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Mechanical and plant engineering

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to:
 differentiate fundamental functioning between power generating machinery and work
machines, give examples and identify the important application areas.
 identify the fundamental structure of machines and plants, categorise fundamen-tal
interpretations, if necessary calculate, and identify the strengths and weak-nesses of the
 analyse and assess practical examples.
 know companies from the machine and plant construction industry.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Power and working machines, classification and history
• Hydropower plants: Low, medium and high pressure plants, Hydropower machines
• Pumps: Displacement, centrifugal and vacuum pumps. Pump systems
• Thermal plants: Steam generators, steam and gas turbines, power plant construction forms
• Compressors: Compressors with displacement effect, turbo compressors
• Internal combustion engines: Two-stroke and four-stroke, petrol and diesel engines.
• Conveying systems: Lifting machines (winches, cranes, elevators), continuous conveyors and floor conveyors

recommended or required reading

Dolmetsch (2011): Metalltechnik Fachbildung. Der Werkzeugbau, Taschenbuch, 15. Aufl.,
EUROPA Lehrmittelverlag Haan
Dubbel (2001): Taschenbuch für den Maschinenbau, 20. Aufl., Springer Verlag Berlin
Franzke (1990): Einführung in die Maschinen- und Anlagentechnik Band 1 & 2, Springer Verlag
Hering (2002): Grundwissen des Ingenieurs, 13. Aufl., Fachbuchverlag Leipzig
Kalide (2010): Energieumwandlung in Kraft- und Arbeitsmaschinen, 10. Aufl., Carl Hanser
Verlag München
Koether (2007): Fertigungstechnik für Wirtschaftsingenieure, 3. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag

assessment methods and criteria

final presentation and written exam

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


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable