Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Digital Product Creation

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Understand the entire process of digital product creation and its individual elements.
• Depending on the requirements of the product to be developed, combine the elements of product creation into a meaningful process.
• Have an overview of the technologies so as to be able to solve the problem in the individual process steps.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Tools for industrial design
• Innovation management
• Reverse engineering / surface reconstruction
• Rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, rapid manufacturing
• CAD (computer aided design)
• PDM (Product data management)
• Simulation and analysis technologies
• CAM (computer aided manufacturing)
• Interfaces in the manufacturing process
• Quality assurance

recommended or required reading

• Heufler (2012): Design Basics, 4th Edition, Verlag Niggli AG Sulgen
• Corsten, et al. (2006): Grundlagen des Innovationsmanagements, Vahlen Verlag Munich
• Hauschildt, Salomo (2007): Innovationsmanagement, 4th edition, Vahlen Verlag Munich
• Blasy (2008): Reverse Engineering im CAD-Prozess, 1st Edition, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Saarbrücken
• Teutsch (2007): Model-based Analysis and Evaluation of Point Sets from Optical 3D Laser Scanners, 1st Edition, Shaker Verlag Herzogenrath
• Kief, Roschiwal (2009): CNC-Handbuch, Hanser Verlag Munich
• Dolmetsch (2011): Metalltechnik Fachbildung. Der Werkzeugbau, softcover, 15th Edition, Europa Lehrmittelverlag Haan
• Morgan, Liker (2006): The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process and Technology, Productivity Press
• Scheer, et al. (2005): Prozessorientiertes Product Lifecycle Management, Springer Verlag Berlin

assessment methods and criteria

final presentation

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number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated Lecture

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Christian Schmid

year of study

Second year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

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type of course unit


mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable