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Course MV-VPE-86707-K-4

Product Lifecycle Management (2V+1U, 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 78 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
1 U Lecture hall exercise class 14 h
(2V+1U) 4.0 CP 42 h 78 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-VPE] Virtual Product Engineering
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


The course Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) using the example of PTC Windchill and ARAS Innovator is offered as a lecture with accompanying exercise (V/Ü). The course is supported by several partner companies from the industry.

PLM is the management of product data and technical processes throughout the product life cycle. In the lecture

  • the general structure of a PLM strategy as well as
  • the application functions of PLM solutions

will be presented and in-depth topics such as

  • Technical organization,
  • economic evaluation,
  • Sustainability assessment,
  • process management and PLM implementation

will be covered.

In the complementary exercises, participants apply the theoretical knowledge using a PLM solution. The participants use PTC Windchill, PTC Creo and ARAS Innovator.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Students will be able to
  • describe complex scenarios in a PLM environment
  • break down practical / realistic problems into their components and develop a plan for solving them
  • explain the meaning of "thinking in processes"
  • develop solution concepts according to role-based case studies in a team
  • explain differences between PLM concepts


Eigner, M., Stelzer, R.: "Product Lifecycle Management: Ein Leitfaden für Product Development und Lifecycle Management", 2. Aufl., Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009



Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-VPE-86707-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-VPE-301-M-4] Product Lifecycle Management P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP