Sports Equipment Technology: Curriculum

Here you'll find detailed information on current courses of the Bachelor's degree program Sports Equipment Technology. 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
Anatomy and Physiology (ANATP)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Anatomy in Human Factors and Sports Engineering (BFMK)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this lab exercise students learn how to apply the theoretical contents of the course Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (APHYS). In addition to a clinical examination on human volunteers, the knowledge of the structures of the human body is deepened in an excursus using human preparations.

Methodology

practically learning and preforming parts of a clinical examination by voluntarily examining each other, taking park in excursions on the anatomy of the human musculoskeletal system

Learning outcomes

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

  • conduct a clinical examination of the active and passive musculoskeletal system
  • to record the mobility of joints using the neutral-zero method
  • To describe the function and relationships of the structures of the spinal column and selected joints based on a demonstrated section on a human specimen

Course contents

  • Introduction to the special anatomy: spine, sports orthopedics
  • Function and movement sequences of the spine: resilience, overloading: Upper extremities anatomy, upper extremities sports orthopedics
  • Function and movement sequences of shoulder, elbow and hand: resilience, overload
  • Lower Extremity Anatomy: Lower Extremity Sports Orthopedics: Function and movement of hip, knee and foot, resilience, overload
  • Heart and circulatory system anatomy
  • Central and peripheral nervous system, sensorimotor functions with special emphasis on proprioception, movement disorders
  • Attend a demonstrated section of the spine and selected joint structures on the human specimen
  • Excursion to various medical collections with human specimens

Prerequisites

contents of the course Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (APHYS)

Assessment methods

  • written examination
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (APHYS)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The focus of the LV is on learning the physiological and anatomical principles of human movement. In this respect, the contents range from the stimulus conduction of the cell to the functional anatomy of the active and passive locomotor system. Furthermore, the basics of vital functions (heart activity & respiration) as well as the nervous system are taught.

Methodology

Essential is the application of the Flipped Classrooms principle, on the basis of which the students develop concrete tasks for answering exam-relevant contents themselves.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to name the biological properties of the components of the locomotor system (organotypical tissues)
  • Assign and name the main components of the passive musculoskeletal system (such as bones and joints)
  • explain the anatomy of the trunk skeleton and the skeleton of the extremities with special consideration of biomechanical considerations
  • describe the functional anatomy of the neuromuscular system
  • to describe the most important components of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • to name the active locomotor system (skeletal muscles)
  • to list the joint-related effects of the most important muscle groups
  • reflect the basic knowledge of the nervous system
  • explain the sensorimotor system and the locomotor system

Course contents

  • Introduction to the biology of the tissues of the locomotor system
  • general anatomy of the bone, bone connections and muscle
  • Basic description of the anatomy of the trunk skeleton and extremity skeleton with special consideration of biomechanical considerations
  • special functional anatomy of the spine, upper and lower extremities
  • basic structure and function of the cell (membrane potential, mass transport)
  • Stimulation conduction using the example of the motor unit
  • Muscle tissue with focus on the striated skeletal muscles
  • Basics of the central and peripheral nervous system (including sensorimotor functions, proprioception)
  • Basics of the cardiovascular system and blood
  • Basics of the respiratory system

Literature

  • Alberts et al., 2001 Lehrbuch der Molekularen Zellbiologie.
  • Faller & Schünke, 2016, Der Körper des Menschen
  • Pape, Kurz, Silbernagl, 2014, Physiologie
  • Schünke, Schulte, Schumacher, 2018, Prometheus
  • LernAtlas der Anatomie: Allgemeine Anatomie und Bewegungssystem

Assessment methods

  • The performance assessment is based on a final exam in Moodle. In preparation for the attendance phases, quizzes must be completed on an ongoing basis.
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)
Fundamentals of Computer Science in Life Science Engineering (INFO)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Applications of Programming in Life Science Engineering (PROG2)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

Practical application of programming. Structured and OOP (data types, control structures, data structures, functions, abstraction, data encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, UI-Dev ....)

Methodology

In the self-study phases, programming examples are worked out. In the presence phase the understanding for it is queried. In the meantime, additional small projects are implemented in the attendance phases to check the learning progress.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to use the principles of object-oriented programming in application development
  • to develop small software programs with a modern IDE
  • to develop classes with all required elements (constructors, ...)
  • create structured programs using loops (for, while ...), branches (if, switch ...) and functions
  • to implement data encapsulation.
  • to create a graphical user interface.
  • implement small software projects according to a plan

Course contents

  • Hello IDE
  • Hello World
  • data types
  • variables
  • brnaching
  • loops
  • functions
  • data structures
  • file-I/O
  • abstraction
  • data encapsulation.
  • inheritance
  • polymorphy
  • GUI

Prerequisites

Keine

Literature

  • Java ist auch eine Insel von Christian Ullenboom 12.Auflage

Assessment methods

  • Practice controls
  • Small project implementations
Programming Fundamentals (PROG1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Mediation of basics of programming. Structured and OOP (data types, control structures, data structures, functions, abstraction, data encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, UI-Dev ....)

Methodology

Impulse lectures in the presence units and discussion of practical examples In the self-study phases, a deepening of the subject matter is carried out which is checked by means of small tests. At the end of the course the learning progress is checked by a final exam.

Learning outcomes

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

  • compare and select data types of programming languages
  • explain function of loops, branches and methods
  • demonstrate the principles of object-oriented programming
  • write classes with all required elements (constructors, ...)
  • Detect data encapsulation
  • explain the principles of inheritance and polymorphism
  • to design a graphical user interface.
  • to plan small software projects

Course contents

  • Hello IDE
  • Hello World
  • data types
  • variables
  • branching
  • loops
  • functions
  • data structures
  • file-I/O
  • abstraction
  • data encapsulation.
  • inheritance
  • polymorphy
  • GUI

Prerequisites

Keine

Literature

  • Java ist auch eine Insel von Christian Ullenboom 12.Auflage

Assessment methods

  • Tests in the self-study phase
  • Final exam
Fundamentals of Physics (PHYS)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Fundamentals of Physics for Engineering Sciences (PHY1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course "Fundamentals of Physics for Engineering" aims to provide students with basic knowledge in the field of technical physics. In particular, the course aims at discussing elementary basic concepts and theorems of technical mechanics and the theory of electromagnetism. Furthermore, the basic laws of electrodynamics (Maxwell equations and definition of the Lorentz force) are formulated. Furthermore, special concepts from the field of thermodynamics (efficiency) are introduced and discussed on the basis of practical applications in physics and technology. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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 use physical units correctly
  • to explain the relationships between physical parameters.
  • explain and interpret the connection between physical theories, experiments and engineering applications
  • apply physical laws to practical examples
  • to create models, mathematical solutions and their interpretation based on selected physical problems
  • to answer quantitative questions based on physical theories
  • to apply physical methods and validity limits to the specific technical field of work
  • Assess plausibility of results

Course contents

  • Basics of the physical units
  • SI-Unit system
  • Basic physical terms (speed, acceleration, force, impulse, energy, work, power)
  • Newtonian Laws
  • Kinematics (osccillations)
  • Elements of thermodynamics
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Measurement errors, systematic and statistical errors

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Douglas C. Giancoli: Physik. Pearson

Assessment methods

  • The basis for the assessment are 9 (online) quizzes, 8 exercises and one written test. The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents and the necessary mathematical skills.
Physics Laboratory (PHYLB)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

The course "Grundlagenlabor Physik" aims to provide students with experimental physical and scientific knowledge. By means of selected experiments in the fields of mechanics, thermodynamics, optics and electrodynamics, statistical methods of experimental physics, methods for evaluation and data analysis of measurement series as well as practical laboratory methods are taught. The laboratory experiments aim to gain independent laboratory experience and practical knowledge. This knowledge is of great value for the entire engineering science field when working with measured variables and their processing, e.g. in sensor technology, measurement technology or embedded systems. During the preparation of laboratory protocols and records, experience in scientific-technical documentation and scientific work is gained. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Methodology

Both face-to-face learning (practical exercises) and self-study (theoretical preparation for the experiments and authorship of lab protocols) are integrated.

Learning outcomes

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

  • independently set up and perform physical experiments
  • create protocols according to common standards
  • to apply basic physical processes (from mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and optics) practically.
  • to apply the basic rules of scientific work when writing and analyzing texts, and to distinguish between a scientific approach and a non-scientific (everyday) approach
  • to interpret measurement results according to selected physical theories.
  • perform error evaluation of experimental data with the methods mean value, standard deviation and Gaussian error propagation
  • are able to apply the concept of linear regression and can perform these practical cases.

Course contents

  • pendulum & statistics
  • Energy & Kalorimetry
  • Measurement of electromagnetic quantities
  • Error propagation, statistical and systematic error

Prerequisites

Necassary prerequisites like the code of conduct in a lab theoretical knowledge about the experiments are conveyed via self-study. Other than that, no prerequisites exist.

Introduction to Human Factors and Sports Engineering (EHFSE)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Human Factors Hackathon (HFH)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In the course of an event in the mountains over the course of several days, the students work on a small group project (hackathon) on a self-chosen topic from the field of human factors and sports engineering. In doing so, they are confronted with skills and abilities necessary for their studies. In small groups an idea is generated, data is measured, evaluated and presented at the end of the course. Creativity, teamwork and a little technical understanding are necessary to be successful. In the course of the hackathon, students can also recognize which skills and abilities would be helpful to achieve an even better result. During the discussion about the Hackathon, students will learn in which modules of the curriculum exactly those skills that are still missing will be taught. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Learning outcomes

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

  • to name subject areas of the HFSE
  • to name technical problem solving approaches in HFSE
  • to work on technical problems in teams in a structured way
  • Use smartphone sensors to collect data and identify their limitations
  • operate basic measurement data representation with simple methods
  • to name the structures, contents and goals of the study program
  • to present an idea and its technical implementation

Course contents

  • Handling of simple measurement data acquisition from different sensors (phyphox)
  • Acquisition and interpretation of untreated raw data from various sensors
  • Presentation of a project and associated measurement data
  • Contents of the study program and organization
  • Formulation of expectations in the course of study
  • Definition of Human Factors Engineering
  • Typical professional fields of graduates of the study program Human Factors and Sports Engineering
Introduction to Human Factors and Sports Engineering (EHFSE)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this course students learn about the areas and typical fields of application of Human Factors and Sports Engineering. In addition to the explanation of terms, topics of current research and development in the field of Human Factors and Sports Engineering are discussed.

Methodology

Development of theory in self-study phases using selected specialist literature, preparation and presentation of case studies in small groups, discussion groups

Learning outcomes

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

  • to name the areas of human factors engineering
  • to define the areas of human factors engineering
  • to define Sports Engineering
  • recognize and define typical problems in the field of HFSE

Course contents

  • Introduction to Human Factors Engineering
  • Definition of cognitive ergonomics
  • Definition of organizational ergonomics
  • Definition of physical ergonomics
  • Overview of the areas of Human Factors and Sports Engineering
  • Examples of HFSE from practice and research

Literature

  • Jordan, P. W. (2002). Designing pleasurable products: An introduction to the new human factors. CRC press.
  • Lee, J. D., Wickens, C. D., Liu, Y., & Boyle, L. N. (2017). Designing for people: An introduction to human factors engineering. CreateSpace.
  • McGinnis, P. M. (2020). Biomechanics of sport and exercise. Human Kinetics.
  • Salvendy, G. (Ed.). (2012). Handbook of human factors and ergonomics. John Wiley & Sons.

Assessment methods

  • presentations, written exam
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.

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Communication 2 (COMM2)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Business English (ENG2)
English / 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: Erklären und Verstehen: Eine kleine Didaktik der Vermittlung, 5. Aufl. 2018 (e-book)
  • 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

From the Idea to the Product 1 (PROD1)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Design Theory (KONSL)
German / LAB
3.00
2.00

Course description

The idea and the creative design may be the first step in the design process. However, in order to be able to carry out further development, it is important to create appropriate technical drawings that follow the specified standards. In this course the basics of technical drawing are taught and practiced.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe input and output parameters of a design process
  • apply the product development process to examples
  • explain all essential contents of a technical drawing
  • Display components in the standard views

Course contents

  • Creation of views
  • Create technical drawings
  • Tolerance systems
  • Surface finishes
  • CAD Software
  • Basics of technical drawings

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Sabine Labisch "Technisches Zeichnen";Bahl/Beitz “Konstruktionslehre”; Naeffe und Kott “Konstruktionslehre für Einsteiger“

Assessment methods

  • Assessment - see Moodle Course: The performance assessment is based on a digital drawing folder that is filled continuously throughout the semester and a practical final exam that tests the confident use of the design software and the practical application of the basics. IMPORTANT: You must pass both parts positively! The weighting of the digital drawing file (drawings over the semester) and practical final examination is 60:40% Detailed key: Digital Drawing File 40% Exercise 1b Sketching 5% Exercise 3b Software Kick-Off 5% Exercise 4b Views and sections 5% Exercise 5b Dimensioning 1 5% Exercise 5 Dimensioning 2 5% Exercise 6b Information on surface finish 5% Exercise b7 Tolerances and fits - dimensional tolerances 5% Exercise 8b Tolerances for shape and position 5% Practical final examination: 60% The grading key from the examination regulations applies for the assessment.
Industrial Design (INDUS)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

In the modules "From the in idea to the product 1-4" from the 2nd to the 5th semester, the development process of an ergonomic product is played through, taking into account technical conditions and aspects of feasibility. The basics of industrial design and its importance in the product development process are taught in this course "Industrial Design". In the course of the semester, you will learn the theoretical basics of design and drafts as well as performing and manual skills for the design process. By means of self-learning exercises, knowledge and skills will be consolidated so that at the end of the course you will be able to put your own ideas on paper, produce a physical model of a proportions model and understand and carry out the commissioning of design briefings.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Making rough drafts of ideas
  • create 3-dimensional hand sketches of products
  • Prototypes under consideration of technical
  • to design framework conditions
  • to design product drafts under consideration of technical conditions
  • ein physisches Modell eines Prototypen zu erstellen

Course contents

  • Scribble
  • Hand-drawn sketch
  • 3D-Model
  • technical boundary conditions of constructions
  • hand model

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Gerhard Heufler: Design Basics: Von der Idee zum Produkthttps://www.amazon.de/Design-Basics-Von-Idee-Produkt/dp/3721208293

Assessment methods

  • The individual learning outcomes are worked out independently by the students after the theoretical lecture inputs and are submitted digitally via PDF. The submitted works are evaluated binary with 0 and 1 (fulfilled and not fulfilled) and make up 50% of the final grade. - Digital submissions as PDF - 50% of the final grade o Paper 1 o Paper2 - Written final exam - 50% of the final grade (see III.4.)
Fundamentals of Mechanics (MECHA)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Essential Fundamentals of Dynamics (DYN1)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

The course "Elementare physikalische Grundlagen der Dynamik" 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 dynamic problems, dynamic problems, which are the subject of various technical disciplines. By solving practice-oriented calculations and taking written tests, the ability to solve technical problems mathematically is acquired and the basics of physical modelling are explained. 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 ...

  • define and explain concepts of dynamics.
  • define and explain Newton's laws of motion.
  • perform kinetic calculations of accelerated motion using Newton's laws and the principle of d'Alembert for linear and circular calculus problems.
  • define and explain the law of work and the law of energy and to solve simple problems (exercises) for mass points.

Course contents

  • Plane kinematics of mass points
  • Work and energy for the plane kinetics of a rigid body

Prerequisites

none

Literature

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

Assessment methods

  • The basis for the assessment are 5 (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.
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.
General Chemistry (CHEM)
German / iMod
5.00
-
General Chemistry (CHEM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Wherever products are developed, knowledge of materials is important. In order to understand the behavior and properties of materials, it is necessary to know the chemical basics. But not only that, also the processes in the human body are subject to chemical laws, e.g. the muscles convert chemical energy into mechanical energy. All these basics are taught in this course.

Methodology

Self study phases and attendance phases alternate. In the self-study phase, students prepare themselves for the contents of the attendance phases by watching videos or reading through book chapters. In the presence phase questions are answered to the self-study, the most important points of the self-study are repeated, the instructional contents are strengthened by means of exercises and/or a view on the next self-study phase is given.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to explain physicochemical properties of elements and their compounds using the periodic table.
  • to formulate simple chemical processes stoichiometrically correct by means of reaction equations and to use them for further calculations
  • to enumerate and determine the most important functional groups in organic chemistry
  • to present the 3 stages of polymerization using a concrete example.
  • To understand the basics of electrochemistry and to solve redox equations.

