Courses in Summer Semester 2021

There are two different types of courses:

  1. Faculty Courses
  2. Interdisciplinary Studies

Please note that these course listings are subject to change. The course listings are updated as changes are made.

At a glance:
International Program Intensive/weekend courses Weekly courses Timetable (will be updated shortly) 

Certificates available in the International Program

Within the International Program, you have the possibility to apply for the following three different types of certificates.
An application requires the completion of at least four courses listed below.

International Business Certificate

  • S 9146 / S9147 - Design Thinking (2 ECTS)
  • IP 211- Digital Marketing Strategy (2.5 ECTS), formerly "Digital Content Management" (IP 210)
  • IP 205 - Global Economy (2 ECTS)
  • IP 905 - Global Financial Markets (4 ECTS)
  • S 9910 - Intercultural Management Communication (2 ECTS)
  • S 9143 / S 9141 - Innovation Management for Technical Products (2 ECTS)
  • S 9916 - International Financial Markets (2 ECTS)
  • S 9915 - International Marketing (2 ECTS) 
  • S 9917 / S 9908 / S 9909 - International Project Management (2 ECTS)
  • IP 208 - Introduction to Project Management (2 ECTS)
  • S 9926 - Strategic International Human Resource Management (2 ECTS)
  • IP 907 - Strategic Management (2 ECTS)
  • S 9950/9957 - Supply Chain Management (2 ECTS)

Please note: courses no longer on offer, but still count towards the certificate:

  • S 9914 - International Economics (2 ECTS) 
  • IP 206 - Introduction to Economics: Microeconomics (2 ECTS) 
  • IP 909 - Supply Chain Management (2 ECTS)

International Engineering Certificate

  • IP 408 - Digital Failure Diagnosis (2 ECTS)
  • IP 413 - Electric Power Systems (2 ECTS)
  • IP 414 - Energy Storage Lab (2 ECTS)
  • IP 406 - Geothermal Heat and Power Production (2 ECTS)
  • IP 301 - Introduction to Machine Learning (2 ECTS)
  • IP 302 - Machine Learning in Python (2 ECTS)
  • IP 423 - Reliability Engineering – Compact (3 ECTS)
  • IP 420 - Renewable Energy (2 ECTS)
  • IP 409 - Renewable Energy Storage (2 ECTS)
  • IP 424 - Virtual Reality for Industrial Application (3 ECTS)

Please note: courses no longer on offer, but still count towards the certificate:

  • IP 402 - Reliability Engineering – Basic Concepts (4 ECTS) 
  • IP 407 - Reliability Engineering – Advanced Concepts (2 ECTS)  
  • IP 422 - Virtual Reality for Industrial Application (2 ECTS)   

International Certificate in Personal Development

  • IP 902 - Accessing the German Labor Market (2 ECTS)
  • S 0329 - Future Leadership 4.0 (2 ECTS)
  • S 0327 - Get ready for the Job – Working with Global Players (2 ECTS)
  • S 9928 - Personal Development and Career Design (2 ECTS)
  • S 9956 - Presentation Techniques (2 ECTS)
  • S 0328 - Time matters – how to effectively manage your time… and yourself (2 ECTS)

Faculty courses

You have the possibility to participate in Faculty Courses in different fields of studies.

Faculty Courses are offered in the fields of

  • Business & Economics
  • Computer Science & Business Information Systems
  • Engineering & Sciences

Business & Economics

Advanced Manufacturing (WINM232, 2.5 ECTS) Master level (bachelor students are welcome)!

Overview of different recent developments in manufacturing. This includes new materials, production methods, and production control. Special focus is on the rapid advancement of computer technology. Its influence on society is also investigated. These examples are used for evaluation of possible disruptive technologies.

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Christoph Roser
Schedule:
Thursdays, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. 
Room: online
Exam: to be announced (Room will be announced on examination day on the displays in building K)

Bionics (WINMBX2, 2.5 ECTS) For Master students only!

Bionics is a nature-driven ideation methodology, it studies the results of natural evolution from the engineer‘s perspective. In this course, students will be introduced to Bionics and its systematic approaches to explore the animate world in order to derive innovative technological specifications, designs and implementations in engineering. Insights will be used in two application domains: bio-inspired optimization and aviation. The course will be concluded by a lab project: Design of an airfoil using bio-inspired optimization algorithms. In this lab project, students will understand how the studies of the bird’s flight drive modern aircraft engineering, why do planes fly (an introduction to aerodynamics) and how to design aircraft wings using the principles of natural evolution. They will use tools to compute the flight characteristics of airfoil designs and use evolutionary computing to search for optimal airfoil shapes.

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Bernd Scheuermann
Schedule: 
Tuesdays, 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Room: online

Enterprise Resource Planning (WINB 641, 5 ECTS, focus on Business Administration)

Introduction to enterprise systems and software integration. Market survey and history of enterprise software products and their suppliers. Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and related enterprise systems in on-premise and on-demand scenarios. Introduction to SAP: Company and products. Enterprise resource planning: definition and system architecture. Introduction to a virtual enterprise modelled in ERP. Navigation with the ERP software (e.g. SAP ERP). Representation of company organizational structures and business processes in ERP. Exercises/case studies:  Planning and controlling business activities in a selection of application domains supported by ERP. This may include: accounting (e.g. financials or controlling), logistics (e.g. materials management, production planning and control, or sales and distribution, or warehouse management), or human resource management (e.g. personnel management or payroll).

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Bernd Scheuermann

Schedule:
Lecture: 
Thursdays, 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. 

Exercise groups: Please choose one group!

Group 1: Tuesdays, 8.00 - 9.30 a.m. 

Group 2: Wednesdays, 8.00. - 9.30 a.m. 

Group 3: Wednesdays, 2.00 - 3.30 p.m. 

Please note: The course "Enterprise Resource Planning" is also offered with focus on Computer Science. For more information about this course, please see "Faculty Courses - Computer Science & Business Information Systems".

Financial Controlling of Services (WINBD771, 5 ECTS)

This seminar enables students to analyze methods of cost accounting and financial controlling.

Please note: either this course can be taken or WINB781E, but not both!

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Bleiweis
Schedule:
Thursdays, 9.50 a.m. - 11.50 a.m.
Room: online
Exam: to be announced (Room will be announced on examination day on the displays in building K)

Please note: Participation by approval of professor. Please contact Prof. Bleiweis before lecture starts!

Information Technology (WINBD711, 2.5 ECTS)

Discussion of the the terms "information" and "communication".
Techniques for coding, storing, arranging, and compressing data.
Basics of Communication: Transmission techniques, the OSI model, Signalprocessing.
Data security: Cryptology, Malware.

Course Description

Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ivica Rogina
Schedule: 
Fridays, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. 
Room: online
Exam: to be announced

International Marketing and Strategic Innovation (IMBMS1, 2.5 ECTS)

This course builds upon the learning in Marketing B, exploring how organizations formulate marketing strategy and drive innovation internationally, position brands and products by thinking globally and acting locally. Case studies of international business will provide examples of each aspect of the course. Please note this lecture deals with advanced topics and previous knowledge is requested. For a course about the marketing basics, please check on "IP 203 - International Marketing".

Course description

Lecturer: Susan Penrose
Schedule:
Thurdsdays, 2.00 - 3.30 p.m. 
Room: online

Project Management (WINB321, 5 ECTS)

You will know and understand the significance, the goals and the methods of project management (PM). Taking part in a student-run project organization, you will be enabled to plan and operate an exemplary project with the methods of project management.

Max. 10 external participants!

Course description

Lecturer: Dr. Hein
Schedule:
Wednesdays, 3.40 p.m. - 5.10 p.m. and
Thursdays, 5.20 p.m. - 6.50 p.m.
Room:  online

!! Please note !!: Further optional seminars can be found under "Interdisciplinary Studies" (please see below).

Computer Science & Business Information Systems

Customer Collaboration Project (WIIB610, 10 ECTS), formerly: "Application Development Project"

An international team of approx. five students will apply their methodical and formal knowledge to real-life problems of international companies. For more detailed information about the project, please see the flyer (819 kB)

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Andreas Heberle

Information on schedule and room will be given by Professor Heberle.

Schedule:
Thursdays, 09.50 a.m. - 11.20 a.m.
Room: online 

Please note: participation only by approval of the professor in charge! 

ChatBots: Development & UX (WIB195, 2 ECTS)

ChatBots or interaction with computer using natural language conversations are currently a major trend. Virtual assistants such as Google Assistant, Alexa, Siri or
Cortana have received a lot of attention, but also companies are discovering such solutions as new tools for marketing, customer support, and internal knowledge management.
Goal of the course is to develop a deeper understanding of chatbots and their design from a user-centered perspective.

