Courses in Summer Semester 2019

Please note that these course listings are subject to change. The course listings are updated as changes are made.
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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: on Thursdays, 9.50 a.m. - 11.20 a.m.
Room: K 008

Exam: 08 July 2019 at 8.00 a.m. (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: on Thursdays, 11.30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Room: SH 202 and SH 107a

Exam: 23 July 2019 at 08.00 a.m. (Room will be announced on examination day on the displays in building K)

 

Digital Marketing (IP 209, 2 ECTS)

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:
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (room B 102) & 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (room K 209)
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (room B 102) & 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (room K 201)
Tuesday, 4 June 2019 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (room B 102) & 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (room K 209)
Thursday, 06 June 2019 1.15 pm - 3.30 pm (room B 101) NEW DATE!
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (room B 102) & 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (room K 209)
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (room B 102) & 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m CANCELLED!

 

Financial Controlling of Purchasing and Sales (WINBE781, 2,5 ECTS)

Approval of participation by Prof. Bleiweis necessary!

Course description
Lecturer: Prof. Stefan Bleiweis
Schedule: on Tuesdays, 8.a.m. - 9.30 a.m.
Room: K 209

Exam: 16 July 2019 at 10.00 a.m. (Room will be announced on examination day on the displays in building K)

 

Financial Controlling of Services (WINBD771, 5 ECTS)

Approval of participation by Prof. Bleiweis necessary!

Course description
Lecturer: Prof. Stefan Bleiweis
Schedule: on Tuesdays, 9.50 a.m. - 11.20 a.m. and Wednesdays, 2 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Room: Tuesday K 209, Wednesday K 009

Exam: 16 July 2019 at 10.00 a.m. (Room will be announced on examination day on the displays in building K)


Global Economy (IP 205, 2 ECTS), not on offer in Summer Semester 2019!

* 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: to be announced
Room: to be announced

Information Technology (WINBD711, 2,5 ECTS)

Discussion of 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. Ivica Rogina
Schedule: on Thursdays, 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Room: K 002

Exam: 09 July 2019 at 08.00 a.m. (Room will be announced on examination day on the displays in building K)

International Economics (S 9914, 2 ECTS)

This seminar deals with the theoretical foundations of open economies and the macroeconomic policy consequences of globalisation. Investigation of the empirical evidence of globalisation and discussion of some theories of international economies will be in the focus of this course.

Course description
Lecturer: Dr. Levent Eraydin
Schedule: Tuesday, 8.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m. (start: 19 March 2019)
Extra session: Thursday 27 June 2019, 8 am - 9.30 am
Exam: 2 July 2019
Room: F 301

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:
Tue         19 March 2019      9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Tue         26 March 2019      9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Tue           2 April 2019         9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Tue           9 April 2019         9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Tue         16 April 2019         9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Tue         30 April 2019         9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Tue           7 May 2019         9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Tue         14 May 2019         9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Room: B 102

 

Project Management (WINB321, 5 ECTS)

The students will know and understand the significance, the goals and the methods of project management (PM). Taking part in a student-run project organization, they will be enabled to plan and operate an exemplary project with the methods of project management. Max. 10 external participants!

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Hein
Schedule: Tuesday, 11.30 am - 1 pm
Thursday, 8.00 am -  9.30 am
Room: K 009

Exam: 08 July 2019 at 10.00 a.m. (Room will be announced on examination day on the displays in building K)

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

Computer Science & Business Information Systems

Application Development Project (WI65N1, 10 ECTS)

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 will be uploaded soon
Lecturer: Prof. Andreas Heberle
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

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: Thu, 11.30 am - 1 pm (start: 21 March 2019)
Room: SH 202 and SH 107a

Exam: 23 July 2019 at 08.00 a.m. (Room will be announced on examination day on the displays in building K)

 

ChatBots: Development & UX

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. Schmidt
Schedule:
Tuesday, 5.20 p.m. - 6.50 p.m. (start: 19 March 2019)
Room: M206

 
Enterprise Social Media (WI65V3, 5 ECTS), not on offer in Summer Semester 2019!

