Courses in Winter Semester 2018/19

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

 

Business & Economics

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: to be announced
Room: to be announced


Information Technology (WBD711, 2,5 ECTS) subject to change

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

International Economics (S 9914, 2 ECTS)
!!! not offered during Winter Semester 2018/19 !!!

This seminar deals with the theoretical foundations of open economies and the macroeconomic policy as a consequence of globalisation. Investigation of the empirical evidence of globalisation and discussion of some theories of international economies will take place throughout the course.

Course description
Lecturer: Prof. Hagen Krämer


International Marketing and Strategic Innovation (IMBMS1, 2,5 ECTS), subject to change

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.

Course description
Lecturer: Susan Penrose
Time: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

Nonlinear Optimization (WINB NO1), subject to change

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Angelika Altmann-Dieses
Time: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

Microeconomics (IP 206, 2 ECTS)
!!! not offered during Winter Semester !!!

Microeconomics is concerned with 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

 

Macroeconomics (IP 207, 2 ECTS)

Macroeconomics deals with the behavior, structure and decision-making of economic aggregates (like national economies). Topics are: the data of macroeconomics; growth and employment; money and inflation; economic fluctations.

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

 

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

Computer Science & Business Information Systems

Intercultural Communication (INFB 641, 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

Enterprise Social Media (WI65V3, 5 ECTS)

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

Application Development Project (WI6401, 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
Lecturer: Prof. Andreas Heberle
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

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

Course description Mobile Business, very similar to User-Centered Design
Lecturer: Prof. Andreas Peter Schmidt
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

International Strategic Management (WI65V2, 5 ECTS)

Course description
Lecturer: Prof. Steffen Kinkel
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

Networked Business (WI65V1, 5 ECTS)

Course description
Lecturer: Prof. Steffen Kinkel
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

Programming Paradigms (INFM121SE, 3 ECTS)

Course description
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Martin Sulzmann
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

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

Engineering & Sciences

Design Exercises 1 (MB 332, 4 ECTS) !!!not graded!!!

Course description:
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. Studnets 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!

Lecturer: Prof. Matthäus Wollfarth
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced


Design Exercises 2 (MB 412, 4 ECTS) !!!not graded!!!

Course description:
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 (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“.

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

 

Digital Signal Processors (EIFB632, 2 ECTS), subject to change

Course description
Lecturer: Prof. Franz Quint
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

Sensors (IP 415, 2 ECTS) + Laboratory Sensors (MECB453, 1 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

Magnetic Sensors (IP 410, 4 ECTS)
!!!not offered during Winter Semester!!!

- Basics of Magnetism
- Definition of Magnetic Sensor Systems
- Magnetic Sensor Effects
- Variable Reluctance
- Hall-Effect
- Anisotropic Magnetoresistive Effect (AMR-Effect)
- Giant Magnetoresistive Effect (GMR-Effect)
- Modeling and Simulation of AMR-Effect and Hall-Effect
- Examples for Applications (e.g. rotational speed sensor) with Auto-correction, Hidden hysteresis, Self-calibrating algorithm

Course description
Lecturer: Prof. Klemens Gintner

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

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

 

Course offer "rEnergy":

Renewable Energy Storage (IP 409, 2 ECTS)

The course gives an overview of different possibilities to store renewable electrical energy. The energy storages range from mechanical storage to batteries, electrical storage and chemical storage. It is adressed to 5th year students.
Contents: 1. global renewables status, 2. renewable energy (solar, wind), 3. mechanical storage (pumped hydro, CAES, fly wheel), 4. electrical storage (SMES, super caps), 5. electrochemical storage (lead acid batteries, lithium batteries, redox flow batteries, hydrogen and fuel cells) 6. comparison and economics of storage.

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

Electrical Power Systems (IP 405, 2 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: 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

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

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.

Course description
Lecturer: Prof. Guntram Schultz
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

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: Ralf Schultze
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

Meteorology (M 9700, 2 ECTS), subject to change

Course description: will follow
Lecturer: Helmuth Lage
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

Navigation (M 9710, 2 ECTS), subject to change

Course description: will follow
Lecturer: Prof. Harald Hanke, Andreas Lehmacher
Schedule:  to be announced
Room:  to be announced


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


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

 

Complementary 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: to be announced
Room: to be announced

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: to be announced
Room: to be announced

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.

Lecturer: Alexander Tittel
Schedule 9147 (Intensive course): to be announced
Room: to be announced

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

Course description
Lecturer: Peter Buchenau
Schedule (Intensive course): to be announced
Room: to be announced

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

Course description
Lecturer: Verena Kienzle
Schedule (Intensive course): 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

International Financial Markets (S 9916, 2 ECTS)

Course description
Lecturer:  Jörg Glasstetter
Schedule (Intensive course): to be announced
Room: to be announced


International Marketing (S 9915, 2 ECTS)

Course description
Lecturer: Raimund Mollenhauer
Schedule (Intensive course): to be announced
Room:  to be announced


International Marketing (IP 203, 2 ECTS)

This class introduces the student to the world of International Marketing. The lessons go through the influences on International Marketing, assessing opportunities, and developing International Marketing strategies as well as the global marketing mix. It will also link these concepts with real-world cases. 

Course description
Lecturer: Susan Penrose
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

International Project Management (S 9909, 2 ECTS)

Course description
Lecturer: Martina Rühm
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

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


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: Dr. Jan Schröder
Schedule 9143 (Intensive course): to be announced
Room: to be announced

Intercultural Management Communication (S 9910/S 9911, 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

Schedule S 9911 (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

Schedule S 9959 (Intensive course): to be announced
Room: to be announced


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: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 
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: Dimitris Starogiannis
Schedule (Intensive course): to be announced
Room: to be announced

 

Supply Chain Management (S 9957, 2 ECTS)

Course description
Lecturer: Vasiliki Kazantzi
Schedule (Intensive course): to be announced
Room: to be announced

Time matters - how to effectively manage your time... and yourself! (S 0328, 2 ECTS) !!!no grading!!!

Course description
Lecturer: Stefanie Wolz
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

Additional study options for international students: rEnergy

Students can chose from the following subjects:

IP 420 Renewable Energy (2 ECTS) Course description

IP 421 Laboratory Renewable Energy (3 ECTS) Course description

IP 405 Electrical Power Systems (2 ECTS) Course description

IP 406 Geothermal Heat and Power Production (2 ECTS) Course description

IP 409 Renewable Energy Storage (2 ECTS) Course description

 

Additional study options for international students: Languages

German as a Foreign Language (4 ECTS each)

Levels: There will be two-week intensive courses in September, 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).

Online registration period for German language courses: to be announced

"German as a foreign language" courses (all levels) start: to be announced

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.

Online registration period for Germany Today: to be announced

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.

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Anja Voges
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Phone +49(0)721 925-2506
Fax +49(0)721 925-2530
Email anja.vogesspam prevention@hs-karlsruhe.de

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