PD Module 3140

Moduel code


Module title

Engineering in Design I


Product Design

Module type


Module form


Duration of module

1 semester

Offered in

winter and summer semesters

Studio workload

75 hours

Self-directed workload

75 hours

ECTS credit points


Module leader

Prof. Gerhard Reichert

Email address

e-mail address

Learning outcomes

After completing this module successfully you will be familiar with the fundamental methods and processes of systematic structural design in the development of products. You will be capable of abstracting project and engineering tasks and of generating concepts and solutions methodically. Based on the analysis and systematic ideation you will be able to solve manageable engineering and design tasks by applying user-, manufacturing-, cost-, and material-oriented engineering principles. You will be capable of constructing geometric bodies using the Rhino CAD programme.

Module content

Foundations of engineering methods and engineering systems. Systematic searches for solutions, generation of ideas, and evaluation processes for concepts and solutions. Basic ergonomic, aesthetic, material, manufacturing, production, strength, cost, and environmental guidelines for design and engineering. Basic knowledge of manufacturing processes and their aesthetic, technical, ecological, and economic potentials and their influence on engineering and design. Foundations of machine elements and basic introduction to the Rhino CAD programme.

Module teaching units

Foundations of Engineering Design / CAD 1 (5 contact hours)

Module tutors

Prof. Gerhard Reichert

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, exercises


Working results, documentation, presentation, examination

Teaching language


Prerequisite for

all following modules

Recommended literature

Pahl, G.; Beitz, W.; Feldhusen, J.; Grote, K.-H.; Konstruktionslehre. 7th edition. Berlin: Springer 2007
Conrad, K.-J.; Grundlagen der Konstruktionslehre. 5th edition München: Hanser 2010
Fischer H.; Tabellenbuch Metall. 45th edition Europa-Lehrmittel 2011
Hudson J.; Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture. Laurence King Publishers 2008
Thompson R.; Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals. Tharnes & Hudson 2007
Hesser W.; Technisches Zeichnen: Grundlagen, Normen, Beispiele, Darstellende Geometrie 33rd edition Cornelsen 2011
Rhino Handbooks

Buchstabe E
E-mail address

Upon registration the Computer Centre automatically assigns every student an E-mail address.