operational management.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

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

  • distinguish between different types of corporate goals,
  • distinguish between strategic and operational management,
  • explain tasks and instruments of controlling,
  • describe the advantages and disadvantages of a strong corporate culture,
  • develop strategies for a company from the analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats,
  • analyse the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of organizational structure,
  • optimize business processes,
  • distinguish between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation,
  • distinguish between different leadership theories,
  • explain the tasks and instruments of human resources management.

Course contents

  • Management
  • Company goals
  • Corporate Culture
  • Strategic management
  • Organization
  • Change Management
  • Motivation and Leadership
  • Personnel Management
  • Controlling

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Wala, Grobelschegg: Kernelemente der Unternehmensführung, Linde

Assessment methods

  • Interim tests: 10 points
  • Final exam: 90 points

Anmerkungen

Details see Moodle course

Higher Kinetics (KINET)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Higher Kinetics (KINET)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

In the presence phase, the course conveys the basics of the kinematics and kinetics of a mass point and spatial kinematics and kinetics of a rigid body. In self-study, this content is deepened using application examples / exercise examples related to typical technical tasks.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to define and explain the concepts of spatial dynamics
  • to perform the spatial kinematic and kinetic calculations of the movement of a mass point and to represent its movement in Cartesian, cylindrical and natural coordinates
  • to perform spatial kinematic and kinetic calculations of the motion of a rigid body
  • describe the relative movement of a rigid body in translational and rotationally moving reference systems
  • derive the axial moment of inertia and the moment of deviation of a body about different axes by integration and apply Steiner's theorem
  • apply the law of work and energy as well as the law of momentum and twist to a rigid body for general spatial movements
  • to formulate and explain the principle of virtual work in kinetics and the principle of d'Alembert in the Lagrangian version · obtain the equation of motion directly by deriving the Lagrangian equations
  • derive the equation of motion of unddamped and damped oscillation systems and calculate it using energy methods and frequency response calculations

Course contents

  • Spatial kinematics of a mass point
  • Steiner's theorem
  • Mass moment of inertia for complex body geometries
  • Equation of motion for the spatial kinetics of a rigid body
  • Work and energy for the spatial kinetics of a rigid body
  • Theorem of momentum and swirl for the spatial kinetics of a rigid body Principle of virtual work
  • Lagrange equations
  • Vibrations
Machine Elements (MEL3)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Machine Elements 3 (MEL3)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

In this sub-module, the focus is on selection, dimensioning and calculation. Selected examples are deepened in the exercise parts.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to explain the mode of operation and the structure of more complex machine elements and to dimension them according to the required functions.
  • to calculate the necessary dimensioning of machine elements taking into account the required safety factors
  • to estimate different solutions for the construction of an application and to select solutions accordingly also from the point of view of usability and economy.

Course contents

  • Strength theory (st./dyn. Material behavior & component strength)
  • Welded joints
  • Screw connections
  • Clutches and brakes
  • Belt transmission chain transmission
  • Bearings
  • Seals
  • Pipelines
  • Gears
Mathematics for Engineering Science 3 (MAT3)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Mathematics for Engineering Science 3 (MAT3)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course "Mathematics for Engineering Science 3" aims to impart basic mathematical skills and structured ways of thinking. The focus is on the areas of Fourier series, Fourier transformation, Laplace transformation, multi-dimensional analysis and partial differential equations.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to explain the concept of approximation using Fourier polynomials or a Fourier series and calculate Fourier coefficients
  • to explain the definition and applications of the Fourier transform and calculate the Fourier transform of signals
  • to explain the definition and applications of the Laplace transformation, to calculate Laplace transformations and to solve linear equations. with constant coefficients to use
  • to calculate partial derivatives of functions of several variables and in particular to calculate gradient, Hessian matrix, directional derivative and local extreme values of a scalar field
  • to calculate curve integrals and multiple integrals
  • to classify partial differential equations and solve selected partial differential equations

Course contents

  • Fourier series
  • Fourier transformation
  • Laplace transformation
  • Multi-dimensional differential and integral calculus
  • Introduction to partial differential equations
Specialisation Laboratory - Technical Project (TECPR)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Specialisation Laboratory - Technical Project (TECPR)
German / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

As part of this specialist laboratory, the students learn to independently solve and handle different tasks in a team. This takes place as part of individual laboratory exercises or projects that the students complete independently in a laboratory environment.

