Module Handbook

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

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Module MV-VPE-301-M-4

Product Lifecycle Management (M, 4.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-VPE-301-M-4 Product Lifecycle Management 4.0 CP (120 h)


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-VPE] Virtual Product Engineering
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+1U MV-VPE-86707-K-4
Product Lifecycle Management
P 42 h 78 h - - PL1 4.0 SuSe
  • About [MV-VPE-86707-K-4]: Title: "Product Lifecycle Management"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 78 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (90 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10707 ("Product Lifecycle Management")

Evaluation of grades

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


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 of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-VPE-301-M-4]

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[GS-CVT-ME-2022-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Mechanical Engineering 2022
[GS-CVT-ME-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Mechanical Engineering
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[MV-MB-INF-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. Maschinenbau mit angewandter Informatik 2022
[MV-MBINFO-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Maschinenbau mit angewandter Informatik
[MV-MV-SIAK-DT-ENG-MPOOL-6] SIAK Zertifikat "Digitale Transformation" - Module MV "Engineering"
[MV-PE-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. Produktentwicklung 2022
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