Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Manufacturing Technology and Materials Engineering

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Identify modern manufacturing processes with advantages/disadvantages and limitations.
• Optimize the cutting parameters during machining.
• Analyze and define the use of handling technology.
• Identify procedures and methods of quality assurance/improvement and apply selected methods.
• Draw up work plans for production.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Production engineering:
• Overview of manufacturing processes in the fields of prototyping, forming, separating, joining, changing material properties and coating
• Machining: Turning, milling, drilling, grinding
• Beam cutting by oxy-fuel flame cutting, plasma beam, electron beam, laser beam and water beam cutting
• Cutting with cutting tools with progressive and complete cutting tools
• Prototypes: Casting with lost molds and with permanent molds, sintering
• Forming: Forging, rolling, sheet metal working by bending, deep drawing, bending
• Joining: Welding, soldering and adhesive technology
• Changing substance properties: Annealing, hardening, tempering and tempering
• Basic design of machine tools and manufacturing equipment for different machining processes
• Practically relevant determination of key production figures for various manufacturing processes
• Metrology
Production engineering:
• Manual and automated handling technology in the production area, in the special construction, programming and application areas of industrial robots
• Fundamentals of fixture construction: Positioning, clamping devices and additional functions of turning, milling, drilling and welding devices
• Processes and methods for increasing productivity by optimizing the cutting values
• Procedures and methods for quality assurance and improvement as well as for ongoing quality control in the production area
• Work planning:
• Tasks of work planning
• Schedule creation
• Materials engineering:
• Internal structure of metallic materials and plastics
• Basic principles of alloy formation and description using phase diagrams
• Properties of iron and iron alloys and of selected non-ferrous metals
• Properties, characteristics and applications of important steel groups, non-ferrous metals and plastics
• Methods of static and dynamic material testing

recommended or required reading

• Dolmetsch (2011): Metalltechnik Fachbildung. Der Werkzeugbau, Taschenbuch, 15. Aufl., EUROPA Lehrmittelverlag Haan
• Schmid, et al. (2013): Produktionsorganisation: Qualitätsmanagement und Produktpolitik, 8. Aufl., EUROPA Lehrmittelverlag Haan
• 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 Berlin
• Gebhardt (2007): Generative Fertigungsverfahren, 3. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated Lecturer

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

work placement(s)

not applicable