Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Construction Project – Production

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to:
 identify and apply the fundamentals of the construction process.
 assess and analyse the methods of construction.
 differentiate between different machines and plants.
 design plants also by combining groups of machines while considering additional requirements,
such as e.g. conveyor systems and devices.
 consider the special characteristics of a plant with regard to the interrelatedness of
components, service and assembly.
 plan, explain and design an entire plant and plant components as well as groups of machines.
They are also able to take the respective work steps into account and document them (e.g.
requirement determination, concept development, as-sessment of solutions, design / plan.
 develop a plant in a structured manner that meets standards and norms while taking safety
issues into account.
 consider and assess the option of variants as well as equipping and rebuilding of a plant while
taking manufacture, assembly and costs into account.
 produce the entire documentation for the whole construction with its interlinked components
(e.g. specifications, functional analysis, functional specification, tech-nical drawings,
assembly instruction, documentation).

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Practical design and calculation exercises to tackle practical exercises, especially with regard to the interpretation of simple connection elements, conveyor systems, ma-chine components and axes, shafts and bearings; connections and couplings and gears. Elements to support and carry machine components and to make torque transmission possible and promote it are particularly important for a successful net-work:
 Types, functions and design rules as well as calculation bases of axes, shafts, bearings and
 Elements to seal machine components
 All elements that are also relevant for connections and conveyor technology
 Couplings and brakes: structure, functions, functioning and calculatikon bases of selected
types of couplings and brakes
 Belt drives: design principles and calculation bases of flat belt drives and V-belt drives as well
as of toothed belt drives
 Gear mechanisms: types of gears and structure, requirements of gear tooth sys-tems, design
fundamentals and calculat

recommended or required reading

 Corsten, et al. (2006): Grundlagen des Innovationsmanagements, Vahlen Verlag München
 Conrad (2005): Grundlagen der Konstruktionslehre: Methoden und Beispiele für den
Maschinenbau, 3. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München
 Dolmetsch (2011): Metalltechnik Fachbildung. Der Werkzeugbau, Taschenbuch, 15. Aufl.,
EUROPA Lehrmittelverlag Haan
 Gebhardt (2007): Generative Fertigungsverfahren, 3. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München
 Hauschildt, Salomo (2007): Innovationsmanagement, 4. Aufl., Vahlen Verlag München
 Hoenow, Meissner (2010): Entwerfen und Gestalten im Maschinenbau, Carl Hanser Verlag
 Kief, Roschiwal (2009): CNC-Handbuch, Hanser Verlag München
 Morgan, Liker (2006): The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process
and Technology, Productivity Press
 Scheer, et al. (2005): Prozessorientiertes Product Lifecycle Management, Springer Verlag
 Sendler, Wawer (2007): CAD und PDM: Prozessoptimierung durch Integration, 2. Aufl., Carl
Hanser Verlag München
 Vogel, Ebel (2009): Pro/Engineer und Pro/Mechanica: Konstruieren und Berech-nen mit
Wildfire 4, 5. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München

assessment methods and criteria

Elaboration and presentation of construction projekt; individual and team work

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

year of study

Second year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

Compulsory according to chosen specialisation

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable