Department of Engineering

Automotive Engineering

My Studies

 

1. Semester

Advanced Mechanics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180680102 Advanced Mechanics 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Introduction to Analytical Mechanics: statements of the principle of virtual work, d’Alembert’s principle and Lagrange’s equations of the 2nd kind and their application to particles, systems of particles, rigid bodies and systems of rigid bodies; application of energy principles and variational methods in the strength of materials
Applied Engineering Mathematics 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180680101 Applied Engineering Mathematics 1 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Symmetric Linear Systems (Eigenvalues and Dynamical Systems), Equilibrium Equations (Constraints and Lagrange Multipliers, Structures in Equilibrium, Electrical Networks), Equilibrium in the Continuous Case (Differential Equations of Equilibrium, Laplace's Equation and Potential Flow, Equilibrium of Fluids and Solids, Calculus of Variations), Numerical Methods.
Control Systems I - Sensors and Actuators | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180680103 Sensors and Actuators 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Sensors and actuators are parts of control systems. Knowledge about the functions performed by engine and vehicle controls are the basis for the discussion of sensors and actuators. The objective is to provide an overview of these elements and to impart knowledge on how to use them.
Engineering Methods and Design 1 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180680108 Engineering Methods and Design 1 2 SWS 4 ECTS
Conceptual design of vehicle parts and function groups based on Formula Student or own problems derived from project work.
Compilation of relevant documents: CAD models, drawings, parts lists (BOM).
English for Scientific Studies | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180680110 English for Scientific Studies 2 SWS 2 ECTS
University life and academic environment; understanding subject-specific lectures; formulating questions (asking for clarification, responding to clarification); making effective contributions to lectures/seminars.
- Scientific notation, writing lab reports
- Discussing and comparing: automotive systems, engineering solutions
Human Resource Management | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180680109 Human Resource Management 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Employment law and contracts; application documents, job interviews and assessment centers; personnel planning and development; motivation, teamwork und conflict management; gender und cross-cultural competence.
Hydraulics and Pneumatics | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180680107 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Fundamentals of hydrostatics in oil-hydraulic systems; properties of oils and other fluids used in pressurized systems; design of containers; operation of hydraulic components; design and operation of different pumps and motors; examples using circuit layouts; simulation of electro-hydraulic systems using Matlab/Simulink;
Machine Dynamics / Acoustics | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180680104 Machine Dynamics / Acoustics 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Kinematics of a single-cylinder crank drive; forces, torques und balancing methods used in single- and multi-cylinder engines; forced vibrations of single- and two-mass systems; natural oscillation and oscillatory pulse on shafts; vibration isolation and damping; NVH-solutions in the vehicle
Methods of Product Developement & Production | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180680105 Methods of Product Developement & Production 2 SWS 3 ECTS
This lecture covers the theoretical fundamentals of development processes and their influence on production using real-world examples from industry. Topics include: production management, virtual product development, product data management, product engineering processes, simultaneous engineering and production systems.
Project Work 1 | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 180680106 Project Work 1 1 SWS 5 ECTS
Approaches to solving interdiciplinary technical problems. Results-oriented group work.

