Department of Media & Design

Industrial Design

My Studies

 

Curriculum

1. Semester

Communication & Presentation 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646108 General English 1 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Learning-centered course based on consolidation of existing knowledge
Design Competence 1 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646101 Design 1 6 SWS 9 ECTS
Designing & forming, analysing the various factors that make design, dot-line-area-field-space
Design Methods 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646107 Descriptive Geometry 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Training the capacity to think in three dimensions - enhancing imagination by acquiring geometric knowledge - understanding common projection methods - getting a basic understanding of objects and operations used in CAD systems - improving freehand skills
Design Methods 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646105 Design Basics 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Historical outline of industrial design, producer aspects, consumer aspects, product-oriented functions, the design process, concept definitions, building a basic understanding of the connections between consumer, producer and designer
Design Visualization 1 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646103 Freehand Drawing 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Practical exercises commensurate with the students' stage of development, strengthening free-stroke techniques, the sense of space/perspective, experiments with body/exercises to build up an optimized optical memory for complex bodies without having recourse to present objects
Design Visualization 1 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646106 Model Building 1 3 SWS 3 ECTS
After the introduction to model building (general model construction, shop organization, tool kits, getting acquainted with the shop and the materials), making practice pieces. Working with different materials, tools and machines. Learning model construction and various techniques.
Design Visualization 1 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646104 Visual Communication 1 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Using figures and forms, the students carry out various exercises using different views and lighting. Besides, positioning of surfaces with a straight line generatrix and clearways are practiced.
Project Work 1 | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 160646102 Project Work 1 4 SWS 5 ECTS
Conception and drafting of objects of low complexity in the area of product design
Technological Competence 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646109 Engineering Basics 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Basic knowledge of physics, electronics and structural calculations. Students receive a basic overview of structures.

2. Semester

Communication & Presentation 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646208 General English 2 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Learner-centered approach with role plays, simulations and media
Design Competence 2 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646201 Design 2 6 SWS 9 ECTS
Sensitizing students' perception by confronting them with realities, basic general ways of designing and practical implementation into designing steps
Design Competence 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646207 Graphic Design 1 4 SWS 3 ECTS
Introduction to the basics of visual communication (components, text, symbols), design to enable students to put together a professional portfolio, basics Photoshop
Design Competence 2 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646203 Shaping 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Introduction to the formal organization and logic of the plastic form. The formal identity of objects is examined by studying their abstraction and proportion to acquire an understanding of the characteristics of three-dimensional form with its conversion to the plastic form.
Design Visualiziation 2 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646205 Model Building 2 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Different techniques such as clay, laminating, forming using heat with machines, adhesion with various materials.
Design Visualiziation 2 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646206 Photography 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Basics of digital photography, photography of objects, exposure
Design Visualiziation 2 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646204 Visual Communication 2 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Based on examples, various drawing techniques are analyzed and used in practical examples. Rendering of different materials and surfaces.
Project Work 2 | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 160646202 Project Work 2 "Packaging Design" 4 SWS 5 ECTS
Conception and drafting of objects of low complexity in the area of packaging design

3. Semester

Communication & Presentation 3 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646307 Communication 1 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Theory of communication, subject matter and relationship, interview technique, teamwork, presentation techniques.
Communication & Presentation 3 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646308 Professional English 1 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Learner-centered approach with focus on media
Design Methods 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646304 The Psychology of Perception and Colour 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Comprehension of the difference between what the human senses perceive and what the human being perceives. Focal points are Gestalt psychology and color psychology.
Design Visualization 3 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646303 Visual Communication 3 2 SWS 4 ECTS
Based on examples, various drawing techniques are analyzed and used in practical examples. Rendering of complex objects.
Project Work 3 | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 160646301 Project 3 6 SWS 8 ECTS
Briefing, definition of target group, research, concepts, draft, model, documentation, presentation. Development of design solutions with medium to high grade complexity.
Project Work 3 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646302 Seminar "Design + Ergonomics" 2 SWS 4 ECTS
Briefing, definition of target group, research, concepts, draft, model, documentation, presentation. Development of solutions focusing on methodology and ergonomics with medium grade complexity or with as a support to Project 3 .
Technological Competence 2 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646305 CAD 1 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Projection methods in computer-generated 2D- and 3D renditions. Basics and practical application of 3D-CAD programs.
Technological Competence 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646306 Engineering 1 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Basics of elastostatics. Connection between stress and strain. Introduction to production technology and its historic development. Students receive a basic understanding of the primary forming and reforming production methods necessary for the creation of functional and cost-effective product design.

