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Offered Courses for Exchange Students

Architecture and Design

Architecture

Please note: Knowledge of the German language is required for these courses!

  • Building Construction II - 6 ECTS
  • Design III - 6 ECTS
  • City Planning - 4 ECTS
  • Supporting Structures - 2 ECTS

Integrated Product Design

Please note: Knowledge of the German language is required for these courses!

Winter Term

  • Grundlagen des Gestaltens 1/2 - 5 ECTS
  • Grundlagen des Gestaltens 3/4 - 4 ECTS
  • Freihandskizzieren 1/2 - 5 ECTS
  • Freihandskizzieren 3/4 - 4 ECTS
  • Computergest. Darstellen 1/2 - 2 ECTS
  • Computergest. Darstellen 3 - 2 ECTS
  • Typografie 1/2 - 2 ECTS
  • Fotografie - 2 ECTS
  • Entwerfen und Konstruieren 1/2 - 6 ECTS
  • Entwerfen und Konstruieren 3/4 - 6 ECTS
  • Entwerfen und Konstruieren 5/6 - 6 ECTS
  • Projektarbeit 1- 8 ECTS
  • Projektarbeit 4 - 10 ECTS
  • Fachwissenschaftliches Wahlfach 1 - 2 ECTS
  • Fachwissenschaftliches Wahlfach 2 - 2 ECTS
  • Fachwissenschaftliches Wahlfach 3 - 2 ECTS

Summer Term

  • Grundlagen des Gestaltens 1/2 - 5 ECTS
  • Grundlagen des Gestaltens 3/4 - 4 ECTS
  • Freihandskizzieren 1/2 - 5 ECTS
  • Freihandskizzieren 3/4 - 4 ECTS
  • Computergest. Darstellen 1/2 - 2 ECTS
  • Typografie 1/2 - 2 ECTS
  • Entwerfen und Konstruieren 1/2 - 6 ECTS
  • Entwerfen und Konstruieren 3/4 - 6 ECTS
  • Entwerfen und Konstruieren 5/6 - 6 ECTS
  • Projektarbeit 2 - 8 ECTS
  • Projektarbeit 2 - 10 ECTS
  • Fachwissenschaftliches Wahlfach 1 - 2 ECTS
  • Fachwissenschaftliches Wahlfach 2 - 2 ECTS
  • Fachwissenschaftliches Wahlfach 3 - 2 ECTS

Interior Design and Interior Architecture

Please note: Knowledge of the German language is required for these courses!

Winter Term

  • Gestalten und Humanwissenschaften 1.1 - 4 ECTS
  • Gestalten und Humanwissenschaften 2.2 - 2,5 ECTS
  • Gestalten und Humanwissenschaften 3.1 - 4 ECTS
  • Darstellen und Visuelle Kommunikation 1.1 - 4 ECTS
  • Darstellen und Visuelle Kommunikation 2.2 - 4 ECTS
  • Darstellen und Visuelle Kommunikation 3.1 - 3 ECTS
  • Technik und Naturwissenschaft 1.1 - 4 ECTS
  • Technik und Naturwissenschaft 2.2 - 3 ECTS
  • Technik und Naturwissenschaft 3.1 - 5 ECTS
  • Technik und Naturwissenschaft 4 - 4 ECTS
  • Reflexion and Vision 1.1 - 6 ECTS
  • Reflexion und Vision 2.2 - 2,5 ECTS
  • Reflexion und Vision 3.1 - 3 ECTS
  • Praxisorientiertes Projekt 1.1 - 3 ECTS
  • Praxisorientiertes Projekt 2.2 - 3 ECTS
  • Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven - 6 ECTS
  • Management und Wirtschaft 1.2 - 2,5 ECTS
  • Management und Wirtschaft 2.2 - 4 ECTS
  • Interdisziplinäres Projekt 2 - 6 ECTS
  • Praxisprojekt 1.1 - 10 ECTS
  • Praxisprojekt 2.2 - 4 ECTS
  • Bachelor Konzeptarbeit - 4 ECTS
  • Bachelorarbeit - 12 ECTS

Summer Term

  • Gestalten und Humanwissenschaften 1.2 / 2.1 - 4,5 ECTS
  • Gestalten und Humanwissenschaften 3.2 - 6 ECTS
  • Darstellen und Visuelle Kommunikation 1.2 / 2.1 - 4 ECTS
  • Darstellen und Visuelle Kommunikation 3.2 - 3 ECTS
  • Technik und Naturwissenschaft 1.2 / 2.1 - 4 ECTS
  • Technik und Naturwissenschaft 3.2 - 1 ECTS
  • Reflexion und Vision 2.1 - 2,5 ECTS
  • Reflexion und Vision 3.2 - 3 ECTS
  • Management und Wirtschaft 1.1 - 2,5 ECTS
  • Praxisorientiertes Projekt 1.2 / 2.1 - 6 ECTS
  • Interdisziplinäres Projekt 1 - 6 ECTS
  • Praxisprojekt 1.2 / 2.1 - 8 ECTS
  • Interdisziplinäre Profilierung - 6 ECTS

Business Administration

available in winter and summer term

Fundamentals of Strategic Management (online-lecture) - 5 ECTS

In the course "Fundamentals of Strategic Management" students acquire fundamental knowledge about key aspects of strategic management. The course can be attended without any prerequisites although having attended an introduction course to general management can be helpful.

The course covers fundamental aspects of strategic management such as main terms, the strategic management process and the corporate environment in which strategic management happens. The subsequent chapters then cover strategic analysis followed by strategy formulation and strategy implementation.

Fundamentals of Business Administration (online-lecture) - 5 ECTS

The module is carried out in form of a project in cooperation with a local company. Participants are divided into groups with a maximum of six students. A task out the field of business intelligence and controlling is presented and described to the team by the selected company. Students have to work on this task as a team independently within one semester and bring it to the conclusion in the form of a presentation and a project report.

The project is controlled by the lecturer in a milestone-oriented manner. The students have to set up a work break down structure, to define time schedule and to assign the work packages to individual students. They have to use dedicated IT-Tools to solve this project management tasks. Students have to complete the previously defined work packages at the respective milestone and provide a report on the targeted requirements. The milestone results are collected in the form of joure fixes and documented as protocol.

Topics of the project are based on current issues in local companies and vary from semester to semester. Topics will be presented and explained to the students at the beginning of the seminar.

Project Management (online-lecture) - 5 ECTS

The module is carried out in form of a project in cooperation with a local company. Participants are divided into groups with a maximum of six students. A task out the field of process and information management is presented and described to the team by the selected company. Students have to work on this task as a team independently within one semester and bring it to the conclusion in the form of a presentation and a project report.

The project is controlled by the lecturer in a milestone-oriented manner. The students have to set up a work break down structure, to define time schedule and to assign the work packages to individual students. They have to use dedicated IT-Tools to solve this project management tasks. Students have to complete the previously defined work packages at the respective milestone and provide a report on the targeted requirements. The milestone results are collected in the form of joure fixes and documented as protocol.

Topics of the project are based on current issues in local companies and vary from semester to semester. Topics will be presented and explained to the students at the beginning of the seminar.

Project in Business Information Processing - 5 ECTS

The module is carried out in form of a project in cooperation with a local company. Participants are divided into groups with a maximum of six students. A task out the field of business intelligence and controlling is presented and described to the team by the selected company. Students have to work on this task as a team independently within one semester and bring it to the conclusion in the form of a presentation and a project report.

The project is controlled by the lecturer in a milestone-oriented manner. The students have to set up a work break down structure, to define time schedule and to assign the work packages to individual students. They have to use dedicated IT-Tools to solve this project management tasks. Students have to complete the previously defined work packages at the respective milestone and provide a report on the targeted requirements. The milestone results are collected in the form of joure fixes and documented as protocol.