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Andreas Peter Schmidt
Schedule: 
Wednesdays, 3.40 - 5.10 p.m.
Room: online

Enterprise Resource Planning (WINB 642, 5 ECTS, focus on Computer Sciences)

Introduction to enterprise systems and software integration. Market survey and history of enterprise software products and their suppliers. Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and related enterprise systems in on-premise and on-demand scenarios. Introduction to SAP: Company and products. Enterprise resource planning: definition and system architecture. Introduction to a virtual enterprise modelled in ERP. Navigation with the ERP software (e.g. SAP ERP). Representation of company organizational structures and business processes in ERP. Exercises/case studies:  Planning and controlling business activities in a selection of application domains supported by ERP. This may include: accounting (e.g. financials or controlling), logistics (e.g. materials management, production planning and control, or sales and distribution, or warehouse management), or human resource management (e.g. personnel management or payroll).

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Bernd Scheuermann

Schedule: 
Room: online 

Lecture:
Wednesdays, 3.40 p.m. - 5.10 p.m. 

Exercise groups: Please choose one group

Group 1: Fridays, 8.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m.

Group 2: Fridays, 9.50 a.m. - 11.20 a.m.

Group 3: Fridays, 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Please note: The course "Enterprise Resource Planning" is also offered with focus on Business Administration. For more information about this course, please see "Faculty Courses - Business & Economics".

International Strategic Management (IIBB410, 5 ECTS)

  • General Considerations about internationalization of the economy
  • Necessary terms
  • Basic conditions for international economic activities
  • Theories of international management
  • Short - and long-term strategy
  • Organization and Human Resource Management
  • Managerial Accounting

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Steffen Kinkel
Schedule: 
Wednesdays, 08.00 - 11.20 a.m. 
Room: online 
Exam: to be announced

International Business Networks (IIBB630, 5 ECTS), formerly: "Networked Business"

Explanation for alliances and co-operations - Synergy effects - Forms and legal aspects - Strategies and financing - Post-Merger-Integration - Success criteria - Special aspects

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Steffen Kinkel
Schedule: 

Mondays, 09.50 -11.20 a.m. and 
Wednesdays, 02.00 - 03.30 p.m 
Room: online
Exam: to be announced (Please check monitors in building M)

Programming Paradigms (INFM121SE, 3 ECTS)

This course explores various programming paradigms and their underlying concepts. Students will
• learn fundamental concepts that can be found in modern programming languages
• understand how concepts/features in different languages are selected
• be able to program in imperative, functional and object-oriented programming languages

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Martin Sulzmann
Schedule: 
Thursdays, 9:50 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Room: online
Exam: to be announced

Please note: Previous knowledge of information technology helpful!

Student project - Augmented Reality App (AR, 6 ECTS)

Augmented Reality (AR) has gained a lot of importance in the industry in recent years. Within several student projects, AR apps for differnet technical systems will be implemented.

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fahmi Bellalouna
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

Student project - Virtual Reality Apps (VR, 6 ECTS)

Virtual Reality (VR) has become more important in recent years, especially in gaming and entertainment but not yet within industrial enterprises. Within several student projects, VR applications will be developed and implemented to demonstrate the potential and benefits of VR technology for industrial applications.

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fahmi Bellalouna
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

User-Centered Design (IIBB360, 5 ECTS), formerly "Mobile Business"

During this lecture the basics of User Experience will be taught as well as procedure models and methods of user-centered design, of agile project management, of socio-technical, interdisciplinary and economic perspectives. Furthermore, this seminar contains some techniques and methods for developing and evaluating ideas. The students will get in touch with interactive design methods, dealing with the issues of qualitative analyzing methods, (paper-) prototyping and qualitative & quantitative evaluation methods.

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Andreas Peter Schmidt
Schedule: 
Tuesdays, 02.00 - 05.10 p.m. 
Room: online 
Exam: to be announced

!! Please note !!: Further optional seminars can be found under "Interdisciplinary Studies" (please see below).

Engineering & Sciences

Design Exercises 1 (MABB333W, 2 ECTS) !!!not graded!!!

Design Exercise 1 is a one semester course for practicing the contents and knowledge from former courses like Machine Parts 1, Technical Mechanics. The students apply their theoretical knowledge acquired in previous courses to an actual complex task. In this context, they have to consider design guidelines and the design and layout requirements set in DIN and CE standards. In order to fulfil their tasks, they have to form teams and determine a time plan they have to comply with during the course of the project.

After having successfully completed the course, the students should

• be able to design a simple part in consideration of load, stress and fatigue,

• have improved their capability to work in a team,

• have learned to defined benchmarks (milestones) for an effective time management.

There are no marks given for the Design Exercise 2. The course is valued either „passed“ or „failed“.

