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

Degree programme: Bachelor Mechatronics Part-time
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Winter Semester 2021

Course unit title Mechatronics - Integration with bachelor thesis 1
Course unit code 024525258301
Language of instruction Deutsch
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week 3
Year of study 2021
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 11
Name of lecturer(s) Anupam AKOLKAR, Brigitte MAYER, Stefan PARTEL, Klaus RHEINBERGER, Heribert SCHERER, Christopher SCHÖPF, Johannes STEINSCHADEN, Manuel WURM, Manfred ZÜNDEL

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

Within this LV, internal and external expert teachers offer various units about different current topics, trends and developments. These units offer the chance to define individual competence profiles.
The integration of all research centres of the FH Vorarlberg enables direct access to research ideas and current scientific findings.
Possible teaching content (examples):
Product development:
Service engineering, industrial design, rapid prototyping, patent law, idea management, etc.
Information Systems:
Industry 4.0, big data, service management etc.
Nano- and microtechnology, technology trends, energy etc.
FEM, automotive security, electronics manufacturing, etc.
Social Capacity:
Leadership, personnel management, change management, etc.
General studies:
Manners and career, business ethics, economic policy and history, filosoficum
Details to the contents will be announced promptly.

Learning outcomes

The students expand and deepen their knowledge of selected areas of study, depending on their professional and personal goals, interests and inclinations. In this way they will acquire an individual competence profile.
Students can learn about current topics and developments in the fields of product development, information systems, social capacity, science, engineering and general topics.
Students will learn methods, techniques and approaches appropriate to the individual thematic focuses. They can transfer and apply them to practical problems.
Details of the learning outcomes will be published in the current course book.
The students are able to write a scientific paper about a technical project.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

impulse lectures
business games
laboratory exercises
case studies
field trips
Coaching for writing a the scientific work

Assessment methods and criteria

Successful participation in the selected units
Evaluation of the written Bachelor thesis in the school grading system


From the main topics Product Development, Information Systems, Social Capacity, Science, Engineering and Studium Generale
are to be selected according to a scoring system (elective principle).
In the case of external offers (business ethics, excursions), the costs are to be covered by the student.
Details see Course-Book.

Recommended or required reading

Current literature on the respective units is given in the course book.
Mayer, Brigitte (2013): Guide to scientific work. Guidelines of the FH Vorarlberg. 11th edition. Online in
Internet: Dornbirn: FHV.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face with compulsory attendance