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
  • describe phases, ground reaction forces and center of pressure for different running styles
  • describe the most important elements of the mechanics and biomechanics of cycling and to calculae pedal-forces

Course contents

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

Prerequisites

basiic 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 literature

Assessment methods

  • exam
  • different exercises
Information engineering (M16)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Applied computer science in sports technology (AIIST)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Realization of measurement data analysis and visualization with Matlba/Octave and Python. Learning the concept of object-oriented programming.

Methodology

Lectures, Practical exercises, Interactive courses

Learning outcomes

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

  • Data from different measuring systems for the collection of biomechanical parameters can be read in, evaluated and subsequently visualized.
  • To use both commercial and free tools to build a data analysis workflow.
  • To apply the programming paradigm of object-oriented programming.

Course contents

  • Basics of programming with Matlab/Octave.
  • Consider structures of different measurement data files when importing the data
  • Perform calculations with measured data.
  • Presentation of results for the preparation of publications.
  • Concepts of object-oriented programming for the development of own applications.

Prerequisites

No previous knowledge

Literature

  • Franzetti C., 2019, Essenz der Informatik, Springer Verlag
  • Werner M., 2019, Digitale Signalverarbeitung mit MATLAB, Springer Verlag
  • Steyer R., 2018, Programmierung in Python, Springer Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Interim submissions and examinations, Project
Data management (DM)
German / ILV
2.00
2.00

Course description

The course gives an overview of data handling (common data formats, storage and retrieval of data) as well as data processing and analysis. The goal of data processing is to gain new insights and information from the data. In addition to the use of data exchange formats (CSV, XML, JSON) and classical relational database systems, the course focuses on NoSQL database technologies. The aim is to enable participants to install a selected software product (InfluxDB) and use it as a data silo for IoT data. Subsequently, it is taught how such NoSQL databases can be filled and queried with sensor data using an exemplary REST interface and how such time series data can be analyzed using selected tools and analysis environments (Python). Finally, aspects of large data sets are discussed and their practical use is demonstrated by means of examples.

Methodology

The course is divided into more theoretical units (lectures, primarily held online) and more practical units (in classroom form). Practical exercises are carried out partly under supervision and partly independently. The goal is to deal with the topics of the course and with selected software products (MySQL, InfluxDB, Python, ...). The course is rounded off with interactive discussions. The knowledge required for the exercises is checked with short tests at the beginning of each unit.

Learning outcomes

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

  • … use of basic data formats (CSV, XML, JSON)
  • … explain database terms and technologies and install or configure a selected NoSQL database system (InfluxDB).
  • … create logical data models, map them in a database system and record sensor data.
  • … apply queries to single and compound tables and perform simple calculations using SQL.
  • … persist and provide IoT data (streams) and examine them with selected tools.
  • … load time series and structured data into a computing environment (Python), manipulate them and display them using descriptive statistics and common diagrams.
  • … configure a Big Data infrastructure for time series and use it to record, read or examine sensor data.
  • … execute ready-made scripts (SQL, Python) or adapt them for predefined data management tasks.

Course contents

  • Handling of data (data formats, types of data)
  • Database basics (relational and NoSQL database systems)
  • Data modelling and database creation
  • Persistence and retrieval of time series data
  • Tools for analyzing NoSQL-data
  • Data Science for time series data
  • Big Data infrastructures

Prerequisites

Data handling (reading and editing structured data using Matlab, Octave or Python); Basics of the Python programming language

Literature

  • Slide script
  • Code examples (such as SQL queries or Python notebooks)
  • Various links to product documentation and in-depth documents

Assessment methods

  • Short, written tests in the exercise units
  • Running practice examples
  • Theory exam
  • Practical exam
Materials sciences in sports (M15)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Materials sciences in sports (MWIST)
German / VO
5.00
4.00

Course description

The lecture is divided into two parts. Part 1 Basics (creditable by students of BST) Materials testing, polymers, metals (steel, Al, Mg, Ti) Part 2 Depression Strengthening mechanisms for metals, creep of plastics and metals, nanocrystalline materials, rheology, wood

Methodology

Presentation with PowerPoint slides Corona special regulation: The lecture is also held as an online course

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.
  • use strengthening mechanisms in metals for applications.
  • to assess new developments in the field of materials.