Teaching methods: Project-oriented course supported by Power Point slides, CAD-Program, Video, milestone meetings, internet, blackboard notes, transparencies and E-learning.

It is intended to set up a qualifying test at the beginning of the course. 

Please be aware, that the ECTS have changed from the summer semester 2021 onwards! New: 2 ECTS!

Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Hennrich 

Schedule:
Thursdays, 9.50 - 11.20 a.m.

Group A: to be announced
Group B: to be announced

Room: online

Design Exercises 2 (MABB432W, 3 ECTS) !!!not graded!!!

Design Exercise 2 is a one semester course for practising the contents and knowledge from former courses like Mechanics, Design Methods and Engineering Design in a small project. The objective is to develop and design a new product. The students work on this project in a team of usually 4 students. After planning the project the team has to compile a list of requirements. Then, various product concepts have to be developed. Based on the best solution the students calculate and design the product using a CAD-software. Finally, all results of the project have to be summarized in a report. During the semester the team has to present the results in 3 milestone meetings using a 20 minute Powerpoint-presentation (in English). This is followed by a 20 minute discussion together with the instructor (Professor).

It is obligatory to participate in the milestone meetings for all team members. There are no marks given for the Design Exercise 2. The course is valued either „passed“ or „failed“.

Please be aware, that the ECTS have changed from the summer semester 2021 onwards! New: 3 ECTS!

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fahmi Bellalouna/Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthäus Wollfarth
Schedule:
Mondays, 9.50 - 11.20 a.m., 
Thursdays, 9.50 - 11.20 a.m.
Thursdays, 11.30 a.m. - 13.00 p.m.
Friday, 9.50 - 11.20 a.m.

Room: online 
 

Digital Signal Processors (EITB622A, 2 ECTS), subject to change

After a brief explanation of the architecture and characteristics of digital signal processors, the focus of this lecture lies on programming real-time applications and the implementatoin of typical algorithms in digital signal processing such as filtering, the generation of sinusoids etc. The usage of interrupts, DMA and serial ports is an important topic.

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Christian Langen
Schedule: 

Mondays, 3.40 p.m. - 5.10 p.m.
Room: N 214 (subject to change)
Exam:

Please note: Participation only by approval of professor in charge! 

Parallel Computing (IW391, 2 ECTS) NEW course in summer semester 21!

  • Historical background of High Performance Computing (HPC): Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD ) systems (Flynn’s Taxonomy), vectorcomputers, supercomputers.
  • Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) architectures, memory architectures, memory management.
  • Data parallel programming: parallelizing loops by kernels
  • Thread programming
  • Grid programming
  • 2D-Grids
  • Synchronization
  • Atomic operations
  • Optimization strategies
  • Applications in "Scientific Computing": Difference equations, Linear Algebra, two-dimensional convolution, histograms.
  • Numerical considerations, floating-point computation.

Course description 

Lecturer: Prof. Christian Langen
Schedule: Mondays, 2.00 - 3:30 p.m.
Room: E213 (lecture theater) and PC-Pool LI-213 (subject to change) 
Exam: 

Aviation Meteorology (M 9820, 2 ECTS)

Course description

Lecturer: Helmuth Lage
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced
Exam: to be announced

Please note: Previous knowledge of necessary!

Aircraft Navigation (M 9840, 2 ECTS), !!!not on offer in summer semester 2021!!!

Course description

Lecturer: Andreas Lehmacher
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced
Exam: to be announced

Please note: Previous knowledge necessary!

More information about the course offer Aeronautical Engineering (in German)
 

!! Please note !!: Further optional seminars can be found under "Interdisciplinary Studies" (please see below).

Interdisciplinary Courses

Interdisciplinary Studies are courses directly offered by the International Program. The courses are listed according to the certificates they belong to.

International Business Certificate

Design Thinking (S 9147/S 9146, 2 ECTS)

In this class, thinking and acting in an entrepreneurial manner is imparted with the MIT action learning approach and the creative method Design Thinking. The course is designed to introduce students with entrepreneurial ambitions to the tools they need to understand and evaluate the needs of potential customers in order to design user-centric products and services.

Course description

Lecturer: Katrin Redmann 
Schedule 9147: 

Fri     21 May 2021     9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Sat   22 May 2021     9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Fr      04 June 2021     9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Sat   05 June 2021     9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Room: online

Lecturer:  Andreas & Matthias Luthe
Schedule 9146: to be announced
Room: to be announced

Digital Marketing Strategy (IP 211, 2.5 ECTS), formerly "Digital Content Management"

Digital technologies are fundamentally changing the way that brands interact with consumers and in the digital age it is all the more important for brands to be transparent, to have strong values that resonate through everything they do and to create authentic customer experiences. In this course we will examine how organizations have tapped into digital technologies in order to create competitive advantage and to fulfill their brand mission. Students will learn how to break the customer journey down into key touch points and to apply the principles of marketing and different digital marketing tools in these micro moments.

Course description

Lecturer: Susan Penrose
Schedule: 

Thursdays, 3.40 p.m. - 6.50 p.m. 
start: 18 March 2021
presentations: 6 May 2021 
Room: online 

Global Economy (IP 205, 2 ECTS)

  • A brief history of commerce and trade
  • Globalisation and internationalisation
  • Fundamental aspects of currencies and exchange rate systems
  • Cultural factors and corporate responsibility in international business
  • International actors: states, companies and supranational organisations

Course description

Lecturer: Karl-Heinz Thielmann
Schedule:

Tuesdays, 09.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Start: 23 March 2021

23.3.21
13.4.
20.4.
27.4.
4.5.
11.5. 
18.05.
01.06. (shorter repetition session)
No lectures on: 30.03., 06.04., 25.05.2021

Room: online

Global Financial Markets (IP 905, 4 ECTS)

An introduction in global financial markets with a view on both corporate and political economic requirements. Followed by an in-depth analysis of European financial institutions and its currency. Purpose & advantages, current challenges and outlook.

Course description

Lecturer: Jörg Glasstetter
Schedule:

Tuesdays, 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Room: online

Intercultural Management Communication (S 9910, 2 ECTS)

The seminar introduces students to key variables influencing intercultural communication.

Course description

Lecturer: Waltraud Gehrig
Schedule S 9910 (Intensive course):

Fri     19 March 2021     2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Sat   20 March 2021     9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Mi    24 March 2021     4 p.m. - 7 p.m.  
Fri    26 March 2021     2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Sat   27 March 2021    9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
plus 3h coaching 

Room: online

Innovation Management for Technical Products (S 9141/S 9143, 2 ECTS)

Innovation Management for Technical Products is a competitive advantage of the future. Companies like SAP, Tesla, Google, Apple, Airbnb, uber, hilti, IKEA and IBM are achieving success by differentiating their products, services and business models through innovation.
This course will give you an understanding about the methods and tools to change the global market through innovation. This course features an overview of different approaches to innovation and development of strategy to optimize innovation within an organization. We will try to apply different tools (e.g. Design Thinking) and see different case studies.

Course description

Lecturer: Jürgen Henke
Schedule 9141 (Intensive course): to be announced 

Room: to be announced

Lecturer: Jürgen Henke
Schedule 9143 (Intensive course):

Fri        11 June 2021        2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. 
Sat      12 June 2021        9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. 
Fri        18 June 2021        2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. 
Sat      19 June 2021        9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. 

Room: online 

International Financial Markets (S 9916, 2 ECTS)

After this course you will have a better understanding of the financial news in the television and newspaper by examining how financial markets work. You will learn how to understand changing share prices and how hard it is to predict them.

Course description

Lecturer:  Jörg Glasstetter
Schedule: 

Fri        23 April 2021     2.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. 
Sat      24 April 2021     10.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. 
Fri        30 April 2021     2.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. 
Sat      01 May 2021     10.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. 

Room: attendance (subject to change) 

International Marketing (S 9915, 2 ECTS)

International marketing is the key to success in a global economy for companies of any size. This course will enable you to understand the origin and nature of marketing thinking, acquire a basic understanding of managing marketing strategies and become a competent partner for marketing and sales departments. You will apply basic conceptual tools in context of creating, communicating and delivering value to a target audience in order to generate profit.

Course description

Lecturer: Raimund Mollenhauer
Schedule (Intensive course):

Fri        07 May 2021     2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (attendance)
Sat      08 May 2021     09.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. (online)
Fri        14 May 2021     2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (attendance)
Sat      15 May 2021     09.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. (online + exam/presentation) 

Room:  blended (subject to change)

International Project Management (S 9908, 2 ECTS)

The focus of this seminar is to look at some important factors which can determine the success or failure of an international project.

Course description

Lecturer: Tim-Philipp Weber
Schedule (Intensive Course):

Fri        11 June 2021        1.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. 
Sat      12 June 2021        9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. 
Mon    14 June 2021        2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. 
Fri        18 June 2021        1.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. 
Sat      19 June 2021        9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. 
Mon    21 June 2021        9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. 

Room: attendance (subject to change)

International Project Management (S 9909, 2 ECTS)

Based on the IPMA-Standards, this course offers you an overview of the most relevant project management methods and tools, supplemented by exercises and group work to reflect on and develop your individual competencies.

Course description

Lecturer: Martina Rühm
Schedule (Intensive Course):

Fri        09 April 2021       2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. 
Sat      10 April 2021       9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. 
Fri        16 April 2021       2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. 
Sat      17 April 2021        9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. 

Room: online

Introduction to Project Management (IP 208, 2 ECTS)

The course will review the basic theory in Project Management. We will cover:

  • The various stages of project management and what happens
  • The roles & responsibilities of the various players
  • The importance of planning using various charts, diagrams and tools used to plan projects, calculate risks, plan dependencies and timelines, contingencies
  • Methods to monitor, control and evaluate a project, and various reports
  • Intercultural considerations in projects: styles and communication

Course description

Lecturer: Cindy Heckfuss
Schedule: 

Thursdays, 09.50 - 11.20 a.m. 
start: 18 March 2021
no lectures on 13.05., 27.05., 03.06.

Room: online

Strategic International Human Resource Management (S 9926, 2 ECTS)

Introduction in Strategic Human Resource Management, Recruitment and Selection, Performance Management, Training & Development, Compensation & Benefits, Employee Relations, Business Ethics, International HR and Expatriates

Course description

Lecturer: Dimitris Starogiannis
Schedule (Intensive course): 

Fri        23 April 2021     5.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. 
Sat      24 April 2021     9.30 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. 
Sun     25 April 2021     9.30 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Room: online

Strategic Management (IP 908, 2 ECTS)

This course aims to train the students in making strategic decisions for different organizations so that they can learn the role of “Chief Executive Officer”. Business vision & mission, external environment and internal assessment, selection and implementation of strategies for organization and global / international issues shall be discussed and practiced.

Course description 

Lecturer: Michael Ketterer
Schedule: 

Tuesdays, 5.20 p.m. - 6.50 p.m. and fridays, 8.00 - 9.00 a.m.

Start: Friday, 19 March 2021 

Exam: Tuesday, 18 May 2021 (17:20-18:50)
No lectures: 02.04.; 06.04.2021

Room: online

Supply Chain Management (S 9957, 2 ECTS)

The core concept of this logistics training programme is a model-based computer simulation that allows the participants to face the main problems of supply planning and control in industrial production systems.

Course description

Lecturer: Dr. Evangelia Markaki/Dr. Dimitris Starogiannis
Schedule (Intensive course):

Fri        19 March 2021     2.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. 
Sat      20 March 2021     9.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. 
Sun     21 March 2021     9.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. 

Room: online

International Engineering Certificate

Digital Failure Diagnosis (IP 408, 2 ECTS)

The course introduces main principles of failure detection, localization and correction in communication channel as well as in electrical circuits. The reasons of information encoding (not to be confused with information encryption) as well as the basics of self-corrective codes are given in the first part of the course. The second part focuses on the typical failures in digital circuits and definition of the minimal and necessary tests for failure detection and localization. In addition the easily testable circuits like Programmable Logic Arrays (PLA) will be considered.

Participation in IP 423 Reliability Engineering – Compact is highly recommended / basic knowledge in reliability theory, probability theory, formal logic.

Course description

Lecturer: Dr. Alexei Konnov
Schedule: 
Mo, 29.03. - Thu, 08.04., 3 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.  (no lectures 02. - 05.04.21)
Fri, 09.04.: 3 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. Exam
Room: online

Electric Power Systems (IP 413, 2 ECTS)

The module provides the foundations of power system design and analysis as well as practical knowledge of their components.
Contents: generators, transformers, overhead lines and cables (ac and dc),switchgear, grid protection, loads and compensation units, case studies.

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Guntram Schultz
Schedule: 

Wednesdays, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Exam: 30 June 2021 
Room: online 

Please note: !!!Previous knowledge is necessary for attendance!!!

Energy Storage Lab (IP 414, 2 ECTS) !!!not graded!!!

By attending this module, students are taught the effects of the increasing share of renewable energy systems on the electricity grids. Selected laboratory tests on the two topics electrochemical energy storage (batteries) and conversion (fuel cells) are offered. The experiments give an insight into the specific behavior of the technologies. “U-I” characteristics are recorded which determine the storage capacities and energy contents of the technologies. The aim is to compare and understand the advantages and disadvantages of energy conversion and energy storage.

