Power Electronics: Curriculum

1. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
M1.1 Basics (M1.1)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Control System Design 1 (RT1)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basics of control engineering. Design of simple controllers in the frequency domain

Methodology

Lectures with exercises.

Learning outcomes

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

  • ...
  • use the Laplace transformation in single input single output systems
  • construct Bode plots
  • describe control systems with the help of signal flow charts
  • design controllers with the help of the Nyquist criterium
  • linearize non-linear plants (systems to be controlled)
  • judge the stability of SISO systems

Course contents

  • Feedforward and feedback systems
  • Laplace and Fourier transformation
  • Bode plot
  • Stability
  • Quality criterions

Prerequisites

Mathematics and Principles of Electrical Engineering.

Literature

  • Joergl, H.P. (1998): Repetitorium der Regelungstechnik, Oldenburg Verlag
  • Tieste, K.-D. / Romberg,O. (2012): Keine Panik vor Regelungstechnik, Vieweg Verlag

Assessment methods

  • End exam
Principles of Power Electronics (GEE)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

To balance the different previous knowledge and to deepen the electronically skills of the bachelor courses in Electronics.

Methodology

LectureDistant learning

Learning outcomes

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

  • ...
  • calculate simple magnetic circuits
  • derive the important relationships in converters
  • estimate the necessary cooling
  • describe the function of the most important electrical machines

Course contents

  • Basic equations in electronics, mechanics and thermodynamics
  • Modelling of electrical and mechanical systems
  • Basics of magnetism
  • Basics of electrical machines, especially of switched reluctance machines
  • Converters with coils

Prerequisites

Basics of Mathematics, Physics, and Electronics

Literature

  • Course materials
  • Mohan, N. /Undeland, T. Robbins, W. (2002): Power Electronics, Jon Wiley & Sons
  • Zach, F. (2009): Leistungselektronik, 4. Auflage, Springer

Assessment methods

  • End exam
M1.2 Energy Technology (M1)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Electrical Power Engineering (EET)
German / ILV, FL
2.00
2.00
Laboratory (LAB)
German / LAB
2.00
2.00
Lighting Engineering (BLT)
German / ILV, FL
2.00
2.00
M1.3 Circuit Design 1 (M1)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Circuit Design and Electromagnetic Susceptiblity 1 (SDE)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course deals with the circuit design and layout design of EMC-compliant printed circuit boards, in practice by means of following project work:Development of a switching power supply according to defined EMC standards

Methodology

Lecture/ Exercise/ Project work (coached)

Learning outcomes

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

  • ...
  • develop PCBs, industrial equipment and systems in due consideration basic rules for EMC compliant design.
  • know legal and normative EMC requirements for development of industrial electronic devices at a glance and to apply them.
  • show the operation of a switching power supply by means of a simulation software (P-Spice, LTSpice), to interpret the results and develop an EMC compliant circuit design (layout).
  • realize printed circuit board layouts with knowledge of layer stack-up, base materials and defined structures (current, voltage, high-frequency structures, etc.).

Course contents

  • Construction and base materials of printed circuit boards
  • Structure technologies for PCB board design
  • Introduction to EMC of electronic devices and systems
  • EMC regulations and standards (basic standards / product standards)
  • EMC measurement/ testing
  • Radiation and interference sources
  • EMC phenomena/ activities
  • EMC oriented PCB Design
  • EMC simulationFunctional design and practical achievement exercises within a self dependent project with the key function of industrial projects using the following standards: ISO 9001:2002, EN 60 664 (VDE 0110), EN 60 950, EN 61 000, UL 508, UL 60 950, IEC 60 664, EN ISO 13485, EN 60 601

Prerequisites

- Principles of electrical engineering- Mathematics- Webscript of bachelor course:- CIS-Download > MIE > SDE 1 > Pruckner > Webscript- Simulation tools: ORCAD-P-Spice, LTSpice or the like- CAD tools: ORCAD-PCB, Eagle or the like- Recommended: MatLAB and/or MathCAD