Enterprise Social Media is the use of Social Media aka Web 2.0 in the enterprise. It can help to improve knowledge management, employee engagement and efficiency by strengthening internal community building. This requires the adoption of Social Media technologies to be integrated into business processes and the willingness of the employees to accept these new technologies. The students will gain the capability to decide on the strategy for introducing social media technologies to leverage the productivity of an enterprise.

Course description
Lecturer: Prof. Andreas Peter Schmidt
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

International Strategic Management (WI65V2, 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:
Wednesday, 9.50 a.m. - 11.20 a.m. (start: 20 March 2019), Room: M 206
Thursday, 9.50 a.m. - 11.20 a.m.
Room: M 303

Exam: Friday 19 July 2019 at 11:30 a.m. (Room to be announced / Please check Monitors in building M)

 

International Business Networks (WI65V1, 5 ECTS)

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/Mr. Horvat
Schedule: Monday 08.00 a.m. - 09.30 a.m. (room M 206) (start: 18 March 2019)
+ Wednesday, 8.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m. (room M 303)

Exam: Thursday 11 July 2019 at 9:00 a.m. (Room 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 are 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: Thursday, 9.50 a.m. - 11.20 a.m.
Room: E 304

Exam: Wednesday 17 July 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

Please check notice board in building E, 2nd floor, for room information!

User-Centered Design (IIBB360, 5 ECTS)

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: Tuesday, 2.00 p.m. - 5.10 p.m. (start: 19 March 2019)
Room: M301

Exam: Thursday 25 July 2019 at 11:30 a.m. (Room to be announced / Please check Monitors in building M)


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

 

Engineering & Sciences

Design Exercises 1 (MABB331W, 4 ECTS), not graded!

Design Exercise 1 is a one semester course for practising 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 aimple part in consideration of load, stress and fatigue,
•have improved their capability to work in a team,
•have learned to define benchmarks (milestones) for an effective time management.

There are no marks given for the Design Exercise 1. The course is valued either „passed“ or „failed“.
Teaching methods: Project-oriented course supported by Power Point slides, CAD-Program, Video, internet, blackboard notes, transparencies and E-learning.

!It is intended to set up a qualifying test at the beginning of the course! Don´t miss the first lecture

Lecturer: Prof. Fahmi Bellalouna
Schedule: Monday, 2 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (start: 18 March 2019)
Room: M 102

Design Exercises 2 (MABB412W, 4 ECTS), not graded!

The 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 (english language). This is followed up by a 20 minute discussion 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“.

Course description
Lecturer: Prof. Fahmi Bellalouna
Schedule: Thursday, 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (start: 21 March 2019)
Room: LI 148, M 105

 

Digital Signal Processors (EIFB632, 2 ECTS)

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. Proß
Schedule: Wednesday, 08.00 am - 09.30 am
Room: E 101

Exam: (Final presentation) Wednesday 10 July 2019 at 08.30 a.m. in Room E 001

 

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 (do not mismatch 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 402 Reliability Engineering – Basic Concepts is highly recommended / basic knowledge in reliability theory, probability theory, formal logic.


Course description
Lecturer: Dr. Alexei Konnov
Schedule:
Sat       27 April 2019             9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
Mon      29 April 2019             1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Fri         03 May 2019              1.30 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Mon      06 May 2019              1.30 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Fri        10 May 2019               1.30 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Room: Mondays in F 301;
Fridays and Saturdays in B 103

 

Electrical Power Systems (IP 412, 3 ECTS)

This lecture covers the following major topics:
- Fundamentals of AC power transmission and distribution systems
- Fundamentals of electrical machines like transformers and synchronous generators
- Fundamentals of sub-station components, transmission line components
- Introduction to DC power transmission

Course description
Lecturer: Dr. Rajiv Kumar
Schedule:
Mon      13 May 2019         5.20. p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Mon      20 May 2019         5.20 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Mon      27 May 2019         5.20 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Sat          1 June 2019        9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Mon         3 June 2019        5.20 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Mon       17 June 2019        5.20 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Sat         22 June 2019       9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Mon        24 June 2019       5.20 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Mon          1 July 2019         5.20 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Optional dates: Thursdays 5.20 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (to be announced during class)!

Room: E 001 on Mondays + Saturdays

 

Embedded Systems for Engineering Applications (IP 411, 2 ECTS) (graded)

This course provides an introduction to the design of embedded systems and how they are used in multiple engineering domains, from traditional electrical or mechanical engineering to mechatronics and biomedical engineering. We will examine how the popular ARM Cortex family of microcontrollers are used as the core of typical real world embedded systems, programmed in C using modern debugger tools. No previous programming or electronics experience is required.

Please note: Students who take this course are expected to purchase in advance a LPC 802 board (p/n OM40000) for the lecture (ca. 15 Euro). Further information in your confirmation mail for the course.


Course description
Lecturer: Dr. James Andrew Smith
Schedule:
Fri        26 April 2019       2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Sat      27 April 2019        10.00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fri       03 May 2019         2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Sat     04 May 2019          10.00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fri       24 May 2019         2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Sat     25 May 2019          10.00 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Room: M 303

 

Energy Storage Lab (IP 414, 2 ECTS)

The "Energy Storage Lab" consists of two parts.
Lab Part 1 (Prof. Karsten Pinkwart):
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. Based on these results, scenarios for the storage of regenerative energies using simulations will be considered in the second part of the laboratory.

Lab Part 2 (Peter Hussinger):
During this lab, you learn how to model an energy system with renewable energy sources like solar and wind energy combined with battery storage. Modelling comprises on the one hand side the correct physical behavior and the energy flows and the economic behavior and cash flows within the project on the other side. Simulation comprises the system behavior of a renewable energy system over a calendar year, we are creating time series of the system. After modelling and simulation of a project with HOMER energy software, we go over to the analysis of the energy flows and cash flows using HOMER and Microsoft Excel as well. By attending this lab, you learn how to correctly model, dimension and analyze energy sources and battery storage in a project, taking into account technical and economical boundaries.


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

Course description
Lecturers: Prof. Karsten Pinkwart and Peter Hussinger
Schedule: Fridays, 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Lab with Prof. Pinkwart:
Fri    29 March 2019
Fri    12 April 2019
Fri    26 April 2019
Fri    03 May 2019
Room: N - 204 (!) on 29 March;
N - 104 (!) on 12 April/26 April and 03 May

Lab with Peter Hussinger:
Fri   10 May 2019
Fri   17 May 2019
Fri   24 May 2019
Fri   7 June 2019
Room: Lab with Peter Hussinger in F301

Final Presentation: 28 June 2019, 09.30 am, room N 108

 

Geothermal Heat and and Power Production (IP 406, 2 ECTS)

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:
Mon     25 March 2019     9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Mon     01 April 2019        9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Mon     08 April 2019        9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Mon     15 April 2019        9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Mon     29 April 2019        9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Mon     6 May 2019          9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Mon     13 May 2019        9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Mon     20 May 2019        9.50 a.m. - 11.20 a.m.

Room: B 101

 

Reliability Engineering – Basic Concepts (IP 402, 4 ECTS)

The first part of the course (Reliability Engineering – Basic Concepts) 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:
Mon      18 March 2019              1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Fri         22 March 2019              1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Sat        23 March 2019              9.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Mon      25 March 2019              1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Fri         29 March 2019              1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Sat       30 March 2019              9.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Mon      01 April 2019                1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Fri         05 April 2019                 1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Sat        06 April 2019                9.00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Room: Mondays in F 301 ; Fridays and Saturdays in B 103

Reliability Engineering – Advanced Concepts (IP 407, 2 ECTS)

The second part of the course (Reliability Engineering – Advanced Concepts) introduces new and important factors (such as diagnostic coverage, common cause failures, inspection intervals and quality) as well as appropriate dynamic mathematical models. The focus of the second part is an application of stochastic process principles (Markov Model) for reliability calculation.

Course description
Lecturer: Dr. Alexei Konnov
Schedule:
Mon       08 April 2019               1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Fri         12 April 2019                 1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Sat        13 April 2019                 9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
Mon      15 April 2019                 1.30 p.m.  – 6.20 p.m.
Fri         26 April 2019                 1:30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Room: Mondays in F 301 ; Fridays and Saturdays in B 103

 

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. Excursion to Frauenhofer Institute for chemical technology.

Course description
Lecturer: Peter Hussinger
Schedule: Friday, 8.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m. (start: 22 March 2019)
Exam: Friday 5 July 2019
Room: F 301

 

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: Tuesday, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (start: 19 March 2019)
Exam: 2 July 2019
Room: F 301

Laboratory for Renewable Energy (IP 421, 3 ECTS), not graded!!!

The lab covers two topics: generation of electric power from sunlight and transmission of electricity. The students carry out experiments with a photovoltaic system simulation as well as a three phase model of a power transmission line.

Please note: The laboratory can only be taken in combination with the lecture Renewable Energy (IP 420, 2 ECTS)!

Course description
Lecturer: Prof. Guntram Schultz
Schedule: Wednesday, 3.40 p.m. - 5.10 p.m. (exact dates will be announced in lecture IP 420 "Renewable Energy!)
Room: to be announced

 
Sensors (IP 415, 2 ECTS)

- fundamentals of measurement and test engineering - terms as accuracy, resolution, linearity, reproducibility and error
- Physics of different sensor effects often used in automotive applications
(e.g. temperature, rotational speed, force, pressure, …)
- Influence of elecromagnetic disturbance
- electronic signal processing (usually analog electronics)
- fundamentals of measurement and test engineering - terms as accuracy, resolution, linearity, reproducibility and error

Course description 
Lecturer: Prof. Klemens Gintner
Schedule: Tuesday, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (start: 2 April 2019)
Room: F 008

Exam: Tuesday 23 July 2019 at 8:30 a.m. (Room to be announced on notice board next to F 110)

 

Laboratory Sensors (MECB453, 1 ECTS), not graded!!!

Course description 

Lecturer: Prof. Klemens Gintner
Schedule: Tuesday, 08 a.m. - 11.20 a.m. (start: 07 May 2019)
Room: FU 08

 

Course offer "Aeronautical Engineering" in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics:

!!!Previous knowledge is absolutely necessary for attendance!!!

Air Traffic Control (M 9650, 2 ECTS), subject to change

Course description: will follow
Lecturer: Julius Stang
Schedule: Wednesdays, 3.40 p.m. - 5.10 p.m.
Room: F 005


Aviation Meteorology (M 9820, 2 ECTS), subject to change

Course description: will follow
Lecturer: Helmuth Lage
Schedule: Friday, 3.40 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. & Saturdays, 8.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (intensive course, date to be announced)
Room: M 101 (Fridays), M 102 (Saturdays)


Aircraft Navigation (M 9840, 2 ECTS), subject to change

Course description: will follow
Lecturer: Prof. Harald Hanke, Andreas Lehmacher
Schedule: Wednesday, 3.40 p.m. - 5.10 p.m. (start: 20 March 2019)
Room: M 004

 

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

 

Interdisciplinary Studies

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:
Mon - Thu  01 April 2019 – 04 April 2019       2.00 p.m. - 6.50 p.m.
Fri                05 April 2019                                   8.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Room: Monday - Thursday in room A 002;  Friday in room B 104

         

 

Communication Skills for Future Professionals (IP 906, 2 ECTS)

The society of the 21st century is based on communication, image and reputation. Therefore, effective communication is the foundation on which companies and careers are built and a crucial component of lasting success. This course teaches students to communicate assertively, listen actively, overcome communication barriers, make the most out of networking, use social platforms to build a professional image, feel comfortable making presentations.

Course description
Lecturer: Alexandra Cornelius
Schedule:
Fri         22 March      9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Fri           5 April         9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Fri         12 April         9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Fri         26 April         9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Fri           3 May         9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Fri          10 May        9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Mon       13 May        8.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m.
Fri          17 May        9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

EXAM: Mon 20 May, 8 am


Room: F 309 on Fridays;
F 301 on Monday 13 May + Mon 20 May

 

Design Thinking (S 9146)

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: Dr. Jan Schröder, Andreas Luthe, Matthias Luthe

Schedule:
Fri       26 April 2019              2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Sat      27 April 2019             9.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Fri         3 May 2019              2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Sat       4 May 2019               9.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Room: B 118 (Entrepreneurship Garage)

Design Thinking (S 9147)

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: Alexander Tittel
Schedule:
Sat       23 March 2019     10.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat      30 March 2019      10.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thu       4 April 2019           1.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Sat        6 April 2019        10.00 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Room: B 118 (Entrepreneurship Garage)

 

Digital Marketing (IP 209, 2 ECTS)

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:
Tuesday, 21 May 2019     9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (room B 102) & 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (K 209)
Tuesday, 28 May 2019     9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (room B 102) & 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (K 201)
Tuesday, 4 June 2019      9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (room B 102) & 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (K 209)
Thursday, 06 June 2019   1.15 pm - 3.30 pm (room B 101) NEW DATE!
Tuesday, 18 June 2019    9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (room B 102) & 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (K 209)
Tuesday, 25 June 2019    9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (room B 102) & 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m (K 209) CANCELLED!


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 developes and what each individual can do to prevent stress and burnout.

Course decription

Lecturer: Peter Buchenau

Schedule:
Fri        03 May 2019      2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sat       04 May 2019      8.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sun      05 May 2019      8.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Room: F 309

 

Future Leadership 4.0. (S 0339, 2 ECTS), not graded!

Lecturer: Peter Buchenau
Schedule:
Tue  11 June 2019       9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Wed 12 June 2019       9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Thu  13 June 2019       9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Room: M 310

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

This seminar prepares you to succed 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:
Fri      10 May 2019       3.00 p.m. - 6.15 p.m.
Sat     11 May 2019       9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Fri      17 May 2019       3.00 p.m. - 6.15 p.m.
Sat     18 May 2019       9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Room: B 405

Global Financial Markets (IP 905, 4 ECTS)

An introduction to 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:
The course takes place on a weekly basis:
Monday 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Start: 18 March 2019
End: 01 July 2019
Room: F 301

Extraordinary dates:
Sat      25 May 2019         10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. (room F 301)
Sat      01 June 2019        10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. (room F 301)
Mo       17 June 2019        08.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (room F 301)
Mo       24 June 2019        08.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (room F 301)

Exam: 01 July 2019 (90 min) 11.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
Room: F 301

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.

In this course you will learn how these companies are changing the global market through innovation. The course features case studys, an overview of the different approaches to innovation and the development of a strategy to optimize innovation within an organization.

Course description
Lecturer: Dr. Jan Schröder, Andreas Luthe, Matthias Luthe
Schedule S9143:
Fri        21 June 2019            2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Sat       22 June 2019            9.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Fri        28 June 2019             2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Sat       29 June 2019            9.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Room: B 118

Lecturer: Jürgen Henke
Schedule S9141:
Fri          22 March 2019         2 pm – 5.30 pm        Room: B 202
Sat         23 March 2019        9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.    Room: B 202
Fri           29 March 2019        2 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.    Room: B 202
Sat         30 March 2019        9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.     Room B 202


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         5 April 2019      2.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Sat       6 April 2019      10 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Fri       12 April 2019      2.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Sat      13 April 2019     10 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Room: M 303

International Marketing (S9915, 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:
Fri    14 June 2019    2.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sat  15 June 2019     9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Fri    21 June 2019    2.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sat   22 June 2019    9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Room: F 301


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:
Fri       22 March 2019     2 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sat      23 March 2019     9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Fri       29 March 2019     2 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sat      30 March 2019    9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Room: M 303

 

International Project Management (S 9917, 2 ECTS) 

Everyone knows how to run projects. But all projects have the same problems. The only thing we know is: We should be in time and in budget to be successful. But how do we do that? In this course we will learn about the standard of the International Project Management Association, which comprises the planning instruments and the necessary social skills to organise projects. At the end of the course we will develop a case study and use the learned standard to plan a project.

Course description
Lecturer: Mehrschad Zaeri Esfahani
Schedule:
Fri       05 April 2019      2 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sat      06 April 2019      9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Fri       12 April 2019       2 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sat     13 April 2019       9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Room: B 405

Intercultural Management Communication (S 9910, 2 ECTS)

The seminar introduces students to key variables influencing intercultural communication.

Course description
Lecturer: Waltraud Gehrig
Schedule:
Sat      22 June 2019     9.00 am – 3.30 pm
Sun     23 June 2019     9.00 am – 3.30 pm
Sat      29 June 2019      9.00 am – 3.30 pm
Sun     30 June 2019      9.00 am – 3.30 pm
Room: F 206

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: Thursday, 9.50 a.m. - 11.20 a.m. (start: 21 March)
Room: F 301

Introduction to Economics: Microeconomics (IP 206)

Microeconomics addresses the decisions and interactions of individuals and companies
in markets. Topics are: supply and demand; the economics of the public sector; types of market stuctures; the role of information.

Course description

Lecturer: Karl-Heinz Thielmann
Schedule:
Tue   26 March 2019   9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Tue   02 April 2019      9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Tue   09 April 2019      9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Tue   16 April 2019      9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Tue   30 April 2019      9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Tue   07 May 2019       9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Tue  14 May 2019        9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Tue   21 May 2019       9.50 a.m. - 11.20 a.m.
Exam: Tuesday, 4 June 2019
Room: F 301

 

Personal Development and Career Design (S 9928)

The basic goals of the seminar are:

  • Learn how to improve your employability
  • Understand the modern professional environment, the way itis 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:
Thu     9  May 2019       2.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Fri      10 May 2019       1.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Sat    11 May 2019      10.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Room: F 301

 

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 S9956:
Fri      22 March 2019       2.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Sat    23 March 2019       9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Fri     29 March 2019        2.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Sat    30 March 2019       9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Room: F 301

Schedule S9959:
Fri     10 May 2019        2.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Sat    11 May 2019       9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Fri     17 May 2019        2.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Sat   18 May 2019        9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Room: F 309


Strategic Management (IP 907, 3 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: Dr. Rajiv Kumar
Schedule:
Mon      18.03.2019      5.20 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Thu       21.03.2019      5.20 p.m. - 8.30. p.m.
Sat       23.03.2019       9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Mon      25.03.2019      5.20 a.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Thu      28.03.2019       5.20 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Sat       30.03.2019      9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Mon     01.04.2019       5.20 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Thu     25.04.2019        1.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Mon    29.04.2019        5.20 p.m. - 6.50 p.m. (EXAM)

Room: E 001 on Mondays + Saturdays
F 301 on Thursdays;

 

Strategic International Human Resources 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: Dr. Dimitris Starogiannis
Schedule:
Fri      10 Mai  2019      02.00 pm - 08.00 pm
Sa      11  Mai  2019    09.00 am - 06.00 pm
Sun    12 Mai 2019    09.00 am - 06.00 pm
Room: F 206

 

Supply Chain Management (S 9950, 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: Vasiliki Kazantzi
Schedule:
Tue       23 July 2019        9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Wed      24 July 2019       9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Fri         26 July 2019       9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Room: to be announced

 

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. Dimitris Starogiannis and Dr. Evangelia Markaki
Schedule:
Fri      3 May 2019        3.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Dr. Markaki)
Sat     4 May 2019       9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. (Dr. Markaki)
Sun    5 May 2019       10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. (Dr. Starogiannis)
Room: M 202

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

The course offers a different approach to time- and self-management. The students will explore their individual goals against the background of different tasks we face in our daily life. Topics like setting goals and priorities will result in practical and down-to-earth ways to structure the day and week.

Course description

Lecturer: Stefanie Wolz
Schedule:
Wed      3 April 2019       9.50 a.m. - 1.10 p.m.
Wed    10 April 2019       9.50 a.m. - 1.10 p.m.
Wed    17 April 2019       9.50 a.m. - 1.10 p.m.
Wed      8 May 2019        9.50 a.m. - 1.10 p.m.
Wed     22 May 2019       9.50 a.m. - 1.10 p.m.
Wed     29 May 2019       9.50 a.m. - 1.10 p.m.
Wed     19 June 2019      9.50 a.m. - 1.10 p.m.
Room: F 301

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
Cordelia Makartsev
Anja Voges
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

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