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Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Information
2. Semester
First Year Examinations: Compulsory Courses
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
401-0262-G0LAnalysis II Information O8 credits5V + 3UA. Steiger
AbstractDifferential and integral calculus for functions of one and several variables; vector analysis; ordinary differential equations of first and of higher order, systems of ordinary differential equations; power series.
For each of these topics many examples from mechanics, physics and other areas.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the mathematical foundations of engineering sciences, as far as concerning differential and integral calculus.
ContentDifferential- und Integralrechnung von Funktionen einer und mehrerer Variablen; Vektoranalysis; gewöhnliche Differentialgleichungen erster und höherer Ordnung, Differentialgleichungssysteme; Potenzreihen. In jedem Teilbereich eine grosse Anzahl von Anwendungsbeispielen aus Mechanik, Physik und anderen Lehrgebieten des Ingenieurstudiums.
Lecture notesU. Stammbach: Analysis I/II
LiteratureU. Stammbach: Analysis I/II
Prerequisites / NoticeDie Übungsaufgaben (inkl. Multiple Choice) sind ein wichtiger Bestandteil der Lehrveranstaltung. Es wird erwartet, dass Sie mindestens 75% der wöchentlichen Serien bearbeiten und zur Korrektur einreichen.
401-0172-00LLinear Algebra IIO3 credits2V + 1UN. Hungerbühler
AbstractThis course is the continuation of the course Linear algebra I. Linear algebra is an indispensable tool of engineering mathematics. The course offers an introduction into the theory with many applications. The new notions are practised in the accompanying exercise classes.
ObjectiveUpon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize linear structures, and to solve corresponding problems in theory and in practice.
ContentLinear maps, kernel and image, coordinates and matrices, coordinate transformations, norm of a matrix, orthogonal matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, algebraic and geometric multiplicity, eigenbasis, diagonalizable matrices, symmetric matrices, orthonormal basis, condition number, linear differential equations, Jordan decomposition, singular value decomposition, examples in MATLAB, applications.
Literature* K. Nipp / D. Stoffer, Lineare Algebra, vdf Hochschulverlag, 5. Auflage 2002
* K. Meyberg / P. Vachenauer, Höhere Mathematik 2, Springer 2003
151-0502-00LMechanics 2: Deformable Solids and Structures
Prerequisite: 151-0501-00L Mechanics 1: Kinematics and Statics

This course is only for students of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Human Movement Sciences.

Students in Human Movement Sciences and Sport must enrol in "Mechanics 1" and "Mechanics 2" as a yearly course.
O6 credits4V + 2UD. Mohr
AbstractSpannungstensor, Verzerrungen, linearelastische Körper, spezielle Biegung prismatischer Balken, numerische Methoden, allgemeinere Biegeprobleme, Torsion, Arbeit und Deformationsenergie, Energiesätze und -verfahren, Knickung.
ObjectiveFor the mechanical design of systems, knowledge about basic concepts of continuum mechanics are indispensable. These include mechanical stress, deformations, etc. which are demonstrated on simple examples resulting in an understanding which is both mathematically correct and intuitive. In this course students learn the basic concepts of the mechanics of deformable media that they will later apply in other courses such as Dimensioning which are closer to real engineering applications.
ContentSpannungstensor, Verzerrungen, linearelastische Körper, spezielle Biegung prismatischer Balken, numerische Methoden, allgemeinere Biegeprobleme, Torsion, Arbeit und Deformationsenergie, Energiesätze und -verfahren, Knickung.
LiteratureMahir B. Sayir, Jürg Dual, Stephan Kaufmann
Ingenieurmechanik 2: Deformierbare Körper, Teubner Verlag
Prerequisites / NoticeSessionsprüfung, schriftliche Prüfung (multiple choice exam on paper), 90 Minuten
Hilfsmittel: 1 Formelsammlung von 3 A4-Seiten. Kein TR.
151-0712-00LEngineering Materials and Production IIO4 credits2V + 2UK. Wegener
AbstractKnowledge about the properties and application area of metals. Understanding the fundamentals of high polymers and ceramics for engineers that can be confronted with material decisions in construction and production.
ObjectiveKnowledge about the properties and application area of metals. Understanding the fundamentals of high polymers and ceramics for engineers that can be confronted with material decisions in construction and production.
