Courses in Winter Semester 2019/20

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

Architecture & Civil Engineering

Diversity of Living (ARTB_KS13 / ARTM_KS13, 2 ECTS)

Please note: This course is open to all students regardless of their major.

Exemplary residential buildings of past epochs are selected, analyzed and compared worldwide,
the focus of the observation is on the floor housing. The selection of the projects is done in
cooperation with the students – foreign students can report on the living in their cultural
background on the basis of the selected projects.

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Susanne Dürr

Schedule: to be announced

Business & Economics

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 Tuesdays, 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (Start: 01. October 2019)
Room: SH 201 / SH 107a

 
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: Thursdays, 3.40 p.m. - 5.10 p.m. (Start: 10 October 2019)
End of lecture: 23 January 2020
Room: to be announced

 
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: on Tuesdays, 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

15 October 2019
22 October 2019
29 October 2019
05 November 2019
12 November 2019
19 November 2019
03 December 2019
10 December 2019

Room: F 301

 

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: on Wednesdays, 3.40 p.m. - 5.10 p.m. (Start: 2. October 2019)
Room: B 101

 

 
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: on Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.50 a.m. - 11.20 a.m. (Start: 2. October 2019)
Room: Tuesday K 201 / Thursday K 009


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: on Thursdays, 5.20 p.m. - 6.50 p.m. (Start: 3. October 2019)
Room: K 201
Exam: 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: Thursdays, 11.30. a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (Start: 10 October 2019)

Please note: No lecture on 17 & 24 October 2019 (Catching-up dates will be discussed in class).
Exam: 23 January 2020
Room: 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.

Course description
Lecturer: Susan Penrose
Time: Thursdays, 2 pm - 3.30 pm (Start: 10 October)
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: Wednesday, 09.50 am - 11.20 am (Start: 02 October 2019)
Exam: 22 January 2020
Room: F 301

 

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: Dr. Hein
Schedule: on Tuesdays, 8.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m. & on Thursdays, 3.40 p.m. - 5.10 p.m. (Start: 1. October 2019)           
Room:  Tuesday K 002 / Thursday K 010

 

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

Computer Science & Business Information Systems

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

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


Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Bernd Scheuermann
Schedule: Tuesdays, 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (Start: 01. October 2019)
Room: SH 201 / SH 107a

 
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
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

 
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: on Tuesdays, 2.00 p.m. - 5.10 p.m. (Start: 01 October 2019)
Room: M 301
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
Schedule: on Tuesdays, 9.50 a.m. - 11.20 a.m. (Start: 01 October 2019)
Room: M 206
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: on Tuesdays, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (Start: 01 October 2019)
Room: M 303
Exam: 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: Wednesday, 09.50 am - 11.20 am (Start: 02 October 2019)
Exam: 22 January 2020
 

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: to be announced
Room: to be announced

Exam:

 

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

Exam:

 

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

Engineering & Sciences

Design Exercises 1 (MABB332W, 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. 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!

Lecturer: Prof. Fahmi Bellalouna OR Prof. Volker Hirsch
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced


Design Exercises 2 (MABB412W, 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“.

Course description
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Fahmi Bellalouna
Schedule: on Mondays, 8.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m. (Start: 30. September 2019)

(no lecture on 23. & 31.12.2019 as well as 06.01.2020)
Room: M-001 / LI-149

 

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:

Fri         08 November 2019         1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Sat        09 November 2019          9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
Mon     11 November 2019         1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Fri         15 November 2019         1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Sat        16 November 2019         9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

Room: F 301 on Monday;
             to be announced for Fri + Sat)

 

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: Wolfgang Proß
Schedule: to be announced
Room: to be announced

Exam:

 

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: Fridays, 09.50 am - 1.00 pm

Fri          11 October 2019
Fri          25 October 2019
Fri         08 November 2019
Fri         15 November 2019
Fri         22 November 2019
Fri         29 November 2019
Fri         06 December 2019
Final presentations:   13 December 2019
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: Wednesdays, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (Start: 02 October 2019)
Exam:     22 January 2020
Room:     F 301
 

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: Mondays 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (Start: 07 October 2019):

07 October 2019
14 October 2019
21 October 2019
28 October 2019
04 November 2019
11 November 2019
18 November 2019
25 November 2019

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     30 September 2019         1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Fri         04 October 2019              1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Sat        05 October 2019              9.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Mon     07 October 2019               1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Fri         11 October 2019               1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Sat       12 October 2019               9.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Mon     14 October 2019               1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Fri         18 October 2019               1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Sat        19 October 2019               9.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.

Room: F 301 on Monday;
             to be announced for Fri + Sat)

 

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     21 October 2019               1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Fri         25 October 2019               1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Sat        26 October 2019               9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
Mon     28 October 2019               1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Mon     04 November 2019           1.30 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.

Room: F 301 on Monday;
             to be announced for Fri + Sat)

 

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:

Fridays, 8.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m.
Start: 04 October 2019

(no lecture on 01.11.19 / 27.12.19 / 03.01.2020 due to public holidays)

Exam date: 24 January 2020

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: Tuesdays, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Start: 01 October 2019
Exam: 21 January 2020
Room: F 301
 

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: Wednesdays, 9.50 a.m. - 11.20 a.m. (Start: 02 October 2019)
Room: F 005
Exam: to be announced

Laboratory Sensors (MECB453, 1 ECTS)

Schedule: Thursdays, 8.00 a.m. - 11.20 a.m. (Start: 28 November 2019)
Room: F U08

 

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:

Mon     18 November 2019        8.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Initial visit at Siemens)
Thu      21 November 2019        2.00 p.m. - 6.50 p.m. (Lab at Siemens starts)
Fri         22 November 2019        2.00 p.m. - 6.50 p.m
Mon     25 November 2019        2.00 p.m. - 6.50 p.m
Thu      28 November 2019        2.00 p.m. - 6.50 p.m
Fri        29 November 2019        2.00 p.m. - 6.50 p.m

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:

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

Course description: will follow
Lecturer: Andreas Lehmacher
Schedule: on Wednesdays, 3.40 p.m. - 5.10 p.m. (Start: 02. October 2019)
Room: M - 004

Exam: 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).

 

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 (Intensive course):
Mon - Thu 14 October – 17 October 2019     2.00 p.m. - 6.50 p.m.
Fri               18 October 2019                              8.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Room: B 107
 

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      11 October 2019                  9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. 
Fri      18 October 2019                   9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. 
Fri      25 October 2019                   9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Fri      08 November 2019                 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Fri      15 November 2019                 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. 
Fri      22 November 2019                 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. 
Mon  25 November 2019                  8.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m.
Fri      29 November 2019                 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
EXAM:  Mon 02 December 2019, 8 a.m.

Room: F 309;
             F 301 (on 25 November and 02 December only !)

 

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 (Intensive course):
Sat             05 October 2019            10.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat             12 October 2019            10.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thu             17 October 2019            10.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat              19 October 2019           10.00 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Room: B 118

 

Lecturer:  Andreas & Matthias Luthe
Schedule 9146 (Intensive course):

Fri           13 December 2019                 2.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sa           14 December 2019                 9.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Fri           20 December 2019                 2.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sa           21 December 2019                 9.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.

 

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

This seminar will be offered twice in Wintersemester 2018/19

Lecturer: Peter Buchenau

Schedule S 0329 (Intensive course):

Mo       10 February 2020                        9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tu         11 February 2020                         9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We       12 February 2020                         9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Room: to be announced


Schedule (Intensive course 2): 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
Fri        29 November 2019                   3 p.m. – 6.15 p.m.
Sa        30 November 2019                   9 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Fri         06 December 2019                   3 p.m. – 6.15 p.m.
Sa        07 December 2019                    9 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
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:

Monday 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (Start: 30 September 2019)

End of lecture: 20 January 2020 (Exam)

Room: F 301
 

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 (Intensive course):
Fri             04 October 2019             2.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Sat            05 October 2019           10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Fri              11 October 2019              2.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Sat            12 October 2019           10.00  a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Room: M 301


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
Fri          10 January 2020                2 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Sa          11 January 2020                 9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Fri          17 January 2020                 2 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Sa          18 January 2020                 9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
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): 
Fri         29 November 2019                    2 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sa         30 November 2019                    9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Fri          06 December 2019                    2 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sa          07 December 2019                    9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

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):
Fri        18 Oktober 2019                     2 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sa        19 Oktober 2019                     9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Fri        25 Oktober 2019                      2.p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sa        26 Oktober 2019                      9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

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: Philipp Weber
Schedule (Intensive Course):

Fri        15 November 2019                     2 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sa        16 November 2019                     9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Fri        22 November 2019                      2.p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sa        23 November 2019                      9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

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: on Thursdays, 9.50 a.m. - 11.20 a.m. starting on 10 October 2019

End of lecture / Exam: Thursday, 23 January 2020
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.
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):
Fri        13 December 2019                2.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sa        14 December 2019                9.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Fri         20 December 2019                2.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sa         21 December 2019                9.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Room:  to be announced

Lecturer: Jürgen Henke
Schedule 9143 (Intensive course):
Fri          10 January 2020                2.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sa          11 January 2020                9.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Fri          17 January 2020                2.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sa          18 January 2020                9.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
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):
Sat      14 December 2019      9.00 am – 3.30 pm
Sun     15 December 2019      9.00 am – 3.30 pm
Sat      21 December 2019      9.00 am – 3.30 pm
Sun     22 December 2019      9.00 am – 3.30 pm

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):
Thu       16 January 2020                2.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Fri         17 January 2020                 2.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Sa         18 January 2020                9.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.
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):
Fri       18 Oktober 2019                   2.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Sa       19 Oktober 2019                   9-00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Fri        25 Oktober 2019                   2.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Sa        26 Oktober 2019                  9-00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
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: Christian Wild
Schedule: Thursdays, 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (Start: 10 October 2019)
End of lecture/Exam: Thursday, 23 January 2020

Room: F 301

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

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

Course description
Lecturer: Dimitris Starogiannis
Schedule (Intensive course):
Fri        17 January 2020                 2.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Sa        18 January 2020                 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Su        19 January 2020                 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Room: to be announced

 

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:
Fri       06 December 2019                  2.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Sa       07 December 2019                  9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Su       08 December 2019                  9.00 a.m. - 6.00 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. Evangelia Markaki/Dr. Dimitris Starogiannis
Schedule (Intensive course):
Fri       10 January 2020                  3.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Sa       11 January 2020                  9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Su       12 January 2020                 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Room: to be announced
 

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

Course description
Lecturer: Anka Schneider
Schedule:

Thu      10 October 2019                  9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. 
Thu      17 October 2019                   9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. 
Thu      31 October 2019                   9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Thu      07 November 2019                9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Thu      14 November 2019                 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. 
Thu      21 November 2019                 9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Thu      28 November 2019                9.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Thu      12 December 2019                 9.50 a.m. - 11.20 a.m.

Room: to be announced

International Geomatics Master

Please note: If you want to participate in any of the following courses, please get in touch with the International Program by mail or during the office hours!

 

GIS & Databases (module, GMCM110, 5 ECTS)

Pre-requisites for participation: 6 ECTS in GIS

Competencies obtained in the lecture: The students are able to apply GIS for complex spatial analysis. In addition, an understanding for Internet-GIS and the programming within GI-systems for applications from diverse fields is created. The students have practical experience in the handling, analysis and visualization of geospatial data in a GIS environment.
The students are able to set up spatial models with confidence based on wide-ranging knowledge in non-spatial and spatial databases. The students have the ability to setup data models either based on given representative data by applying normalization processes or by given information about part of the real world to be modeled in a database.

Please note: This course consists out of GMCM112 GIS (3 ECTS) & GMCM113 Databases (2 ECTS).

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Gertrud Schaab, Prof. Dr. Heinz Saler

 

GIS (single lecture, GMCM112, 3 ECTS)

Pre-requisites for participation: 6 ECTS in GIS

Content: The lecture starts with a summary of those basics of GIS which are deemed to be most important when handling vector and raster data for complex analysis. The focus is on spatial anlysis, including overlay (vector-based), raster computations (weighted overlay, drainage, cost surface), also integrating DEM data as well as network analysis. Further, a wide-ranging overview on internet GIS and the programming within GI-systems for applications from diverse fields is provided. The students work individually on different practical tasks applying ArcGIS Pro. This way they deepen their understanding regarding theoretical content of the course.

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Gertrud Schaab

 

Databases (single lecture, GMCM113, 2 ECTS)

Pre-requisites for participation: Knowledge in databases

Content: the course covers the entity relation diagrams, multiplicity, modeling of geodata under consideration of national and international standards (OGC, ISO, INSPIRE, GDI-DE, WKT, SRID/EPSG), UML, normalization process, spatial data base models, spatial indexing of geodata with B/B+, Quadtrees and R/R+ trees, relational and object-relational databases, and spatial queries with SQL. Exercises employ MS-ACCESS and PostgreSQL/PostGIS with QGIS. This way, the students learn to set up data models and understand the difference between non-spatial and spatial DB.

Course description

 

Object-oriented & Web Programming (module, GMCM120, 5 ECTS)

Pre-requisites for participation: 6 ECTS in programming

The students will understand the concepts of a modern object-oriented programming language. They are able to solve simple programming problems and to independently develop and implement these. |
Students are able to create dynamic content on both server and client side. They have fundamental understanding of Web technologies, Web software development and markup languages. They are capable of making decisions which Web technology and technique to apply for a given problem.

Please note: This course consists out of GMCM122 Object-Oriented Programming (3 ECTS) & GMCM123 Web Programming (2 ECTS). Baisc Knowledge in general computer science recommended!

 Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Bürg, M.Sc. Sabrina Kuhn

 

Object-Oriented Programming (single lecture, GMCM122, 3 ECTS)

Pre-requisites for participation: 6 ECTS in programming

Content: The lecture introduces the Java programming language and hence object-oriented programming. Contents covered are the structured formulating of algorithms, stucture of programs, data types, expressions, statements, loops, classes, instances and inheritance. Therefore, the students learn the concepts of a modern object-oriented programming language.

Course description

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Bürg

 

Web Programming (single lecture, GMCM123, 2 ECTS)

Pre-requisites for participation: 6 ECTS in programming

Content: Web programming encompasses in particular HTML5, CSS3, Java Script and libraries like Leaflet.js, Bootstrap and jQuery. In addition, DOM, JSON and PHP play a role, too. This provides the basis for applying script languages to create and design dynamic and responsive Web pages. The students learn also to develop and prepare interactive maps with GIS functionality for the Internet, which bind in database information. Building on exercises, students receive hands-on in using a variety of different software development tools in an efficient manner by teaching development techniques and also debugging tools.

Course description

Lecturer: M.Sc. Sabrina Kuhn

 

 

 

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:

Schedule (all courses): 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:

Schedule: to be announced

 

German Speaking & Listening (2 ECTS)

Online registration period for Germany Today: to be announced

Schedule: to be announced

 

Geschäftsdeutsch (4 ECTS)

Only language level B1 or higher.

Schedule: 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.

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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