Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme:Bachelor Mechatronics Fulltime
Type of degree:FH BachelorĀ“s Degree Programme
 Winter Semester 2022

Course unit titleEngineering Design / CAD
Course unit code024515054105
Language of instructionEnglish
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is deliveredWinter Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week3
Year of study2022
Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated3
Name of lecturer(s)Jullius Nde CHO

Prerequisites and co-requisites

To follow the course effectively, basic knowledge of object oriented programming as well as of CAD modelling will be of great advantage

Course content

The course will cover the basics of Knowledge-Based Engineering with emphasis on Knowledge-Based Product Configuration. To enable students effectively work on their projects, we will cover object oriented techniques as used by KBE in general and in particular in the computer language C# to support KBE implementation. Moreover, the integration of CAD, KBE and PLM will be covered.

Learning outcomes

In this course, students will have the chance to learn about an alternative approach to engineering design that relies on automation of design tasks in order to reduce time required and cost, among other things. After completing this course, students will understand the basic concepts of Engineering Knowledge and Knowledge-Based Engineering. They will be able to gather the Engineering Knowledge required and implement knowledge based configuration models for basic to complex products using the Tacton Design Automation software and SolidWorks as examples. Moreover, students will also have general competence in the human aspects of using KBE, how KBE effects engineering work processes, as well as an overall understanding of the whole engineering process.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

In conjunction with integrated lectures and laboratory exercise, students will carry out industrial projects which will be presented and evaluated at the end of the semester. In addition, there will be guest lectures by external experts on KBE use and development.

Assessment methods and criteria

The course will be assessed through a written examination and an evaluation of the project work


Than language of instruction is the English language

Recommended or required reading

Title = {Knowledge-Based ConfigurationFrom Research to Business Cases},
Editor = {Alexander Felfernig and Lothar Hotz and Claire Bagley and Juha Tiihonen},
Booktitle = {Knowledge-Based Configuration},
Publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
Year = {2014},
ISBN= {978-0-12-415817-7},
doi = {}


OOP + C#

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

The course is a combination of lectures and  integrated laboratory exercises

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