Learning outcomes

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

  • solve and handle different tasks in a team independently.
  • to analyze a given technical task in a team and to design a solution
  • to document, interpret and discuss the solution and the results achieved in a protocol
  • to analyze and discuss the technical relationships between the individual sub-disciplines
  • to recognize alternative solutions and to analyze and discuss the resulting solution variants
  • to implement the solution as a team and to successfully implement it within a fixed time frame with the given resources
  • to document the result of the team project in the form of a technical report

Course contents

  • Deepening of the technical abilities and skills for laboratory and project work
  • Documenting the planned procedure and the result achieved, writing a protocol
  • Anwendung der gelernten Fähigkeiten, um im Team kleine technische Projekte zu realisieren

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Advanced Mechanics (MECHA)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Advanced Mechanics (MECHA)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

In the presence phase, the course conveys further topics of statics and strength theory on the plane and in space. These range from basic stress types, mechanical material properties, equivalent stresses, stress and strain states. In addition, the superposition principle and buckling bars are treated. In self-study, this content is deepened on the basis of application examples / exercise examples related to typical technical tasks.

Learning outcomes

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

  • calculate moments of deviation and area moments of inertia by integration and Steiner's theorem.
  • calculate torsional deformations and shear stresses and angles of rotation of shafts with circular cross-section and with non-circular cross-section.
  • for straight beams to calculate the shear force and bending moment curve, the bending distortion and the bending stress.
  • calculate the bending line and angle of inclination for straight beams
  • apply the superposition principle for loaded beams.
  • Calculate statically indefinitely supported beams and shafts.
  • Calculate shear stresses for typical beam profiles.
  • define and explain the terms of the plane and spatial state of tension.
  • set up the general transformation equations in the plane and to calculate the principal normal stresses and principal shear stresses of the plane stress state.
  • define and explain the terms of the plane and spatial state of distortion.
  • calculate the plane and spatial distortion state.
  • define and explain the failure theories (strength hypotheses).
  • carry out simple beam dimensions of prismatic and cylindrical beams.
  • calculate the buckling load on compression rods.

Course contents

  • Area moments of inertia of complex geometries
  • Mechanical material properties
  • torsion
  • bend
  • shear thrust
  • Level and spatial tension
  • Planar and spatial distortion state
  • Complicated components and loads
  • Dimensioning of beams and shafts
  • Buckling of compression rods
  • energy methods
Automation Technology 1 (AUT1)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Automation Technology 1 (AT1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

During this course, the students learn different basic concepts of automation technology. In the course of this lecture, theoretical concepts will be discussed, issues relating to the design of automation components will be discussed and analyzed and finally deepened in exercises.

Learning outcomes

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

  • define and explain terms in electrical and physical measurement technology.
  • design and dimension an OPV-based electronic measurement amplifier circuit for signal adaptation of a sensor output signal.
  • design and dimension a suitable bridge circuit for measurements with physical sensors (e.g. force sensors).
  • draw, explain and discuss a standard control loop and its individual components or signals.
  • analyze a linear technical system (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic or hydraulic), to specify it as a (complex) transfer function, locus and Bode diagram and to identify its transfer function from the step response of a linear system.
  • check and discuss its stability for a control loop with the help of the transfer function, the locus curve or the Bode diagram.
  • dimension, evaluate and optimize P/PI/PD/PID controller and switching controller for an existing linear controlled system on the basis of a given quality criterion.
  • compare and evaluate different pneumatic, electric and hydraulic drive concepts
  • design, analyze and implement a pneumatic automation concept.
  • dimension and evaluate an electric drive system for a given application

Course contents

  • Principles of automation technology (introduction, history, motivation)
  • Structure and design of an automation system
  • Electrical and physical measurement technology, sensors in automation technology
  • Actuators (pneumatic, hydraulic, electric)
  • Basics of control and regulation technology (basic principles, control types, control loops)
  • Technical control systems (analysis, control design and evaluation for technical machines and systems)
  • Automation pyramid
  • Application examples
Automation Technology Laboratory 1 (ATLB1)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

During this course, the students learn different basic concepts of automation technology. In the course of this lecture, theoretical concepts will be discussed, issues relating to the design of automation components will be discussed and analyzed and finally deepened in exercises and laboratory exercises.

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply the contents of automation technology 1 ILV practically.
  • analyze automation tasks from these subject areas and to set up and test them in a laboratory environment.
  • document and discuss the results achieved in a laboratory protocol.

Course contents

  • Laboratory exercise on "Electronic measurement technology / measuring amplifiers"
  • Laboratory exercise on "Controller design for system with compensation"
  • Laboratory exercise on "Controller design for system without compensation"
  • Laboratory exercise on "Pneumatics"
  • Laboratory exercise on "Electrical actuators"
Construction Project (KONPR)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Design Engineering Tutorial 2 (KOUE2)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this sub-module the students deepen and expand their skills in construction by applying the theoretical content to typical problems in construction. Furthermore, the students get to know different basic calculations / designs and their construction using an entire assembly. In the course the result is documented by creating a technical report.

Learning outcomes

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

  • create integrated calculations / layouts and construction of an entire assembly.
  • solve and handle different tasks independently.
  • analyze a given technical task and to design a solution.
  • document, interpret and discuss the solution.
  • successfully implemented with the given resources within a fixed time frame.
  • document the result in the form of a technical report.

Course contents

  • Deepening of technical skills and abilities for construction and project work
  • Documentation of the planned procedure and the result achieved (drawing derivation)
  • Application of the skills learned to implement small technical projects in a team
Materials Science (WERKS)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

This sub-module provides further knowledge in the field of plastics. Ceramics, composite materials and various processes related to materials science are developed.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the basic properties of plastics (thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers) scientifically and technically and using practical industrial examples
  • explain the basic properties of technical ceramics (oxide and non-oxide ceramics) scientifically and technically and using practical industrial examples
  • explain the basic properties of composite materials in natural, scientific and technical terms and using practical industrial examples

Course contents

  • Chained manufacturing processes in production processes: industrial examples
  • Systematic selection of manufacturing processes (Ashby)
  • Comparison of manufacturing processes
  • Overview of new manufacturing processes
  • Interaction between material - process - properties
Fluid Mechanics (STROE)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Fluid Mechanics (STROE)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

In this sub-module, students acquire basic knowledge in the fields of fluid dynamics. Fluid mechanics is also known as flow or fluid mechanics and is the study of the movements of liquid and gaseous media. In the course, the students learn on the one hand how to theoretically create the equations describing the flow process and how to find their solutions, and on the other hand how to represent and interpret empirically found laws of certain flow problems in a suitable form.

Learning outcomes

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

  • calculate simple piping systems in terms of fluid mechanics (pressure loss, mass flow rate, speeds)
  • Calculate hydrostatic forces and flow forces on components
  • explain the simple jet theory and explain the main features of compressible fluids (e.g. Laval nozzle)
  • explain certain types of heat transfer (e.g. convection) and apply them to examples

Course contents

  • Hydrostatics (Euler equation, Bernoulli equation)
  • Continuity equation
  • Pipe friction (laminar / turbulent flows)
  • Heat transfer (heat conduction, convection, heat radiation)
  • T-s and h-s diagrams
  • Laval nozzle
  • Exercise examples on selected topics
Management and Law (MANRE)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Business Law (RECHT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course offers an introduction to Austrian business law with a focus on private law

Methodology

Lecture, self-study, discussion, exercises, case studies, inverted classroom

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the structure of the legal system and the relationship between european law and national legislation
  • explain the most important private law framework conditions in business life (e.g. legal subjectivity, contract law, representation, default, damages, etc.) and to be able to estimate their influence on business decisions
  • take into account the special characteristics of B2B business transactions (e.g. obligation to notify defects, etc.) as well as those of B2C business transactions (e.g. consumer protection law, etc.);
  • find legal sources (e.g. court rulings) using databases like the Legal Information System of the Federal Government and to research further relevant literature
  • deal with a legal text and to interpret it on the basis of the canon of interpretation of legal methodology
  • meet the requirements of trade law necessary for a specific business activity
  • conclude contracts
  • assess simple legal issues and to decide whether professional support - such as the involvement of a lawyer or notary – is necessary
  • weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of different legal forms in the course of establishing a company

Course contents

  • Legal system
  • European fundamental freedoms
  • Trade Law
  • Legal forms
  • Company register
  • Law of Contracts
  • Consumer protection law
  • Disruptions in performance (default, warranty)
  • Tort Law

Prerequisites

None

Literature

  • Brugger, Einführung in das Wirtschaftsrecht. Kurzlehrbuch, aktuelle Auflage

Assessment methods

  • Written Exam: 70%
  • Interim tests and cases: 30%

Anmerkungen

None

Project Management (PM)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this sub-module students acquire basic project management skills.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

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

  • define the term "project"
  • classify projects by means of suitable criteria
  • divide the project life cycle into different phases with different tasks
  • differentiate between different procedure models, to formulate project goals regarding performance, costs and deadlines
  • document requirements in a requirement specification as well as a functional specification in a comprehensible way
  • distinguish between different forms of project organization and outline their respective advantages and disadvantages
  • to differentiate between different project roles
  • identify professional and social skills of project staff as an essential prerequisite for successful project work
  • identify relevant stakeholders and their expectations of the project
  • outline instruments for developing a beneficial project culture, to design countermeasures for unacceptable project risks
  • draw up project plans (e.g. (e.g. work breakdown structure plan, schedule, time schedule, cost plan, etc.)
  • apply project controlling methods and instruments (e.g. earned value analysis, etc.) for the purposes of schedule and cost control
  • evaluate the effects of changing conditions and customer requirements
  • moderate a project final meeting and write a project final report
  • self-critically reflect on the achieved project results (e.g. (e.g. lessons learned etc.) and to derive improvement potentials for future projects in the sense of knowledge transfer
  • present and defend project results to project stakeholders
  • differentiate between program and portfolio management, to use project management software (Project Libre)

Course contents

  • Project characteristics
  • Project term
  • Project types
  • Project Management
  • Procedure models
  • Project goals
  • Project requirements
  • Phase and milestone planning
  • Project Organization
  • Project roles
  • Project Structure Planning
  • Estimate of expenditure
  • Process and time scheduling (e.g. bar chart, network diagram)
  • Resource and cost planning
  • Project controlling and reporting
  • Project completion
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Management
  • Project Marketing
  • Quality Management
  • Document Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Change Management
  • Contract Management
  • Management of project teams
  • Agile project management
  • Scrum
  • Program Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Management Software
  • International Project Management
  • Project Management Certifications

Prerequisites

None

Literature

  • Timinger, Schnellkurs Projektmanagement, Wiley

Assessment methods

  • Project work: 50%
  • Interim tests: 50%

Anmerkungen

Details see Moodle course

Thermodynamics (THRMO)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Thermodynamics (THRMO)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course conveys essential basics of thermodynamics for studying in the Faculty of Industrial Engineering. Thermodynamics or heat theory is a natural and engineering discipline and on the one hand it deals with different processes when heat is involved without going into the specifics of the substances involved. The students get to know the special importance of the cycle processes that occur frequently in technology. On the other hand, they learn to formulate statements about substances such as the various states of aggregation and their change (melting, boiling, evaporating ...) or chemical reactions that are very dependent on the respective substances.

Learning outcomes

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

  • perform balancing and calculation of energetic states and changes in state.
  • develop an understanding of the concept and calculation of entropy.
  • perform the behavior of ideal gases and calculate their changes in state.
  • implement the behavior of real substances and the calculation of their changes in state.
  • thermodynamically determine the most important left- and right-handed processes.
  • interpret and calculate the most important left-hand and right-hand cycle processes.
  • analyze processes of heat transfer.

Course contents

  • Basic terms in thermodynamics
  • 1st law of thermodynamics
  • 2nd law of thermodynamics
  • Ideal gases
  • real material
  • Thermodynamic Systems
  • Thermodynamic equilibrium
  • Cycle processes: Carnot heat pump, Carnot engine, Rankine process, Otto / diesel process, Joule process, Rankine process, combined heat and power
  • Basics of heat transfer and basic designs of heat exchangers

5. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Automation Technology 2 (AUT2)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Automation Technology 2 (AT2)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

During this course, the students learn different basic concepts of automation technology. In the course of this lecture, theoretical concepts will be discussed, issues relating to the design of automation components will be discussed and analyzed and finally deepened in exercises and laboratory exercises.

Learning outcomes

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

  • discuss and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using a sensor system for a given automation task and to select a suitable system.
  • discuss and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using imaging sensor systems for a given test task and to select a suitable system.
  • implement basic control engineering problems in a PLC program and to carry them out with Siemens SIMATIC (based on TIA Portal).
  • implement basic functions of a SCADA system and to develop them with Siemens TIA Portal.
  • explain the differences between enterprise communication and industrial communication, as well as to name the important aspects of the latter.
  • recognize different communication systems (Ethernet-based, RS485-based, single-drop digital communication) and to analyze the advantages and disadvantages.
  • determine the most important properties of different protocols and to implement them in a given application.
  • plan and implement a PROFINET network and an OPC UA model.
  • explain the phases of a project in automation technology.
  • explain the important aspects of "Safety and Security" in industry.

Course contents

  • Sensor technology (sensors in automation technology - tactile, resistive, inductive, capacitive, optical, imaging)
  • Industrial control technology, PLC
  • Bus systems in automation technology (topologies, field buses - CAN, Profibus, Devicenet, ..)
  • Industrial communication systems (network technology - TCP/IP, Profinet, ...), networked automation systems
  • Project planning, design and evaluation of automation systems
  • Reliability and operational safety
  • Application examples and use cases
Automation Technology Laboratory 2 (ATLB2)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

During this course, the students learn different basic concepts of automation technology. In the course of this lecture, theoretical concepts will be discussed, issues relating to the design of automation components will be discussed and analyzed and finally deepened in exercises and laboratory exercises.

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply the contents of automation technology 2 ILV practically.
  • analyze automation tasks from these subject areas and to set up and test them in a laboratory environment.
  • document and discuss the results achieved in a laboratory protocol.

Course contents

  • Laboratory exercise on "Industrial sensors"
  • Laboratory exercise on "Image-based sensor systems"
  • Laboratory exercise on "Industrial Control Technology"
  • Laboratory exercise on "Planning an automation system"
  • Laboratory exercise on "Bus systems in automation technology"
Elective Modules (VERT)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Elective Module: Automotive Engineering (VFZT)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Automotive Engineering (FZT)
German / ILV
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
  • 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.

Autonomous driving (AUTF)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

During this course, the students get to know the basic principles of autonomous driving. This takes place in the context of frontal lectures by the LVA leader as well as seminar presentations by the students. A special focus will be on sensors for autonomous driving.

Learning outcomes

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

  • define and explain terms of autonomous driving.
  • define and explain sensor concepts of advanced imaging sensor technology that occur in autonomous vehicles, such as monochrome / color cameras, infrared cameras, ToF, stereo, ultrasound, GPS or LIDAR.
  • discuss and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using a physical sensor system for an assistance system and to select a suitable system.
  • discuss and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the use of imaging sensor systems for an assistance system and to select and dimension a suitable system.
  • present and discuss the work progress by means of a short presentation.

Course contents

  • Motivation
  • Basic principles of autonomous driving
  • Sensor technology for autonomous driving
  • Overview of sensor concepts
  • In-depth knowledge of selected sensors
  • Exercise examples for the design of imaging sensors
  • Application examples
Elective Module: Construction & Design (VKON)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Applied design theory (AKL)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The aim of the course is to convey the methodology which is the basis for product development with modern 3D CAD tools. Students get to know the possibility of modern CAD processes and are able to process well-founded methodological models.

Learning outcomes

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

  • carry out a holistic (technical and typical design) consideration, design and presentation of products in small project teams.

Course contents

  • VDI 2221 "Methodology for developing and designing technical systems and products"
  • Design element
  • 3D product modeling
  • geometric properties of the design elements
Production, Logistics & ERP (PL)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

The course teaches the implementation of production and logistics in an ERP system (Enterprise Resource Planning). Business processes in the manufacturing industry (especially the flow of goods and information) are mapped using practical examples in the ERP system.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the area of application of an ERP system in manufacturing companies.
  • explain the methods of assessing needs.
  • build up products in a constructive and manufacturing-related way and to map them in an ERP system.
  • analyze, design, document and map the flow of goods and information in an ERP system.

Course contents

  • Task of an ERP system
  • Product structure in terms of construction and manufacturing
  • needs assessment
  • Item classification
  • Process types
  • Illustration of the flow of goods and information
Elective Module: Industrial Engineering (VIT)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Digital Factory (DIGF)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

This course deals with the basic concepts of robotics, robot types, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each robot type and an introduction to mobile and service robots - basic algorithms and their implementation.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Understand and implement basic concepts of robotics

Course contents

  • Basic concepts
  • Robot types
  • IR programming
Systems engineering (AT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction to plant engineering based on practical examples. The most important areas of plant engineering are dealt with on the basis of completed projects.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the structure and function of important elements of apparatus and systems in order to subsequently select suitable elements.
  • interpret and apply definitions, terms and basic rules for pressure equipment (pressure vessels, pipelines, fittings and assemblies).
  • assign important legal regulations for the placing on the market and the operation of pressure equipment in Austria, the EU and worldwide, apply important concepts and terms from them, and quickly familiarize yourself with similar regulations.

Course contents

  • Introduction to project organization in plant construction
  • Basics in the design of equipment
  • Introduction of material / heat balances
  • Introduction to layout planning
  • Basics of piping and instrumentation schemes
  • Basics of pumps and pipeline construction
  • Introduction to quality assurance
  • Introduction to assembly
Elective Module: Materials Engineering (VWST)
German / kMod
5.00
-
CAD/CAM (CAD)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

The course imparts basic knowledge of the creation of components in the CAD program SolidWorks, as well as the transfer and further processing in CAM systems from SolidWorks and HSMWorks.

Learning outcomes

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

  • define the CAD / CAM systems, to name the advantages and disadvantages, the special features, areas of application and limits of CNC machine.
  • operate the CNC machines under the given safety requirements and to analyze their movements.
  • create and run motion simulations with collision controls and simple programs (in G-code).

Course contents

  • Creation of components in CAD system - SolidWorks.
  • CNC machines
New Materials (NWS)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course conveys important basic knowledge for the study of mechanical engineering, especially about modern, innovative high-performance materials. This concerns the selection of modern materials, their properties and characterization.

Learning outcomes

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

  • make a suitable choice of materials, especially with regard to structural and functional integrity.

Course contents

  • Overview of modern high-performance materials
Elective Module: Process Engineering (VVFT)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Energy, environmental and process engineering (EUVT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

This sub-module offers the students an engineering education in the subjects of environmental, process and energy technology and offers an insight into the associated power plant technology / power plant components.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe power plant components / plant components.
  • dimensioning aggregates.
  • dead process flow diagrams.
  • understand procedures.

Course contents

  • Summary and overview process engineering
  • Summary and overview of environmental technology
  • Summary and overview of energy technology
  • Process diagrams
Innovation and technology management (ITM)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

The course teaches the basics of innovation and technology management. In particular, the use of tools and methods along an innovation process is practiced on practical examples.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain terms in the context of innovation and technology management.
  • make concrete contributions to the development and formulation of different innovation strategies.
  • apply simple methods and tools in the different phases of the innovation process.
  • Name framework conditions for innovation activities and support their implementation.

Course contents

  • Why innovation? Awareness
  • What is innovation Definition of terms and context
  • Who does innovation? Entrepreneurship and innovation management
  • Where does innovation happen? Org. Embedding; Corporate culture; Innovation networks and collaboration
  • When does innovation happen? Technology lifecycle model, technology roadmapping, technology push - market pull
  • How do you innovate? Practical exercises along the innovation process
Engineering Project (ENGPR)
English / iMod
5.00
-
Engineering Project (ENGPR)
German / PRJ
5.00
3.00

Course description

In this sub-module, the different knowledge disciplines are brought together to solve project tasks.

Learning outcomes

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

  • independently carry out the practical implementation of project management.
  • implement independently from the module “Research & Comm. Skills" in the course "WIA" the content in a mechanical engineering project.
  • develop a seminar work structure on this topic, in which it can be seen which engineering fundamentals of the mechanical engineering discipline (e.g. technical mechanics, multi-body simulation, material science relationships) are based
  • independently apply the skills and knowledge that have already been learned or acquired in the mechanical engineering modules
  • apply construction training in greater depth to a greater extent.
  • write a research paper
  • write a research paper taking into account the chosen topic
  • assign a suitable method to the topic and to discuss and elaborate research questions
  • build up a comprehensible logic of argumentation based on relevant mechanical engineering literature as well as evidence from one's own practical work (e.g. prototype construction, laboratory tests)

Course contents

  • Construction criteria
  • Construction methods (morphological box)
  • Use software tools (CAD)
  • Relevant source work on the technical state-of-the-art, especially topic-specific selection and processing of relevant publications (possibly with the involvement of intermediary organizations such as VDI, Austrian Standards etc.)
  • Literature research
Mechanical Engineering (MASCH)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Manufacturing machines and production plants (FERTM)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this sub-module, knowledge about the structure, functionality and use of production machines, as well as approaches to optimize production are conveyed.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the key parameters in machining, such as the geometry of the tool cutting edge and process parameters, and carry out simple calculations of the cutting force and performance.
  • describe the different types of machine tools and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different machine tool concepts.
  • explain the structure and mode of operation of mechanical components (guides, feed systems, drives and frames) of machine tools.
  • name and explain the various components that are necessary for controlling machine tools, as well as to understand the structure of an NC program.
  • describe the different strategies for tool and machine monitoring.
  • describe the problems and difficulties that arise in the production of complex and precise geometries and to name simple measures for optimizing mechanical production.

Course contents

  • Machine tools: structure and assemblies
  • Frames, feed drives, main spindle, workpiece and tool systems
  • Position measuring systems; Control technology
  • Machine and process monitoring
  • Tool systems
Work and Power Machines (AKM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this sub-module, basic concepts in connection with work machines and power machines are conveyed.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the structure and principles of operation of work and power machines in general.
  • explain typical specific work and power machines in terms of their functionality and their preferred fields of application.
  • select work and power machines or individual assemblies for specific purposes.

Course contents

  • Structure and assemblies; Functioning of work and power machines; Fields of application and limits of power machines; Selection and dimensioning of work and power machines
  • Working machines: Compressors, centrifugal pumps, blowers, piston pumps, piston compressors, rotary piston compressors
  • Power machines: water turbines, gas turbines, steam turbines, internal combustion engines
  • Hybrid flow machines: turbochargers, aircraft engines
Research and Communication Skills (COMM3)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Communication and Culture (KOKU)
German / UE
2.00
1.00

Course description

The course introduces the basics of communication and conversation and conveys possibilities of appropriate behavior in different professional communication situations (e.g. conflicts). In the course of the course, the students deal with the phenomenon of "culture" and develop action strategies for intercultural contexts.

Methodology

Via corresponding examples, case studies and workshop units, which essentially relate to the short videos.

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyze communication behavior using relevant models (e.g. Schulz v. Thun, transaction analysis) and develop your own strategies for behavior that encourages conversation (e.g. rapport);
  • explain the various stages of a conflict (e.g. according to Glasl's escalation model) on a case-by-case basis and to develop appropriate options for action in conflict situations
  • explain levels of culture (e.g. behavior, beliefs) using concrete examples; Develop situationally appropriate options for action (intercultural competence) for dealing with cultural differences

Course contents

  • Communication and conversation skills
  • conflict management
  • Cultural theory
  • Interculturality
Scientific Writing (WIA)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course "Scientific work" prepares students for writing scientific papers, especially the bachelor thesis.

Methodology

The integrated course consists of two parts: The online course deals with the basics of scientific work including basic statistics. The faculty-specific part introduces the peculiarities of their research fields and the concrete processing of related topics.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain different types of scientific work.
  • explain the standards that characterize scientific work.
  • draft topics and formulate research questions.
  • select and use working methods for the selected issues.
  • structuring a scientific work in a formally correct manner.
  • write a proposal (synopsis, disposition) for a seminar or bachelor thesis.
  • carry out (literature) research, evaluate sources and quote them according to scientific standards.
  • explain and implement formal and linguistic requirements for a scientific text.
  • understand representations of basic descriptive statistics as well as choose and apply sensible methods for your own questions.

Course contents

  • Scientific criteria
  • Knowledge acquisition methods and theories
  • Types as well as structuring and construction of scientific papers
  • Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice
  • Searching for and narrowing down topics
  • Research questions - their formulation, operationalization
  • Source acquisition strategies
  • Documentation of sources
  • Proposal (exposé, disposition)
  • Scientific writing style and basic lines of reasoning
  • Formal design of academic papers
  • Methods, areas of application and interpretation of descriptive statistical methods.
Simulation Introduction (SIMUL)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Finite Element Methods (FEM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course imparts basic knowledge on the subject of finite elements. The theoretical basis of the calculation method is presented. The focus is on the introduction and use of commercial FE software (Abaqus) and concludes with the application of this to your own projects and problems, as well as documentation and interpretation of the results.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Describe the basic concepts of FEM and use a commercial software product such as Abaqus for simple practical examples.
  • create FEM-compatible geometries and suitable networks
  • Allocate linear materials and linear elements for different sections.
  • use plastic materials and non-linear elements.
  • Model contact between two components.
  • interpret the results of the simulation of the FE analysis and estimate the accuracy of the results using analytical methods.
  • derive the next steps for a concrete practical development project from the results of such an FE analysis.

Course contents

  • Applications from the field of structural mechanics
  • Linear and non-linear problems
  • contact simulation
  • Process of the FE analysis (preprocessing, job management, postprocessing)
  • Interpretation of results
Modelling and Simulation (MODEL)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

The course conveys relevant concepts and methods of modelling and simulation. The focus is on the simulation cycle for dynamic processes, which extends to mathematical modelling approaches, model simplification, model validation and model analysis. Another focus is the introduction and use of commercial software (Simulink / Simulation X). Finally, these are applied to your own projects and problems.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the basic concepts of models and modeling in mechanical engineering.
  • derive equations of motion for dynamic single-body systems and to program and simulate them in a suitable software environment (Matlab / Simulink, SimulationX).
  • solve the solution of the differential equations by analytical methods such as the exponential approach.
  • interpret the results of the simulation.

Course contents

  • Machine tools: structure and assemblies
  • Applications from the field of dynamics
  • Programming in Matlab / Simulink or SimulationX
  • Analytical solution of the motion differential equation
  • Numerical solution of the motion differential equation

6. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Bachelor Thesis (BA)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Bachelor Exam (BSCPR)
German / EXAM
2.00
0.00

Course description

The Bachelor's examination is a commission examination before a relevant examination committee and completes the Bachelor's program.

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply knowledge from different learning areas within the scope of the task technically correct and argumentatively correct to new situations

Course contents

  • The Bachelor's examination consists of a presentation of the bachelor paper an oral examination on the bachelor paper.
Bachelor Thesis (BA)
German / EL
8.00
5.00

Course description

The bachelor thesis is an independent written work that has to be written as part of a course.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to apply the usual scientific methods in the respective subject correctly to a technical task and to reflect critically on the results.
  • structuring a scientific work in a formally correct manner.
  • Carry out (literature) research, evaluate sources and cite them according to the usual scientific standards.

Course contents

  • The bachelor thesis usually includes an independent investigation with a detailed description and explanation of its solution.
Internship (BPRAK)
German / kMod
20.00
-
Internship (BPRAK)
German / SO
18.00
0.00

Course description

UAS degree programs are to be designed in such a way that students can acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies that are relevant to professional practice and that they need for a successful professional activity. Against this background, internships represent a training-relevant component within the framework of bachelor's degree programs.

Learning outcomes

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

  • independently solve well-defined subtasks in operational practice and carry out the necessary documentation.
  • implement the knowledge and skills acquired during the studies.
  • reflect on operational practice in terms of technical, economic and organizational, as well as management and personality-related aspects.

Course contents

  • The internship is accompanied by a seminar in which the students' experiences with the internship are reflected.
Internship support and reflection (PRAKB)
German / BE
2.00
1.00

Course description

As part of the seminar accompanying the internship, the experiences and skills acquisition of the study reflection and the practice report.

Learning outcomes

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

  • present the work progress in a well-structured and target-group-oriented manner.
  • reflect on the experience gained during the internship and document it in the practical report.

Course contents

  • Individual, exemplary deepening in a chosen specialist focus topic with high demands on self-organized learning.