Department of Engineering

Engineering and Production Management

My Studies

 

Curriculum

1. Semester

CAD and Engineering Data | Construction practical (KU) | Coursecode: 200682104 Advanced Modelling and CAD 2 SWS 3 ECTS
• Use of modern parametric 3-D modeling tools in product development and production.
• Methods for the efficient design of virtual components and assemblies based on concrete tasks
• Bottom-up, top-down and middle out modeling strategies and their application in product development
• Methods of data exchange within different 3-D modeling tools and criteria for importing non-native model data
• Congruent engineering methods through the use of EDM and PDM solutions
• Use of tools to cost-analyze virtual parts in the design process
• Applying tools to assess lifecycle costs and sustainability of virtual parts and assemblies in the design process
CAD and Engineering Data | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682105 Engineering Data and BOM 1 SWS 1 ECTS
• BOM and data structures in product development and production
• Layout and application of BOM in different areas of a manufacturing company
• BOM structure and BOM types in the product development process
• Interaction and transfer of different BOM types within the product development process
• BOM as a parts schedule of application and their use in material requirements planning
•BOM as a tool for variant management of technical products
• Challenges in representing multiple variant products in development process and manufacturing
Costing in Engineering and Production | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682108 Costing in Engineering and Production 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Overview of accounting systems and accounting
• Differentiation between cost accounting and accounting
• Cost elements, cost centers, cost units
• Investment calculation
• Typical cost rates in industrial practice
• Case studies with an automated, mechatronic production system in the learning lab: Simulating cost impacts due to different organizational processes and IT support
Engineering Management 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682107 Integrated Management Systems 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Management systems
• Purpose and benefits
• Standards for management systems
• High level structure of standards
• Technical integration of management systems
• Practical implementation
• Benefits of integration
Engineering Management 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682106 Project and Process Management 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Projects and project management
• Project planning and project controlling
• Coordination of networked process flows in projects
• IT-based project management
• Requirements for project managers and team members
• Processes and process management
• Process design and process control
• Process interfaces and interactions
• Process documentation
• Roles in processes
IT Sytems: Product and Process Data | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682101 IT Sytems: Product and Process Data 3 SWS 3 ECTS
• Fundamentals of digitization in companies with a focus on production
• Basics of vertical data integration
• Interfaces to customers and suppliers
• Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
• Horizontal data integration on the shop floor
• Data transmission, networking of production systems
• Safety and security of IT on the shop floor
• Control, monitoring and data integration of automation systems
Production Technologies 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682103 Advanced Materials 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Repetition of fundamental technological topics and characteristics of the different material groups
• Current developments in metallic materials, taking into account the product properties and processing processes
• Current developments in non-metallic materials, taking into account product properties and processing processes
• Special properties of plastics and composite materials with regard to application and processing
• Materials for additive manufacturing, their applications and technological limits
• Analysis and evaluation of materials in terms of product life cycle and sustainability
Production Technologies 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682102 Advanced Production Technologies 3 SWS 3 ECTS
• Review of basic manufacturing technologies and production processes
• Current technologies in the field of primary-shaping and forming manufacturing processes
• Trends and developments in the field of cutting and machining processes
• Additive manufacturing processes, their applications and systemic limitations
• Comparison of manufacturing processes and substitution options, considering technological constraints
• Economic evaluation of manufacturing processes, taking into account product characteristics and lot sizes
• Assessment of manufacturing processes in terms of product life cycle and sustainability
Scientific Working | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 200682109 Scientific Working 1 SWS 1 ECTS
• Scientific working in the context of scientific methods and science
• Criteria and rules for scientific publishing
• Scientific support of engineering tasks and / or projects
• Structure and write scientific papers
• Literature research and citation rules
• Scientific work as conference contribution
• Presentation of scientific papers
• Privacy and copyright aspects of scientific papers
• Open Access
Work Term 1 | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 200682111 Work Term 1 0 SWS 6 ECTS
• Implementation and practical application of the acquired theoretical
competences within the scope of the tasks at the partner company
• Concrete participation in value-adding processes and procedures in in-
house project teams and independent handling of company given tasks
• Documentation of the work carried out and tasks completed
• Definition and further development of personal fields of competence and
interests
Work Term 1 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 200682110 Work Term Seminar 1 1 SWS 1 ECTS
• Structured selection, planning, documentation and reflection of individual learning and development goals
• Communication and interaction in everyday business operations and conflict management
• Communicative competence and extended bases of the lecture u. presentation techniques
• Methods of workplace and scientific communication
• Writing work term reports and development of a scientific concept
• Reflection and integration of external expertise in R & D projects
Field Production Systems Engineering:
Operation of Production Facilities | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682114 Operation of Production Facilities 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Evaluation and selection of manufacturing processes considering product quality, batch size and company structure
• Energy and material usage of different production processes
• Methods to optimize the manufacturing process of new products on existing production facilities
• Concepts for flexible solutions in production systems
• Low Cost Intelligent Automation for manufacturing and assembly
• Production facilities and Industry 4.0
• Start-up and optimization measures during start-up
• Transition to normal operation
• Project "case studies from training companies" of flexible solutions in production
SPC and Process Capability Analysis | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682115 SPC and Process Capability Analysis 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Statistical bases (distribution types)
• Sampling and forecast accuracy
• Control charts and process control
• Process capability and its benefits
• IT support
• Integration in Six Sigma
Field Value and Cost Engineering:
Product Analysis and Product Development | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682112 Product Analysis and Product Development 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Methods of product analysis in order to determine and describe product function and design
• Determination of functional characteristics of product assemblies and individual components
• Methods for the initial determination of materials and production processes for investigated assemblies and individual components
• Tools and methods for evaluating design solutions in terms of product function and product design
• Selection criteria for alternative materials for product assemblies and individual components examined
• Concepts for the definition of alternative manufacturing processes, taking into account product function and product structure as well as the materials used
Product Lifecycle Mangement | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682113 Product Lifecycle Mangement 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Basics of PDM and PLM
• PLM as a strategic approach and PDM as a tool
• PLM solutions as the backbone of virtual product development
• Organizational and methodological prerequisites for the introduction and application of PLM concepts
• Components and core features of PLM solutions
• Integration of different product data and task distribution between different product data management applications
• Technical infrastructure and system functions of PLM solutions
• Economic considerations of PLM solutions

2. Semester

Engineering Management 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682204 Innovation Management 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Introduction to technology, innovation and R & D management
• Fundamentals of innovation management
• Innovation process, phase models
• Creativity techniques
• Innovation Controlling
• (External) factors influencing the innovation management process
• CIP / change management from the point of view of innovation management
• Innovation management in the context of scientific work
• Implementation scenarios
Engineering Management 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682205 Supply Chain Management 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Definitions and contents of SCM
• Tasks, goals and importance of SCM
• Corporate strategy and SCM
• PPS as a component of an SCM concept
• Procurement Management
• Inventory Management
• Supply Chain Controlling - Key figures of logistics
• Project "Case studies from the training companies"
Global Workplace and Collaborative Work | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 200682208 Global Workplace and Collaborative Work 1 SWS 1 ECTS
• Communication and communication theory in an intercultural context
• Preparation and execution of international meetings
• Presentation preparation and presentation techniques
• Web meetings
• Effective communication with multicultural groups in different situations
IT Systems: Key Issues in Digital Manufacturing | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682201 IT Systems: Key Issues in Digital Manufacturing 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Data centered production and factory planning
• Data mining and processing in production
• Machine to Machine (M2M) and Machine to Human (M2H) communication in production
• Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in production
• Digital twin
• Data Consolidation, Fog Computing and Data Streams
• Augmented and virtual reality in production
• Workshop: Future topics
Production KPI and Controlling | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682206 Production KPI and Controlling 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Sensitivity and risk analysis
• Fundamentals of financial controlling
• Basics of production controlling
• Objects of production controlling
• Objectives and tasks of production controlling
• Basics of performance measurement systems (KPI) in production plants
• Dependencies of production and business oriented KPI systems
• Case Study
Production Technologies 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682202 Advanced Assembly Technologies 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Organizational principles and assembly functions
• Handling technology
• Handling equipment and manipulators
• Joining techniques in assembly technology
• Automation of joining processes
• Manual assembly
• Mechanized assembly and assembly facilities
• Robot use in assembly technology
• Human machine interaction in assembly technology
Production Technologies 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682203 Product and Materials Recycling 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Fundamentals on primary and secondary production of materials (iron and steel, nonferrous metals, plastics, natural materials)
• Use and demand of raw materials and natural resources in the society
• Quantification of resource potentials in life cycle considerations
• Advanced sorting technologies
• Recycling-oriented product characterization
• Chemical analysis of critical materials in post-consumer products
• Analytical tools in resource management (material flow analysis, recycling performance indicators and recycling assessment)
Total Cost of Ownership | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682207 Total Cost of Ownership 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Types of life cycle costs, taking into account product usage and product life
• Factors influencing life-cycle costs depending on product type, product usage and product life
• Methods for determining the life cycle costs of different products
• Possibilities to influence individual cost elements in the context of product development
• Methods for the transparent presentation of total product costs considering the product life cycle
• Product life cycle costs, taking into account sustainability effects
Work Term 2 | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 200682210 Work Term 2 0 SWS 6 ECTS
• Implementation and practical application of the acquired theoretical competences within the scope of the tasks in the training partner company
• Concrete participation in value-adding processes and procedures in in-house project teams and independent handling of company tasks
• Assumption of responsibility in the context of the handling of concrete operational tasks
• Documentation and personal reflection of the work carried out
• Definition and further development of personal fields of competence and interests on the basis of modular Competence Field Reports