4. Semester

Communication & Presentation 4 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646407 Communication 2 2 SWS 1 ECTS
The art of extemporaneous speaking, breathing techniques,the difference between speaking and writing styles, the AIDA rule, using positive formulation in persuasive arguments.
Communication & Presentation 4 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646409 Professional English 2 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Degree-course and profession-specific subject matter
Design Competence 3 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646408 Graphic Design 2 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Introduction to the basics of visual communication (components, text, symbols, icons), applied graphic design for new media
Design Methods 3 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646404 Strategic Design 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Strategic Design - impact levels, processes and added value. The strategic context - strategic decisions, mission-crititcal questions and research methods. The strategic scenario - framework conditions, connections, success factors - goal-oriented design solution scenarios. The design briefing - link between theory and practice. The implementation - individual development of a desgn-strategic objective
Design Visualization 4 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646403 Digital Design Tools 1 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Digital post-processing of hand-drawn sketches, creating rendering sketches on the interactive graphics tablet.
Project Work 4 | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 160646401 Project 4 6 SWS 8 ECTS
Briefing, definition of target group, research, concepts, draft, model, documentation, presentation. Development of design solutions for tasks of high grade complexity.
Project Work 4 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646402 Seminar "Design + Innovation" 2 SWS 4 ECTS
Technological Competence 3 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646405 CAD 2 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Introduction and practical application of 3-D volume model. The main objective of the course is to enable students to use a modern 3-D CAD program for design purposes as well as for documenation tasks
Technological Competence 3 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646406 Engineering 2 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Strength calculations for tensile, pressure, bending, and torsional loads and buckling loads of slender struts. Introduction to separating machining production processes, joining techniques, and the cutting/machining process relative to heat treatment and corrosion protection, cutting materials. Mechanical joints, welding, and gluing.

5. Semester

Bachelor Thesis 1 | Bachelor paper (BA) | Coursecode: 160646501 Bachelor Thesis 1 5 SWS 8 ECTS
Design-scientific development of design tasks of medium grade technical and functional complexity.
Bachelor Thesis 1 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646503 Seminar "Design + Process" 2 SWS 4 ECTS
Bachelor Thesis 1 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646502 Seminar for Bachelor Thesis 1 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Scientific development of tasks in the field of design.
Communication & Presentation 5 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646510 Professional English 3 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Introduction into professional communication strategies. Mini-presentations.
Design Competence 4 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646508 Transportation Design Basics 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Packaging and sketching techniques with a focus on vehicles
Design Methods 4 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646505 History and Theory of Design 2 SWS 2 ECTS
The approach to design from a historical perspective through the examination of themes such as individual artistic achievement, anonymous service and the presentation of outstanding personalities in the field of design.
Design Methods 4 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646504 Philosophy and Design 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Design Visualization 5 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646506 Digital Design Tools 2 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Deepening the study of rendering techniques and the creation of animations
Design Visualization 5 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160646509 Virtual Modeling Basics 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Introduction to high-end surface modeling programs
Technological Competence 4 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646507 Mechatronics 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Interaction of mechanical, electronic, and IT elements as well as modules in mechatronic systems.

6. Semester

Bachelor Thesis 2 | Bachelor paper (BA) | Coursecode: 160646602 Bachelor's Thesis 2 (Supervision / Report) 1 SWS 6 ECTS
The skills and insights acquired during the Bachelor studies are questioned and reflected within the internship.
Internship | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 160646601 Work Placement (Seminar) 1 SWS 24 ECTS
Deepening and expanding social skills and methodological plus professional expertise in-house as an experiential learning venue. The internship is coached by the departmental advisor similar to a seminar. Skills in project- and time management as well as academic writing are imparted.