Basic Research Laboratory Mechatronics (GRULB)
German /
iMod

German 
iMod 
5.00
 
Basic Research Laboratory Mechatronics (GRULB)
German /
LAB

German 
LAB 
5.00
3.00 
Course description
Within this lab, students learn to solve and handle in a team different tasks independently. This takes place in the context of individual laboratory exercises on the subject areas of "manufacturing technology", "3D printing", "connection technologies", "prototype construction" and "commissioning + test".
Methodology
In this course, preparations with little need for explanation are primarily designed in selfstudy phases. More complex tasks are performed in attendance phases (in the course of laboratory exercises). Peer learning is being promoted as group work with a suitable group size both in attendance as well as in selfstudy phases.
Learning outcomes
After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

 describe and explain the fields of application of simple manufacturing processes and to use these processes.

 describe and explain the fields of application for additive manufacturing processes and to use these processes.

 set up a predefined circuit on a breadboard, solder it and check the correct function as well as identify and remedy any errors.

 set up a specified electrical circuit on a breadboard and wire it using clamping technology, put it into operation and check the correct function, as well as identify and correct any errors

 describe and explain simple assembly technology processes and to use these processes.

 read, understand and explain simple electrical circuit diagrams.
Course contents

 Learn basic technical skills and abilities for laboratory and project work as well as for test setups

 Traceable documentation of the planned procedure and the result achieved

 Manufacturing technology (manual / machine, generative)

 Assembly technology (screw connections, ...)

 Connection technology (soldering, manual wiring, ...)

 Prototype construction (breadboard, commissioning, troubleshooting, ...)

 Read, understand and interpret mechatronic circuit diagrams
Prerequisites
 Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements for this bachelor's degree
 Previous knowledge from the "Electrical Engineering 1" module
Literature

 Die ERSA Lötfibel, http://www.myvolt.de/pdf/ERSALoetfibel.pdf

 W. Jansen, Anschluss und Verbindungstechnik, Phoenix Contact Gmbh & Co. KG
Assessment methods

LVimmanent performance assessment, consisting (for each individual laboratory exercise) of a laboratory entrance examination, an assessment of the exercise performance and an assessment of the laboratory protocols
Anmerkungen
None

Communication 1 (COMM1)
German /
kMod

German 
kMod 
5.00
 
Competence and Cooperation (KOKO)
German /
UE

German 
UE 
2.00
1.00 
Course description
This course focuses on the students' selfresponsible learning processes and imparts appropriate learning strategies as well as techniques and methods of time and selfmanagement. It serves the students as a forum to get to know their group colleagues and prepares them for their own teamwork by applying and reflecting on selected team concepts.
Methodology
Impulse lecture, selfstudy (short videos, literature, etc.), discussion, work in groups, presentation
Learning outcomes
After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

aquire learning content in a variety of ways (repertoire) and prepare it for easy access (e.g. structures, visualizations, etc…), thereby taking into account the functioning of the brain

prioritize activities based on various methods (e.g. ABCanalysis, Pomodorotechnique) and plan their timing

recognise personal stress triggers and behaviour patterns and develop and describe possibilities for pattern interruptions

explain phase models of team development (e.g. Tuckman) and team roles (e.g. Belbin) and derive interventions for their own practice
Course contents

Learning, learning models and learning techniques

Self and time management

Constructive handling of stress

Teamwork: tasks, roles, development
Prerequisites
none
Literature

Franken, Swetlana: Verhaltensorientierte Führung – Handeln, Lernen und Diversity in Unternehmen, 3. Aufl. 2010

Lehner, Martin: Viel Stoff – schnell gelernt, 2. Aufl. 2018

Seiwert, Lothar: Wenn du es eilig hast, gehe langsam: Wenn du es noch eiliger hast, mache einen Umweg, 2018

Van Dick, Rolf / West, Michael A.: Teamwork, Teamdiagnose, Teamentwicklung, 2. Aufl. 2013
Assessment methods

Exercise, case studies, test, written exam
Anmerkungen
none

Technical English (ENG1)
English /
UE

English 
UE 
3.00
2.00 
Course description
In the Technical English course, students will expand their language toolkit to allow them to effectively record and apply technical vocabulary and terminology in the context of future engineering topics such as automization, digitalization, machines and materials and 3D Printing. Moreover, students will advance their technical verbal and written skills by creating technical object and technical process descriptions specifically for technical professional audiences and engineering purposes.
Methodology
small and medium tasks and activities;
open class inputs and discussion;
individual task completion settings;
peer review and discussion
Learning outcomes
After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

record and employ technical vocabulary

create and understand technical process instructions

identify and produce technical text types according to their intended audience and communication purpose (for example a technical article and a process description)
Course contents

Future Trends in Technology (automization, digitalization, machines and materials, 3D printing, AI, and the internet of things.)

Visualizing technical descriptions

Describing technical visualizations

Technical object descriptions

Technical process descriptions

Technical English talk
Prerequisites
B2 level English
Literature

Murphy, R. (2019). English Grammar in Use, 5th Edition. Klett Verlag.

Oshima, A., Hogue, A. (2006). Writing Academic English, 4th Edition. Pearson Longman.
Assessment methods

25% Technical Process Description Group Task

25% Technical Process Description Language Task

50% inclass writing (25% writing / 25% applied knowledge)

Electrical Engineering 1 (ET1)
German /
kMod

German 
kMod 
5.00
 
Electrical Engineering 1 (ET1)
German /
ILV

German 
ILV 
3.00
2.00 
Course description
In this course you will learn the basics of Electronics and electronic components theoretically. Understanding the basiscs of Electronics is essential for the intended career. Previous knowledge in Electronics is not needed. The main emphasis of this course is on calculating circuits with passive elements in DC. The methods learnt throughout this course will be used extensively during the rest of your studies.
Methodology
This lecture was designed according to the constructive alignment principle. Each theme is divided into a selfstudy phase and a presence phase, which are connected to each other according to the "zipper principle". The main teaching method in this lecture is "learning by doing".
Learning outcomes
After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

Name and describe the most important passive elements and its properties when dealt in DC,

calculate voltage, current and power of resistance networks using Kirchhhoff's laws, the law of superposition, and equivanent circuits using the theories of Thèvenin and Norton,

carry out calculations on circuits with passive elements on DC,

describe the function of important circuits with diodes.
Course contents

Current, voltage, resistance and power,

Ohm's Law, equivalent circuits, voltage and current divider,

Kirchhoff's laws, node and mesh analysis,

Superposition,

Thèvenin and Norton theoremes,

electric field and capacitor,

magnetic field and inductor,

diodes and diode circuits.
Prerequisites
Highschool level of Maths and Physics
Literature

https://link1springer1com1000342cz0905.han.technikumwien.at/book/10.1007/9783658278403

https://link1springer1com1000342cz0906.han.technikumwien.at/book/10.1007/9783834892461

https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/

https://www.amazon.de/dp/0071830456/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=schaum+electric+circuits&qid=1582621568&sr=85
Assessment methods

60% Exams (2 exams, 30% each)

20% Moodle Tests each of 5 to 10 minute duration), that take place during the lectures

20 %exercises done either during the lecture or as homework.
Anmerkungen
none

Electrical Engineering Laboratory 1 (ETLB1)
German /
LAB

German 
LAB 
2.00
1.00 
Course description
In this lab course you will apply what you learnt in Electrotechnik 1 ILV practically, by calculating buidling and testing circuits. Previous knowledge in Electronics is not required. Some experiments are designed to combine with each other, so that by the last lab session you will be able to build a DC power supply. By building simple circuits you learn to use practically what was learnt theoretically in the ILV as well as to properly use the equimpent and measuring tools available in the lab, to troubleshoot circuits and to document your experiments and experimental results. These abilities will be decisive during the rest of your studies and career.
Methodology
This lecture was designed according to the constructive alignment principle. Each theme is divided into a selfstudy phase and a presence phase, which are connected to each other according to the "zipper principle". The main teaching method in this lecture is "learning by doing".
Learning outcomes
After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

apply practically the themes learnt in Electrotechnik 1 ILV,

build and test simple circuits.
Course contents

Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws

Measurements with the oscilloscope and function generator

Measurements with RC and RL circuits

Diode and Zener diode

DC power supply
Prerequisites
Electrotechnik 1 ILV
Literature

https://link1springer1com1000342cz0905.han.technikumwien.at/book/10.1007/9783658278403

https://link1springer1com1000342cz0906.han.technikumwien.at/book/10.1007/9783834892461

https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/

https://www.amazon.de/dp/0071830456/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=schaum+electric+circuits&qid=1582621568&sr=85
Assessment methods

The final note is comprised of the following:

• 50% active participation during the lab sessions (10 points per experiment), and

• 50% lab reports (10 points per lab report).
Anmerkungen
none

Fundamentals of Mechatronics and Robotics (MEROB)
German /
kMod

German 
kMod 
5.00
 
Fundamentals of Mechatronics (MECHT)
German /
ILV

German 
ILV 
2.00
1.00 
Course description
In this course you will get an overview of the basics of mechatronics. In the classes of the course, you will deal with the basic structure of mechatronic systems, the basic terms and definitions of sensors, actuators and control engineering. You can expect exciting and tricky examples of mechatronic systems. Your acquired knowledge from your own studies will be checked with short moodle tests. At the end of the course you will prove your skills in an online exam.
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Methodology
The course consists of classes and selfstudy. During each class, you will receive information about some topics from the field of mechatronics.
In the selfstudy you will have to acquire some additional information.
During some classes you have to write a Moodletest. The test will contain the chapters that were discussed during class and the chapters that you had to learn during selfstudy.
Learning outcomes
After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

understand the basic structure of mechatronic systems and describe these systems

give examples of mechatronic systems and break them down into subsystems

understand process models for the development of mechatronic systems

properties of mechatronic systems
Course contents

Introduction to Mechatronics

Basic structure of mechatronic systems

Basic terms and definitions of mechatronics

Examples of mechatronic systems

Process models for the development of mechatronic systems
Prerequisites
no previous knowledge required
Literature

Literature will be discussed in the lecture.
Assessment methods

written exam (online), 2 MoodleTests
Anmerkungen
You can find more information in the Moodle course.

Fundamentals of Robotics (ROBOT)
German /
LAB

German 
LAB 
3.00
2.00 
Course description
The course teaches the basics of robotics and the online programming of an industrial robot.
Methodology
Integrated course and practical exercises on industrial robots in the laboratory. Workshops.
Learning outcomes
After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

describe the basic structure of an industrial robot.

To explain the basic concepts of robotics.

List the advantages and disadvantages of different robot structures.

List and describe robot applications in industry.

to operate an industrial robot.

Calibrate robotic tools and work objects.

Explain and write robot programs.
Course contents

Introduction to Robotics

Basic terms and definitions of robotics

Basic structure of robot systems

Examples of robot applications

Programming of industrial robot systems and measurement of tools and work objects
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge according to the entry requirements for the bachelor's degree.
Literature

Hesse, S.; Malisa, V.: Taschenbuch Robotik  Montage  Handhabung. CarlHanserVerl, 2010.

ABB AG, 2019, Bedienungseinleitung, RobotStudio 6, Robotics Products, SE721 68 Västerås.

ABB AG, 2019, Bedienungseinleitung, Einführung in RAPID 6, Robotics Products, SE721 68 Västerås.