Topics of the project are based on current issues in local companies and vary from semester to semester. Topics will be presented and explained to the students at the beginning of the seminar.

Seminar in Business Information Processing - 5 ECTS

The aim of the seminar is to introduce the students to the independent, scientific work as well as preparation for the thesis. Within the framework of the seminar, the following competencies in the field of business informatics will be given:

  • independent assessment of new developments in information technology and their opportunities and risks for the business administration
  • identifying the success factors for a meaningful integration information technology in the company
  • covering of business requirements by information technology in individual cases
  • elaboration of a position and argumentative justification of own opinion
  • ability to write down the facts and own opinions and to present them freely in presentation.

Topics of the seminar are based on current developments in business informatics and administration and vary from semester to semester. Topics will be presented and explained to the students at the beginning of the seminar. Students must select a topic and edit it according to the following structure:

  • exposé
  • oral presentation
  • written seminar paper

Managing Projects and Business Simulation (on site lecture) - 5 ECTS (only summer semester)

Part I “Management of Projects”

Definition and negotiation of practice-oriented objectives/agreements; Development of realistic timetables and setting of mile stones; transferring and designing of adequate project budgets; progress monitoring and control of budget/quality in the course of the project; management of the communication in an interdisciplinary area; risk management and development of emergency plans; Practical exercises will be done in an integrative project management software based on SAP ERP.

Part II “Business Simulation”

Learning of essential measures of value of business management, methods and tools to implement value-oriented business management into practice.

Application of learned knowledge based on a business game (cases, case studies, business planning, etc.).

Gives summary of strategic management; summary of main methods of value-oriented management (shareholder value, EVA, DCF, CFROI etc.) and elements of Economic Value Added (WACC, NOPAT, EBIT, etc.).

Implementation of the theoretical model into practice (benchmark, value driver, combination with planning processes, incentive systems, systems of compensation etc., process organization); practical implementation of the gained skills by an interactive, PC based business.

Information and Communication (onsite lecture) - 5 ECTS (only winter semester)

Professional competencies: The participants gain knowledge about the information systems in organizations from the view of the users. They

  • understand the structure and function of ERP systems used in companies
  • solve operational tasks in invoicing and banking integrated with the help of an ERP system and evaluate their impact
  • understand integration aspects of operational departments and their mutual effects in the ERP system

Technical competencies: Imparting the ability to develop requirements for information systems and to operate an ERP-system

Further competencies: The participants gain knowledge about the interface between the information systems and the corporate management. They can

  • develop approaches to implementing ERP systems, taking into account the business needs
  • analyze, evaluate and implement basic concepts, requirements from finance and controlling related to an ERP system actively shape the lifecycle of the ERP system in terms of business IT alignment

Financial Processes in SAP FI (onsite lecture) - 5 ECTS (only summer semester)

Professional competencies:
The students should be able to be aware of the basic knowledge of the business software SAP and implement the basic processes in the module FI.

Technical competencies:
The students should be able to understand the logic of SAP and implement these skills independently according to business requirements. Identification of relevant transaction, data and reports for specific business processes is necessary.

Further competencies:
The students should be aware of the functioning of business software using the example of SAP and be able to deepen these skills by means of self-study and case studies.
 

English Classes - 5 ECTS

Please find interdisciplinary and language courses below.

German Classes - 5 ECTS

Please find interdisciplinary and language courses below.

Further lectures in marketing, finance, information and communication can be arranged individually.

