PD Module 3350

Module code


Module title

Engineering in Design II


Product Design

Module type


Module form


Duration of module

1 semester

Offered in

winter and summer semesters

Studio workload

60 hours

Self-directed workload

60 hours

ECTS credit points


Module leader

Prof. Gerhard Reichert

Email address

e-mail address

Learning outcomes

After completing this module successfully you will be able to understand and calculate mechanics and mechanical systems. You will be able to calculate static forces and moments in space, addition and subtraction of forces and moments for relatively simple machines and components.
Using these skills in calculation you will be capable of simulating the loadings on divers components theoretically and to design in optimum strength with minimum material.
You will be familiar with the most common materials and production processes and their aesthetic, technical, ecological, and economic potentials. You will be able to apply the skills learned in the parallel module such as visualisation and presentation methods.

Module content

Module teaching units

Technical mechanics, (2 contact hours)
Technology/Materials 1 (2 contact hours)

Module tutors

PD professors and guest tutors

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, exercises


Project work, documentation, presentation, examination

Teaching language


Prerequisite for

following modules

Recommended literature

Kalweit A.; Paul C.; Peters S.; Wallbaum S.; Handbuch für Technisches Produktdesign: Material und Fertigung, Entscheidungsgrundlagen für Designer und Ingenieure. 2nd edition. Berlin: Springer 2012
Pahl, G.; Beitz, W.; Feldhusen, J.; Grote, K.-H.; Konstruktionslehre. 7th edition. Berlin: Springer 2007
Gross D.; Hauger W., Schröder J., Wall W.; Technische Mechanik 1: Statik. Springer; 11. Auflage Springer 2011

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