Course contents

  • Periodic Table of the Elements
  • Chemical bond types and reactions
  • Nomenclature according to IUPAC
  • Stoichiometry
  • chemical balance
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Basics electrochemistry and redox reactions
  • Grundlagen der Polymerchemie

Prerequisites

General chemical basics at school leaving examination level.

Literature

  • • Guido Kickelbick: Chemie für Ingenieure - Pearson Verlag

Assessment methods

  • - 20 points (20%) for the 1st Moodle exam (subject matter of the attendance phases or self-study of block 1 and 2 of the course General Chemistry & General Chemistry Laboratory) - 60 points (60%) for the 2nd Moodle examination (learning material: all contents of all attendance and self-study phases of the course General Chemistry & General Chemistry Laboratory => module examination) - 20 points (20%) for writing 3 protocol sheets (ins. 8%) and one laboratory protocol (12%) Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
General Chemistry Laboratory (CHELB)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

Students perform practical examples in the areas of spot analysis, dimensional analysis, electro- and polymer chemistry and apply theoretically learned concepts.

Methodology

Self study phases and attendance phases alternate. In the self-study phase, students prepare themselves for the theoretical contents or the practical implementation of the laboratory exercise. In the attendance phase, an Antestat is performed at the beginning and then the practical work follows.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Carry out basic steps in the laboratory according to a working instruction with appropriate support.
  • to document laboratory results according to scientific standards.

Course contents

  • Safety in the laboratory
  • Spot analysis
  • Dimensional Analysis
  • Material analysis and testing
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Writing a laboratory protocol

Prerequisites

General chemical basics at school leaving examination level.

Literature

  • • Guido Kickelbick: Chemie für Ingenieure - Pearson Verlag

Assessment methods

  • - 20 points (20%) for the 1st Moodle exam (subject matter of the attendance phases or self-study of block 1 and 2 of the course General Chemistry & General Chemistry Laboratory) - 60 points (60%) for the 2nd Moodle examination (learning material: all contents of all attendance and self-study phases of the course General Chemistry & General Chemistry Laboratory => module examination) - 20 points (20%) for writing 3 protocol sheets (ins. 8%) and one laboratory protocol (12%)
Mathematics for Engineering Science 2 (MAES2)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Mathematics for Engineering Science 2 (MAES2)
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 thought. The 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

Mathematics for Engineering Science 1

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

Measuring and Testing Fundamentals (MESSG)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Electronics in Human Factors and Sports Engineering (ELHFS)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

In the course Electronics in Human Factors and Sports Engineering, students learn how to handle the basic equipment (e.g. pin board, laboratory power supply, function generator, multimeter, oscilloscope), which is needed to build and commission electronic circuits and to perform measurements. On the other hand, the students work with sensors that are used in Human Factors and Sports Engineering (e.g. FSR, DMS, NTC, PTC). Thus, they learn the correct handling of these sensors and how the measurement circuit required for the respective sensor has to look like.

Methodology

Alternation between attendance phase (exercises) and self-study phase for preparation and follow-up.

Learning outcomes

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

  • • to independently build up electronic circuits on the breadboard and put them into operation.
  • • to measure calculated voltages, currents and resistances in electronic circuits.
  • • to record and interpret the characteristic curve of a sensor used in Human Factors and Sports Engineering.
  • • to describe and construct the measurement circuit required for a sensor used in the field of Human Factors and Sports Engineering.
  • • to construct the basic amplifier circuits and describe their mode of operation.

Course contents

  • • Breadboard, Laboratory power supply unit, Multimeter, Function Generator, Oscilloscope, Resistors, Potentiometer, Bridge circuit, FSR, DMS, NTC, PTC, Light emitting diode, Accelerometer, DCDC converter, Transistor, Capacitor, Operational amplifier

Prerequisites

The successful completion of the modules of the 1st semester: • Grundlagen der Physik • Mathematik für Engineering Science 1 In addition, students are expected to adequately deal with the contents of the ILV Grundlagen der Elektronik (2nd semester), as this is decisive for the laboratory experiments.

Literature

  • • Elektrotechnik für Studium und Praxis : Gleich-, Wechsel- und Drehstrom, Schalt- und nichtsinusförmige Vorgänge, Marlene Marinescu, Nicolae Marinescu, 2020; Moeller Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik, Thomas Harriehausen, Dieter Schwarzenau, 2020; Elemente der angewandten Elektronik, Erwin Böhmer, Dietmar Ehrhardt und Wolfgang Oberschelp, 2010; Operationsverstärker, Joachim Federau, 2017; Prüfungsfragen zur Elektronik, Peter Baumann, 2013; Elektro-Aufgaben Band 1: Gleichstrom, Helmut Lindner, 2014; Formelsammlung : Elektrotechnik, Elektronik, Messtechnik, analoge und digitale Elektronik, Herbert Bernstein, 2019; Simulation in LTspice IV : Handbuch, Methoden und Anwendungen, Gilles Brocard, 2013

Assessment methods

  • Online quizzes are available during the first four phases of self-study. The points achieved in each online quiz are included in the overall grade with 2.5% each. During the four attendance phases, an online examination takes place. The points obtained in each online examination are each taken into account at a rate of 10% for the final grade. At the end of the course, a practical final examination is carried out. 50% of the points achieved in this examination are included in the final grade.
Fundamentals of Electronics (ELEK1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course, students learn the basics of electronics in an application-oriented way, which will be required in the further semesters of the Faculty Life Science Engineering. In addition, students work on the components and basic electronic circuits used in this field. Furthermore, simulations of electronic basic circuits are carried out in LTSpice.

Methodology

Alternation between attendance phase (lectures, exercises) and self-study phase for preparation and follow-up.

Learning outcomes

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

  • • to explain basic electronic terms, such as electrical voltage, electrical current, electrical charge, voltage potential.
  • • to explain the difference between active and passive components.
  • • to apply methods of direct current technology (such as voltage dividers, current dividers, Kirchhoff's laws, bridge circuits, substitute sources, superposition principle) in the analysis and dimensioning of simple electronic circuits
  • • to identify emitter-transistor circuits and to dimension them for the application as switches and as small-signal amplifiers
  • • to identify and dimension inverting and non-inverting basic operational amplifier circuits.
  • • to identify and calculate passive low-pass and high-pass filters (RLC).
  • • to simulate simple electronic circuits by means of LTSpice (transient and AC).
  • • to explain the properties of an electronic component by means of the data sheet.

Course contents

  • • Basic terms of electrical engineering, Ohm's law, Voltage divider, Current divider, Kirchhoff's , aws, Superposition theorem of Helmholtz (superposition principle), Bridge circuit, Coil / , apacitor in direct current / alternating current circuit, Filter circuits (low pass, high pass), Diodes, Transistor, Operational amplifier, Data sheets of electronic components, Simulation in LTSpice

Prerequisites

The successful completion of the modules of the 1st semester: • Basics of physics • Mathematics for Engineering Science 1

Literature

  • • Elektrotechnik für Studium und Praxis : Gleich-, Wechsel- und Drehstrom, Schalt- und nichtsinusförmige Vorgänge, Marlene Marinescu, Nicolae Marinescu, 2020; Moeller Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik, Thomas Harriehausen, Dieter Schwarzenau, 2020; Elemente der angewandten Elektronik, Erwin Böhmer, Dietmar Ehrhardt und Wolfgang Oberschelp, 2010; Operationsverstärker, Joachim Federau, 2017; Prüfungsfragen zur Elektronik, Peter Baumann, 2013; Elektro-Aufgaben Band 1: Gleichstrom, Helmut Lindner, 2014; Formelsammlung : Elektrotechnik, Elektronik, Messtechnik, analoge und digitale Elektronik, Herbert Bernstein, 2019; Simulation in LTspice IV : Handbuch, Methoden und Anwendungen, Gilles Brocard, 2013

Assessment methods

  • Five online quizzes are available during the self-study phases. The points achieved in each online quiz are each included in the overall grade with 5%. After each of the five attendance phases, an online exam takes place. The points achieved in these online exams are included in the overall grade with 15% each.

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Biomechanics and Ergonomics (BIOER)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Application of Biomechanics in Human Factors and Sports Engineering (BMHFS)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

The knowledge from the courses on anatomy, high-tech materials and physics/mechanics is extended and combined in this course. The students learn the basics of biomechanics - the application of mechanical principles to biological structures and bodies and how joint and muscle forces can be calculated and measured.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to analyze biomechanical problems and calculate loads on the human body
  • discuss and solve ergonomic problems based on scientific criteria
  • calculate body segment parameters using various anthropometric models
  • to determine muscle and joint forces under consideration of different optimization criteria.

Course contents

  • Application of anthropometric models
  • Ergonomic problems from the current literature
  • Optimization criteria
Fundamentals of Biomechanics and Ergonomics (BIOME)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In addition to the material properties of human tissue, the special mechanical properties of muscles are taught and how their function can be measured. Furthermore, the basics of thermophysiology are discussed - a topic that will later play an important role in the course Materials and Technology for Performance Apparel.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the basics of movement theory and movement learning
  • to explain the basics of biomedical measurement technology and motion analysis.
  • Identify and explain different anthropometric models and their application
  • to describe the muscle physiology and the contraction process in detail
  • to describe Hill's muscle model and the influence of its parameters
  • to explain the basics of the thermophysiology of the human
  • To describe the basics of measurement and interpretation of myoelectric signals

Course contents

  • General Kinesiology
  • Basic understanding of physics in and on the human body
  • Anthropometric models
  • Muscle models
  • muscle physiology
  • Balance
  • Movement theory - understanding, learning and automating movement
  • Physical path-time, velocity, acceleration diagrams in connection with human motion
  • Calculation of movement sequences at work, in everyday life and in sports
  • Movement analysis with practical examples
  • EMG measurement
  • EMG signal interpretation
Data Acquisition and Analysis in Biomechanics (DATAA)
English / iMod
5.00
-
Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory (BIOLB)
English / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

Introduction to the practical implementation of biomechanical measuring methods and data evaluation of the parameters obtained

Learning outcomes

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

  • Use different methods to assess human motion (force plate, plantar pressure measurement, 2D video analysis)
  • Explain changes in ground reaction forces due to different walking speeds
  • Calculate plantar pressure distribution in walking and running
  • Calculate joint angles and velocities based on 2D motion analysis data
  • Use numerical computing software for basic data analysis
  • Analyse and display measurement data from different biomechanical measurements
  • To explain the origin of myoelectric signals, conduct an electromyography on a human subject
  • to present the mean time and amplitude normalized muscle activity of a cyclic movement.

