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Course MV-iMAD-86253-K-4

Theory of Design II (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-iMAD] Mechanical and Automotive Design
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • systematic arrangement of documents; Documentation systems,
  • organizational structures of technical companies,
  • technical project management,
  • design to cost,
  • standardization and rationalization,
  • risk analysis,
  • quality management,
  • design

This lecture gives an insight into the management and organization of development and design departments and their work.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lecture

Students will be able to

  • reproduce contents of product documentation.
  • explain and to classify different organizational structures of technical companies.
  • reproduce essential contents and instruments of the project management.
  • reproduce essential contents and instruments of the cost management.
  • explain approaches to rationalization in the design process.
  • reproduce tools for standardization and modularization.
  • describe measures for quality assurance.

2. Exercise

Students will be able to

  • implement the topics covered in the lecture into practice using application examples and explain them to the exercise group.
  • work out different types of bill of materials for technical products.
  • plan the time sequence of projects in a GANTT plan.
  • plan the logical and time dependencies within a project in a PERT plan.
  • apply a milestone trend analysis and an ABC analysis.
  • analyze functional costs of a technical system using a functional cost matrix.
  • analyze technical systems using a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and a Fault Tree Analysis.


  • PAHL/BEITZ/FELDHUSEN/GROTE: Konstruktionslehre, Springer-Verl.
  • WIENDAHL: Betriebsorganisation für Ingenieure, Hanser-Verl
  • EHRLENSPIEL/KIEWERT/LINDEMANN: Kostengünstig entwickeln und konstruieren, Springer-Verl.
  • LINCKE: Simultanous Engineering, Hanser-Verl.


Power Point presentation, blackboard, flipchart. 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-86253-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-IMAD-102-M-4] Theory of Design II P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP