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Course MV-LAF-86311-K-4

Vehicle and Powertrain concepts – develop ideas to projects (1V+1X, 2.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K 2.0 CP
1 V Lecture 14 h 32 h
1 X Excursion/field trip 14 h
(1V+1X) 2.0 CP 28 h 32 h


CP, Effort 2.0 CP = 60 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-LAF] Vehicle Propulsion Systems
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


1. Mobility of the future

2. Requirements:

  • Customer
  • Society and technology
  • Legislator
  • Competition

3. Product development process - vehicle:

  • Vehicle architecture and modules, vehicle concepts and packages, body styles
  • Shaping and design process
  • Resolution of conflicting goals in the vehicle concept in the early phase
  • Specification of vehicle projects
  • Business case for new projects

4. Product development process - powertrain:

  • Powertrain concepts, technologies, powertrain as a system
  • Specification of powertrain architectures and projects
  • Business case for new projects

5. E-Mobility:

  • Importance
  • Concepts
  • edrive

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lecture:

Knowledge of the essential boundary conditions for automotive product projects, strategic thinking, processing of complex and interdisciplinary issues in vehicle and powertrain development, dealing with uncertain boundary conditions.

The students get to know fundamental aspects of the early phase of product projects in the automotive industry, they are able to work out a structured approach and to cooperate in a team from various disciplines to derive a target.

2. Plant visit:

Demonstrating the effects/influences of constructional and conceptual product decisions for large-scale production, independent assessment of complex correlations and the necessary considerations of production-relevant boundary conditions for product design.


  • Braess, Seifert: Handbuch Kraftfahrzeugtechnik, Vieweg Verlag, ISBN 3-528-33114-3

Requirements for attendance (informal)



Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-LAF-86311-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-LAF-M157-M-4] Vehicle and Powertrain concepts – develop ideas to projects P: Obligatory 1V+1X, 2.0 LP