Courses in Summer Semester 2020

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 coursesTimetable

Current Development and Information on Courses

News
12.03.2020
Start of lectures in summer semester 2020 postponed to 20 April 2020 due to Coronavirus crisis.
 

19.03.2020
The new semester dates have been decided:

  • Start of lectures after April 19
  • the pentecost (or whitsun) holidays are cancelled, lectures will be held in the week from June, 2nd - 5th (June 1st is bank holiday)
  • Lectures will be held on Saturdays
  • Exam period (July, 6th - 24th) stays the same. However, in the first week of the exam period lectures can be held as well.

We really hope that the Anti-Corona measures are going to be effective and that everything goes back to normal after April, 20th.

In the meantime please check your University email account frequently for news about courses 

https://webmail.hs-karlsruhe.de


20.03.2020
Lectures online

Please see below a list of lectures which are held online. We will constantly update the list, so please check from time to time. 

If you have chosen one of these courses on your LA, you should have received an invitation/information by email.

If you do not have these courses on your Learning Agreement and want to participate, please notify us by email.

Course codeLectureECTSProfessorRemarks
WI65V2International Strategic Management5Prof. Kinkel 
WI65V1International Business Networks5Prof. Kinkel 
IIBB360User-Centered Design5

Prof. A.P. Schmidt

 
WIB195Chatbots5

Prof. A.P. Schmidt

 
INFB641Intercultural Communication2Prof. Cnyrimfully booked!
INFM121SEProgramming Paradigms3Prof. Sulzmann 
 Enterprise Resource Planning (focus Business Administration)5Prof. Scheuermann

starts Tuesday, March 31

 Enterprise Resource Planning (focus Computer Science)

5

Prof. Scheuermannstarts Thursday, April 2

MABB332-W

Design Exercises I4Prof. Hirsch

 

IP  210Digital Content Management2,5Susan Penrose 
S 9916International Financial Markets2Jörg Glasstetterstarts Friday, April 10, 4 p.m.
WINBD711Information Technology2,5Prof. Roginastarts after April 20th, online or at the University

 

 

 

 

21.03.2020
New Corona Regulations

From today on for the next two weeks there are new Anti-Corona regulations in Baden-Württemberg:

1.      All restaurants and cafes are closing. However, take-away and home delivery is still possible.

2.      Gatherings in public places with more than 3 individuals are forbidden. German authorities will strictly enforce this regulation and you might have to pay high fines if you violate them. However, families or people who live together in one apartment are still allowed to be together on the street.

Supermarkets are recommended to let only a small number of people enter their premises, so there might be some queues in future.

 

23.03.2020

Information  in English about the Corona Crisis now on HsKa website

Please find the latest onformation, links and developments now on the website at www.hs-karlsruhe.de/en/

 

Schedule written exams IP/S courses

 

CourseDateTimeMeeting at entranceRoom
IP 206 Introduction to Economics: MicroeconomicsTue. 23.06.9.50 – 11.20 a.m9.30 a.mF 301
S 0327 Get Ready for the JobFri. 26.063.00 - 6.00 p.m2.50 p.m. n front of building FLecture Hall HE
S 0327 Get Ready for the JobSat. 27.06.9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m8.50 a.m. in front of building FLecture hall HE 
IP 908 Strategic ManagementMon. 29.06.5.00 – 6.00 p.m4.50 p.m.F 301
IP 208 Introduction to Project Management (single exam)Tue., 30.06.9.50 -11.20 a.m.9.40 a.mF 301
IP 208 Introduction to Project Management (class)Thu, 02.07.9.50 -11.20 a.m.9.40 a.mF 301
P 413 Electric Power SystemsFri., 03.07.2.00 – 3.30 p.m.1.50 p.m.F 301
P 420 Renewable EnergyFri., 03.07.4.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.4.20 p.m.F 301
IP 409 Renewable Energy StorageFr. 10.07.9.00 - 10.30 a.m.8.50 a.m. in front of building BLecture Hall B

 

 

 

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 210 - Digital Content Management (2,5 ECTS)

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 9914 - International Economics (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 206 - Introduction to Economics: Microeconomics (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)

IP 909 - Supply Chain Management (2 ECTS)

S 9957 - 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 402 - Reliability Engineering – Basic Concepts (4 ECTS)

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

IP 420 - Renewable Energy (2 ECTS)

IP 409 - Renewable Energy Storage (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 0239 - 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)

+ New communication course in WS 20/21 (negotiation, conflict management, intercultural competence)

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: to be announced
Room: to be announced
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: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

Enterprise Resource Planning (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: to be announced

Exercise groups: Please choose one group

Group 1:

Group 2:

Group 3:

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

 

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

This seminar enables students to analyze methods of cost accounting and controlling, to understand the methods potential for practical applications. Either this course can be taken or WINB771D, but not both!

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Bleiweis
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced
Exam: to be announced (Room will be announced on examination day on the displays in building K)

 

Financial Controlling of Services (WINBD771, 5 ECTS)

This seminar enables students to analyze methods of cost accounting and financial controlling. Either this course can be taken or WINB781E, but not both!

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Bleiweis
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced
Exam: to be announced (Room will be announced on examination day on the displays in building K)

 

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. Ivica Rogina
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced
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
Schdule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 
Project Management (WINB321, 5 ECTS) !!! not on offer in summer semester 2020 !!!

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: Dr. Hein
Schedule: to be announced)           
Room:  to be announced

 

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

 

Computer Science & Business Information Systems

Customer Collaboration Project (WI65N1, 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

 

ChatBots: Development & UX (WIB195)

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: Course times will be negotiated among the participants at the beginning of the course.
Kick-Off Date:

 

Enterprise Resource Planning (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: 

Lecture: to be announced

Exercise groups: Please choose one group

Group 1:

Group 2:

Group 3:

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

 

Enterprise Social Media (WI65V3, 5 ECTS)

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
Kick-Off Date: to be announced
Exam: to be announced

 

Intercultural Communication (INFB641, 2 ECTS), !!!not graded!!!

Participants experience intercultural competence as a strategic factor and learn to apply it to their own work and study.

Course Description

Lecturer: Prof. Andrea Cnyrim
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/Mr. Horvat
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced
Exam: to be announced

 

International Business Networks (WI65V1, 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/Mr. Horvat
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced
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: to be announced
Room: to be announced
Exam: to be announced

 

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, ArR 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 nidustrial eterprises. 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: Course times will be negotiated among the participants at the beginning of the course.
Kick-Off Date: to be announced
Exam: to be announced

 

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

 

Engineering & Sciences

Design Exercises 1 (MABB332W, 4 ECTS)  !!!not graded!!!

Design Exercise 1 is a one semester course designed to put in practise contents and knowledge from former courses like Machine Parts 1 and Technical Mechanics. 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 fulfill 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 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. Matthäus Wollfarth (on Monday), Prof. Volker Hirsch (on Tuesday)

Schedule: Please choose group A OR group B!
Group A: to be announced
Group B: to be announced

Room: to be announced


Design Exercises 2 (MABB412W, 4 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“.

Course description

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

 

Digital Signal Processors (EIFB632, 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: to be announced
Room: to be announced
Exam:

 

Sensors (IP 415, 2 ECTS)

- Fundamentals of measurement and test engineering - concepts such 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)

Course description IP 415   Course description Lab

Lecturer: Prof. Klemens Gintner
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced
Exam: to be announced

 

Laboratory Sensors (MECB453, 1 ECTS)

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Klemens Gintner
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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

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

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

Course description: will follow

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

 

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

Course description: will follow

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

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 Studies

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: Alexander Tittel
Schedule 9147: to be announced
Room: to be announced

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

 

Digital Content Management (IP 210, 2,5 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: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

Global Economy (IP 205, 2 ECTS)

Course description

Lecturer: Karl-Heinz Thielmann
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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): to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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 (eg 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): to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

International Economics (S 9914, 2 ECTS)

This course is intended as an introduction to the field of international economics. Lectures aim to deal
with the theoretical foundations of open economies and the macroeconomic policy consequences of
globalisation. The empirical evidence of globalisation and discussion of some (well-known) theories of
international economics together with the regional issues in the global economy are the
main focuses of this course.

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Hagen Krämer
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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): to be announced
Room:  to be announced

 

International Project Management (S 9917, 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: Mehrshad Zaeri Esfahani
Schedule (Intensive Course): to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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): to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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): to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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): to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

Strategic Management (IP 907, 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 will follow

Lecturer: Christian Wild
Schedule: to be announced
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. Evangelia Markaki/Dr. Dimitris Starogiannis
Schedule (Intensive course): to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

 

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 402 Reliability Engineering – Basic Concepts is highly recommended / basic knowledge in reliability theory, probability theory, formal logic.

Course description

Lecturer: Dr. Alexei Konnov
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

Energy Storage Lab (IP 414, 2 ECTS)

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: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

Geothermal Heat 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: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

Introduction to Machine Learning (IP 301, 2 ECTS), NEW course offer!!

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: Tobias Weller
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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: to be announced
Room: to be announced       

 

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: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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 description

Lecturer: Peter Hussinger
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

VR Lab - Virtual Reality for Industrial Application (IP 422, 2 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 402 "Reliability Engineering - Basic Concepts" is mandatory!

Course description

Lecturer: Dr. Alexei Konnov
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced 

 

 

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: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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 description

Lecturer: Peter Buchenau
Schedule S 0329: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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 (Intensive course): to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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 (Intensive course): to be announced
Room:  to be announced

 

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): to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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

Course description

Lecturer: Anka Schneider
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

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
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
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