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Course MV-IMAD-86257-K-5

Economic Leightweight Design (2V, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2V) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-iMAD] Mechanical and Automotive Design
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • What does lightweight design mean and how does it work? -> Methodical approach in the product development process
  • What is the added value of lightweight design? -> Challenges, evaluation options
  • Tools for lightweight design, e.g. topology optimization
  • Materials and joining techniques
  • Significance of modularization, interfaces and tolerance concepts
  • Resource efficiency, CO2 footprint (ecology, economy)
  • References and examples to automotive engineering, especially electromobility

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Students will be able to
  • explain different lightweight design principles and their added value
  • describe the approach in the product development process
  • select suitable tools, materials and joining techniques
  • evaluate the potential and limits of lightweight applications in automotive engineering.


Literature will be announced at the beginning of the course.


PowerPoint presentation, blackboard etc.. For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT-course.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-IMAD-86257-K-5]

Module Name Context
[MV-IMAD-349-M-5] Economic Leightweight Design P: Obligatory 2V, 3.0 LP
[MV-IMAD-M205-M-5] Economic Leightweight Design P: Obligatory 2V, 3.0 LP