Social Work and Health

Integrative Health Promotion

Summer Term

  • Crisis Managment in Tourism
    This lecture will only take place in in case of sufficient demand

Winter Term

  • Introduction to Health Psychology
    block course in December every year

International Social Work and Development

Courses and Module Descriptions

Technology, Science and Computer Science

Automotive Technology

  • International Supply Chain Management - 5 ECTS
  • Project Work in Mechatronics - 5 ECTS
  • Bachelor's thesis - 12 ECTS
  • Getting a scientific foundation for the Bachelor's thesis- 11 ECTS

Bioanalytics

  • Omics-Technologies and the challenges of high-throughput data (elective course) - 3 ECTS
  • Innovation management (elective course) - 3 ECTS
  • Immunological Kits (elective course) - 3 ECTS
  • Food Microbiology (elective course) - 3 ECTS
  • Flow Cytometry (elective course) - 3 ECTS
  • Protein analysis by mass spectrometry (elective course) - 3 ECTS

Computer Science

Embedded Operating Systems - 5 ECTS

Please note: The english version of this course will only take place in case of sufficient demand.

The focus of this module are structures and design of embedded operating systems and methods for their implementation. Based on a solid theoretical background in operating systems theory and systems programming provided in the theoretical part, in the practical part of this course, students will develop their own embedded OS using a real-world hardware platform (ARM Cortex M3) and state-of-the-art software development and debugging tools.

Prerequisites for this module are as follows:

  • Basic knowledge about operating system structures (e.g., an introductory course on general OS theory)
  • Solid knowledge in C or C++ programming
  • Optional: experience in machine-level programming or knowledge of computer architecture fundamentals

Software Engineering Project - 5 ECTS

In this course, students are expected to do a complete software development project, following a particular process model of their choice (either plan-driven, such as Unified Process, or agile, such as SCRUM), in teams of 4-6 students.
The project will span the entire development cycle, starting with requirements elicitation from a customer with non-IT background through system design, implementation, systematic test on diverse levels, documentation, and handover.
The development team will act largely self-dependent, led by a master student who is in charge of project management issues.

Grading of the project will be based on individual and team performance, including the quality of the delivered artifacts. The Software Engineering Project presupposes basic software engineering knowledge and skills, e.g. from an introductory software engineering course.

Development and Management in Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Construction

  • Scientific Engineering Project 1 - 5 ECTS
  • Scientific Engineering Project 2 - 5 ECTS
  • Master´s Thesis - 30 ECTS

Engineering Physics

Please note: Courses are just offered in winter term

Mathematical Methods for Physicists - 8 ECTS

The aim of the course is the understanding of the requirement of mathematical procedures for the solution of problems from physics. Moreover, students will be enabled to apply mathematical standard operations on typical problems from physics, in particular integral transforms, differential equations, systems of ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations. Based on this, students will recognize limitations of standard operations and understand advanced mathematical methods beyond standard operations.

Content

  • Integral transformas (Fourier transform, Laplace transform)
  • Higher order differential equations, boundary value problems,
  • Linear systems of ordinary differential equations, in particular with constant coefficients,
  • Partial differential equations: diffusion equation, wave equation, partial differential equations with cylindrical and with spherical symmetry

Advanced Solid State Physics (Physics 5) - 5 ECTS

In this course students will acquire knowledge of physical properties of solids and understand their technological applications. The aim of the module is to understand methods for the measurement fundamental physical properties of solids. At the end of the course students will have basic knowledge of quantum physical description of solids.

Content:

  • Electronic band structure
  • electrical conductivity
  • thermal, optical and magnetic properties

Materials Science - 5 ECTS

Students are enabled to understand the basic facts of material science. Furthermore, they get explained topical keywords, whose knowledge allows them to realize and to describe fundamental relationships.

Content:

  • Introduction to the science of metallic materials with particular consideration of the dependence of material properties from processing treatments
  • Compilation and interpretation of phase diagrams
  • Introduction into the technology of plastics, ceramics, special and compound materials
  • Introduction to material testing methods and standards

Quantum physics concepts, atomic and nuclear physics (Physics 6) - 5 ECTS

In this course students will acquire knowledge of quantum physical concepts and their application to simple systems. They will be able to perform fundamental experiments from atomic and nuclear physics and will understand the atomic structure and atomic and molecular spectra. The aim is to understand the structure of nuclei, the radioactive decay and simple nuclear reactions, including their technical applications.

