wbk Institute of Production Science

International Production Engineering A

  • type: Lecture (V)
  • chair: KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Maschinenbau - Institut für Produktionstechnik
    KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Maschinenbau
  • semester: SS 2021
  • lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Fleischer
  • sws: 2
  • lv-no.: 2150600
  • information: Blended (On-Site/Online)

The course “International Production Engineering” offers a practical insight into the development of production plants in an international environment. A student team works on a current and concrete problem in the field of production engineering, which is introduced into the project by an industrial partner who is operating as well in Germany as in China.

As part of the course "International Production Engineering A", the problem will initially be transferred into work packages. According to the elaborated project plan, ideas and concepts for a solution of the problem will be generated and developed. Based on the concepts, the validation is carried out using modern analytical and numerical methods. The results of the project will be presented and discussed to the project partner in a final meeting.

The practical implementation of the developed solution is part of the course "International Production Engineering B" during an eight-week research stay at the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) in Shanghai. The project will be carried out by the students under the guidance of scientific staff and in cooperation with the industrial partner.

The project offers students …

  • the unique opportunity to put the contents of the accompanying lecture into practice in an interdisciplinary and creative context,
  • to gain insights into a wide range of development activities relevant for their future careers,
  • cooperation with an attractive industrial partner,
  • work in a team with other students with competent support from scientific staff,
  • first practical experience in project management,
  • international practical experience.


Learning Outcomes:

The students …

  • can develop ideas for technical solutions in the environment of production plants in a team and evaluate their feasibility according to technical and economic criteria
  • are capable of selecting the essential components and modules of a production plant and carrying out the necessary calculations
  • can use FEM simulations to predict and evaluate the static and dynamic behavior of an assembly
  • are able to present, plan and assess their own work and decision-making processes
  • are able to apply basic methods of project management in an international environment.



regular attendance: 21 hours
self-study: 99 hours

Language of instructionGerman/English

Unterlagen zur Veranstaltung werden über (https://ilias.studium.kit.edu/) bereitgestellt.

Lecture documents will be provided in Ilias (https://ilias.studium.kit.edu/).

Organisational issues

Aus organisatorischen Gründen ist die Teilnehmerzahl der Lehrveranstaltung begrenzt. Infolgedessen wird ein Auswahlprozess stattfinden. Die Bewerbung erfolgt über die Homepage des wbk (http://www.wbk.kit.edu/studium-und-lehre.php).

Die Vorlesung kann nur in Kombination mit der Lehrveranstaltung International Production Engineering B gehört werden.