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

Degree programme: Master Sustainable Energy Systems
Type of degree: FH Master´s Degree Programme
Summer Semester 2021

Course unit title Energy Project - Engineering
Course unit code 072722020701
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory optional
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week 3
Year of study 2021
Number of ECTS credits allocated Second Cycle (Master)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6
Name of lecturer(s) Bettina FRIEDEL, Frank HARTMANN, Gerhard HUBER, Gabriel MANAHL, Norbert MENKE, Julia ROTH, Michael VOGT

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

Student teams each develop an energy technology product from the idea to the prototype. They carry out all phases of product development including project management, internal and external communication and documentation in three semesters. In the 2nd semester the following topics have priority:

  • Design
  • Construction/design of components
  • Technical Purchasing
  • Manufacturing and assembly
  • Methods of marketing, third-party fundraising
  • Team development, leadership, conflict resolution
  • Feedback, self-reflection of the role in the team

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the students will be able to build a real prototype from a technical concept. They can carry out the necessary technical, organisational and communicative tasks themselves. The students

  • are capable of transforming a technical concept into a design with components and subassemblies
  • can carry out the design, construction and construction of components
  • are capable of manufacturing or assembling their product
  • can plan a budget and carry out technical purchasing
  • can enumerate marketing methods and apply them to their project
  • are in a position to raise third-party funds for project financing
  • know interpersonal challenges in teams (leadership, team phases, team communication), and can apply methods of team organisation and conflict resolution
  • can reflect their own actions in the team

Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • Independent project work (learning by doing) in teams
  • Team and individual coaching
  • Business games
  • Exchange between projects (presentations, team feedback)
  • Methodological/technical inputs as required

Assessment methods and criteria

The grade is composed of an assessment of the group and an assessment of the performance of the individuals. The group assessment is made by written submissions (documentation, activity report, reflection or similar), written presentations (flyers, posters or similar), or oral presentations (lectures, defence before jury) on the following topics:

  • Budget plan
  • Shopping list
  • First version prototype
  • Project Results/Project Status

The individual assessment is carried out by submitting written documentation of the activities carried out at the end of each semester, which is summarised in project documentation for the entire team. If necessary, a reflection discussion will also be held.



Recommended or required reading
  • Ehrlenspiel, Klaus; Meerkamm, Harald (2013): Integrierte Produktentwicklung: Denkabläufe, Methodeneinsatz, Zusammenarbeit. 5., überarb. und erw. Aufl. München: Hanser.
  • Feldhusen, Jörg; Grote, Karl-Heinrich (Hrsg.) (2013): Pahl/Beitz Konstruktionslehre. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Online im Internet: DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29569-0 (Zugriff am: 23.09.2019).
  • Lindemann, Udo (2009): Methodische Entwicklung technischer Produkte: Methoden flexibel und situationsgerecht anwenden. 3., korrigierte Aufl. Berlin: Springer (= VDI-Buch).

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

Presence event with compulsory attendance