Content

  • Fundamentals of quantum mechanics
  • hydrogen atom
  • atoms with several electrons
  • atoms in external fields
  • molecule structures
  • nucleons
  • nuclear models
  • nuclear radiation
  • radiation detectors

Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering Scientific Project - 7 ECTS
  • Bachelor's thesis - 12 ECTS

Interdisciplinary and language courses

winter term

General English Modul 1 - 5 ECTS

Objectives

Most participants have learned English in school for years, but are still unsure when asked to speak. Therefore, overcoming your inhibitions so that communicating in English comes more naturally is one goal of the courses. But you will practice and improve a variety of language skills:

  • listening: understanding spoken English in true-to-life situations, developing listening strategies
  • speaking: speaking more freely, improving the skills you already have
  • reading: understanding authentic texts covering a wide range of topics, improving reading skills and strategies (that apply in your native language, too)
  • writing: composing formal and informal texts (letters, articles, reports, etc.)

In Module 1 and Module 2 we work on the basics of language learning, including vocabulary development and grammar skills. In the related intensive week course Preparation for the Cambridge “B2 First” Examination, we concentrate on practicing for the Cambridge English “B2 First” examination, NOT on vocabulary or grammar.

Advanced General English Module 1 - 5 ECTS

Objectives

You already feel confident about using the English language and you are interested in improving your academic English skills. This course offers you the opportunity to do just this and to prepare for the Cambridge English “C1 Advanced” examination, which you might need for your post-graduate studies or if you intend to study abroad.

The main language input will consist of:

  • speaking: pair work
  • writing techniques for formal and informal texts
  • training of listening strategies
  • lexical development in academic topic areas
  • reading practice
  • a clear syllabus of advanced grammar topics

In Module 1 and Module 2 we work on the basics of language learning, including vocabulary development and grammar skills. In the related intensive week course Preparation for the Cambridge “C1 Advanced” Examination, we concentrate on practicing for the Cambridge English “C1 Advanced” examination, NOT on vocabulary or grammar.

summer term

General English Modul 2 - 5 ECTS

Overview

This course is the second of two General English courses: Module 1 in winter semester and Module 2 in summer semester. These two courses, along with the intensive week course Preparation for the Cambridge “First” Examination, will prepare you to take the Cambridge English “First (FCE)” examination if you choose to do so.

Information regarding the Cambridge English examinations can be found here.
Scroll down to the First or the Advanced examination.


Objectives

Most participants have learned English in school for years, but are still unsure when they have to speak. Therefore, overcoming your inhibitions so that communicating in English comes more naturally is one goal of the courses. But you will practice and improve a variety of language skills:

  • listening: understanding spoken English in true-to-life situations, developing listening strategies
  • speaking: speaking more freely, improving the skills you already have
  • reading: understanding authentic texts covering a wide range of topics, improving reading skills and strategies (that apply in your native language, too)
  • writing: composing formal and informal texts (letters, articles, reports, etc.)

In Module 1 and Module 2 we work on the basics of language learning, including vocabulary development and grammar skills. In the related intensive week course Preparation for the Cambridge “First” Examination, we concentrate on practicing for the Cambridge English “First (FCE)” examination, NOT on vocabulary or grammar.

Advanced General English Module 2 - 5 ECTS

Overview

This course is the second of two Advanced General English courses: Module 1 in winter semester and Module 2 in summer semester. These two courses, along with the intensive week course Preparation for the Cambridge “Advanced” Examination, will prepare you to take the Cambridge English “Advanced (CAE)” examination if you choose to do so.

Information regarding the Cambridge English examinations can be found here
Scroll down to the First or the Advanced examination.


Objectives

You already feel confident about using the English language and you are interested in improving your academic English skills. This course offers you the opportunity to do just this and to prepare for the Cambridge English “Advanced (CAE)” examination, which you might need for your post-graduate studies or if you intend to study abroad.

