Module Handbook

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Notes on the module handbook of the department Mechanical and Process Engineering

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Course MV-MEGT-86209-K-4

Mechanical Design for non-mechanical Engineering Students (2V+2U, 4.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 4.0 CP 64 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
2 U Lecture hall exercise class 28 h
(2V+2U) 4.0 CP 56 h 64 h


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-MEGT] Machine Elements, Gears, and Transmissions
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


In the lecture/exercise, the fundamentals of dimensioning and designing various machine elements and connections are covered. For this purpose, an introduction to descriptive geometry as well as standards, tolerances and fits is first given and various manufacturing processes are explained. This is followed by a discussion of the basic load cases and material properties required for strength calculations. These fundamentals are then applied to fasteners, form-fit connections, material-fit connections, bolted connections, springs and elastic elements. Other topics covered in this lecture include: Friction, Lubrication, Bearings, Rolling Bearings, Plain Bearings, Couplings and Brakes, Belt, Rope and Chain Drives, Seals.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lecture

The students are able to

  • name machine elements and classify them into functional groups
  • understand and explain functional principles of machine elements
  • recognize stresses
  • reproduce the principle of dimensioning

2. Exercise

Based on given examples, students will be able to

  • read simple assembly drawings
  • perform basic calculations of machine elements


  • Steinhilper/Sauer: Konstruktionselemente des Maschinenbaus 1, Springer Verlag
  • Steinhilper/Sauer: Konstruktionselemente des Maschinenbaus 2, Springer Verlag
  • Dubbel: Taschenbuch für den Maschinenbau, Springer Verlag
  • Klein: Einführung in die DIN-Normen, Teubner Verlag


Lecture slides/script, exercises with solution as pdf

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-MEGT-86209-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-MEGT-236-M-4] Mechanical Design for non-mechanical Engineering Students P: Obligatory 2V+2U, 4.0 LP