Literature

  • Goedbloed, J. J. (1990): “Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit- Analyse und Behebung von Störproblemen”, Pflaum Verlag, München, ISBN 3-7905-0672-9
  • Gonschorek, K. H. (2005): „EMV für Geräteentwickler und Systemintegratoren“, 2005, Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3-540-23436-3
  • Kohling, A. (1998): „EMV von Gebäuden, Anlagen und Geräten: praktische Umsetzung der technischen, wirtschaftlichen und gesetzlichen Anforderungen für die CE-Kennzeichnung“, VDE-Verlag, Berlin und Offenbach, ISBN 3-8007-2261-5
  • Mardiguian, M. (2001): „Controlling Radiated Emissions By Design“, 2nd ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, Massachusetts, ISBN 0-7923-7978-0
  • Ott, H. W. (2009): “Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering”, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, ISBN: 978-0-470-18930-6; (earlier ed. published under title: „Noise Reduction Techniques in Electronic Systems“, 2nd ed., Wiley, 1988)
  • Paul, C. R. (2006): „Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility“, 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, ISBN-13: 978-0-471-75500-5
  • Literature references on places where being used in the scripts, the exercises and during lecture
  • Script from Bachelor: Link in CIS-Download > MIE > SDE 1 > Pruckner > Webskriptum

Assessment methods

  • 50% Projektarbeit
  • 50% Schriftliche Prüfung - Bei jedem Prüfungsteil müssen mindestens 25% für eine positive Beurteilung erreicht werden.

Anmerkungen

An emphasis is put on practice and practical issues in all 3 disciplines: - Lecture- Exercise/ Laboratory tutorial- Self dependent project work

Control Systems and Measurement (AHS)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course, students acquire and work on in-depth knowledge about gate drivers for power semiconductors in electronics and power electronics. In order to offer all students the same starting point, there is a short introduction to classical power electronics at the beginning to sharpen the understanding and awareness of the necessity and its requirement of gate drive circuits. Furthermore, the most important semiconductor switches used in power electronics applications are discussed and the influence of their parameters on the design of the gate driver is defined. Parasitic influences on switching characteristics are demonstrated analytically, simulatively and by numerical calculations. Different basic topologies of commonly used gate drivers are discussed.

Methodology

The students are guided through the course by means of lectures (presentation) and multimedia support (simulation software etc.). Questions of comprehension, cooperative work, interactive calculation exercises and a small project work on one's own initiative should further deepen the understanding of the topic.

Learning outcomes

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

  • identify the basic parameters required for the development of gate drive circuits.
  • analyze the effects of the gate drive circuits on the semiconductor switch itself.
  • know about basic topologies and their functionality.
  • calculate losses of the semiconductor.
  • to understand protection concepts.

Course contents

  • Basics Semiconductor Si-IGBT, Si-MOSFET, SiC-MOSFET, GaN transistor.
  • Basics control circuits:
  • - Design parameters and their determination
  • - Topologies
  • - Switching on and off behavior
  • - Influences of the control circuit on semiconductor switching behavior (di/dt, du/dt etc.)
  • Consolidation of control circuits:
  • - losses
  • - Parasites and their influence on the switching behavior
  • - Protection circuits
  • - High-frequency behaviour, interference etc.
  • - Influences of fast switching on the overall system (converter, filter, controller etc.)

Literature

  • Scripts and presentations for download.
  • Additionally recommended literature:
  • N. Mohan, T. M. Undeland, W. P. Robbins, "Power Electronics; Converters, Applications and Design", John Wiley & Sons, (2003).
  • Zhi Liang Zhang, Yan-Fei Liu, "High Frequency MOSFET Gate-Drivers - Technologies and Applications", IET the Institution of Engeneering and Technology, 2017.

Assessment methods

  • Ongoing evaluation of the contribution during lectures
  • Distance learning
  • Final exam
M1.4 Simulation (M1.4)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Digital Signal Processing (DSV)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00
Matlab (ML)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00
M1.5 Communication (M1.5)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Leading Project Teams (FPT)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In the course the students get to know main principles of leading teams.

Methodology

On the one hand there will be lectures about project and team management and on the other hand there will be plenty of group and teamwork.

Learning outcomes

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

  • ...
  • explain the role of leadership in the different stages of team development (for example by Tuckman) and to derive relevant leading actions (for example directive leadership in the forming phase).
  • diagnose dynamics in project teams using models (for example Rank Dynamics, Drama Triangle, TZI) and to develop and argue case-related concrete opportunities for activities (for example delegation of responsibilty, critical discussion).

Course contents

  • Leadership styles and actions (in leading projects teams)
  • Leadership tools in project teams
  • Consequences of not leading
  • Role conflicts "colleague" and "project leader"
  • Conflicts and difficult situations in leading project teams

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Cronenbroeck, Wolfgang (2008): Projektmanagement, Verlag Cornelsen, Berlin
  • DeMarco, Tom (1998): Der Termin – Ein Roman über Projektmanagement, München: Hanser
  • Kellner, Hedwig (2000): Projekte konfliktfrei führen. Wie Sie ein erfolgreiches Team aufbauen, Hanser Wirtschaft
  • Majer Christian/Stabauer Luis (2010): Social competence im Projektmanagement - Projektteams führen, entwickeln, motivieren, Goldegg-Verlag, Wien

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (grade)

Anmerkungen

none

Presentation Techniques (E)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

Seminar on the basics of presentations, with practical exercises

Methodology

Discussing tips for presentations Preparing and giving a presentation Discussing and evaluating the presentation by the lecturer and the group

Learning outcomes

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

  • ....give presentations in English

Course contents

  • language of presentations, presentation methods

Prerequisites

Passing the courses of the previous semester

Process Design (POD)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Mediation of basics regarding process management and process design. Discussion of activity based costing as a tool for allocating indirect cost in relation to causing facts.Giving an overview about management concepts and management methods to align the company to customer requirements.

Learning outcomes

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

  • ...
  • design processes and determine measurable objects
  • choice and implement appropriate management methods
  • identify the actual costs of processes using activity based costing

Course contents

  • Hierarchical organisation comparing with process organisation
  • Reasons for implementing process management
  • Description of business processes (process map)
  • How to plan, organise and control business processes
  • Activity based costing
  • basics of quality management
  • process optimizing with methods like Kaizen and six sigma

Prerequisites

- Basics of company organisation- Basics of cost accounting- Basics in statistic and mathematic- presenting work flows (flow chart)- Methods used in teams like brainstorming

Literature

  • Remer, Detlev / Mühlhaupt, Eberhard (2005): Einführen der Prozesskostenrechnung: Grundlagen, Methodik, Einführung und Anwendung der verursachungsgerechten Gemeinkostenzurechnung, Schäffer Poeschl Verlag
  • Schmelzer, Hermann J. / Sesselmann, Wolfgang (2010): Geschäftsprozessmanagement in der Praxis, 7. Auflage, Hanser Verlag
  • Wagner, Karl Werner / Käfer, Roman (2013): PQM - Prozessorientiertes Qualitätsmanagement: Leitfaden zur Umsetzung der ISO 9001, Hanser Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Assessment of distance learning Tasks
  • Continous assessment plus seminar paper

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
M2.1 Control Systems (M2.1)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Control System Design 2 (RT2)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Deepening of the basic control engineering. Overview of more complex control methods

Methodology

Integrated lecture with many examplesHomework with paper and with Matlab

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe adaptive control
  • stabilize simple non-stable systems
  • design state space controllers
  • dimension disturbance feed-forward
  • describe systems with canonical forms and to synthesis circuits from them
  • design simple two-level controllers
  • design controllers for more loop systems
  • use the bilinear transformation to get control laws.

Course contents

  • Design of controllers
  • Methods of quality intensification
  • State space control
  • adaptive control
  • Nonlinear control
  • Multi-loop control

Prerequisites

- Control System Design 1- Basics of Electrical Engineering- Principles of Energy Electronics

Literature

  • Joergl, H.P. (1998): Repetitorium der Regelungstechnik, Oldenburg Verlag

Assessment methods

  • end examination
  • Evaluation of distant learning examples
Control Systems and Measurement (SM)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Demands and solutions of industrial control systems (complex control systems, industrial sensors).

Methodology

ILF with seminarOwn developping of defined topics with support by telelearning

Learning outcomes

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

  • compare and assess different problem solving of complex controls in significant aspects,
  • interpret the functionality of concepts of industrial controls and sensors,
  • apply their knowledge in real applications.

Course contents

  • Motion control
  • Motion planning and execution
  • Process control
  • Visualization
  • Simulation
  • Optimization
  • Sensors for force, pressure, acceleration, distance, position.
  • Sensor measurement technologies
  • Sensor integration in robot control systems

Prerequisites

- Drives- Measurement technology- Fundamentals of electro technology and electronics- Software technology

Literature

  • Scripts with literature hints
  • Special literature hints for seminar topics

Assessment methods

  • Presentation of special topics in seminar
  • Written exam to the topics of the lectures
M2.2 Energy Electronics (M2)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Machines and Actuators Technology (MA)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00
Power Electronics (EE)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00
M2.3 Circuit Design 2 (M2.3)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Circuit Design and Electromagnetic Susceptibility 2 (SDE)
German / ILV, FL
4.00
3.00
Laboratory (LAB)
German / LAB
2.00
2.00
M2.4 Model Building (M2.4)
German / kMod
6.00
-
High-voltage Engineering (WMH)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00
Model Building (MOBI)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
M2.5 Communication 2 (M2.5)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Human Resources and Organisational Development (OP)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course prepares the students for contact with change processes from a systemic view.

Learning outcomes

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

  • outline basic concepts and tasks of the human resources and organisational development (for example strategical human resources development).
  • outline selected instruments of the human resources and organisational development (for example career planning) conceptuelly and practically by means of simple examples.
  • analyze practical situations in terms of the instruments of the human resources and organisational development and to develop argued alternatives.

Course contents

  • Systemic thinking and acting in organisations
  • Conceptions and instruments of personnel development
  • Conceptions, processing models and instruments of organisational development
  • Context clarification, developing hypotheses, alternatives for intervention, perspective of the observer
  • Dealing with resistance

Literature

  • Literature references will be provided at the beginning of the seminar

Assessment methods

  • Case study (grade)
Intercultural Communications (IC)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

We aim at raising intercultural awareness and broadening the students’ horizons

Learning outcomes

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

  • meet the challenges of communicating with members of other cultures
  • recognize the potential of working in an intercultural team
  • act flexibly and confidently in an unknown environment

Course contents

  • Terms and theories of culture: Johari window, Iceberg theory etc.
  • Manifestations of culture
  • Inside and outside perspectives on culture

Prerequisites

Completion of previous semester courses

Literature

  • Lewis, R.D. et al (2012) When Cultures Collide 3rd ed., Nicholas Brealey International
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • Grade depends on:
  • Attendance
  • Presentation of an intercultural aspect in class
  • Participation in class discussions
Legal Principles of Industrial Electronics (RG)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Austrian and European Law regarding electrical/technical regulations: Basic principles, Composition, Systematics and terminology

Learning outcomes

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

  • understand die system of Austrian and Europian legal system
  • apply the legal bearing of electrical/technical regulations
  • identify legal riscs and to ask for professional support

Course contents

  • Krieg:
  • History of technical law
  • Composition
  • Warranty
  • Product liability
  • Patent
  • ROHS
  • WEEE
  • FMEA
  • CEWeiser:
  • Austrian and European electrical law and regulations

Literature

  • Ludwar, Gerhard / Mörx, Alfred (2007): Elektrotechnikrecht - Praxisorientierter Kommentar (Herausgegeben vom ÖVE)
  • https://www.ris.bka.gv.at (latest Version)

Assessment methods

  • Written examination ( (Multiple Choice Test)

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
M3.1 Electromobility (M3.1)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Electromobility (EMO)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

- Introduction in e-mobility - hybrid drive systems- charging infrastructure- battery systems

Methodology

LectureExercises

Learning outcomes

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

  • name and explain the new, interdisciplinary system including manufacturer, energy generation and distribution, services and frame conditions
  • comment the advantages of e-mobility
  • make a mathematic model and to simulate an electric vehicle and calculate power and range
  • name advantages and disadvantages of different drives (power electronic & motor) and explain their function.
  • explain standardized charging infrastructure for AC/DC charging
  • outline basics of charge control and roaming procedures
  • name battery systems for EV and explain charge/discharge process
  • draft function of battery management and name requirements, explain passiv and active balancing of cells
  • name available types of EV and give results of research & demonstration projects

Course contents

  • e-mobility system architecture
  • Advantage of e-mobility
  • Efficiency
  • Electricity generation
  • CO2 aspects
  • Technologies: car, drives, power electronics, battery systems and recycling
  • managementsystems
  • Simulation
  • market overview
  • charging infrastructure & grid impact

Prerequisites

Basics of:- Electrical engineering- Power electronics- Mathematics- Physics- Electrochemical storage

Literature

  • Garcia-Valle, Rodrigo / Peças Lopes, João (2013): Electric Vehicle Integration into Modern Power Networks, Springer Verlag
  • Dissertation & master thesis, e.g. of TU-Vienna and TU-Graz to e-mobility

Assessment methods

  • end exam
Traction Technology (TR)
German / SE
3.00
2.00

Course description

Traction of electrical, track guided vehicles.