Further documents / online tools will be researched and provided as part of the development!
Assessment methods

 selfstudy 50%

 Attendance phases 50%

 Grading of the selfstudy test (25 points  5 points per test

 Grading of the laboratory exercise (s) (25 points  5 points per exercise),

 Grading of the final exam (25 point Moodle test),

 Grading of the final examination in the laboratory (25 points).
Anmerkungen
Practical learning content is presented in the robotics laboratory A0.14, as industrial robots are available there to convey learning content. For safety reasons (fire protection guidelines) max. 12 students must be present in the room.

Mathematics for Engineering Science 1 (MAES1)
German /
iMod

German 
iMod 
5.00
 
Mathematics for Engineering Science 1 (MAES1)
German /
ILV

German 
ILV 
5.00
3.00 
Course description
The course „Mathematik für Computer Science 1“ is supposed to convey mathematical skills and a structured mode of thought. The methods acquired by the students, based on a sustainable foundation, enable them to solve uptodate technical and engeneering problems in an efficient and comprehensible way and to analyze established solutions. After an introductory part the emphasis lies on linear algebra.
Methodology
Both facetoface learning (lecturing, practical exercises) and selfstudy (preparation and postprocessing) are integrated.
Learning outcomes
After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

to properly formulate mathematical statements using propositional logic and set theory, and to represent numbers in various numeral systems

to analyze basic properties of functions in one variable, and to interpret these in the appropriate subject context

to apply operations and changes of representation with complex numbers, to interpret them geometrically in the complex plane, and to describe harmonic oscillations in terms of complex numbers

to solve basic problems in general vector spaces and simple geometric problems in two and three dimensional euclidean space

to perform elementary matrix operations, and to compute determinants and inverse matrices

to solve systems of linear equations using Gauß‘ algorithm

to perform geometric operations in terms of linear mappings

to compute scalar products, orthogonal projections and orthogonal transformations, and to interprete them geometrically

to compute eigenvalues, eigenvectors and eigenspaces
Course contents

Logic and sets

Number sets and numeral systems

Functions

Complex numbers

Vector spaces

Matrices and linear operators

Systems of linear equations

Systems of linear equations

eigenvalues and eigenvectors
Prerequisites
none
Literature

Tilo Arens, Frank Hettlich, Christian Karpfinger, Ulrich Kockelkorn, Klaus Lichtenegger und Hellmuth Stachel: Mathematik. Springer Spektrum (aktuell: 4. Auflage 2018)
Assessment methods

The basis for the assessment are 10 (online) quizzes, two units of practical exercises and two written tests. The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents and the necessary mathematical skills.
Anmerkungen
none

Statics (STAT)
German /
kMod

German 
kMod 
5.00
 
Applications of statics and strength theory (STA2)
German /
ILV

German 
ILV 
2.00
1.00 
Course description
In this submodule students deepen and expand the basic knowledge of statics and strength theory by applying the theoretical content to typical problems in two dimensions.
Methodology
Integrative lecture, calculation and group exercises,
Learning outcomes
After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

 To display freebody images of mechanical components.

Solve equilibrium problems for statically determined systems in the plane for a rigid body with the help of the equilibrium conditions.

 To determine forces in the bars of a level framework using node and intersection methods and to recognize zero bars.

Calculate special frameworks and simple devices from hinged rods.

Apply sectional methods to determine the internal stress of simple components as well as to graphically display and calculate normal force, shear force and bending moment.

 for simple components and assemblies where frictional forces act, to set up and calculate equilibrium conditions and friction equations.

 Define and explain terms of strength engineering.

Calculate normal and shear stresses in simple components such as bars, beams and shafts.

dimensioning simple components under simple loads.

Calculate comparison voltages according to GEH.

Calculate deformation of simple components.

to define the concept of the axial geometrical moment of inertia.

 to calculate the axial geometrical moment of inertia for a crosssection composed of simple partial surfaces and to apply Steiner's theorem.

