Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Specialization Project Mechanical Engineering

Degree programme Mechatronics: Mechanical Engineering Fulltime
Subject area Engineering Technology
Type of degree Bachelor
Winter Semester 2024
Course unit title Specialization Project Mechanical Engineering
Course unit code 024515054402
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Teaching hours per week 8
Year of study 2024
Level of the course / module according to the curriculum
Number of ECTS credits allocated 18
Name of lecturer(s) Roman LÄSSER, Dominik LERCHER, Max RAUSCHMAYER
Requirements and Prerequisites
  • Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals 1M
  • echanical Engineering Fundamentals 2
  • Mechanics 1
  • Mechanics 2
  • Innovative Production
  • Machine Elements/CAD 1 and 2
Course content

Depending on the specialism offered:

  • Fundamentals of plastics technology
  • The manufacturing process of injection molding and
  • Design rules for injection molded tools

A constructive task will be used to address various themes of constructive design.

  • Analyses of the mechanical structure using the finite element method will be carried out.
  • The method of interpreting the results of the analyses will be demonstrated.

CNC programs will be generated by CAD/CAM systems for the manufacture of the constructed injection molding tools.

  • The injection molded tools will be produced on CNC machines.
  • The finished parts will be produced on an injection molding machine.
Learning outcomes

The students are able to design parts and machines constructively in a special field of mechanical engineering.

For example they are able to design and produce plastic parts:

  • The students know about plastics engineering, injection molding and design of injection molds.
  • The students design and produce an injection mold according to basic rules, principles and guidelines for embodiment design.
  • The students analyze mechanical systems for deformations and stresses using finite element methods.
  • The students consider possible sources of damage when designing and take these into account constructively.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Interactive lecture, self-guided learning, laboratory exercises and placement, project work.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination, oral examination on the project and assessment of project.


External placement

Recommended or required reading
  • Pahl, Gerhard; Beitz, Wolfgang; Wallace, Ken (2001): Engineering design: a systematic approach. 2. Aufl. Berlin (u.a.): Springer.
  • Bathe, Klaus-Jürgen (1990): Finite-Elemente-Methoden. Berlin (u.a.): Springer. 
  • Michaeli, Walter (2006): Einführung in die Kunststoffverarbeitung. München (u.a): Hanser.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face, mandatory attendance for the placement