Module Handbook

  • Dynamischer Default-Fachbereich geändert auf MV

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

Die hier dargestellten veröffentlichten Studiengang-, Modul- und Kursdaten des Fachbereichs Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik ersetzen die Modulbeschreibungen im KIS und wuden mit Ausnahme folgender Studiengänge am 28.10.2020, bzw. am 13.01.2021 verabschiedet.


Module MV-IMAD-M205-M-5

Economic Leightweight Design (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-IMAD-M205-M-5 Economic Leightweight Design 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-iMAD] Mechanical and Automotive Design
Reference course of study [MV-88.B78-SG] M.Sc. Production Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V MV-IMAD-86257-K-5
Economic Leightweight Design
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 SuSe
  • About [MV-IMAD-86257-K-5]: Title: "Economic Leightweight Design"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written or oral examination
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10246 ("Economic Leightweight Design")
    Oral (20-35 minutes) or written (60-90 minutes) examination

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • 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.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-IMAD-M205-M-5]

Module-Pool Name
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein
[MV-FT-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Fahrzeugtechnik
[MV-MatWerk-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Materialwissenschaften und Werkstofftechnik
[MV-PE-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Produktentwicklung im Maschinenbau