Module Handbook

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

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Module MV-LTD-M213-M-4

ChemCar project (M, 6.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-LTD-M213-M-4 ChemCar project 6.0 CP (180 h)


CP, Effort 6.0 CP = 180 h
Position of the semester 2 Sem. from WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-LTD] Engineering Thermodynamics
Reference course of study [MV-88.B10-SG] M.Sc. Energy and Process Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
1S MV-LTD-86063-K-4
ChemCar 1: Konzeptentwicklung und Vorversuche
P 14 h 46 h - - PL1 2.0 WiSe
2S MV-LTD-86064-K-4
ChemCar 2: Konstruktion und Erprobung
P 28 h 92 h - - PL2 4.0 SuSe
  • About [MV-LTD-86063-K-4]: Title: "ChemCar 1: Konzeptentwicklung und Vorversuche"; Presence-Time: 14 h; Self-Study: 46 h
  • About [MV-LTD-86064-K-4]: Title: "ChemCar 2: Konstruktion und Erprobung"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 92 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: term paper
  • Examination Frequency: Examination only within the course
  • Examination number: 10801 ("Concept development and preliminary tests")
    The concept report counts for 20% of the final grade.

Examination achievement PL2

  • Form of examination: presentation
  • Examination Frequency: Examination only within the course
  • Examination number: 10802 ("Construction and testing (poster)")
    Presentation and poster each count for 40% of the final grade.

    Examination number for "Construction and Testing (Presentation)": 10803

Evaluation of grades

All partial module examinations have to be passed. The module grade is the weighted average of the partial examination grades according to the following weights:

To determine the grade, the supervisor will calculate an overall grade with a weighting of 20%:40%:40% in the order stated from the grades of the partial performances: concept report, poster and presentation. The grade also includes the presentation at the subject conference, as well as the degree of commitment and cooperation of the individual student within the group.


The aim of the ChemCar competition is the construction of a model car in a team of 4 to 6 students that is driven and controled by one or more (bio-) chemical reactions. The car must then very accurately drive a specific distance with a specific extra weight (up to 30% of the emtpy weigth of the car), both of which are drawn right before the race. The module is consists of two parts.
In the phase of concept development, a safe, feasible, and innovative way to drive and control the car is to be found.
In the phase of construction and testing, the developed concept must be converted into a real car, which has to withstand rigorous practical testing. After submitting the written concept, the team has 6 months at hand to build the car and make a poster, both of which will be presented to a jury at an expert conference.

The final solution will be assessed according to professional correctness, creativity, taking into account ecological, environmental, and safety aspects, as well as style and language of the written report.

A supervisor is available to the students, which can be consulted, especially for safety issues.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Building on the knowledge acquired so far in their studies, the students are to develop a creative solution to a practical design problem. The focus is on the independent work on the problem by the group and the cooperation of the individual students within the group. The students deepen their theoretical knowledge and gain extensive practical experience. The presentation of results within the team as well as to the jury are essential to the project.


Will be announced by the supervisor.

Official link to the ChemCar homepage of the VDI:


Computer-aided design of the ChrmCar, experiments in a chemical laboratory, construction of the ChemCar in a workshop


The time schedule regarding the registration deadline and the publication of the assignment varies from year to year and can be requested from the supervisors of the chair.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)

Broad basic knowledge (the basic lectures of the Bachelor's programme should be completed as far as possible. In the Master's programme, participation is possible at any time).

Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-LTD-M213-M-4]

Module-Pool Name
[MV-ALLG-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Master allgemein 2022
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein
[MV-BioVT-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Bioverfahrenstechnik
[MV-EVT-2022-MPOOL-4] Wahlpflichtmodule B.Sc. EVT 2022
[MV-EVT-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. EVT 2022
[MV-EVT-MPOOL-6] Wahlplichtmodule Energie- und Verfahrenstechnik