Course contents

  • Force plates (technical background, application, conclusion)
  • Pressure insoles (technical background, application, conclusion)
  • 2D motion analysis (setup, calibration, marker tracking)
  • Data analysis and parameter extraction using MATLAB
  • Data presentation (diagrams, boxplots, tables) using MATLAB
  • Surface electromygraphy
From the Idea to the Product 2 (PROD2)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Digitalisation of Design Drafts (DESGN)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

Many skills are required in the product development process. While the previous semester focused on the creative process around the development of a design and the first basics of construction in the computer, this course deals with the development of parts in the computer. How does a physical design model get into the CAD software? How can it be edited, modified and optimized there? These and many other questions will be answered by students with the support of the lecturers using practical examples in this course.

Learning outcomes

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

  • produce and modify 3D components in proprietary and non-proprietary software
  • derive and dimension drawings from the 3D parts
  • create and modify 3D parts with Inventor software
  • describe different concepts of CAD software systems and be able to use them to model components
  • apply process knowledge in Reverse Engineering
  • scan 3D models
  • optimize scanned part data for use in CAD software

Course contents

  • STL-Files
  • PTC Creo
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • 3D scanning process
  • Preparation of scan data
  • Basic modeling techniques for simply shaped parts
  • Internal structure of components
  • Create and redefine simply shaped bodies
  • Create simple drawings for production
  • Scripts in PDF format in the course download area.
Hightech Materials 1 (HIGH1)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Materials Testing Plastics (WERKS)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Besides metals, plastics are probably the most important material in the construction of devices with which people interact. They are light, stable and products made of them can be produced in large quantities and in a short time. But what are the differences between the various plastics? How does the chemical composition influence their properties? Which plastics are suitable for which applications? What do the various material parameters mean, how can they be determined and how do they change under different environmental influences? After completing the course, you will be able to answer all these questions.

Learning outcomes

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

  • interpret material characteristic values.
  • select suitable test methods for determining material characteristic values.
  • explain the structure of the polymers.
  • assess the influence of the structure of polymers on the properties.
  • consider the influence of operating temperature and load on the properties of polymers in applications.

Course contents

  • Fundamentals of materials testing
  • Material testing methods
  • Structure and structure and polymers and their influence on properties
  • Material failure
  • Influence of load, temperature and time on material behaviour
Metals (METAL)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Metals are an important material. In this course, students learn about the most important properties, the structure and the most common processing and strengthening methods.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the structure of metals and their alloys
  • assess the influence of the structure of metals and alloys on the properties
  • select suitable metals for an application
  • explain the main hardening mechanisms for metals

Course contents

  • Structural composition of metals and alloys and their influence on their properties
  • Ferrous materials
  • Thermochemical treatment methods and their influence on properties
  • Light metals and their alloys (Al, Mg, Ti)
  • Solidification mechanisms
Measuring and Testing Equipment (MESSE)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Mess- und Testsysteme in HFSE (MTS)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Messtechnische Analysen in HFSE (MAL)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00
Technical Product Design (TEPRO)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Material Selection and Manufacturing Processes (MATER)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The development of a product is a process with many steps. However, it is not only about form and function and the interaction with the human body. Knowledge of materials and their properties, as well as their processing and the possibilities and limitations of the production process, are also essential for designing a successful product. In this course, students learn about manufacturing processes and the criteria according to which these and corresponding materials can be selected based on the expected loads.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to select manufacturing processes according to the product requirements.
  • to evaluate and apply manufacturing processes with regard to their quality in terms of a production system.
  • select the most suitable injection molding process for parts from the specialist area
  • to specify mechanical loads on equipment, especially sports equipment
  • Selecting materials for specific applications based on their properties and component loads
  • select the right material for components of equipment, especially sports equipment
  • to select the right tool concept for a plastic component and to design the component to suit the plastic.

Course contents

  • Primary forming processes for metals and plastics (casting, extrusion, injection moulding, extrusion)
  • Forming processes for metals and plastics (forging, thermoforming)
  • Mechanical processing of materials (turning, milling)
  • Production technologies and quality assurance in manufacturing
  • to select manufacturing processes according to the product requirements.
  • to evaluate and apply manufacturing processes with regard to their quality in terms of a production system.
  • Properties and selection of materials (metals and plastics)
  • Basics of injection molding technology
  • Basics of injection mold design: Injection, temperature control and demoulding of plastic components
  • Design rules for plastic parts
  • Processes
  • Process parameters
  • Shrinkage
  • Orientation
  • residual stresses
  • Warpage Special process of injection moulding:
  • 2-component process
  • Hard-soft connections
  • Water Injection Technology
  • Gas Injection Technology
  • Injection-compression moulding
  • In-Mould Labeling
  • Manufacturing process for sports equipment (skis, kayaks, tennis balls, footballs, etc.)

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
From the Idea to the Product 3 (PROD3)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Load and Movement Simulation of Design Drafts (SIMUL)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

In the third part of the four-part module cycle "From the idea to the product", the possibilities of CAD/CAM software are exploited to an even greater extent. While the focus in the previous semester was still on the development of a component in the computer, in this course components are assembled into movable assemblies and subjected to load simulations.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Model design drafts with general geometries (e.g. handles, seats, shoes) and simple sports equipment
  • to model static assemblies.
  • Perform finite element analysis of products using CAD/CAM software
  • model movable assemblies using CAD/CAM software
  • analyze the movability of mechanisms of created assemblies.

Course contents

  • Strategies in dealing with assemblies
  • Special commands for modeling complex shaped parts
  • Strategies for handling large and moving assemblies (component interfaces, joints, assembly via coordinate systems)
  • Analysis of the movability of mechanisms (joint shapes, drive types, film production)
  • Analysis of the strength and vibration behavior of sports equipment and products
Group Project Human Factors and Sports Engineering (HFPR1)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Group Project Human Factors and Sports Engineering (HFSPR)
German / PRJ
5.00
3.00

Course description

In this course students complete their first semester project. In small groups, topics are worked on using the methods previously learned.

Learning outcomes

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

  • independently carry out scientific semester projects in small groups on topics of Human Factors and Sports Engineering
  • carry out methods, test persons, performance of measurements, presentation and interpretation of measurement data independently
  • to present the results of a project in a scientific article
  • To apply project management to scientific projects.
  • to present scientific projects in a quasi-scientific conference.

Course contents

  • biomechanical measurement technology
  • applied project management
  • Problem solving competence
  • Applied data analysis
  • Applied principles of statistics
  • Group work
Hightech Materials 2 (HIGH2)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Composite and Lightweight Construction (FASER)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Especially when products are made for human use, lightweight construction plays an important role. But what materials are there? How are they constructed? What are their specific characteristics? What are their advantages and disadvantages?

Learning outcomes

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

  • Select lightweight materials based on the required product properties
  • Selecting suitable manufacturing processes for lightweight components
  • to design lightweight components in a manner suitable for production and load

Course contents

  • Classification and properties of composite materials
  • Specific properties of lightweight materials
  • Basic manufacturing methods of lightweight components
  • Fundamentals of mechanical design of composite materials
  • Joining techniques in lightweight construction

Literature

  • - AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e. V.: Handbuch Faserverbundkunststoffe / Composites, 4. Auflage, Springer Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2014 (S. 33 bis 174 und Seite 299 bis 313)
  • - Klein, Bernd: Leichtbau-Konstruktion, 9. Auflage, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2011 (Seite 23 bis 66 und Seite 192 bis 200)
  • - Schürmann, Helmut: Konstruieren mit Faser-Kunststoff-Verbunden, 2. Auflage, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2007 (Seite 13 bis 26 und Seite 161 bis 168)
Machine Elements (MAEL)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Standard parts are often used in the development of products. In this course, different connections of components, gears or bearings are presented and their application areas are shown.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to name the different types of gearboxes and use them in the selection and design of applications
  • to name drive belts and use them in the selection and design of applications.
  • to name non-detachable connections and use them in the selection and design of practical applications
  • to name detachable connections and use them in the selection and design of applications.
  • to name different types of rolling and plain bearings and use them in the selection and design of applications

Course contents

  • gear wheels
  • Envelope drives
  • Springs
  • Ropes
  • Detachable connections
  • Rotary motion elements
Hightech Materials 3 (HIGH3)
English / iMod
5.00
-
Materials and Technology for Performance Apparel (PERFO)
English / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

Materials are not only important in connection with appliances, but also for clothing. Due to their structure, functional materials have very specific properties, which are explained to the students in this course. They learn to recognize, test and analyze them.

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

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 management and provides opportunities for appropriate behaviour in different professional communication situations (e.g. conflicts). As part of the course the students deal with the phenomenon of “culture” and develop strategies for action in intercultural contexts.

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyse communication behaviour using relevant models (e. g. Schulz v. Thun, transaction analysis) and develop own strategies for conversational behaviour (e. g. rapport)
  • explain the different stages of a conflict (e. g. according to the Glasl escalation model) on a case-by-case basis and develop appropriate options for dealing with conflict situations
  • explain levels of culture (e. g. behaviours, beliefs) by using concrete examples; develop situationally appropriate options for action (intercultural competence) to deal with cultural differences

Course contents

  • Communication and conversation
  • Conflict managment
  • cultural theory
  • Interculturality

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Doser, Susanne: 30 Minuten Interkulturelle Kompetenz, 5. Aufl. 2012
  • Glasl, Friedrich: Selbsthilfe in Konflikten, 8. Aufl. 2017
  • Greimel-Fuhrmann, Bettina (Hrsg.): Soziale Kompetenz im Management, 2013 Weisbach, Christian-Rainer / Sonne

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent

Anmerkungen

none

Scientific Writing (WIA)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course Scientific Work prepares students for the writing of scientific papers, in particular the Bachelor thesis.

Methodology

The integrated course consists of two parts: The online course covers the basics of scientific work including basic statistics. The faculty-specific part introduces the specifics of their fields of research and the concrete treatment 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
  • to design topics and formulate research questions.
  • to select and apply working methods for the chosen questions
  • to structure a scientific work in a formally correct way.
  • to write a proposal (exposé, disposition) for a seminar paper or bachelor thesis
  • to conduct (literature) research, evaluate sources and cite them according to scientific standards
  • explain and implement the formal and linguistic requirements of a scientific text
  • to understand representations of basic descriptive statistics and to select and apply meaningful methods for one's own questions

Course contents

  • Scientific criteria
  • Knowledge acquisition methods and theories
  • types as well as structuring and structure of scientific papers
  • Guidelines for ensuring good scientific practice
  • Searching and narrowing down topics
  • Research questions - their formulation, operationalization
  • Strategies of sourcing
  • Documentation of sources
  • Proposal (Presentation, Disposition)
  • Scientific writing style and basic argumentation
  • Formal design of scientific works
  • Methods, application areas and interpretation of descriptive statistical procedures.

5. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Applied Probability and Statistics (AWS)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Applied Probability and Statistics (AWS)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
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

Elective Modules (VERT)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Elective Module: Ergonomics (VERGO)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Ergonomics - Ergonomic Science (EAW)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Usability and user-experience (EUX)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00
Elective Module: Product Design (VPD)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Designvalidation of Products (PDVA)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In many industries products have to go through a certification process, which is subject to strict regulatory standards and specific quality management. In this course, students will learn how such processes work and what has to be taken into account using practical examples.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to specify basic requirements of a certified quality management system for product development
  • Define product specifications with regard to user needs.
  • Create test scenarios to validate the product design and document and present the results of the validation

Course contents

  • Relevant standards and regulations
  • Application Analysis
  • Definition of requirements (design input)
  • Design validation planning
Human-centered Product Design (PDHC)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Elective Module: Sports equipment (VSPG)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Applied physics in sports equipment testing (SPHY)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Based on the fundamentals of mechanics, physics and biomechanics, this course discusses and derives the practical implications and applications of these principles using typical examples of sports equipment. Which technique, which material has which influence on the properties of sports equipment and how can both be measured?

Learning outcomes

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

  • to apply physical principles in the field of vibrations, energy, impulse, angular momentum maintenance and friction to the behaviour of sports equipment
  • to explain the effects and influencing factors associated with these physical phenomena
  • to create overall concepts for different user groups from beginners to Olympic participants
  • to be able to assess and develop the relationship between the various sports techniques in conjunction with the material properties required
  • to be able to reproduce the production process and sports equipment testing in detail

Course contents

  • Vibrations, linear/rotation, undamped and damped, and their effects in the use of sports equipment
  • Influence of different materials and their stress-strain function on the behavior of the sports equipment and the relationship between stress-strain and hysteresis function
  • Effects of these physical vibration and material parameters on sports technology and vice versa
  • Biomechanical influencing factors
  • Training specific basics as influencing factors
Sports Week and Sportsequipment Workshop (SPPW)
German / LAB
3.00
2.00
From the Idea to the Product 4 (PROD4)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (RPM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course concludes the module cycle "From the idea to the product". While in previous semesters the focus was on design, CAD drawing and motion and load analysis, this course introduces students to the systems that enable the rapid implementation of developments. Through small projects, students learn the practical use of 3D printing.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Rapid Tooling.
  • explain the most important processes for rapid prototyping and manufacturing
  • explain the advantages and disadvantages of different rapid prototyping and manufacturing processes
  • To describe applications of rapid prototyping methods in human factors and sports engineering
  • Select suitable rapid prototyping processes for different applications

Course contents

  • generative manufacturing processes
  • Additive manufacturing (is in most cases layer manufacturing)
  • Freeform Fabrication
  • Desktop Manufacturing
  • Layer Manufacturing Technology
  • Advanced Digital Manufacturing (ADM)
  • Additive Fertigungsverfahren (Stereolithografie, Selektives Lasersintern, Fused Deposition Modeling)
  • Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Tooling und Rapid Manufacturing
  • Sonderverfahren und -anwendungen (Arburg Freeformer, Tissue Engineering)
Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing - Project (RPMPR)
German / PRJ
2.00
1.00

Course description

The knowledge taught in the course of this module can be put into practice by the students. Through small projects, students learn the practical use of 3D printing.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Prepare CAD parts for 3D printing
  • Create simple models using 3D printing techniques

Course contents

  • 3D printing process
  • Materials for 3D Printing
  • Procedure for preparing CAD models for 3D printing
  • Development and 3D printing of a component in Human Factors and Sports Engineering
Marketing and Science (SCIMA)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Current Topics in Life Science Engineering (CTLSE)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this course, students can choose a certain number from a series of expert lectures from the entire field of Life Science Engineering. Their contents are supplemented by current scientific literature in self-study and give students a comprehensive overview of current topics in Life Science Engineering.

Learning outcomes

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

  • discuss current topics in the field of Life Science Engineering
  • to discuss points of contact between Life Science Engineering and other fields

Course contents

  • Overview of tasks and activities from the subject areas of the study program and beyond
Marketing and Sales (MARKT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this sub-module students acquire basic skills in the areas of marketing and sales.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

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

  • define the terms “market” and “marketing”
  • name the components of a marketing plan
  • differentiate between different types of marketing strategies
  • differentiate between different market research methods
  • prepare product policy decisions
  • prepare price policy decisions
  • prepare communication policy decisions
  • prepare sales policy decisions
  • weigh up between different alternatives regarding the organizational anchoring of marketing in the company
  • calculate key figures for effectiveness and efficiency controls in marketing
  • name various instruments of online marketing and to describe their mode of operation

Course contents

  • Concept and Characteristics of Marketing
  • Marketing Planning
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Market Research
  • Product Policy
  • Price Policy
  • Sales Policy
  • Communication Policy
  • Marketing Organization
  • Marketing Controlling
  • Online Marketing

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Business Administration

Literature

  • Bruhn, Marketing, Springer-Verlag
  • Bruhn, Marketingübungen, Springer-Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Written final exam: 70 points
  • Development of a marketing concept (group work): 30 points

Anmerkungen

Details see Moodle course

Project Human Factors and Sports Engineering (HFPR2)
English / iMod
5.00
-
Human Factors and Sports Engineering Seminar (HFSE)
German / PRJ
5.00
3.00

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 paper is an independent written work, which has to be written in the context of a course.

Learning outcomes

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

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

Course contents

  • The bachelor paper usually includes an independent examination 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

FH degree programmes are to be designed in such a way that students can acquire the knowledge, skills and competences relevant to professional practice that they need for successful professional activity. Against this background, internships represent a training-relevant component within the framework of Bachelor degree programmes.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to independently solve well-defined subtasks in operational practice and to carry out the necessary documentation
  • to implement the knowledge and skills acquired during their studies.
  • to reflect the operational practice with regard to technical, economic and organizational, as well as management and personality relevant aspects

Course contents

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