Whether Bachelor's or Master's: We offer a large number of practical lectures in the field of production and forming technology. Excursions to industrial partners or practical exercises in our own test facilities, for example at the laser or with latest measurement technologies, make the theoretical contents tangible.


Courses \ Lectures (Information) Semester hours Credits Bachelor/Master
Production Technology 3 6 Bachelor
Lasers in Manufacturing 2 + Exercise 4 Bachelor
Metal Forming I + II 2 4 Master
Machine Design I + II 2 4 Master
Forming Machines I + II 1 2 Master
Process Chains in the Automotive Industry I + II 1 2 Master

The students receive their first impression of the extensive field of production engineering in the basic course Technology of Manufacturing Processes. The understanding of production processes is expanded on the basis of practice-oriented manufacturing examples, demonstrators and case studies, which additionally provide the opportunity to solve industrial tasks.

The lecture Laser in Manufacturing introduces students to the basics and fields of applications of lasers used for industrial material processing.

Mandatory lecture (Bachelor)

In addition to basic production techniques such as factory planning or elementary materials science, students are taught the various production processes and procedures. The focus is on a practical introduction to the topic.

  • Boundary conditions and goals of production engineering
  • Fundamentals and methods of forming, forming and cutting
  • Examples from production

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Elective course

Contents of the lecture:

  • Basics of lasers and laser types
  • Material processing with lasers
  • (joining, cutting, marking, heat treatment etc.)
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • data storage
  • Laser safety and economy

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In the successive semesters, the basic knowledge gained in the Bachelors courses can be extended in the compulsory selective courses Forming Technologies I + II and Forming Machines I + II. The focus in these lectures is set on the basics of plastomechanics and tribology, forming technologies and the necessary machines, manufacturing and handling facilities.

The range of lectures is complemented by the courses Process Chains in the Automotive Industry I + II and Machine Design I + II. Both courses are held by industrial guest lecturers who are able to provide a deeper insight into the industrial practice as well as into the production-oriented design.

Metal Forming I + II are lectures belonging to the main studies of mechanical engineering and industrial engineering. The lectures cover fundamentals of metallurgy and plastic deformation of metals as well as a wide range of forming technologies and forming machines.

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This lecture is intended for students in the Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with an interest in the design and dimensioning of components and groups

Lecture content:

  • Deepening of existing design principles
  • Methods for the preliminary design of machine elements
  • Design and dimensioning of individual parts and assemblies in practice sessions

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Forming machines I + II are lectures belonging to the main studies of mechanical engineering and industrial engineering as well as studies for the teaching profession in technical disciplines. The lectures cover fundamentals of metal forming with the machinery, manufactory and handling equipment required for this purpose. Besides theoretical lectures, students will have the opportunity to participate in practical exercises.

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The main contents of the lecture are:

  • Automotive and commercial vehicle industry
  • Importance of freight transport
  • Quality and design
  • Pilot and pre-series production
  • Production startup and market launch

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