Please note: The laboratory can only be taken in combination with the lecture Renewable Energy Storage (IP 409, 2 ECTS)!

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Karsten Pinkwart
Schedule:
Fridays, 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Preliminary meeting on 19th March 2021 from 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Room: online

Geothermal Heat and Power Production (IP 406, 2 ECTS) !!!not on offer in summer semester 21!!!

The students get an overview about the geological, technical, infrastructural und commercial aspects of initiating, building and running geothermal heat and power plants. We consider examples in different countries and continents.

Course description

Lecturer: Dr. Johannes Gottlieb
Schedule: 

Room: 

Introduction to Machine Learning (IP 301, 2 ECTS)

In this class, you will learn the theoretical underpinnings of Machine Learning, and gain the practical know-how needed to quickly and powerfully apply these techniques to new problems.
This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning: (i) Supervised learning (ii) Unsupervised learning (iii) Best practices in machine learning.

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Patrick Baier 

Schedule: 
Wednesdays, 9.50 a.m. - 11.20 a.m.
Exam: 30.06., 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Room: online

Machine Learning in Python (IP 302, 2 ECTS)

You will learn the fundamentals of Python Programming and gain the practical know-how for applying Machine Learning in Python to solve problems in diverse areas.

This course provides a broad introduction to Machine Learning in Python:

(i) Fundamentals of Python programming (ii) Applied Machine Learning (iii) Information Visualization

Prior knowledge of Python programming can be helpful, but is not necessary.

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Patrick Baier 

Course description

Schedule:

Wednesdays, 3.40 p.m. - 5.10 p.m.
Exam: 01.07., 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Room: online

Reliability Engineering - Compact (IP 423, 3 ECTS)

The first part of the course provides an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of the reliability engineering using the example of availability and safety analysis of power plant digital control systems (DCS). The main point of the module is "balance between safety and process related functions" and their influence on the economic effectiveness of the plant.

Course description

Lecturer: Dr. Alexei Konnov
Schedule: 
Mo,15.03. - Thu, 25.03.21, 3 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (no lecture on 21.03.21)
Fri, 26.03. 3 p.m. - 6. 45 p.m. exam
Room: online

Renewable Energy (IP 420, 2 ECTS)

This course provides an overview of producing electricity from green energy like wind, sun, water, biomass, and geothermal heat. Further aspects are economic and environmental considerations, fundamentals of energy economics and the storage of energy. 

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Guntram Schultz
Schedule:

Tuesdays, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. 
Exam: 29 June 2021 
Room: online

Renewable Energy Storage (IP 409, 2 ECTS)

Do you want to learn how storage of renewable energy works and why it will become more and more important in future?
The course gives an overview of different possibilities to store renewable energy. The energy storage technologies range from pumped hydro storage over flywheels to batteries, supercaps or hydrogen storage. You should bring a technical background for this course, have energy basic knowledge and interest in renewable energy and energy storage.
The course is a mixture of theory, technical and economical calculations, homework exercises and some group work activities.

Course is a joint course with the degree course "Sensor Systems Technology". 

Course description

Lecturer: Karsten Pinkwart 
Schedule:

Fridays, 8.00 - 9.30 a.m.
Room: online

VR Lab - Virtual Reality for Industrial Application (IP 424, 3 ECTS)

This course introduces the essentials of Virtual Reality. The focus is on the necessary tools for VR development, such as Unity, Git and Blender. The goal is to create a simple virtual reality application for a windows-based system with a 6DoF headset.

Please note: This course only has capacity for 8 participants.

Participation in IP 423 "Reliability Engineering - Compact" is mandatory!

Course description (for IP 422!)

Lecturer: Dr. Alexei Konnov
Schedule:
Sat.: 10.04. - Thu 22.04.21, 3 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (no lecture on 11.04., 17.04., 18.04.21)
Fri 23.04.21, 3 p.m. - 6.45 p.m. exam
Room: online 

International Certificate in Personal Development

Accessing the German Labor Market (IP 902, 2 ECTS) !!!not graded!!!

In-depth information will be given about organizational structures, the application and recruitment processes of enterprises as well as the labor market system in Germany, including the preparation for specific applications.

Course description

Lecturer: Verena Kienzle
Schedule:

Fri        7 May 2021        3.00 p.m. - 6.15 p.m. 
Sat      8 May 2021        9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. 
Fri       14 May 2021       3.00 p.m. - 6.15 p.m. 
Sat      15 May 2021       9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. 

Room: attendance (subject to change)

Future Leadership 4.0. (S 0329, 2 ECTS), !!!not graded!!!

In a time of acceleration and increasing workload only those who maintain their physical as well as their psychological health and learn how to deal with stress remain permanently fit for work and success. In this special seminar the participants learn about the future success factors of leadership, how stress develops and what each individual can do to prevent stress and burnout.

Course description

Lecturer: Peter Buchenau
Schedule S 0329:

Fri        30 July 2021           2.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (attendance)
Sat      31 July 2021            9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. (online)
Sun     01 August 2021      9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. (online) 

Room: blended (subject to change)

Get ready for the Job - Working with Global Players (S 0327, 2 ECTS) !!!not graded!!!

This seminar prepares you to succeed in the global market and grants you a better understanding of:

  • Corporate cultures - hierarchies & business structures worldwide
  • Communicating, discussing & negotiating across cultures
  • The global manager - models of leadership - responsibilities and expectations
  • Working in intercultural teams
  • Reviewing performances

Course description

Lecturer: Verena Kienzle
Schedule (Intensive course):

Fri        28 May 2021        3.00 p.m. - 6.15 p.m. 
Sat      29 May 2021        9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. 
Fri        04 June 2021        3.00 p.m. - 6.15 p.m. 
Sat      05 June 2021        9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. 

Room: attendance (subject to change)

Personal Development and Career Design (S 9928, 2 ECTS)

The basic goals of the seminar are:

  • Learn how to improve your employability
  • Understand the modern professional environment, the way it is connected to the personal and professional development
  • Learn how to develop key skills and competencies
  • Participate in interactive activities in order to understand your own behaviour
  • Become familiar with new tools for self-improvement
  • Learn how to organize your career
  • Use modern means of networking for career boosting

Course description

Lecturer: Dr. Evangelia Markaki
Schedule (Intensive course): 

Fri        9 April 2021        2.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. 
Sat      10 April 2021       9.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. 
Sun     11 April 2021     9.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. 

Room: online

Presentation Techniques (S 9956/S 9959, 2 ECTS)

In this seminar, students will have the opportunity to practice various communication techniques for improving the structure and delivery of their presentations in English.

Course description

Lecturer: Stefanie Obergfell
Schedule S 9956 (Intensive course):

Fri        11 June 2021        2.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. 
Sat      12 June 2021        9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. 
Fri        18 June 2021        2.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. 
Sat      19 June 2021        9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. 

Room: attendance (subject to change) 

Time matters - how to effectively manage your time... and yourself! (S 0328, 2 ECTS) !!!not graded!!!

If you have ever asked youself: how could I possibly have enough time to do it all - study, meet friends, go out, work out, get sleep… this seminar is perfect for you. We will look at a different approach to time and self management and change your perspective. You will explore your individual goals and learn to handle stress better. In the end you will feel better prepared to juggle all the balls that your busy life throws in.

Course description

Lecturer: Stefanie Wolz
Schedule: 

Every Wednesday 3.40 p.m. - 6.50 p.m.

24.03.
07.04.
14.04.
21.04.
28.04.
05.05.
12.05.2021
plus 3 h coaching 
(no lecture 31.03.)

Room: online

Additional study options for international students: Languages

German as a Foreign Language (4 ECTS each)

Levels: There will be two-week intensive courses in March, prior to the beginning of the program, and courses during the program at six levels (A1.1; A1.2; A2.1; A2.2; B1.1; B1.2).

For further information please visit the IFS website

Germany Today (2 ECTS)

Topics: selected topics of German life, culture, history, and politics, such as: essential events in German history; German traditions and customs; German federalism and its impact on political and cultural life; current developments in German politics, economy and media; everyday life in Germany.

For further information please visit the IFS website

Foreign Language Program

The Foreign Language Institute (IFS) coordinates the foreign language program at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Courses in a variety of languages are offered. For further information and course descriptions please consult the IFS website.

Contact

Center of Competence
International Program
Miriam Heinrich
Individual consultation
Mon - Thur 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tue + Thur 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

F 313
Moltkestr. 30, 76133 Karlsruhe
Phone +49(0)721 925-2506
Fax +49(0)721 925-2530
Email internationalprogramspam prevention@hs-karlsruhe.de

Approach plan

Open consultation hours via BigBlueButton, Thursdays 09:30-11:30 am

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IP-Courses open to all students

In the summer semester 2021: International Program-courses (i.e. courses with abbreviation IP, e.g. IP 211) are open to all students! 
Registration for the courses via LSF.