 Graphical representation of the course of transverse forces and bending moments for simple loads on straight beams.

Calculate the bending line and the angle of inclination for straight beams.
Course contents

Tension

Deformation

Distortion

Mechanical material properties

Tensile and compressive, bending, shearing, torsion, GEH
Prerequisites
SubModule: Physical Fundamentals in Statics
Modul: Mathematics 1
Literature

 Hibbeler, R. C.: Technische Mechanik 1 Statik, Pearson, 2018.

 Hibbeler, R. C.: Technische Mechanik 2 Festigkeitslehre, Pearson, 2013

Böge, A.; Böge, W: Technische Mechanik Statik  Reibung  Dynamik

Festigkeitslehre, Springer Vieweg, 2019
Assessment methods

Chapterbychapter knowledge checks in distance learning through Moodle quizzes (multiple choice).

Written knowledge test as a final test in the form of calculation examples, open questions and multiple choice questions.
Anmerkungen
none

Fundamentals of Statics (STA1)
German /
ILV

German 
ILV 
3.00
2.00 
Course description
The course "Physikalische Grundlagen der Statik" aims to impart scientific skills and knowledge in the context of physics. The main objective of the course is to introduce students to the basic concepts and ideas of classical Newtonian mechanics in such a way that they can apply these basic concepts and ideas in technical practice. In this context, the focus is almost exclusively laid on the treatment of static problems, which form the basis of several technical disciplines  especially the theory of structural design and structural construction. The formal basics of these technical disciplines are discussed in detail during the course and are deepened by solving practiceoriented computational tasks and by carrying out a laboratory experiment. In this way, statistical methods of experimental physics (i.e. in particular measurement and measurement evaluation methods) as well as quantitative estimation and interpretation of modelrelevant physical quantities are learned, independent work on technical equipment is trained and a basic understanding of scientific working methods is conveyed. The calculations to be solved promote the ability to solve technical problems mathematically.
The subjects taught in the course are of great importance for the entire engineering sciences, as they form the basis for the understanding of many advanced contents from more indepth lectures and take the presented models as a theoretical basis for more specific lectures in the engineering context.
Methodology
Both facetoface learning (lecturing, practical exercises) and selfstudy (preparation and postprocessing) are integrated.
Learning outcomes
After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

use physical units correctly.

explain the interrelation between physical parameters.

define and explain the principles of statics.

add and decompose forces.

represent forces by force vectors and determine the absolute value, direction and angle of vectors.

define the concept of torque and to calculate it in planar systems.

define and explain terms of dry friction, adhesion, sliding, tilting and equilibrium conditions for rigid bodies.

specify and apply equilibrium conditions and friction equations for simple components and construction assemblies on which dissipative forces act.

set up and carry out physical experiments in the laboratory independently and to prepare protocols according to common standards.

apply basic physical processes from the field of mechanics in practice.

apply the basic rules of scientific work when writing and analysing texts, and to distinguish between a scientific approach and a nonscientific (everyday life) approach.

interpret measurement results according to selected physical theories.

to perform error evaluation of experimental data using the methods mean value, standard deviation and Gaussian propagation of uncertainty.

apply the concept of linear regression and to perform it in practical cases.
Course contents

Physical quantities and units

SI System

Basic physical concepts (velocity, acceleration, force, momentum, energy, work, power)

Newton's laws

Force and force vectors

Equilibrium at the point in the plane

Resultant of systems of forces

Equilibrium of rigid bodies

Laboratory test: pendulum & statistics

propagation of uncertainty, statistical and systematic error
Prerequisites
none
Literature

Russel Hibbeler: Technische Mechanik 1

Douglas C. Giancoli: Physik. Pearson
Assessment methods

The basis for the assessment are 4 (online) quizzes, 5 exercise classes and one written exam. The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents presented and the necessary mathematical skills.
Anmerkungen
none
