Industrial 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 1 (M1.2)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Electrical Power Engineering (EET)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Overview about energy and electricity system.

Methodology

Lecture with examples

Learning outcomes

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

  • ...
  • name the most important energy conversions of the electricity industry
  • select an economic transformation type in accordance with the required application
  • explain bases of the distribution
  • select switching equipment and their fields of application
  • calculate asymmetrical sources- or consumer systems by using symmetrical components method.

Course contents

  • Energy supply & demand
  • Conversion
  • Electricity generation
  • Transmission and distribution
  • Renewable energies
  • Smart grids and smart metering
  • Bases of the switching equipment
  • Calculation with method of „symmetrical components”

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering.

Literature

  • ABB – Handbuch (2011): ABB Schaltanlage. 11. Auflage 2011
  • Busch, Rudolf (2011): Elektrotechnik und Elektronik. Vieweg-Teubner 6. Auflage 2011
  • Oeding / Oswald (2011): Elektrische Kraftwerke und Netze. Springer. 7. Auflage 2011
  • Oswald, Bernd R. (2009): Berechnung von Drehstromnetzen. Vieweg + Teubner. 1 Auflage
  • Wesselak, Viktor / Schabbach, Thomas (2009): Regenerative Energietechnik. Springer
  • Zahoransky,Richard A. (2009): Energietechnik. Vieweg+Teubner. 4. Auflage 2009
  • Skriptum

Assessment methods

  • Written examination
  • Written elaboration of an example
Lighting Engineering (BLT)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basic knowledge of system design for illumination systems based on fundamental knowledge in mathematics and physics. Development of examples of system designs in order to improve understanding of relationship between different specification parameters of illumination systems.

Methodology

- Distance learning- Exercises

Learning outcomes

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

  • ...
  • convert radiometric quantities to photometric quantities
  • generate technical specifications from photometric requirements
  • select adequate system components based on technical specifications
  • develop system components based on technical specifications
  • develop feasible system designs based on technical specifications

Course contents

  • Specialized system know-how for illumination system is rather complex because various topics are involved.
  • Radiometric and photometric quantities
  • Geometrical optics
  • Light sources
  • Illumination systems
  • Simulation techniques
  • System integration (optical, thermal and electronic aspects)

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in mathematics and physics.

Literature

  • Bartenbach/Witting (2009) „Handbuch für Lichtgestaltung“, Springer.
  • Schröder/Treiber (2007) „Technische Optik: Grundlagen und Anwendungen“, Vogel.

Assessment methods

  • End exam
M1.3 Circuit Design 1 (M1.3)
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

LectureExerciseProject 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 PrüfungBei 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

Digital Signal Processing (SIP)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

The class addresses the basics of digital signal processing with focus on• digital signal processing algorithms• architecture of digital signal processing systems

Methodology

Lectures and distant learning.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe DSP systems in the time and frequency domain
  • select DSP algorithms
  • compare different DSP implementations

Course contents

  • Linear time-invariant discrete-time systems
  • Time- and frequency-domain descriptions
  • AD and DA conversion
  • Digital filter stuctures
  • Error sources in DSP systems

Prerequisites

For successfull participation in this class, students must be able to ... • mathematically describe signals and systems • code programs in C

Literature

  • Mitra, Digital Signal Processing, Mc Graw Hill
  • McClellan, Schafer and Yoder, Signal Processing First, Prentice Hall

Assessment methods

  • Written final exam
M1.4 Simulation (M1.4)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Line- commutated Converter (NSR)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Function and application of line commutated rectifiers and inverters.

Methodology

Lectur with distant learning parts.

Learning outcomes

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

  • ...
  • describe the function and the application of the most important line-commutated converters
  • evaluate the possibility to use line-commutated converters
  • calculate important characteristics of line-commutated converters

Course contents

  • Basic circuits of line-commuted rectifiers and inverters
  • M2, M3, B2, B6
  • Commutation

Prerequisites

Basic electrical and electronic knowledge.

Literature

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

Assessment methods

  • End exam
Matlab (WFML)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

At the beginning of this course the elementary functionalities of the MATLAB and Simulink development environment (MATLAB) are described. Getting started with MATLAB goes along with basic exercises. After this, selected functionalities for the analysis and development of linear control systems are explained and more advanced exercises are performed, respectively.By executing a project in the field of industrial electronics, the students gain experience in applying the exercised methods. The following tasks are practised and mastered in the project:Circuit analysis and dimensioningModelling of systems in the field of Industrial ElectronicsControl circuit development and analysisConsistent representation of development results in a technical report

Learning outcomes

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

  • ...
  • asses systems in the field of industrial electronics with MATLAB
  • calculate and to analyse the transient behaviour of state-space-models in m-code with the Forward-Euler-Method
  • calculate and to analyse the transient behaviour in the frequency domain of linear state-space-models in m-code, with built-in functions of MATLAB
  • implement models of electric systems in signal flow diagrams using Simulink
  • calculate and analyse the transient behaviour of signal flow models in Simulink with different solvers in the time and frequency domain
  • summarize simulation results consistently in a technical report by using graphs, diagrams and text

Course contents

  • MATLAB operation panel
  • MATLAB commands, syntax and workflows for the realization of
  • matrix operations
  • computing loops
  • scripts and functions
  • data import and export
  • plots and diagrams
  • signal flow models in Simulink
  • the analysis of linear models in the frequency domain and the time domain
  • solving - linearized models - averaged models - switching modelswith the Forward-Euler-Method

Prerequisites

Mathematics: - Integration and Differentiation- Matrix operations- State-space representation- Linearization around an operating point - Laplace TransformElectrical engineering: - Kirchhoff’s Laws- System equations of L and C- Simple dc-to-dc converter circuits- Averaged and linearized models- Idealized system equations of dc-machinesControl engineering:- Calculating and understanding transfer functions - Step response- Bode diagram- Pole-Zero-map- Assessing stability- Elementary controllers

Literature

  • Haager, W. (2006): Regelungstechnik, öbvhpt, 2. Auflage.
  • Jörgl, H. P. (1995): Repititorium Regelungstechnik 1, Oldenbourg, 2. Auflage.
  • Mohan, N. / Undeland, T. M. / Robbins, W. P. (1989): Power Electronics, John Wiley and Sons, 2. Auflage.
  • Schweizer, W. (2007): MATLAB kompakt, Oldenbourg, 2. Auflage.

Assessment methods

  • Assessment of exercises
  • Presentations
  • Project reports
  • End exam
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

We jointly work on the basic principles and particular challenges in giving a presentation in English. Students are required to give at least one short and one longer presentation in class to apply these principles in practice

Learning outcomes

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

  • ...
  • adapt the language and content to the target audience
  • use relevant presentation techniques
  • present fluently and confidently in English

Course contents

  • Checklist for presentations
  • Structuring presentations
  • Useful language for presentations
  • Presentation techniques
  • Visual aids
  • Body language
  • Dealing with questions

Prerequisites

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B2+

Literature

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

Assessment methods

  • The students' work is assessed on the basis of their presentations as well as their participation in discussions and exercises in class.
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 written exam.

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 Technology 2 (M2.2)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Machines and Actuators Technology (MA)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Profound knowledge of electric machines and actuators, based on dc- and ac- drives.

Learning outcomes

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

  • adapt their well-founded knowledge of -dc- drives to construction and -ac- drives to modelling and MATLAB / SIMULINK assisted simulation.

Course contents

  • dc-drives / line-fed / line-commutated /
  • ac-drives: modelling of on the basis of field excitation waves, of space phasors and especially:
  • state-space equations and block diagrams of induction machines and
  • block diagrams of appropriate control systems
  • analysis of the steady state and test of dynamics (MATLAB / SIMULINK assisted)

Prerequisites

- Fundamentals of mathematics- Fundamentals of electric machines- Fundamentals of energy electronics and control theory

Literature

  • lecture notes and presentations in Download.
  • Bose, Bimal K (2006).: Power Electronics and Motor Drives, Advances and Trends, Elsevier
  • Kleinrath, H. (1980): Stromrichtergespeiste Drehfeldmaschinen, Springer
  • Mohan, N. /Undeland, T. Robbins, W. (2002): Power Electronics, Jon Wiley & Sons
  • Ong, Chee-Mun (1998): Dynamic Simulations of Electric Machinery, Prentice Hall PTR
  • Schröder, D. (2011): Elektrische Antriebe – Grundlagen, Springer

Assessment methods

  • Two final written exams (dc- and ac- drives separately)
  • Constantly rated assignments of application exercises
  • Final exercise paper
Power Electronics (EE)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Profound knowledge in energy electronics.

Methodology

Integrated lectures with distant learning.

Learning outcomes

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

  • design a quasi-resonant converter out of a given converter and to calculate it
  • design a resonant converter and estimate the necessary devices
  • evaluate snubbers and understand the modes of operation
  • analyze and calculate switching modes in converters

Course contents

  • Resonance converters
  • Quasi resonant converters
  • More-level converters
  • Inverters
  • Matrix converters
  • Soft switching (Zero voltage and zero current switching)
  • Snubbers
  • Reactive power compensation
  • FACTS flexible ac transmission systems

Prerequisites

- Principles of Electrical Engineering- Control System Design- Principles of Power Electronics- Mathematics

Literature

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

Assessment methods

  • End exam
  • Evaluation of the distant learning exercise
M2.3 Circuit Design 2 (M2.3)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Circuit Design and Electromagnetic Susceptibility 2 (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 continuation of project work from 1st semester:Development of a switching power supply according to defined EMC standards

Methodology

LectureExerciseProject work (coached)

Learning outcomes

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

  • carry out and document EMC simulations of a switching power supply (simulation of input, output, FET, transformer, etc.) by means of software (P-Spice, LTSpice).
  • identify relevant sources of interference and derive EMC measures for printed circuit board design of a switching power supply.
  • create circuit diagrams with CAD tools (Eagle, Orcad, Pads, etc.) and design printed circuit board layouts considering essential EMC design guidelines.
  • assembly and commission a switching power supply and to fulfill EMC acceptance by laboratory testing of developed prototype according to defined standards.

Course contents

  • EMC phenomena/ activities
  • Types of EMC failures and interference sources
  • EMC oriented PCB Design
  • EMC filter design
  • Type approvals and International certification
  • PCB assembly and production technologies
  • EMC simulation
  • Laboratory EMC testFunctional design and practical achievement exercises by continuation of the project of first semester 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- Simulation tools: ORCAD-P-Spice, LTSpice or the like- CAD tools: ORCAD-PCB, Eagle or the like- Recommended: MatLAB and/or MathCAD- Script of master course MIE1 SDE1- EMC knowledge- Laboratory measuring instruments

Literature

  • Gonschorek, K. H. / Singer, H. (1992): „Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit“, Teubner Verlag, Stuttgart, ISBN 3-519-06144-9
  • Ott, H. W. (2009): “Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering”, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, ISBN: 978-0-470-18930-6;
  • Paul, C. R. (2006): „Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility“, 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, ISBN-13: 978-0-471-75500-5
  • Weston, D. A. (2001): “Electromagnetic Compatibility – Principles and Applications”, 2nd ed., Dekker, New York
  • Detaillierte Literaturliste an den jeweiligen Stellen im Skriptum und in den Übungen

Assessment methods

  • 50% project work
  • 50% written examinationMinimum is 25% in each of both assessments.

Anmerkungen

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

Industrial Communication 1 (IK1)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course teaches the basic terminology and concepts in the area of real-time operating systems and RF-fieldbuses.