Course contents

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

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Seidel, W., 2001, Werkstofftechnik, Hanser Verlag
  • Ehrenstein, G. , 2011, Polymer-Werkstoffe: Struktur - Eigenschaften - Anwendung, Hanser Verlag
  • Rösler, J., Harders, H., Bäker, M., 2012, Mechanisches Verhalten der Werkstoffe, Springer Vieweg
  • Weißenbach, W., Werkstoffkunde: Strukturen, Eigenschaften, Prüfung, Springer Vieweg Verlag (eBook)

Assessment methods

  • Two partial tests: Part 1 multiple choice + free text (credit for BST students), Part 2 written, free text
Measurement technology 1 (M12)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Applied measurement technology in sports technology (AMST)
German / ILV
2.00
2.00

Course description

In this course, students learn how to handle analog and digital sensors used in the field of Sports Technology. In addition to the theoretical discussion, the students also deal with different sensors in practical exercises.

Methodology

Lectures and laboratory exercises.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to determine the appropriate sensor to answer a question from the field of Sports Technology and to explain its functional principle.
  • to put into operation the sensor suitable for answering a question from the field of Sports Technology and thus record data.
  • to apply strain gages correctly and to set up the measuring circuit required for measuring with the strain gage.

Course contents

  • Theoretical discussion of different sensors for the acquisition of various physical quantities.
  • Practical working with different sensors for the acquisition of various physical quantities.
  • Construction of measuring chains (from sensor to analog-digital conversion).

Literature

  • Hesse, S., Schnell, G., 2009, Sensoren für die Prozess- und Fabrikautomation, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag
  • Niebuhr, J., Lindner, G., 2002, Physikalische Messtechnik mit Sensoren, Oldenbourg Industrieverlag GmbH
  • Keil, S., 2017, Dehnungsmessstreifen, Springer Vieweg

Assessment methods

  • Online quizzes on the theory units.
  • Online quizzes during the practical sessions.
Instrumented motion analysis (MBA)
German / LAB
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course, students learn to answer a question from the field of Sports Technology while working with different measurement systems. In addition, the students deal with data evaluation and interpretation.

Methodology

Lab exercises. Data evaluation units.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Recording forces and moments using 3D force plates.
  • to carry out motion analysis using 2D video analysis and infrared-based 3D video analysis and to determine essential parameters of motion from marker trajectories.
  • EMG measurements and evaluate the data for time-frequency analysis.
  • Use pressure measuring plates and pressure measuring insoles correctly according to the task.
  • to carry out a time normalization with data and to evaluate them with basic statistical methods.
  • to prepare, display and interpret the parameters relevant for answering a research question.

Course contents

  • Electromyography (using the MYON-system)
  • Pressure measurement (using the Medilogic pressure measuring insoles and Zebris pressure measuring plate))
  • 2D video analysis (using Basler high-speed camera)
  • infrared based 3D video analysis (using Nexus and Bonita cameras)
  • Posturography
  • Inertial Measurement Units (IMUS) (using the xsense system)
  • Force plate (using 3D force plates from AMTI)

Prerequisites

No previous knowledge

Literature

  • Recent research (internet sources, literature), projectbased literature.

Assessment methods

  • Presence during the laboratory exercise.
  • Submission of written methods.
  • Submission of written results and discussion.
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

Course description

In this course, students have the chance to create their own designs with a market-leading CAD software (PTC - Creo 6.0) and to create drawing derivations.

Methodology

hands-on training

Learning outcomes

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

  • create and modify 3D components in Creo using the design elements profile and turning.
  • to produce components by means of samples and copies of construction elements.
  • create reference elements and work with them.
  • derive and dimension drawings from the 3D parts.

Course contents

  • Basic modelling techniques of simple shaped parts
  • Create and redefine simple shaped bodies
  • Creation of production drawings
  • Creating assemblies

Prerequisites

No previous knowledge

Literature

  • Technisch Zeichnen von Susanna Labisch und Christian Weber
  • Creo Parametric 2.0 - Einstiegskurs für Maschinenbauer von Robert Bongratz
Mechanical calcutlaions in sports technology (MBIST)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Performing mechanical calculations in sports. Several solutions of the special field will be calculated using the computer. The software MathCAD will be used. In the field of plane kinematic graphical solution methods, which can be performed with CAD will be discussed.

Methodology

Alternating report of theorie in presence or distance learning, performing the calculations using MathCAD and CAD in presence.

Learning outcomes

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

  • solve problems of the special field out of static and mechanics of materials.
  • graphical analyse of kinematic situations in the special field.

Course contents

  • Abutment loads in 3D space, internal forces and mechanical stress of beams.
  • Analysis of the deformation of beams using different solution methods.
  • Plane kinematics. Analysis of the movements, velocity pole, velocities an accelerations.
  • Basic principles of the impact calculation.

Prerequisites

Basics in static, strength calculation and dynamics.

Literature

  • Script with the needed previous knowledge und the calculated examples im Moodle.

Assessment methods

  • Written, open book, at the and of course.

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

Course description

The course aims to develop an understanding of the aerodynamical and hydrodynamical properties of sports equipment and to develop the ability to change those by dedicated construction measures. To this end the basics of hydrodynamics are first introduced which are then applied to specific examples occurring in the development of sports equipment.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the consequences of the shape of sports equipment on its aerodynamical and/or hydrodynamical behaviour.
  • purposely influence the aerodynamical and/or hydrodynamical behaviour of sports equipment by measures concerning its design.
  • perform basic hydrodynamical calculations.
  • describe motions along stream filaments and streamlines.

Course contents

  • hydrostatics
  • hydrodynamical basics
  • motions along stream filaments and streamlines
  • viscous flows
  • flows with and without vorticity
  • compressible flows
  • inviscid flows

Prerequisites

- Foundations of technical, natural, and applied sciences - Mathematical foundations

Literature

  • Laurien, E., Oertel, H., 2013, Numerische Strömungsmechanik, Springer Vieweg
  • Oertel, H., Böhle, M, Reviol, T., 2015, Strömungsmechanik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler, Springer Vieweg
  • Hucho, W-H., 2012, Aerodynamik der stumpfen Körper, Springer Vieweg

Assessment methods

  • Final exam
Bionics (BION)
English / VO
2.00
2.00

Course description

Recognize natural systems as model for the developement of innovative applications in all areas of modern life. Using knowledge based on fundamental understanding of biological systems can enable materials, systems and applications with innovative properties that outperform traditional solutions significantely.

Methodology

interactive lectures. Questions and participation is asked for!

Learning outcomes

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

  • - use natural sciences to investigate and understand the fundamental mode of operation of biological systems
  • - discuss the use of bionic for developements in sports technology
  • - create knowledge on the basis of biological systems and transfer it to the developement of technical applications

Course contents

  • - definition and discussion of the term "Bionics"
  • - fuctions of biological surfaces
  • - possible applications of bionics in the area of Sports Technology

Prerequisites

no special prerequisites necessary

Literature

  • slides will be shared

Assessment methods

  • written examination
Applied sports technology 2 (M31)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Sports practice measurement week - winter (SPMWW)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course, students work in small groups on a task from the field of Sports Technology. To answer the task, field measurements have to be carried out in winter. Therefore, the students learn what to look out for in field measurements in winter and how to plan and carry them out.

Methodology

Group work. Practical testing of the measurement setup in the laboratory. Practical measuring outdoors.

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 winter.
  • to understand, solve and process measurement tasks for the collection of representative data sets of metrologically supported field studies in winter.
  • to evaluate, interpret, analogously represent and present the measurement signals obtained during field studies supported by measurement technology in winter.

Course contents

  • Planning and execution of a field study in winter.
  • Selection of suitable sensor technology.
  • Planning and assembly of the measuring chains.
  • Testing of the selected methods (sensor technology, measuring chains) in the laboratory.
  • Application of the appropriate measuring technique in the field.
  • Discussion of the obtained measurement results considering the influences and problems of a field study in winter.

Prerequisites

All contents of the courses from the 1st and 2nd 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 presentation
Sports technology project 3 (STP3)
English / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Based on the course Sports technology project 2 (2nd semester), the final measurements will be performed and the final report will be completed. This final report will be handed over to the supervisors, the participating company or the participating sports association.

Methodology

Practical work in small groups. Writing a final report.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to scientifically present the measurement data collected to answer a research question of an industry-relevant topic in the field of Sports Technology.
  • to present and discuss the study (including collected measurement data) conducted to answer a research question of an industry-relevant topic in the field of Sports Technology.
  • to write a final report on a conducted study of an industry-relevant topic in the field of Sports Technology under consideration of the fundamentals of scientific writing and working (IMRAD structure).

Course contents

  • Based on the course Sports technology project 2, the measurement data collected in the study of an industry-relevant topic in the field of sports technology will be presented scientifically.
  • Based on the course Sports technology project 2, the measurement data collected and results obtained in the study of an industry-relevant topic in the field of sports technology will be presented and discussed.
  • Based on the course Sports technology project 2, the measurement data collected in the study of an industry-relevant topic in the field of sports technology will be recorded in a final report.
  • Based on the course Sports technology project 2, the measurement data collected in the study of an industry-relevant topic in the field of sports technology and the results obtained will be discussed to determine whether a follow-up project makes sense and what this could look like.

Prerequisites

All contents of the courses from the 1st and 2nd 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
  • Voss, R., 2014, Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten, UVK Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Abschlussbericht

Anmerkungen

As attendance is not mandatory, students must arrange individual meeting dates with their supervisor. To use the Sports Technology Laboratory (Lab_C1.01-C1.04), a reservation must be made. Please observe the laboratory regulations.

Management Skills 1 (M36)
English / kMod
6.00
-
Controlling (CONT)
English / VO
2.00
2.00

Course description

During the attendance period the theoretical principles/fundamentals which are necessary to understand the interplay between management accounting and finance accounting as well as the diference between strategic and operative controlling will be taught in form of doctrinal discussions. In order to consolidate the acquired knowledge after every chapter there will be a brief dicussion about current business topics related to the course. Finally a competitve business game will take place, in which the students can practically apply what they have learned in the course so far.

Methodology

Lecture, discussion, solving case studies and business simulation

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the difference between strategic and operative Controlling
  • explain the difference between management accounting and financial accounting
  • analyze and interpret the reports of the financial accounting (balance sheet, profit and loss account, cash flow statement)
  • To create an integrated budget (master budget) independently
  • To determine the short-term price floor and break the even points in single and multi-product companies
  • Recognize overall business context

Course contents

  • Basic concepts of controlling
  • full set of financial statements
  • Components of an integrated budget
  • price variance vs. quantity variance
  • financial statement analysis

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Set of slides, sample collection and participants manual for the business game

Assessment methods

  • 15 % quality of decisions in distance learning
  • 30 % performance in the business game
  • 55 % written final examination

Anmerkungen

none

Eventmanagement (EVMM)
English / VO
2.00
2.00
Meet the industry (MTI)
English / VO
2.00
2.00

Course description

Guest lectures in different sports tech related topics. Interactive guest lessons or discussion rounds at the end.

Methodology

guest lectures, discussions

Learning outcomes

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

  • give an overview to current R&D topics of Sports Technology
  • discuss innovative practical examples and up-to-date scientific findings of Sports Technology
  • conduct conversations concerning interdisciplinary and discipline specific topics

Course contents

  • excerpts of different sport technology related history and innovations
  • discussions on sport technology related topics with experts

Prerequisites

technical basics: physics, mathematics, biomechanics, electronics- sports science

Literature

  • topic related

Assessment methods

  • attendance
Sports technology - project design (M32)
English / kMod
6.00
-
Academic English (AE)
English / ILV
2.00
2.00

Course description

This course provides an introduction to Academic English with a particular emphasis upon speaking about and understanding topics that are relevant for your studies. To this end the course will help you comprehend and critique academic articles, critically discuss and analyse topics relevant to your scientific field as well as enhance your knowledge of academic expression and language.

Methodology

- mini lectures - presentations - in-class exercises - group work

Learning outcomes

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

  • - use academic language to talk about their academic field
  • - critically analyse academic texts in English
  • - present a topic relevant to their studies in a coherent, structured and academic manner

Course contents

  • (i) critical thinking (ii) analysis of academic articles (iii) critical discussions (iv) use of online tools relevant to academic English (v) structuring an academic presentation (vii) academic language and vocabulary building

Prerequisites

Admission in the Masters program

Literature

  • Lecturer provided material (see moodle)

Assessment methods

  • 50% Presentation
  • 30% Written tasks
  • 20% Participation

Anmerkungen

See Moodle for further information

Creativity techniques and study design (CTASD)
English / ILV
4.00
3.00

Course description

Drafting and development of a scientific study design and the need to project management in preparation and the beginning of the Master Theses. Explanation of different methods and approaches to scientific work. In addition, creativity techniques and -solutions with regard to problems and to generate ideas are presented and implemented Students have to prepare in groups creative solutions with regard to the master’s thesis and as an aid and support for the study design.

Methodology

Presentations of the lecturers, explanations regarding the use of creativity techniques, differentiation between the different creativity techniques and their application under supervision. Integrated course with workshop character and subsequent presentation of the planned master's theses in seminar form

Learning outcomes

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

  • plan and prepare a scientific paper
  • apply scientific methods in this work
  • enable scientific evaluation of the data
  • provide scientific answers to the question
  • evaluate which creativity technique to use in terms of problems or idea-findings
  • solve problems and to find ideas in teams or individually by using various creativity techniques

Course contents

  • Creation of the research question and hypothesis
  • Creation of the overall concept of the work
  • Development of solution concepts
  • Conception of the right methodology
  • Correct measurement or development
  • Use of the correct statistics for data preparation
  • Correct analysis and interpretation
  • Conclusion and discussion

Prerequisites

- MBA BST 3-6- MBA MST-1- Biomechanics 1-4- Metrology- computer science- mechanics- Material Sciences- Statistics, etc.

Literature

  • relevant Literature from the subjects in "Prerequisites"
  • Prof. Dr. K. Wiemann (Universität Wuppertal 1998) Praktische Hinweise zur Anwendung statistischer Methoden bei einfach strukturierten bewegungs- und trainingswissenschaftlichen Experimenten
  • Artur, Hornung (2011): Kreativitätstechniken – Mehr Brainpower durch neue Ideen, Köln Buch und Zeit Verlagsgesellschaft
  • Artur, Hornung (2009): Kreativität im Team – Kommunikation & Kreativität, Köln Buch und Zeit Verlagsgesellschaft

Assessment methods

  • permanent through participation and presentation of the master's thesis and presentation of group works

Anmerkungen

Acquisition of knowledge to be able to work out a scientific paper

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

Course description

The course will teach basics of product management. You will learn about product stages until the launch and tools of successful brand management.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Knowledge of positioning and organization of product management
  • Process of finding new ideas and innovative products
  • Exercise methods of product management

Course contents

  • Basic of product management
  • Internal and external tasks of product management
  • Factors of success in product development
  • Priorities in marketing mix
  • Approach and best practice of market leaders
  • Case studies

Literature

  • Cooper, 2011, Winning at new products
  • Kotler, Armstrong, Wong, Saunders, 2011, Grundlagen des Marketings
  • Meyer (Hrsg.), 2010, Marken-Management
  • Pulizzi, 2014, Epic content marketing

Assessment methods

  • Case study
  • Final exam

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