Department of Engineering

Industrial Mechatronics

My Studies

 

Current Curriculum

1. Semester

Basics of Production Engineering | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 210861104 Materials Science 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Typical production facilities and their technical equipment • Structure and function of machine tools • Assembly of components and modules • Corrosion and corrosion protection • Flexible manufacturing solutions • Casting • Rolling • Heat treatment • Plastics processing • PCB manufacturing and assembly • Semiconductor manufacturing
Basics of Production Engineering | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 210861105 Production Engineering 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Structure of materials • Atoms, atomic bond, crystals, defects • Multi-phase substances, alloys Properties of materials • Mechanical-technological properties • Electrical properties • Physical and chemical properties Metal materials • Pure metals • Metal alloys • Non-ferrous metals (heavy and light metals) Polymer materials • Thermoplastic, thermoset and elastomer materials Glass and ceramic materials • Oxide-ceramic materials • Glass materials and glass ceramic materials, Composite materials • Fibre-reinforced materials • Hard metals and cermets • Polymer composites Semiconductors • Pure semiconductors • Doping
Computer Engineering | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861109 Computer Engineering 4 SWS 5 ECTS
Introduction • Number systems and number representation • Data types in programming • Boolean algebra, gate, flip-flop, memory, • Structure/functioning of PCs and microcontrollers • Computer architectures • Peripherals of PCs and microcontrollers Programming in C • Coding style • Documentation • Operators • Control structures • Boolean expressions • Functions • Arrays
Electrical Engineering 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861108 Electrical Engineering 1 4 SWS 5 ECTS
• Electrical charge, electrical current, amperage, voltage, electrical resistance • Batteries, accumulators • Energy and power in electrical networks • Analysis of DC systems • Measurements in DC systems • Electrostatic field, capacitance, capacitor • Magnetic field, law of induction • Inductance, inductor, transformer
Introduction to Mechatronics | Lab practical (LU) | Coursecode: 210861102 Basic Practical in Mechatronics 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Practical exercises using mechatronic construction kits
Introduction to Mechatronics | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 210861101 Introduction to Mechatronics 1 SWS 1 ECTS
• Tasks and interaction of the individual branches of mechatronics • Mechatronics in production processes • System design in mechatronics
Mathematics 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861103 Mathematics 1 4 SWS 5 ECTS
Linear algebra • Vectors • Matrices • Determinants • Linear equation systems Complex analysis • Complex numbers • Complex analytical functions Differential calculus • Derivatives • Taylor series • Curve sketching Integral calculus
Mechanics and Design 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861106 Engineering Drawing 3 SWS 4 ECTS
• Basic terms and axioms of statics of rigid bodies • Equilibrium in statics • Friction • Determining the centre of gravity of lines and planes • Equilibrium conditions for the planar force system • Statics of plane structures • Statics of plane trusses • Internal forces and moments in structures
Mechanics and Design 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861107 Statics 2 SWS 3 ECTS
• Engineering drawings as sources of information in the production process • Basics and structure of standard-compliant engineering drawings • Representation of objects in engineering drawings (ISO projection methods), sectional view etc. • Dimensioning and layout of engineering drawings and standard-compliant simplified representations of e.g. threads, standard parts etc. • Independent creation of a design drawing for a specific task • Creation of virtual 3D components • Structure of assembly models based on 3D components • Bottom-up and top-down assembly strategies • Derivation of engineering drawings from 3D component models and 3D assembly models

2. Semester

Electrical Engineering 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861204 Electrical Engineering 2 4 SWS 5 ECTS
• Characteristics of sinusoidal alternating voltages • Analysis of AC systems • Three-phase power systems • Energy supply • Oscillating circuits • Switching operations
Industrial Technology Management 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861207 Industrial Business Management 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Introduction to business management • Corporate forms (differences from a business management perspective) • Financing (excluding export) • External accounting and operative controlling • Balance sheet (content and understanding) • Ratio analysis
Industrial Technology Management 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861208 Project Management 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Project definition, project types, project orientation, project management approach • Project scoping and project context analysis • Roles within a project, demands on project manager and team members • Performance planning using a work breakdown structure • Time scheduling • Resource and cost planning • Project manual • Project controlling
Mathematics 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861201 Mathematics 2 4 SWS 5 ECTS
• Common differential equations (simple differential equations) • Numerical solutions • Probability • Statistics
Measurement and Sensor Technology | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861205 Measurement and Sensor Technology 4 SWS 5 ECTS
• Analogous and digital measuring instruments • A/D conversion and quantisation • Measurement errors • Measuring electrical parameters • Sensors and measurement chain • Measuring temperature, length/angle, speed (rpm), pressure/force, flow rate, fill level, acceleration
Mechanics and Design 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861203 Machine Elements and Design 3 SWS 3 ECTS
• General engineering design principles • Design of joining techniques in mechanical engineering (adhesive, soldering, welding, riveting, bolt and screw connections) • Design and calculation of axles and shafts • Rolling element bearings and bearing units design • Plain bearings • Elements of shaft and hub joints • Gears • Automated creation of bills of materials and cut list tables based on assembly models
Mechanics and Design 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861202 Strength of Materials 2 SWS 3 ECTS
• Tensile and compressive stress • Bending stress on straight and slightly curved rods • Shear stress on straight and slightly curved rods • Torsional stress on circular cylindrical rod cross-sections • Deformation under tensile and compressive stress and bending • Deformation under torsional and shear stress
Programming | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861206 Programming 4 SWS 5 ECTS
• Modular programming • Design patterns • Data structures, algorithms • Operating systems • GUI programming • Version management

3. Semester

Control Engineering 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861305 Control Engineering 1 3 SWS 5 ECTS
• Structure and functional principle of SPS systems • IEC61131 • Structure of sequence control systems • Error analysis • Programming of SPS systems • Integration of analog and digital inputs and outputs • Working with function libraries
Dynamics | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861301 Dynamics 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Kinematics of the mass point • Reference system, relative motion and point mass • Straight motion of the point • Curvilinear plane trajectory of the point Kinematics of the rigid body • Basic forms of motion of rigid bodies • Plane motion of rigid bodies Kinetics of the mass point • Newton's axioms and laws • D’Alembert's principle • Principle of linear momentum and impacts • Resistance to motion and friction • Work, energy and power Kinetics of general motion • Moment of inertia; inertial axes; Steiner's theorem • Angular momentum and principle of angular momentum • Mechanical vibrations • Undamped and damped pendulum
Electronics 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861304 Electronics 1 4 SWS 5 ECTS
• PN junction, diode, simple basic circuits • Transistor, simple basic circuits • Transistor basics • Transistor as switch • Gate logic, logic families • Basic logical functions, binary equations (De Morgan, KV map) • Logic inputs, outputs, logic level • Flip-flop • Adder and counter • (De-)multiplexer • Encoder (priority, /segment, BCD, Gray) • Programmable logic (CPLD, FPGA)
General English | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 210861306 General English 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Enhancement of communication skills and oral expression through communication-oriented language training based on situations and texts from business and engineering • Extension of vocabulary (based on general and technical texts), repetition and consolidation of selected grammar content • Training of reading comprehension using authentic materials (technical texts/manuals/memos/reports) • Introduction to communication strategies in the workplace: phone conversations, correspondence (e-mails, business letters, fax), mini-meetings, mastering everyday situations at work in a foreign language (answering questions, giving explanations/instructions/descriptions)
Internship 1 | Practical (PR) | Coursecode: 210861307 Internship 1 1 SWS 6 ECTS
• Reflection on internship phase 1 • Discussion of developed training plans • Visualisation, presentation, planning reports • Assessment of presentation, decision-maker training • Writing of brief scientific reports • Implementation and practical application of the acquired theoretical knowledge in the training company • Active participation in value adding processes in project teams and independent work on tasks within the company • Documentation of the work carried out and tasks completed • Definition and development of personal fields of expertise and interests based on relevant modular reports
Thermal Processes and Fluid Technology | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861303 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3 SWS 4 ECTS
• Fluids and fluid properties • Basics of fluid mechanics • Structure of hydraulic and pneumatic systems • Components: pumps, compressor, valves, cylinders, hydraulic motors, accumulators, lines, etc. • Interaction of hydraulics/pneumatics with SPS
Thermal Processes and Fluid Technology | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861302 Thermal Processes 3 SWS 4 ECTS
• Thermodynamic properties and quantities
• State equations of ideal gases
• First law of thermodynamics
• Second law of thermodynamics
• State changes of ideal gases
• State changes of real gases
• State quantities and state changes of gas and gas-vapour mixtures
• Mechanisms of heat transfer
• Cycle processes and thermal machines
• Thermal power plants
• Thermodynamics of heating and cooling