Methodology

LectureSeminar including practical elements

Learning outcomes

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

  • compare and assess concepts of real-time operating systems with a view to significant aspects,
  • describe and interpret the functionality of RF-fieldbuses and sensor-actor-buses,
  • apply their knowledge in real applications.

Course contents

  • RF-fieldbuses, Sensor-actor-buses
  • Real-time Systems: Hard-/Soft-real-time, Embedded Systems
  • Concepts: Cyclic Executive, Synchronization, Priorities, Tasks, Scheduling, Critical Section, Operating system in industrial applications, Case Studies

Prerequisites

Basics of Computer science:- Process/Tasks- Computer architectures- Basics in Programming based on Pseudo code

Literature

  • Kopetz, H. (2011): Real-Time Systems - Design Principles for Distributed Embedded Applications, Springer Science+Business Media

Assessment methods

  • Seminar with oral presentation and elaborated example
M2.4 Model Building (M2.4)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Elective Module: High-voltage Engineering (WMH)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Physical principles of the high-voltage and high-current technologyConsequences and applications in the technical practice

Methodology

Integrated lectures with distant learning, laboratory tests.

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply fundamental methods of the high-voltage and high-current technology for design and erection of installations of the electrical energy network
  • plan and supervise operation (in sense of EN 50110) of complex electrical installations
  • analyze risks and avoid hazards which electricity could create (in accordance with the definition of skilled person in § 1. (3) of the Elektroschutzverordnung-law)

Course contents

  • Inductive and capacitive interference
  • Earthing systems
  • Protection: TN-system and RCCBs
  • Effects of short-circuit currents: force and thermal effects
  • Fault arcs
  • Switching devices
  • Breaking capacity
  • High-voltage isolation technology
  • Partial discharges PD
  • PD-diagnostics
  • Principles for safe working in electrical installations

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of electrical engineering and mathematics.

Literature

  • Beyer, Manfred / Boeck, Wolfram / Möller, Klaus / Zaengl, Walter (1986): Hochspannungstechnik, Theoretische und praktische Grundlagen. Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-64893-9
  • Kind, D. / Kärner, H. (1999): Hochspannungs - Isoliertechnik für Elektrotechniker. Vieweg, ISBN-10: 3528038128, ISBN-13: 978-3528038120
  • Küchler, Andreas (2009): Hochspannungstechnik, Grundlagen - Technologie - Anwendungen. Springer, ISBN 978-3-540-78412-8
  • Further literature: refer to script

Assessment methods

  • Test
Model Building (Specialization) (MOBI)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Profound knowledge on modelling of mechanical and electronic systems.

Methodology

Integrated lectures with distance learning, including seminar paper and application exercises.

Learning outcomes

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

  • adapt their well founded basic knowledge of predominantly mechanical systems to mathematical analysis on the basis of mechanical theorems and
  • in building and testing models with MATLAB / SIMULINK assisted simulation,
  • develop models to calculate line voltage distortions based on FOURIER- analysis, to
  • analyse resonant converters using UZI- diagrams

Course contents

  • Characterization of electronic systems:
  • Line Voltage distortion using FOURIER- analysis
  • resonant converters using voltage- impedance-current (UZI) diagramsCharacterization of mechanical systems using the:
  • Centre-of-mass theorem, the angular momentum theorem
  • Lagrange equations applied to elementary examples
  • Operation of MATLAB / SIMULINK- programs

Prerequisites

- Fundamentals in FOURIER- analysis- Fundamentals in mechanics- Fluency in applying MATLAB / SIMULINK

Literature

  • Lecture notes and presentation papers
  • Angermann, A. (2005): Matlab- Simulink- Stateflow, Oldenbourg
  • Parkus, H. (2009): Mechanik fester Körper, Springer
  • Tröster, F. (2005): Steuerungs- und Regelungstechnik für Ingenieure, Oldenbourg
  • Zach, F. (2009): Leistungselektronik, 4. Auflage, Springe

Assessment methods

  • Two final written exams (electronic and mechanic models separately)
  • Final exercise paper (mechanical modelling and simulation)
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 rotor (SPSM)
  • Permanent magnet synchronous machine (PMSM) including
  • modelling of permanent magnets
  • Dynamics of electrical machines:
  • State space equations of VPSM, SPSM und PMSM
  • Transfer functions of flux and current in direct and quadrature axis
  • Block diagrams of VPSM, SPSM and PMSM
  • Control of electrical machines and simulation:
  • Block diagrams of appropriate control systems
  • Rated values, machine parameters for calculation and simulation
  • Additional items:
  • Integer and fractional slot stator windings and tooth coil windings of synchronous machines

Prerequisites

„Principles of Power Electronics“ (MIE1) and „Machines an Actuators Technology” (MIE2)

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 exampels
  • 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
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction industrial image processing. Image processing and object detection are discussed in detail, algorithms should be developed.

Learning outcomes

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

  • process images and videos in MATLAB
  • apply mathematical operation to images
  • select appropriate systems and algorithms of industrial image processing for real applications

Course contents

  • camera technology
  • illumination technology
  • computer vision
  • image processing
  • Fourier transformation
  • segmentation
  • object detection
  • data compression

Prerequisites

- Programming in Matlab- Signal processing

Literature

  • Burger, Wilhelm / Burge, Mark J. (2005): Digitale Bildverarbeitung, Springer
  • Gonzales, Rafael, C./ Woods, Richard E. / Eddins, Steven L. (2009): Digital Image processing using Matlab, Prentice Hall
  • Jähne, Bernd (2012): Digitale Bildverarbeitung, Springer
  • Sonka, Milan / Hlavac, Vaclav / Boyle, Roger (2008): Image processing, Analysis, and Machine Vision, Thomson

Assessment methods

  • Grading of simulation exams
  • Written end exam
Industrial Communication 2 (IK)
German / ILV, FL
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course comprises basic terminology and concepts in the area of computer based dependable command / control systems.

Methodology

Lecture

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the basics of fault tolerant, dependable computer architectures.
  • elaborate basic concepts for fault avoidance and fault tolerance for computer based command & control systems
  • execute a simple safety reasoning according to CENELEC

Course contents

  • Terminology:
  • Dependability
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Safetyanalysis
  • Reliability
  • Quality Assurance
  • Realtime
  • Distributed SystemsConcepts:
  • Redundancy Architectures
  • Faulttolerance Methods
  • Clock Synchronization
  • Reliablity Modelling
  • CommunicationMethod:
  • Safety Case
  • Case Studies

Prerequisites

- Basics in computer science- Computer Architectures

Literature

  • Kopetz, H. (2011): Real-Time Systems: Design Principles for Distributed Embedded Applications

Assessment methods

  • End exam
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

Introduction to standard management tasks and respective best practices.

Methodology

LectureDiscussionCases

Learning outcomes

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

  • identify typical Management Challenges and to design and implement relevant actions
  • develop a “Business Case” for a clearly defined business need

Course contents

  • Management models
  • Strategic and operative management
  • Applying management concepts in day to day work (Integration of e.g. Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Management, Knowledge Management, Process Management in an enterprise wide management concept)
  • Business Case Development

Prerequisites

Basics of:- Economics- Business Management- Project Management

Literature

  • Voigt K.I. (2008): Industrielles Management: Industriebetriebslehre aus Prozessorientierter Sicht, Springer Verlag
  • Wohinz J (2003): Industrielles Management - Das Grazer Modell, NWV

Assessment methods

  • Final Exam plus assignment.
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
-
Thesis Supervision (DS)
German / BE
6.00
4.00

Course description

This Seminar is used to stimulate the communication between students and supervisors for the master thesis

Assessment methods

  • Assessed in combination with the master thesis