Sports Technology: Curriculum

Here you'll find detailed information on current courses of the Master'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
Biomechanics (M13)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Applied biomechanics and biomechanical multi-body simulation (ABUBM)
German / ILV
5.00
4.00

Course description

After an introduction to the basics of mechanics and biomechanics, the theorie of biomechanics is prepared and in addition biomechanical multibody-simulatoin software is used. The biomechanics of different sports is developed using hands-on examples.

Methodology

ILV

Learning outcomes

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

  • name and discuss inner and outer forces acting on athletes during sports
  • calculate inner forces resulting from outer forces acting on athletes
  • quasi-statically calculate the center of gravity during exercise based on different anthropometric models
  • name advantages and disadvantages of biomechanical multibody-simulation software and discuss their sensible use depending on specific research questions
  • develop simple models based on anthropomtric data using multibody-simulation software
  • conduct biomechanical analyses using multibody-simulation software

Course contents

  • calculation of Center of Gravity
  • anthrompometrical models
  • basic biomechanics of different movements and sports
  • o inner and outer forces
  • o torque
  • o inertia
  • o Energie
  • o work
  • o power
  • o impulse
  • current biomechanical multibody-simulation software (e.g. AnyBody, OpenSim..)
  • o calculation of muscle forces
  • o calculation of joint forces

Prerequisites

knowledge of basic mechanics

Literature

  • Klein, P., Sommerfeld, P., 2004, Biomechanik der menschlichen Gelenke, Urban & Fischer
  • Richard, A.A., Kullmer, G., 2013, Biomechanik: Grundlagen und Anwendungen auf den menschlichen Bewegungsapparat, Springer Vieweg
  • Winter, D.A., 2005, Biomechanics and motor control of human movement, Hoboken
  • Bartlett, R., Introduction to Sports Biomechanics Analysing Human Movement Patterns, Second Edition, Routledge
  • AnyBody Tutorials, https://anyscript.org/tutorials/
  • Open Sim Tutorials, https://simtk-confluence.stanford.edu/display/OpenSim/Examples+and+Tutorials
  • recent scientific publications
Information engineering (M16)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Applied computer science in sports technology (AIIST)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Data management (DM)
German / ILV
2.00
2.00
Materials sciences in sports (M15)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Materials sciences in sports (MWIST)
German / VO
5.00
4.00

Course description

Advanced course in materials science.

Methodology

Lecture

Learning outcomes

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

  • select and develop appropriate test methods for materials and sports equipment.
  • select suitable materials for sports equipment.
  • select light metals and wood for applications in sports equipment.
  • use strengthening mechanisms in metals for applications.
  • to assess new developments in the field of materials.

Course contents

  • Material testing and special test methods
  • Polymers
  • Stahl
  • Light metals (Al, Mg, Ti)
  • Strengthening mechanisms for metals
  • Creep of metals and plastics
  • Rheology
  • Amorphous metals
  • Nanocrystalline Materials

Prerequisites

Basics in Materials Science

Literature

  • PowerPoint slides for the lecture
  • J. Rösler, H. Harders, M. Bäker (2012): Mechanisches Verhalten der Werkstoffe, Springer Verlag
  • G. Gottstein (2014): Physikalische Grundlagen der Materialkunde, Springer Verlag
  • G. Ehrenstein (2011): Polymer-Werkstoffe: Struktur - Eigenschaften - Anwendung, Hanser Verlag
  • H. Wilhelm (2019): Rheologie, Skriptum

Assessment methods

  • Written end exam
Measurement technology 1 (M12)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Applied measurement technology in sports technology (AMST)
German / ILV
2.00
2.00
Instrumented motion analysis (MBA)
German / LAB
3.00
2.00
Project Management (M11)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Project Management and sports technology project 1 (PUSTP1)
German / ILV
5.00
4.00
Sports mechanics (M14)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
German / ILV
2.00
2.00
Mechanical calcutlaions in sports technology (MBIST)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Applied sports technology 1 (M21)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Sports practice measurement week - summer (SMS)
German / SO
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course the students work in small groups on tasks from the summer sports area. Tasks have to include field measurements and can be chosen freely by the students.

Methodology

- Independent processing of a task - Field measurements at the end of the semester

Learning outcomes

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

  • to estimate and plan the effort and the course of small projects on metrologically supported field studies in summer.
  • to understand, solve and process measurement tasks for the collection of representative data sets of metrologically supported field studies in summer.
  • to evaluate, interpret, analogously represent and present the measurement signals obtained during metrologically supported field studies in summer

Course contents

  • Planning and implementation of a field study in summer
  • Selection of the suitable sensor technology
  • Planning and installation of the measuring chains
  • Testing of the selected methods (sensors, measuring chains) in the laboratory
  • Application of the corresponding measurement technology in the field
  • Discussion of the achieved measurement results under consideration of the influences and problems of a field study in summer

Prerequisites

all courses of the first semester

Literature

  • Reference books, articles in journals, etc. depending on the task
  • Technical books, user manuals, data sheets, etc. depending on the sensor and measurement technology used

Assessment methods

  • Final report (50%)
  • Final presentation (50%)
Sports technology project 2 (STP2)
German / ILV
2.00
2.00

Course description

In the first semester, a project handbook for a project from industry was created in the course Sports technology project 1. In this semester the students develop the methods for the project and carry out first measurements.

Methodology

- practical work

Learning outcomes

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

  • to research and select the appropriate methods to answer a research question on an industry-relevant topic from the field of Sports Technology.
  • to plan and conduct a field or laboratory study to answer a research question on an industry-relevant topic in the field of Sports Technology.
  • scientifically evaluate the measurement data collected to answer a research question on an industry-relevant topic from the field of Sports Technology.

Course contents

  • Application of the course contents taught in the 1st and 2nd semester to scientifically work on a research question of an industry-relevant topic from the field of Sports Technology. This includes: Planning of methods; planning and execution of measurements; evaluation of the obtained data.

Prerequisites

Contents of the courses of the 1st semester.

Literature

  • Reference books, articles in journals, etc. depending on the task
  • Technical books, user manuals, data sheets, etc. depending on the sensor and measurement technology used

Assessment methods

  • Final report (50%)
  • Poster presentation (50%)
Measurement technology 2 (M22)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Machine Learning (ML)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this course the learned contents from the lecture "Applied Computer Science in Sports Technology" and "Applied Measurement Technology in Sports Technology" are combined to solve own problems. Through the applied measuring technique, the students are able to record sensor data independently and process it further within the scope of this course. Further inputs for the application of ML techniques in other tasks will be developed.

Learning outcomes

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

  • ... to prepare sensor data for ML algorithms.
  • ... to create models in different programming environments.
  • ... to evaluate models with different methods.

Course contents

  • Working with sensor data to create and validate different models for human activity recognition.
  • Creating models with Matlab and Python.

Prerequisites

Applied Computer Science in Sports Technology Applied Measurement Technology in Sports Technology

Literature

  • Sturm J., 2013, Approaches to Probabilistic Model Learning for Mobile Manipulation Robots, Springer-Verlag
  • Hester T., 2013, TEXPLORE: Temporal Difference Reinforcement Learning for Robots and Time-Constrained Domains, Springer-Verlag

Assessment methods

  • LV-Immanent and Final exam.
Mobile data capturing (MD)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course the students have the opportunity to apply and deepen the contents of the previous LV "Applied Measurement Technology in Sports Technology". By working out different measuring chains with different components from different manufacturers, many tasks can be independently worked on in the future.

Methodology

- lecture - practical work

Learning outcomes

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

  • to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different platforms (e.g. microcontroller (Arduino), single board computer (Raspberry Pi), measurement applications (LabVIEW)) with regard to their possible use for mobile data acquisition in the field of sports technology.
  • select and use the most suitable platform (e.g. Arduino, Raspberry Pi, LabVIEW) for mobile data acquisition for a measurement task in the field of sports technology.
  • to define the specifications of a platform (e.g. Arduino, Raspberry Pi, LabVIEW) for mobile data acquisition in the field of sports technology according to the task

Course contents

  • Presentation of various current platforms, such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi and LabVIEW, which are suitable for mobile data acquisition in the field of Sports Technology
  • Discussion of the requirements for a platform for mobile data acquisition in the area of Sports Technology
  • Exercises for handling the different platforms, such as Arduino, Raspberry PI and Labview.
  • Based on the contents of the LV Angewandte Messtechnik in Sports Technology (1st semester), the measurement chain will be extended by a suitable platform for mobile data acquisition and measurements will be performed on sports equipment and/or participant.

Prerequisites

Content of the course "Angewandte Messtechnik in Sports Technology" Content of the course "Angewandte Informatik in Sports Technology"

Literature

  • Bähring H., 2010, Anwendungsorientierte Mikroprozessoren, Springer-Verlag
  • Current scripts and manuals for the platforms used

Assessment methods

  • Project incl. presentation (50%)
  • Final exam (50%)
Mobile development (M26)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Monitoring and feedback (MUF)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Production and Simulation (M24)
German / iMod
5.00
-
FEM in Sports Technology (FEMST)
German / ILV
5.00
4.00

Course description

The basics of FEM structural mechanics (Ansys program) and injection molding simulation (Moldflow program) are taught. Examples are calculated together. At the end the students has to solve an independent task in each area and write a report. In the second part of the lecture, small groups work on product development projects. Main topics are - Requirements specification - 3D CAD component design - FEM simulation structural mechanics - FEM simulation manufacturing (injection moulding) - Cost calculation The project results are presented per group and a joint report must be prepared.

Methodology

Lecture and joint work on the computer

Learning outcomes

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

  • use the FEM programs Ansys and Moldflow for FEM simulations.
  • assess the reasonable use of FEM methods.
  • independently carry out product development.

Course contents

  • Fundamentals of FEM
  • Introduction to ANSYS Workbanch und Moldflow
  • Perform and solving individual examples

Prerequisites

- Mechanics in General - Basics of injection moulding

Literature

  • C. Gebhardt, Praxisbuch FEM mit ANSYS Workbench, Hanser 2018
  • S. Tickoo, ANSYS Workbench 2019 R2: A Tutorial Approach, CADCIM Technologies 2019

Assessment methods

  • Projecte
  • Participation
Statistics and Quality management (M25)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Statistics and Qualitymanagement (SUQ)
German / ILV
5.00
4.00
Testing (M23)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Instrumented material testing and testing systems (MUMP)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

In the course "Messtechnisch unterstützte Materialprüfung und Prüfsysteme" students learn what to look for when designing a test stand and what is the advantage and disadvantage of a test in progress standard. Additionally, tests on sports equipment (at the UAS) and in sports facilities (external) are carried out and the results are discussed.

Methodology

- lecture - practical work

Learning outcomes

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

  • carry out tests on sports equipment (e.g. skis, suspension forks, disc brakes) using test stand and determine their characteristics
  • to discuss the results of a test of a sports equipment on the test stand in relation to its use under real conditions.
  • to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of standard tests for sports equipment.
  • to design the requirements for the construction of a test stand for testing a sports equipment under real conditions (outside the standard).
  • to discuss the characteristics as well as the advantages and disadvantages of various actuators used to design a test stand for testing a sports equipment under real conditions (outside the standard).

Course contents

  • practical work on several test stands
  • practical examples of designed test stands

Prerequisites

Basics of mechanics Basics of material sciences Basics of physics

Literature

  • S. Hesse & V. Malisa, 2010, Robotik, Montage, Handhabung, Fachbuchverlag Leipzig im Carl Hanser Verlag
  • F. Wolf, J. Linser & A. Vogt, 2002, Mechatronik 1, Vogel Industrie Medien GmbH & Co. KG
  • E. Kiel, 2007, Antriebslösungen, Springer-Verlag
  • Standards matching the tests

Assessment methods

  • Reports

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Aerodynamics and bionics (M34)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Aerodynamics (AERO)
English / VO
3.00
2.00
Bionics (BION)
English / VO
2.00
2.00
Applied sports technology 2 (M31)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Sports practice measurement week - winter (SPMWW)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00
Sports technology project 3 (STP3)
English / ILV
2.00
1.00
Management Skills 1 (M36)
English / kMod
6.00
-
Controlling (CONT)
English / VO
2.00
2.00
Eventmanagement (EVMM)
English / VO
2.00
2.00
Meet the industry (MTI)
English / VO
2.00
2.00
Sports technology - project design (M32)
English / kMod
6.00
-
Academic English (AE)
English / ILV
2.00
2.00
Creativity techniques and study design (CTASD)
English / ILV
4.00
3.00
Sports wear (M35)
English / iMod
4.00
-
Sports wear (SPW)
English / VO
4.00
3.00
Visualization (M33)
English / kMod
4.00
-
Design (DES)
English / ILV
2.00
2.00
Product management (PM)
English / ILV
2.00
2.00

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Management Skills 2 (M42)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Digital Leadership and New Worl of Work (DLANWW)
English / VO
2.00
2.00
Start-up management (SUM)
English / VO
3.00
2.00
Master's Thesis (M41)
English / iMod
25.00
-
Master's Thesis (MT)
English / SO
25.00
2.00