Work Term 2 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 200682209 Work Term Seminar 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
• Supervision of the practical phases completed within the scope of the dual study program in the training partner companies
• Reflection of the practice reports and the draft of the "Scientific Concept"
• Presentation of individual experiences from the operational practice phases
• Group work on tasks and areas of responsibility during completed practical phases
• Deepen the communicative competence and the presentation techniques
• Improve communication and interaction in everyday business and in conflict management situations
Field Production Systems Engineering:
Advanced Robotics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682215 Advanced Robotics 3 SWS 3 ECTS
• Introduction, basic concepts and structure of modern industrial robot systems
• Kinematic structure, design, drive and control systems of modern industrial robots
• Properties of modern industrial robot systems, their possibilities and limitations
• Comparison of conventional robot systems and collaborative robot systems for tasks in production and assembly
• Application planning of modern industrial robot systems and necessary infrastructural framework conditions
• Evaluation and selection of modern robot systems considering product quality, lot size and company structure
• Process simulation tools for digital resource planning and off-line programming of industrial robots
• Megatrends future development of robotics
Automation in Production Logistics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682216 Automation in Production Logistics 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Types and applications of automatic storage systems
• Categories and use of driverless transport systems
• Low Cost Intelligent Automation for transportation
• Fields of application and costs of automation in logistics
• Warehouse Management Systems
• Intralogistics and Industry 4.0
• Overview of extra-logistics (transport logistics)
• Traffic carrier for goods
• Incoterms
Factory Planning and Simulation | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682214 Factory Planning and Simulation 3 SWS 3 ECTS
• Introduction, basic concepts and layouts of modern production facilities
• Planning categories and principles, planning phases within factory planning projects
• Evaluation and selection of production facilities considering product quality, batch size and company structure
• Methods of optimizing layout, material and information flow of modern production plants
• Concepts and systems for digital factory planning
• Process simulation tools for digital factory planning
• Development of an application scenario based on industrial requirements
Field Value and Cost Engineering:
Design for Manufacturing and Assembly | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682212 Design for Manufacturing and Assembly 3 SWS 3 ECTS
• Fundamentals of the "Design for Manufacturing" DFM
• Fundamentals of the "Design for Assembly" DFA
• DFMA as a tool for risk identification, improvement of economic efficiency in production and to increase quality (strategy measure according to IATF 16949)
• Methodical integration of DFMA concepts into the development process
• Challenges for the use of DFMA methods in the technical development process
• Design methods for error prevention in the assembly process (Poka-Yoke)
• Methods for preventive optimization of product costs
• Methods for integrated product development
Product Requirements Engineering | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682213 Product Requirements Engineering 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Knowledge about definitions and activities in requirements engineering and management
• Methods for collecting, analyzing and specifying customer-specific requirements in the context of product development
• Tools for linking the requirements/criteria of different development areas such as mechanical, electrical and/or electronic system components with software-specific elements
• Methods of managing data and information about defined product requirements throughout the development cycle
• Fundamentals of product-specific standards, regulations or legal requirements which have to be considered during product development processes
• Methods for documentation and traceability of the requirements criteria defined in the product development process
Virtual Product Models and Simulation | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682211 Virtual Product Models and Simulation 3 SWS 3 ECTS
• Methodical integration of simulation tools in the development process
• Challenges for the use of simulation tools in the technical development process
• Typical Methods and Systems for Dynamic Multibody Analysis (MDS), Structural Mechanics Analysis (FEA) and Fluid Mechanics Analysis (CFD)
• Possibilities and limitations for the use of simulation tools in the product development process
• Time based frame conditions and bottlenecks for the application of simulation projects in the development process
• Interaction between simulation and experiment

3. Semester

Advanced Mechatronics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682301 Advanced Mechatronics 3 SWS 3 ECTS
• Properties of mechatronic system components, their analysis and technological linking
• Operating principles, kinematic structure, engineering design, drive and control systems of mechatronic systems
• Selected chapters of electronics for use in mechatronic systems
• Hydraulics and pneumatics in mechatronic applications
• Control engineering in mechatronic applications
• User interfaces in mechatronic systems
• Mechatronics systems related to AI and ML concepts
• Mechatronic solutions in protected environments (clean room, explosion protection, ...)
• Structure and application of mechatronic Nano-systems
Corrosion and Corrosion Protection | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682303 Corrosion and Corrosion Protection 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Chemical, electrochemical and physical fundamentals of corrosion
• System of corrosion (forms of corrosion, influencing factors and effects)
• Corrosion of metals and metal alloys, thermodynamic considerations and electrochemical principles of electrolytic corrosion
• Types of corrosion and their appearances, such as surface corrosion or local corrosion
• Influences and effects of corrosion phenomena on materials and their properties (e.g. grain disintegration or stress corrosion cracking)
• Resistance of metallic materials in corrosive environment
• Corrosion protection measures
Engineering Management 3 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682305 Industrial and Contract Law 2 SWS 2 ECTS
The Legal System of Austria / Stufenbau / Public Law and Private Law, Austria and the EU
Industrial Law
• Structure of labor law, classification, relationship of sources of law
• Individual employment law and basic concepts of social insurance
• Employee protection - working time protection
• Collective labor law - labor constitution and collective means of policy
• Work Council
Contract law
• Legal capacity, legal studies
• Selected contract types (purchase contract, work contract)
• AGB, KSchG, ÖNORMEN, performance disruptions, damage and liability, warranty, product liability
Engineering Management 3 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682304 Leadership and Human Resource Management 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Role models of HR managers and executives at operational levels in industries
• Personnel recruitment, personnel development and personnel controlling
• Leadership theories, leadership tools, leadership and leadership styles
• Methods of lean management in human resources
• Framework conditions for successful personnel management
• Motivation and performance of classic employee types
• Job satisfaction, employee motivation and retention
• Personnel cost reduction, crisis management in human resources
Enterprise Security | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682302 Enterprise Security 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Overview of the subareas of enterprise security
• Organizational enterprise security and compliance with security policies
• Methods and strategies for risk assessment of IT solutions and business processes
• Solutions for the security of data, devices, networks and systems
• Impact on the conception of business processes
• Emergency situation and crisis management
• Leadership responsibility for all enterprise security questions
Internationalization Project | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682306 Internationalization Project 2 SWS 3 ECTS
• Types of international cooperation
• Business environment analysis and search for commercial partnership
• Country and site assessment for internationalization strategies
• Intercultural understanding, conflict management and mediation
• Strategic significance of the southeastern neighboring countries
• Case studies and guest lecturers
Work Term 3 | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 200682308 Work Term 3 0 SWS 6 ECTS
• Implementation and practical application of the acquired theoretical competences within the scope of the tasks in the training partner company
• Concrete participation in value-adding processes and procedures in in-house project teams and independent handling of company tasks
• Assumption of responsibility in the context of the handling of concrete operational tasks
• Documentation and personal reflection of the work carried out
• Definition and further development of personal fields of competence and interests on the basis of modular Competence Field Reports
Work Term 3 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 200682307 Work Term Seminar 3 1 SWS 1 ECTS
• Supervision of the practical phases completed within the scope of the dual study program in the training partner companies
• Reflection of the practice reports and the draft of the "Scientific Concept"
• Presentation of individual experiences from the operational practice phases
• Group work on tasks and areas of responsibility during completed practical phases
• Deepen the communicative competence and the presentation techniques
• Improve communication and interaction in everyday business and in conflict management situations
Field Production Systems Engineering:
Environmental Management and Environmental Law | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682313 Environmental Management and Environmental Law 3 SWS 3 ECTS
• Environmental protection
• Environmental management and environmental management system
• Standards and regulations
• Goal setting process in EMS
• Dealing with risks and opportunities
• Environmental aspects
• Eco-controlling and key figures
• Environmental engineering
• Environmental law and its components
• Environmental liability
Factory Planning Project | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 200682312 Factory Planning Project 2 SWS 4 ECTS
• Planning categories and principles, planning phases within factory planning projects
• Evaluation and selection of production facilities taking into account product quality, batch size and company structure
• Methods for optimizing layout, material and information flow of modern production plants
• Use of tools for digital factory planning
• Use of process simulation tools for digital factory planning
• Development of a specific application scenario based on a specific task
Sustainable Production Engineering | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682314 Sustainable Production Engineering 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• General environmental aspects in production
• Analysis of resource efficiency of different production processes
• Presentation of emissions and energy consumption of different production processes
• Assessment of different production processes with regard to their CO2 emissions
• Raw material sources and raw material reserves of important production materials
• Approaches to the optimization of production processes towards an economically justifiable development (Zero Emission Approach)
• Possibilities for the substitution of resource- and energy-intensive production processes by alternative processes
Field Value and Cost Engineering:
Cost Opitmization Methods | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682311 Cost Optimization Methods 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Cost optimization methods in the design process
• Recommendations for action and criteria in make or buy decision-making processes
• Value management as a joint contribution of purchasing and technology for cost optimization
• Cost influenceability methods in the product development process
• Accompanying cost management in construction
• Methods of function-oriented and cost-focused product development
• Method presentation using an example from industrial practice
Product Optimization Project | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 200682309 Product Optimization Project 2 SWS 4 ECTS
• Acquisition, analysis and specification of customer-specific requirements within a specific product development process
• Application of tools to link the requirements / criteria of different development areas in the context of a concrete product development process
• Use of DFMA tools for risk identification, cost evaluation and quality improvement in a specific product development process
• Application of methods for the preventive optimization of product costs
• Application of integrated product development methods
Virtual Production Models and Simulation | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682310 Virtual Production Models and Simulation 3 SWS 3 ECTS
• Methodical integration of simulation tools in the production process
• Challenges for the use of simulation tools in the production process
• Typical methods and systems for the simulation of production processes and logistics processes
• Possibilities and limitations of the use of simulation tools in the production process
• Timing conditions and bottlenecks for the implementation of simulation projects in the production process
• Interaction between simulation and shop floor activities

4. Semester

Engineering Management 4 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682401 Change Management 1 SWS 1 ECTS
• System of change management projects
• Identification of causes for the need of in-house change processes
• Methods for raising awareness of necessary change processes
• Concepts for focusing company-internal processes on defined goals
• Methods for formulating quantifiable goals in change processes
• Concepts for the identification of interest groups and their successful integration into the company processes
• Practical case study of a change management process
Engineering Management 4 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200682402 Corporate Social Responsibility 1 SWS 1 ECTS
• Ethics in a business context
• CSR: term definition and history
• CSR models such as, e.g., the four-step pyramid after Carroll
• CSR responsibility domains (inner, middle and outer area of responsibility)
• Legal aspects of CSR
• In-house application of CSR approaches
• CSR in dealing with customers and suppliers (supply chain)
Master's Thesis | Master Thesis (MA) | Coursecode: 200682406 Master's Thesis 0 SWS 22 ECTS
Independent scientific work on a self-selected task from the training partner company
Master's Thesis | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 200682405 Master's Thesis Seminar 0.5 SWS 1 ECTS
• Topic finding and formulation for the Master's Thesis
• Project management and implementation planning
• Scientific research and analysis of tasks
• Written elaboration of a "scientific concept" considering scientific publication criteria as a preparation for the Master's Thesis
Work Term 4 | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 200682404 Work Term 4 0 SWS 4 ECTS
• Implementation and practical application of the acquired theoretical competences within the scope of the tasks in the training partner company
• Concrete participation in value-adding processes and procedures in in-house project teams and independent handling of company tasks
• Assumption of responsibility in the context of the handling of concrete operational tasks
• Documentation and personal reflection of the work carried out
• Definition and further development of personal fields of competence and interests on the basis of modular Competence Field Reports
Work Term 4 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 200682403 Work Term Seminar 4 1 SWS 1 ECTS
• Supervision of the practical phases completed within the scope of the dual study program in the training partner companies
• Reflection of the practice reports and the draft of the "Scientific Concept"
• Presentation of individual experiences from the operational practice phases
• Group work on tasks and areas of responsibility during completed practical phases
• Deepen the communicative competence and the presentation techniques
• Improve communication and interaction in everyday business and in conflict management situations