The main language input will consist of:

  • speaking: pair work
  • writing techniques for formal and informal texts
  • training of listening strategies
  • lexical development in academic topic areas
  • reading practice
  • a clear syllabus of advanced grammar topics

In Module 1 and Module 2 we work on the basics of language learning, including vocabulary development and grammar skills. In the related intensive week course Preparation for the Cambridge “Advanced” Examination, we concentrate on practicing for the Cambridge English “Advanced (CAE)” examination, NOT on vocabulary or grammar.

winter and summer term

General German Courses (different levels) / German as a foreign language A1-C1 - 5 ECTS

Meetings and Presentations - 5 ECTS

Objectives

Whatever you choose to do in your career, you will very likely attend meetings or make presentations in English. This course gives you an opportunity to improve your oral communication skills (listening and speaking) so that you will be successful in these challenges. We will consider the organization of meetings and presentations and the language you will need in them, and you will practice the skills we discuss in a relaxed atmosphere.

Among other topics, we will discuss how you can:

  • achieve your own objectives,
  • meet the expectations of the audience,
  • anticipate and answer the difficult question, and
  • deal with cultural diversity.

Contents

  • You will learn to chair and participate in various kinds of meetings successfully, practice questioning techniques and other communication strategies.
  • You will systematically be taken through the key stages of preparing and giving presentations, including planning, introducing and concluding your presentation, as well as handling questions.

Academic Documentation - 5 ECTS

Objectives

Whatever you choose to do in your career, the international language is English. The aims of this course are to prepare you to understand the nature of English academic writing, to recognize cultural differences in academic writing styles and to write an academic paper to a publishable standard. Furthermore, we will discuss the problem of academic dishonesty, and how to avoid plagiarism.

There is no final (Klausur) for the course as the work is graded from a submission of a portfolio covering the material you will write during the semester.

Spanish - 5 ECTS

Special Language German: Economics - 5 ECTS

Dieser studienbegleitende, modular aufgebaute Fachsprachkurs wird speziell für Studierende der Ingenieurwissenschaften (1.-3. Semester) angeboten, die ihre Deutschkenntnisse nach erfolgreich bestandener Deutschprüfung (z.B. TestDaF, DSH o.a.) in der Wissenschaftssprache Deutsch ausbauen wollen.


Inhalte sind:

  • Mündliche Kommunikation in Hochschule und Praktikum (Präsentationen, Diskussionsbeiträge in Seminaren und Meetings)
  • Entwicklung von Hör- und Lesestrategien (z.B. Mitschrift einer Vorlesung)
  • Fachtextproduktion nach wissenschaftlichen Standards (Literaturangaben, Aufbau, Struktur)
  • Fach- und wissenschaftssprachliche Wortschatz- und Grammatikarbeit
  • Schaubilder, Grafiken, Tabellen etc. in einen Text einbinden

Special Language German: Engineering - 5 ECTS

Dieser studienbegleitende, modular aufgebaute Fachsprachkurs wird speziell für Studierende der Wirtschaftswissenschaften (1.-3. Semester) angeboten, die ihre Deutschkenntnisse nach erfolgreich bestandener Deutschprüfung (z.B. TestDaF, DSH o.a.) in der Wissenschaftssprache Deutsch ausbauen wollen.

Inhalte sind:

  • Mündliche Kommunikation in Hochschule und Praktikum (Präsentationen, Diskussionsbeiträge in Seminaren und Meetings)
  • Entwicklung von Hör- und Lesestrategien (z.B. Mitschrift einer Vorlesung)
  • Fachtextproduktion nach wissenschaftlichen Standards (Literaturangaben, Aufbau, Struktur)
  • Fach- und wissenschaftssprachliche Wortschatz- und Grammatikarbeit
  • Schaubilder, Grafiken, Tabellen etc. in einen Text einbinden