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 Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals 1 - Materials, Manufacturing, Sketching
Course unit code 024515014101
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 5
Year of study 2021
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5
Name of lecturer(s) Michael BRILL, Heinz DUELLI, Max RAUSCHMAYER, Pingyan RONG, Joachim VEDDER

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

Manufacturing technologies:

  • The most impotant processes of manufacturing technologies will be explained in a brief and understandable manner.
  • Fields of application will be demonstrated by practical examples used to explain and practice the correct selection of the relevant process and the calculation of the manufacturing costs.
  • The most important processes of machining technology will be taught in practical courses.  


  • Sketching parts and components as the basis for improving spatial powers of imagination and three-dimensional modelling.
  • Basic knowledge of the creation of technical drawings in accordance with rules that are set out in special standards.  


  • Steel, cast iron, nonferrous metals, plastics
  • Knowledge of materials, material properties possible changes in properties is the basis not only for the design, construction and calculation of components but also for economical and ecological application when processing and manufacturing parts and products.

Learning outcomes

Manufacturing technologies:

  • The students are able to name the most important manufacturing techniques and their field of application.
  • The students know the most important basics of machining technology.
  • The students are able to produce simple mechanical parts on their own.  


The students are able to sketch simple components and component groups in space, and to generate and interpret complete technical drawings.  


  • The students are able to name the most important materials in mechanical engineering: steel, cast iron, nonferrous metals and plastics.
  • The students can derive production sequences using their basic knowledge of the properties and changes in properties of ferrous and nonferrous materials.
  • The students are able to select appropriate materials for new products and to optimize existing products when specific economic parameters are set.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture with practical work Supervised and independent exercises Self-study.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination


Not applicable

Recommended or required reading
  • Köhler, Rudolf (1992): Räumliches Denken. Übungen. Düsseldorf: Cornelsen.
  • Böttcher, Paul (Hrsg.) (1990): Technisches Zeichnen. 21. Aufl. Stuttgart (u.a.): Teubner (u.a.).
  • Tönshoff, Hans Kurt (1995): Spanen. Grundlagen. Berlin (u.a.): Springer.  (= Springer-Lehrbuch).
  • Fritz, Herbert; Schulze, Günter (Hrsg.) (2015): Fertigungstechnik. 11. Aufl. Berlin (u.a.): Springer.
  • Bargel, Hans-Jürgen; Schulze, Günter (2008): Werkstoffkunde. Berlin: Springer.

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