Methodology

Lecture based on slides with practical examples.

Learning outcomes

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

  • transfer vehicle requirements of acceleration and velocity into a tractionforce-velocity-diagram
  • name components of traction chains and to adjust the certain devices in
  • correct manner in a block diagram with regard to the particular catenary
  • system.
  • assign technical devices, control equipment and procedures to the
  • perception of energy optimized driving and to assume the amount of energy savings
  • calculate the necessary traction power of a vehicle and to estimate the
  • necessary traction motor torque and the according gear ratio depending on the required wheel diameters and acceleration rates
  • name the most important control and traction chain components of a railway vehicle and to explain their mode of operation comprehensible

Course contents

  • Track guidance - driving dynamics basics
  • Drive systems and solutions for multiple system vehicles
  • Components of traction chain
  • Power supply of electric railway systems
  • Converter and inverter applications in electric traction systems
  • Control systems on traction vehicles
  • Traction energy consumption and strategies of improvement
  • Requirement specification of traction vehicles and means to design a vehicle

Prerequisites

Overview of electrical machines and devices, kinetics, power electronics and control systems are useful.

Assessment methods

  • Will be defined during first lecture.
M3.2 Drive Technology (M3.2)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Electrical Machines (ELM)
German / SE
4.50
3.00

Course description

Profound knowledge of steady state and dynamics of electrical machines considering different types of synchronous motors and generators.

Methodology

Lecture with integrated presentation of seminar paper.

Learning outcomes

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

  • • adapt their knowledge to typical applications of electrical machines,
  • • especially synchronous generators and drives in
  • • analyzing mains-operated and inverter-fed machines in
  • • steady-state and under dynamic stress
  • • using MATLAB / SIMULINK programs.

Course contents

  • • Stationary state of electrical machines by phasor diagrams:
  • • Synchronous machine with non-salient pole rotor (VPSM)
  • • Salient pole synchronous machine (SPSM)
  • • Permanent magnet synchronous machine (PMSM) including
  • • modelling of permanent magnets
  • • Synchronous reluctance machine (SRM, RDSM)
  • • Dynamics of electrical machines:
  • • State space equations of VPSM, SPSM, PMSM and RDSM (SRM)
  • • Transfer functions of flux and current in direct and quadrature axis
  • • Block diagrams of VPSM, SPSM, PMSM and RDSM (SRM)
  • • Control of electrical machines and simulation:
  • • Block diagrams of appropriate control systems
  • • Test of integral system interoperation (controlled synchronous machine)
  • • Rated values, machine parameters for design and simulation
  • • Integer and fractional slot stator windings and tooth coil windings of synchronous machines

Prerequisites

„Principles of Power Electronics” (MLE 1) and „Machines an Actuators Technology” (MLE 2)

Literature

  • • Lecture notes and presentation papers (see download). Recommended supplementary literature:
  • • Bose, Bimal K. (2006): Power Electronics and Motor Drives, Advances and Trends, Elsevier
  • • Kleinrath, H. (1980): Stromrichtergespeiste Drehfeldmaschinen, Springer
  • • Mohan, N.; Undeland, T. M.; Robbins, W. P. (2003): Power Electronics; Converters, Applications and Design, John Wiley & Sons
  • • Ong, Chee-Mun (1998): Dynamic Simulations of Electric Machinery, Prentice Hall PTR
  • • Schröder, D. (2011): Elektrische Antriebe – Grundlagen, Springer

Assessment methods

  • • Constantly rated assignments of application examples
  • • Final project paper and integrated presentation
  • • Final written exam
Select Chapters of Power Electronics (AKEE)
German / SE
3.00
2.00

Course description

Analysis of power electronic circuits and systems.

Methodology

Seminar: Starting from papers in journals or conference proceedings a mathematical analysis is done, presented and discussed

Learning outcomes

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

  • understand a complex paper
  • follow the basic ideas
  • write down the necessary equations
  • check the functioning of the proposed system by a simulation with LTSpice

Course contents

  • Up-to-date and new circuits for electrical energy conversion with yearly changing topics.