4. Semester

Control Engineering 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861403 Control Engineering 2 3 SWS 5 ECTS
• Design of control systems • Software structures for control systems • Integration of sensors and analysis of sensor data • Control of electric drives • Control and visualisation of process data using HMIs
Electric Drives | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861402 Electric Drives 3 SWS 5 ECTS
• DC motor • Synchronous motor • Asynchronous motor • BLDC motor • Stepper motor • Servo motor as controlled drive • Gear • Linear motor/linear drives • Motor/load interaction
Electronics 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861401 Electronics 2 4 SWS 5 ECTS
• Basic analog transistor circuits • Fundamentals and basic circuits with operational amplifiers • Active filters • A/D, D/A converters
Internship 2 | Practical (PR) | Coursecode: 210861407 Internship 2 1 SWS 6 ECTS
• Reflection on internship phase 2 • Discussion of developed training plans • Visualisation, presentation, planning reports • Assessment of presentation, decision-maker training • Writing of brief scientific reports • Implementation and practical application of the acquired theoretical knowledge in the training company • Active participation in value adding processes in project teams and independent work on industrial tasks • Documentation of the work carried out and tasks completed • Definition and development of personal fields of expertise and interests based on relevant modular reports
Measurement data acquisition and visualization | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861405 Measurement data acquisition and visualization 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• National and international standards for machinery and industrial equipment • European Machinery Directive and its application in the industrial setting • CE labelling of machines and facilities • National and international standards for machinery and industrial equipment • European Machinery Directive and its application in the industrial setting
Microcontroller Systems | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861404 Microcontroller Systems 4 SWS 5 ECTS
• Structure and peripherals of microcontrollers • Serial interfaces • Memory • Programming • Stepping motor controller
Professional English | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 210861406 Professional English 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Programme and career-specific topics • Extension of technical vocabulary; training of reading comprehension using authentic materials (technical texts/manuals/memos/reports) • Extension of communication strategies in the workplace: correspondence (letter of application, CV), structure and process descriptions, mini-presentations and mini-meetings

5. Semester

Computer-Aided Manufacturing | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861503 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 2 SWS 3 ECTS
• Introduction to NC technology: - Principle of CNC machines - Programming of machine tools - Calculation of geometry data in NC controllers • Position control of machine tools: - Control structures - Influencing variables in machine tool position control - Control loop induced position errors - Adaptive control systems for machine tools • Application of NC programming systems • CAD/CAM coupling in production • Data structures and data exchange in CAD and CAM applications • DNC operation of production equipment • Computer networks in production processes • Connection to ERP and PPS • Tool and workpiece management in integrated manufacturing execution systems
Control Engineering | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861504 Control Engineering 4 SWS 5 ECTS
• Open-loop and closed-loop control • Function of control loops • Stability • Switching controller • PID controller (function, parametrisation, auto-tuning) • Feedforward control • System and controller simulation • Practical application with hydraulics/pneumatics and SPS
Industrial Communication Technology | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861502 Industrial Communication Technology 3 SWS 4 ECTS
• Requirements for industrial communication systems • ISO/OSI model • Data transmission, error detection • Access methods • Bus architectures/topologies • Transport media • Fieldbusses (Profibus, CAN, Industrial Ethernet, ...) • Wireless communication systems • Remaining bus simulation • Connection to MES, ERP and PPS systems
Industrial Technology Management 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861505 Business Law 2 SWS 2 ECTS
• Cost-benefit analysis • Production and cost theory • Cost accounting and calculation: cost types, cost centres, cost unit accounting • Absorption versus direct costing • Break-even analysis • Standard costing and deviation analysis
Industrial Technology Management 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861506 Investment Appraisal 2 SWS 3 ECTS
• Principles of law / stages of the legal system • Fundamentals of European law • Fundamentals of commercial law • Fundamentals of partnership law • Fundamentals of company law • Fundamentals of competition law • Fundamentals of contract law • Fundamentals of intellectual property law
Industrial Technology Management 3 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861507 Requirements and Quality Management 2 SWS 3 ECTS
• Tasks of requirements management • Requirements/technical specifications • Requirements documentation • Development process models • Definition of quality • Total Quality Management • Quality management systems • Statistical methods in quality management • Ensuring product quality
Internship 3 | Practical (PR) | Coursecode: 210861508 Internship 3 1 SWS 6 ECTS
• Reflection on internship phase 3 • Discussion of developed training plans • Visualisation, presentation, planning reports • Assessment of presentation, decision-maker training • Writing of brief scientific reports • Implementation and practical application of the acquired theoretical knowledge in the training company • Active participation in value adding processes in project teams and independent work on tasks within the company • Documentation of the work carried out and tasks completed • Definition and development of personal fields of expertise and interests based on relevant modular reports
Power Electronics | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861501 Power Electronics 3 SWS 4 ECTS
• Application of power electronics, efficiency • Components of power electronics • Linear regulators • DC/DC converters: buck, boost, buck-boost • Half and full-bridge drivers • Rectifiers • Inverters • Isolated converters

6. Semester

Bachelor's Thesis and Bachelor's Examination | Modul/Final Examination (FA) | Coursecode: 210861605 Bachelor's Examination 0 SWS 2 ECTS
• Students are required to solve a technical problem relevant to their level of study under supervision in the training company.
Bachelor's Thesis and Bachelor's Examination | Bachelor's Thesis (BA) | Coursecode: 210861604 Bachelor's Thesis 0 SWS 13 ECTS
• Planning the necessary work steps, time and resource planning • Scientific analysis of a subject-specific problem
Bachelor's Thesis and Bachelor's Examination | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 210861603 Bachelor's Thesis Seminar 1 SWS 2 ECTS
• The board examination is carried out in accordance with the requirements for final examinations at FH Bachelor's degree programmes pursuant to FHStG as amended.
Mechatronics Lab | Lab practical (LU) | Coursecode: 210861602 Mechatronics Lab 4 SWS 5 ECTS
Design, implementation and commissioning of an industrial mechatronic system: • Analysis of requirements • Implementation of relevant standards (Machinery Directive, etc.) • System development • Commissioning • Documentation
Simulation of Mechatronic Systems | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861601 Simulation of Mechatronic Systems 3 SWS 4 ECTS
• Simulation in the design of mechatronic systems • Machine simulation • Process simulation • Model-based development • Virtual commissioning • Analysis of mechatronic systems
Elective Subjects:
Industrial Image Processing | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861607 Industrial Image Processing 3 SWS 4 ECTS
• Introduction, fundamentals and structure of industrial image processing systems • Image capture and illumination • Image pre-processing • Position detection • Segmentation • Workpiece identification • Deployment of modern image processing systems and necessary infrastructure
Robotics | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 210861606 Robotics 3 SWS 4 ECTS
• Introduction, fundamentals and structure of modern industrial robot systems • Kinematic structure, design, drive and control systems of modern industrial robots • Characteristics, opportunities and limits of modern industrial robot systems • Comparison of conventional robot systems and collaborative robot systems based on production and assembly tasks • Deployment of modern industrial robot systems and necessary infrastructure