2. Semester

Applied Engineering Mathematics 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180680201 Applied Engineering Mathematics 2 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Analytical Methods (Orthogonal Expansion, Discrete and Continuous Fourier Transform, z-Transform and Wavelet Transforms); Systems and Models (State-Space, Identifiability, Nonlinearities), Parameter Estimation Methods (Least Squares Estimation and Kalman Filter, Recursive Estimation Methods); System Identification.
Continuum Mechanics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180680202 Continuum Mechanics 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Introduction to tensors
Deformation and kinematics of continuum
The notion of stress
Conservation principles
Constitutive equations
Control Systems II - Digital Control Engineering and Signal Processing | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180680203 Digital Control Engineering 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Design of linear digital feedback and control systems using Bode diagram, quality criteria for control systems. State space control; identification of dynamic systems transfer function; description of control procesess as finite state machine.
The application of modern CAE tools (Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow etc.) with practice on PC.
Control Systems II - Digital Control Engineering and Signal Processing | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180680204 Signal Processing (Digital and statistic methods) 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Digital frequency analysis, its tools and application. Basics in statistical signal processing, estimators and optimizers, Wiener filter, Kalmann filter.
Concepts and methods to diagnose errors (base diagnostics when observing signals, model based diagnostics); diagnostics of safety relevant and x-by-wire-systems.
Engineering Methods and Design 2 | Laboratory (LB) | Coursecode: 180680205 Engineering Methods and Design 2 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Detailed design of vehicle parts and systems related to Formula Student or own problem statements derived from project work.
Compilation of relevant production documents: CAD models, drawings, parts lists (BOM), instructions for assembly and inspection, etc.
Leadership and Intercultural Business Practices | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180680208 Leadership and Intercultural Business Practices 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Cultural Awareness
Nonverbal Communication
Dimensions of Culture
Applications of Dimensions of Culture (GLOBE)
Motivation across cultures
Conflict management and negotiations
Leader Types
Leadership Theories & Styles
Project Work 2 | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 180680206 Project Work 2 1 SWS 4 ECTS
Methods for solving interdisciplinary technical problems.
Result oriented action in a group.
Development process of a vehicle.
Quality Management | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180680207 Quality Management 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Quality and market, quality and logistics, product and serial development, deviations, competitive advantage, client feedback, quality testing, standards (ISO, automotive standards), quality planning, controlling, total quality management, law, statistics.
Elective Subjects:
Elective Subjects 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180680216 2 Wheeler Technologies 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Classification of motorcycles; notable design features; main legal requirements; vehicle mechanics: geometric dimensions, longtitudinal, vertical and lateral dynamics.
Assembly groups: tyres, wheels and rims, frames, dampers, wheel suspension, steering, motorcycle brake systems. Motorcycle aerodynamics; Engine; Power transmission
Elective Subjects 1 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180680214 DoE / Application 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Design of experiments (DOE) is a systematic, rigorous approach to engineering problem-solving that applies principles and techniques at the data collection stage so as to ensure the generation of valid, defensible, and supportable engineering conclusions. Computer-based examples will illustrate how DoE is applied in practice in an engineering environment.
Elective Subjects 1 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180680213 International Strategic Management 2 SWS 3 ECTS
ISM invites students to foster strategic analyses and development skills on company and business levels by acting together as consultants for an international strategic management project for a real-life autmotive company or in the frame of a case study. Strategic techniques such as automotive industry analyses, competitor analyses and decision trees are applied. Students provide a company with decision guidance for instance in terms of portfolio diversification and international strategy.
Elective Subjects 1 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180680209 Lightweight Design 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Lightweight design and principles thereof, lightweight materials, stress analysis, equivalent stress, plasticity, stress intensity factor, idealisation in lightweight design, loss of stability.
Elective Subjects 1 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180680212 Multibody Systems Simulation 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Principles of derivating ODEs, Jourdain's principle; interface to FEM, problems and solutions; simulation using Matlab Simulink for control systems; problems will be solved in teams.
Elective Subjects 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180680210 Rail Vehicle Engineering 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Students obtain on overview of the structure and main functions of modern rail vehicles on the basis of real-world examples. Topics include:
- vehicle system technology: structure, main components
- propulsion technology: types of propulsion, elctric and non-electric power transmission
- braking technology: role of braking technology, fundementals, operating principles, brake control systems
- running gear technology: wheel forces, drives, centrifugal forces, axle arrangements
- vehicle concepts: tram and light-rail systems, regional multiple-unit trains, double-deck carriages, locomotives
Elective Subjects 1 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180680211 Road Traffic Law 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Regulations (EU guidelines, ECE regulations, road traffic law), guidelines (emissions and on-board diagnostics, noise, fuel consumption, safety, reliability), types of homologation (complete car, spare parts, accessories), complete homologoation - powertrain, measurement regulations, test sequences (dynamometer, road testing), test algorithms and test systems, documentation, knowledge management, certification.
Elective Subjects 2 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180680217 Race Car Data Analysis 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Introduction to data analysis. Analysing of straight-line performance, braking behavior, gearing, braking. Evaluation of tire performance. Investigating of roll stiffness distribution and wheel loads. Damper Setup and aeordynamics. Analysing of the driver. Optimization using lap time simulation

3. Semester

Academic Writing and Speaking | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180680307 Academic Writing and Speaking 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Presentation of the results of a Master's thesis; proper composition of scientific texts (inc. abstracts, literature research, referencing, types of text, register and layout.)
Advanced Drive and Propulsion Technology | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180680302 Advanced Drive and Propulsion Technology 3 SWS 4 ECTS
The lecture consists of 3 parts: a) Insights into internal combustion engines with the chapters such as charging, mixture formation for diesel and gasoline engines (including injection systems), ignition, combustion, emission and aftertreatment systems. b) Alternative powertrain systems: electric vehicles, hybrids and fuel cell vehicles, featuring components, system architectures, packaging aspects, safety concerns, prototype vehicles and current series models, evaluation of alternative powertrains in terms of sustainability) c) Battery systems: battery fundamentals, brief introduction to various cell chemistries, comparison of cell types, system architecture, battery packaging and control systems; advantages/disadvantages; safety and cost issues; future systems.
Control Systems III - Supply and Bus Bystems, On-Board Diagnostics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180680305 Networks and On-board Diagnostics 1 SWS 1 ECTS
OSI model with examples; overview of vehicle networks (K-Line, CAN, FlexRay, LIN, SAE J1850, MOST,…); transport protocols; diagnosis protocols (KWP2000, UDS, OBD); ASAM Standard calibration protocols (CCP, XCP, …); AUTOSAR concept; development tools; reading and analysis of OBD-diagnosis, analysis of communication networks using modern CAx-Tools;
theoretical fundamentals will be consolidated in laboratory using modern application tools.
Control Systems III - Supply and Bus Bystems, On-Board Diagnostics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180680304 On-board Supply Systems and Storage Devices 1 SWS 1 ECTS
12/24 V power supply; power supply for hybrid- and traction drives; function, characteristics and dimension of electrochemical- and electromechanical energy storage devices and their behaviour based on environmental conditions. (Lead-Acid, Ni-Mh, Li-Ion, Supercap, Flywheel, …); Battery models for modern storage devices.
Elective Subjects 1 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180680303 Advanced Vehicle Dynamics 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Vehicle dynamics of multi-track road vehicles with a focus on lateral dynamics and its most important characteristics. Application of the development process from CAD model (CATIA) via MBS-System (ADAMS/Car) to vehicle simulation using veDYNA. Problems will be solved on PC in teams.
FEM /CFD | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180680301 FEM /CFD 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Part 1:
Mathematical foundations of the Finite Element Method (initial and boundary conditions, weak solutions of partial differential equations, calculus of variations, Galerkin and Rayleigh-Ritz methods), mesh generation (discretisation and assembling algorithms), material models, application of the FEM to both linear and nonlinear, stationary and transient analysis. Computer exercises based on commercially available FEM software.
Part 2:
Theory of Computational Fluid Dynamics, tutorials using simulation programmes
Internship | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 180680306 Internship 1 SWS 10 ECTS
Dependant on the educational focus chosen by the company.
Elective Subjects:
Elective Subjects 1 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180680314 Tire Modelling 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Vehicle dynamics of multi-track road vehicles with a focus on lateral dynamics and its most important characteristics. Application of the development process from CAD model (CATIA) via MBS-System (ADAMS/Car) to vehicle simulation using veDYNA. Problems will be solved on PC in teams.
Elective Subjects 2 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180680310 Commercial Vehicles 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Technology of:
- heavy-duty commercial vehicles
- buses
- construction vehicles
- agricultural vehicles
- municipal vehicles
Elective Subjects 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180680311 Electric Drive and Propulsion Systems 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Fundamentals and applications of electric propulsion systems and electric braking systems in the vehicle.
Elective Subjects 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180680309 Energy Management und Storage Systems 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Examination of vehicle power supply and storage systems:
- strategies for hybrid vehicles
- energy management systems
- energy harvesting
- current battery models and their uses
- strengths and weaknesses of different storage systems
Elective Subjects 2 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180680308 Large Engines 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Modern areas of use; liquid fuels; gas fuels; engine combustion processes; turbo charging; design of large engines and gas engines; engine control; lubrication; exhaust emissions
Cogeneration
Damage to large engines and gas engines
Elective Subjects 2 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180680312 Rail Vehicle Dynamics 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Vehicle dynamics of railcars

4. Semester

Master's Thesis | Master Thesis (MA) | Coursecode: 180680401 Master's Thesis 6 SWS 30 ECTS
Independent composition of a technical / scientific thesis at Master's level. The composition must conform to specific formal / content requirements as required for a technical / scientific publication.