Prerequisites

- Energy electronics- Laplace, and state space description- LT-Spice

Literature

  • Proceedings and journals of Industrial electronics.

Assessment methods

  • Presentation and written material.
M3.3 Project (M3.3)
German / iMod
6.00
-
Project (PRJ)
German / PRJ
6.00
4.00

Course description

Industrial electronics project in groups.

Methodology

Project

Learning outcomes

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

  • realize simple projects in small groups
  • choose the correct devices
  • realize a laboratory model
  • measure, simulate and asses the project

Course contents

  • Projects in all technical topics of industrial electronics
  • Project organization

Prerequisites

Completion of the first two semesters

Assessment methods

  • Laboratory model
  • Documentation
M3.4 Sensors (M3.4)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Image Processing (BIV)
German / ILV, FL
2.50
2.00
Industrial Communication (IK)
German / ILV, FL
2.00
1.00
M3.5 Communication 3 (M3.5)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Coaching (COA)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course introduces the students to the topic coaching.

Methodology

Introductory course for coaching: theory input, teamwork, case studies, exercises, discussions

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain systemic coaching as a management tool and to describe its procedure.
  • describe coaching tools (for example systemic questions, solution focusing) and to apply them in simple situations.
  • analyze communication situations based on basic models of communication and conflict (for exmaple Schulz v. Thun, Korzybski, Berne, Glasl).
  • analyze the attitude of a systemic coach in conversational situations and to implement it exemplarily.

Course contents

  • Systemic coaching and applications as a leading instrument
  • Coaching: procedure and instruments
  • Basic conditions of coaching
  • The attitude of a systemic coach

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • König, Eckard/Volmer Gerda (2012): Handbuch systemisches Coaching, Weinheim: Beltz Verlag
  • Müller, Gabriele (2006): Systemisches Coaching im Management, Landberg: Beltz-Verlag
  • Radatz, Sonja (2008): Beratung ohne Ratschlag, Verlag Systemisches Management Wien

Assessment methods

  • Course with an immanent character (grade)

Anmerkungen

none

Industrial Management (IM)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course deals with typical management challenges and best practices to address them in today's enterprises and organizations. Particular focus is on Business Case Development for Industrial Electronics.

Methodology

Lecture- Discussions- Cases

Learning outcomes

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

  • identify standard management challenges and explain commonly used best practices.
  • evaluate pros and cons of best practices for typical management challenges and to design solution concepts for routine tasks.
  • developand present business cases for applications in Industrial Electronics.

Course contents

  • Management models
  • Strategic and day to day management
  • Getting management challenges (HSEQ, Knowledge Management, Innovation Management, Process Management, etc.) handled
  • Combining Art and Science
  • Business Case Development

Prerequisites

Basics of: - Economics - Business Management - Project Management - Process Management

Literature

  • Voigt K.I. (2008): Industrielles Management: Industriebetriebslehre aus Prozessorientierter Sicht, Springer Verlag
  • Wohinz J. (2003): Industrielles Management - Das Grazer Modell, NWV Wien
  • Brugger R. (2009): Der IT Business Case, Springer Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Final Exam plus Assignment
  • Presentation
Societal Impact Studies (SIS)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

We aim at assessing problem areas in a society which increasingly depends on electronic communication systems

Methodology

Seminar

Learning outcomes

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

  • recognize potential sources of error in electronic systems and to evaluate their impacts on safety
  • analyse the opportunities and limitations of automation
  • evaluate the loss of privacy in electronic communication systems
  • propose countermeasures to government surveillance

Course contents

  • Case studies of safety in avation and public transport systems
  • Automation of aviation and rail transport
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Smart Homes – Internet of Things
  • Case studies of government surveillance
  • Limitation of privacy and citizen’s rights

Prerequisites

Completion of previous semester course

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Privacy, Skriptum
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • Assessment of quality of the student's in-class participation, and of the presentation of a term paper.

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
M4.1 Master Thesis (M4.1)
German / iMod
24.00
-
Master's Thesis (MT)
German / SO
24.00
0.00

Course description

Elaboration of the master thesis

Learning outcomes

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

  • successfully write a master thesis.

Assessment methods

  • Master thesis approbation
M4.2 Support Master Thesis (M4.2)
German / iMod
6.00
-
Life Cycle Management (LCM)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Thesis Supervision (DS)
German / BE
4.50
3.00