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Mechanical and plant engineering

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to:
 differentiate fundamental functioning between power generating machinery and work
machines, give examples and identify the important application areas.
 identify the fundamental structure of machines and plants, categorise fundamen-tal
interpretations, if necessary calculate, and identify the strengths and weak-nesses of the
 analyse and assess practical examples.
 know companies from the machine and plant construction industry.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Power and working machines, classification and history
• Hydropower plants: Low, medium and high pressure plants, Hydropower machines
• Pumps: Displacement, centrifugal and vacuum pumps. Pump systems
• Thermal plants: Steam generators, steam and gas turbines, power plant construction forms
• Compressors: Compressors with displacement effect, turbo compressors
• Internal combustion engines: Two-stroke and four-stroke, petrol and diesel engines.
• Conveying systems: Lifting machines (winches, cranes, elevators), continuous conveyors and floor conveyors

recommended or required reading

Dolmetsch (2011): Metalltechnik Fachbildung. Der Werkzeugbau, Taschenbuch, 15. Aufl.,
EUROPA Lehrmittelverlag Haan
Dubbel (2001): Taschenbuch für den Maschinenbau, 20. Aufl., Springer Verlag Berlin
Franzke (1990): Einführung in die Maschinen- und Anlagentechnik Band 1 & 2, Springer Verlag
Hering (2002): Grundwissen des Ingenieurs, 13. Aufl., Fachbuchverlag Leipzig
Kalide (2010): Energieumwandlung in Kraft- und Arbeitsmaschinen, 10. Aufl., Carl Hanser
Verlag München
Koether (2007): Fertigungstechnik für Wirtschaftsingenieure, 3. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag

assessment methods and criteria

final presentation and written exam

language of instruction


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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Matthias Kammermeier

year of study

Second year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

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work placement(s)

not applicable