ContentThe lecture contains two parts:
For metallic materials fatigue and heat treatment will be discussed. Physical properties such as thermal, electric and magnetic properties will be examined. Important iron- and non-iron- alloys will be introduced and their cases of applications will be discussed.
In the second part of the lecture the structure and the properties of the high polymers and ceramics will be discussed. Important subareas are the crystalline and non-crystalline materials and the porous solid bodies, the thermal- mechanical engineering material behaviour, as well as the probabilistic fracture mechanics. Beside the mechanic- the physical-properties will be also discussed. Engineering material related fundamentals of the productions engineering will be discussed.
Lecture notesyes
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: Lecture “"Engineering Materials and Production I"”

Examination: Session examination; Written examination in Engineering Materials and Production I. and II.; Allowed resources: Scripts Engineering Materials and Production I and II, pocket calculator, No laptop nor mobile phone; Duration: 2 Hours.
Repetition only in the examination session after FS
151-0302-00LInnovation ProcessO2 credits1V + 1UM. Meboldt, Q. Lohmeyer
AbstractThe lecture considers the basic steps of the innovation process from the idea to the product with a special focus on the corresponding elements of the design and development methodology. The methods and tools are practical applied in the accompanied Innovation Project.
ObjectiveThe students know the basic steps of the innovation process as well as the methods supporting the design and development within. In addition to this the students enable the competence to choose, adapt and apply suitable methods depending on the current situation.
ContentBasic Development Methodology
- Creativity Techniques
- Evaluation and Selection Methods
- Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- Questioning Techniques and Test Strategies

Basic Design Methodology
- Basic Rules of Embodiment Design
- Principles of Embodiment Design
- Design for Production
- Prototyping and System Optimization
Lecture notesHandouts of the lecture slides are distributed on the website.
Literature1) Cross, N. (2008) Engineering Design Methods. Chichester, Wiley.
2) Pahl, G.; Beitz, W.; Feldhusen, J.; Grote, K.-H. (2007) Engineering Design. London, Springer.
Prerequisites / NoticeFor Bachelor studies in Mechanical and Process Engineering the lecture "Maschinenelemente" (HS) is examined together with "Innovationsprozess" (FS).
252-0832-00LInformatics Information O4 credits2V + 2UM. Gross, H. Lehner
AbstractThe fundamental elements of imperative programming languages (variables, assignments,
conditional statements, loops, procedures, pointers, recursion) are explained on the basis of C++.
Simple data structures (lists, trees) and fundamental algorithms (searching, sorting)
are discussed and implemented. Finally, the concept of object oriented programming is briefly explained.
ObjectiveThe fundamental elements of imperative programming languages (variables, assignments,
conditional statements, loops, procedures, pointers, recursion) are explained on the basis of C++.
Simple data structures (lists, trees) and fundamental algorithms (searching, sorting)
are discussed and implemented. Finally, the concept of object oriented programming is briefly explained.
ContentAnhand der Programmiersprache C++ werden die elementaren Elemente der imperativen Programmiersprachen (Variablen, Zuweisungen, bedingte Anweisung, Schleifen, Prozeduren, Pointer) eingeführt. Darauf aufbauend, werden dann einfache Datenstrukturen, z.B. Listen und Bäume, sowie grundlegende Algorithmen, z.B. zum Suchen und Sortieren, behandelt. Elementare Techniken zur Analyse von Algorithmen (wie asymptotische Laufzeitanalyse, Invarianten) werden vermittelt. Abschliessend wird kurz das Konzept der Objektorientierung erläutert.
LiteratureWird noch bekannt gegeben.
Additional First Year Courses
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0300-00LInnovation ProjectO2 credits2UM. Meboldt
AbstractThe students are going through a product development process starting with the first idea to the functional product. The participants will learn to work on a complex development task in a team (5-6 pers.), to structure a given problem, to generate and evaluate ideas as well as the design and realization of the product with subsequent verification.
ObjectiveThe students learn and experience the principles of product development. In addition to acquiring development methodical responsibilities, the main focus is on working together as a team. The participants are taught how to structure a complex development objective and how to achieve this objective in team work. In the end, the students will master the basics of development processes and development methodical tools.
Prerequisites / NoticeSuccessfull completion of the project is mandatory for lecture certificate.
Engineering Tool I
The participation at the Engineering Tools course is mandatory. If you miss any classes, no credit points will be awarded. For exemptions you have to contact the lecturer of the course.
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0040-01LEngineering Tool I: Computer-Based Mathematics Information Restricted registration - show details
The Engineering Tool course is for MAVT-Bachelor students only.
O0.4 credits1KS. P. Kaufmann, J. Dual
AbstractIntroduction to computer-based mathematics using Mathematica
ObjectiveBasics of computer-based mathematics with Mathematica.
Content- Basics of computer-based symbolic calculation using Mathematica;
- using the front end: online help, entering mathematical expressions, numerical calculations;
- symbolic calculations: polynomials, equations, calculus, graphics, animations, lists, programming graphics;
- how does Mathematica work;
- basic programming techniques, literature.
Lecture notesSee "Lerning materials"
LiteratureStephan Kaufmann: "A Crash Course in Mathematica", Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 1999 (ISBN 3-7643-6127-1)
Prerequisites / NoticeBlock course in the first week of the semester.
4. Semester
Compulsory Courses
Examination Block 2
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
402-0034-10LPhysics IIO4 credits2V + 2UW. Wegscheider
AbstractThis is a two-semester course introducing students into the foundations of Modern Physics. Topics include electricity and magnetism, light, waves, quantum physics, solid state physics, and semiconductors. Selected topics with important applications in industry will also be considered.
ObjectiveThe lecture is intended to promote critical, scientific thinking. Key concepts of Physics will be acquired, with a focus on technically relevant applications. At the end of the two semesters, students will have a good overview over the topics of classical and modern Physics.
ContentIntroduction into Quantum Physics, Absorption and Emission of Electromagnetic Radiation, Basics of Solid State Physics, Semiconductors
Lecture notesLecture notes will be available in German.
LiteraturePaul A. Tipler, Gene Mosca, Michael Basler und Renate Dohmen
Physik: für Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 2009, 1636 Seiten, ca. 80 Euro.

Paul A. Tipler, Ralph A. Llewellyn
Moderne Physik
Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, 2009, 982 Seiten, ca. 75 Euro.
Prerequisites / NoticeNo testat requirements for this lecture.
227-0075-00LElectrical Engineering I Information O3 credits2V + 2UJ. Biela
AbstractBasic course in electrical engineering with the following topics: Concepts of voltage and currents; Analyses of dc and ac networks; Series and parallel resistive circuits, circuits including capacitors and inductors; Kirchhoff's laws and other network theorems; Transient responses; Basics of electrical and magnetic fields;
ObjectiveUnderstanding of the basic concepts in electrical engineering with focus on network theory. The successful student knows the basic components of electrical circuits and the network theorems after attending the course.
ContentDiese Vorlesung vermittelt Grundlagenkenntnisse im Fachgebiet Elektrotechnik. Ausgehend von den grundlegenden Konzepten der Spannung und des Stroms wird die Analyse von Netzwerken bei Gleich- und Wechselstrom behandelt. Dies schliesst Serie- und Parallelschaltungen von Widerstandsnetzwerken und Netzwerken mit Kapazitäten und Induktivitäten, wie auch die Kirchhoff'schen Gesetze zur Behandlung solcher Schaltungen und anderer Netzwerktheoreme mit ein. Weiterhin werden transiente Vorgänge in einfachen Netzwerken untersucht und grundlegende Konzepte von leistungselektronischen Konvertersystemen betrachtet.
Lecture notesVorlesungsfolien Elektrotechnik I über SPOD und als PDF im Moodle verfügbar
LiteratureFür das weitergehende Studium werden in der Vorlesung verschiedene Bücher vorgestellt.
151-0102-00LFluid Dynamics IO6 credits4V + 2UT. Rösgen
AbstractAn introduction to the physical and mathematical foundations of fluid dynamics is given.
Topics include dimensional analysis, integral and differential conservation laws, inviscid and viscous flows, Navier-Stokes equations, boundary layers, turbulent pipe flow. Elementary solutions and examples are presented.
ObjectiveAn introduction to the physical and mathematical principles of fluid dynamics. Fundamental terminology/principles and their application to simple problems.
ContentPhenomena, applications, foundations
dimensional analysis and similitude; kinematic description; conservation laws (mass, momentum, energy), integral and differential formulation; inviscid flows: Euler equations, stream filament theory, Bernoulli equation; viscous flows: Navier-Stokes equations; boundary layers; turbulence
Lecture notesLecture notes (extended formulary) for the course are made available electronically.
LiteratureRecommended book: Fluid Mechanics, Kundu & Cohen & Dowling, 6th ed., Academic Press / Elsevier (2015).
Prerequisites / NoticeLeistungskontrolle: Sessionsprüfung (schriftlich), Dauer 2 Stunden
Erlaubte Hilfsmittel: Lehrbuch (freie Auswahl), IFD Skript, 8 Seiten (=4 Blätter) eigene Notizen, Taschenrechner. Aufgabensammlungen (gedruckt oder handschriftlich) sind nicht erlaubt.

Voraussetzungen: Physik, Analysis
151-0052-00LThermodynamics II Information O4 credits2V + 2UI. Karlin, H. G. Park
AbstractIntroduction to the Thermodynamics of reactive systems and to the fundamentals of heat transfer.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the theory and to the bases of the technical thermodynamics. Main focus: Chemical thermodynamics and heat transfer
Content1st and 2nd law of thermodynamics for chemically reactive systems, chemical exergy, fuel cells and kinetic gas theory.
General mechanisms of heat transfer. Introduction to heat conductivity. Stationary 1-D and 2-D heat conduction. Instationary conduction. Convection. Forced convection - flow around and through bodies. Natural convection. Evaporation (boiling) and condensation. Heat radiation. Combined heat transfer.
Lecture notesSlides and lecture notes in German.
LiteratureF.P. Incropera, D.P. DeWitt, T.L. Bergman, and A.S. Lavine, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, John Wiley & Sons, 6th edition, 2006.

M.J. Moran, H.N. Shapiro, Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
Electives
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0700-00LManufacturingW4 credits2V + 2UK. Wegener
AbstractFundamental terms of productions engineering, plastic deformation, machining, Lasermachining, Mechatronic in the productions machine construction, Quality assurance, Process chain planning.
Objective- Knowledge of principal terms of manufacturing engineering
- Basic knowledge of some processes, their mode of operation and
design (forming, separative processes, Laser technics)
- Knowledge of product defining properties and limitations of applications
- In competition of processes make the right decisions
- Procedure for process chain planning
- Basic knowledge for quality assurance
ContentExplanation of basic principles of manufacturing technics and insight into the functionality of a manufacturing shop. Plastic deformation- and separative- manufacturing processes, as well as laser machining (welding and cutting), and their layouts, product defining properties and limitations of applications such as the associated workshop facilities, will be introduced in different details. Further basic principles of the industrial measurement technique and mechatronics concepts in machine tool construction will be discussed.
Lecture notesyes, CHF 20.-
LiteratureHerbert Fritz, Günter Schulze (Hrsg.) Fertigungstechnik. 6. Aufl. Springer Verlag 2003
Prerequisites / NoticeAn excursion to one or two manufacturing engineering plant is planned.
151-0304-00LEngineering Design II Information W4 credits4GK. Wegener
AbstractDimensioning (strength calculation) of machine parts,
shaft - hub - connections, welded and brazed joints, springs, screws, roller and slide bearings, transmissions, gears, clutch and brake as well as their practical applications.
ObjectiveThe students extend in that course their knowledge on the correct application of machine parts and machine elements including dimensioning. Focus is laid on the acquisition of competency to solve technical problems and judge technical solutions and to correctly apply their knowledge according to operation conditions, functionality and strength calculations.
ContentMachine parts as shaft - hub - connections, welded and brazed joints, springs, screws, roller and slide bearings, transmissions, gears, clutch and brake are discussed. The course covers for all the machine elements their functionality, their application and limits of applicability and the dimensioning is as well as their practical applications. Exercises show the solution of practical problems. Partly practical problems are solved by the students for their own.
Lecture notesScript exists. Price: SFr. 40.-
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites:
Basics in design and product development
Dimensioning 1

Credit-conditions / examination:
Partly practical problems are solved by the students for their own. The examination will be in the following examination session. Credits are given after passing the examination.
151-0590-00LControl Systems II Information W4 credits2V + 2UG. Ducard
AbstractAnalysis and synthesis of linear MIMO control systems, in continuous and discrete time. State feedback, observers, and observer-based compensators. Measures of control performance. Robustness issues. Introduction to nonlinear systems. Applications and exercises on MATLAB/Simulink.
ObjectiveBeing able to analyze and synthesize linear MIMO control systems in continuous and discrete time including the design of observers and observer-based compensators.
ContentAnalysis and synthesis of linear MIMO control systems, in continuous and discrete time. State feedback, observers, and observer-based compensators. Measures of control performance. Robustness issues. Introduction to nonlinear systems. Applications and exercises on MATLAB/Simulink.
Lecture notesLecture slides.
Literature- Franklin, Gene, J. David Powell, and Abbas Emami-Naeini. Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems. 6th ed. Prentice Hall, 2009. ISBN: 9780136019695.
- Astrom, Karl, and Richard Murray. Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers. Princeton University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780691135762.
- Lino Guzzella: Analysis and Synthesis of Single-Input Single-Output Control Systems, v/d/f, 3rd Edition 2011; Geering: Regelungstechnik, 6. Aufl. Springer-Verlag, 2003 (empfohlen)
Prerequisites / NoticeKnowledge of the classical control theory (e.g. from the "151-0591-00 - Control Systems I" course).
151-0431-00LComputational Methods for Engineering Applications Information W4 credits2V + 1UJ. H. Walther
AbstractFundamental Computational Methods for data analysis, modeling and simulation
relevant to Engineering applications. The course emphasizes the implementation
of these methods using object oriented programming in C++ with application
examples drawn from Engineering applications
ObjectiveThe course aims to introduce Engineering students to fundamentals of
Interpolation, Solution of non-linear equations, Filtering and Numerical
Integration. The course aims to integrate numerical methods with enhancing the
students programming skills in object oriented languages. The course serves as
foundation for Computational Methods in Engineering Applications II (Fall
Semester), that is concerned with Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations.
Lecture notesLecture Notes will be distributed in class
Literature1. Introduction to Applied Mathematics, G. Strang
2. Analysis of Numerical Methods, Isaacson and Keller
Prerequisites / Notice- Informatik
- 151-0112-10L Engineering Tool III: Object oriented programming with C++
151-0942-00LIntroduction to Chemical EngineeringW4 credits3GM. Mazzotti
AbstractThe class aims at bridging chemistry and engineering by presenting some fundamental aspects of chemical engineering. In particular, topics from the broad areas of chemical engineering thermodynamics, separation process technology, and chemical reaction engineering are covered. Though at an introductory level, the different topics are presented rigorously and quantitatively.
ObjectiveThe students will be able to understand the interplay between natural sciences (chemistry and physics) and the engineering aspects of chemical processes. They will also understand how they can describe the relevant phenomena and mechanisms using proper mathematical models, and thus gaining insight on them.
ContentList of specific topics addressed:
- multicomponent multiphase equilibria (chemical potential),
- binary liquid-vapor equilibria,
- solubility of solids in solution,
- equilibrium of chemical reactions,
- flash evaporation,
- solid formation from solution (nucleation and growth of crystals),
- fundamentals of kinetic gas theory (Maxwell's velocity distribution),
- ideal reactors (CSTR, batch, PFR),
- heat transfer effects in ideal reactors
Lecture notesThe students will be provided with lecture notes prepared for the class; a few additional and optional references will also be recommended.
151-0966-00LIntroduction to Quantum Mechanics for EngineersW4 credits2V + 2UD. J. Norris
AbstractThis course provides fundamental knowledge in the principles of quantum mechanics and connects it to applications in engineering.
ObjectiveTo work effectively in many areas of modern engineering, such as renewable energy and nanotechnology, students must possess a basic understanding of quantum mechanics. The aim of this course is to provide this knowledge while making connections to applications of relevancy to engineers. After completing this course, students will understand the basic postulates of quantum mechanics and be able to apply mathematical methods for solving various problems including atoms, molecules, and solids. Additional examples from engineering disciplines will also be integrated.
ContentFundamentals of Quantum Mechanics
- Historical Perspective
- Schrödinger Equation
- Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
- Operators
- Harmonic Oscillator
- Hydrogen atom
- Multielectron Atoms
- Crystalline Systems
- Spectroscopy
- Approximation Methods
- Applications in Engineering
Lecture notesClass Notes and Handouts
LiteratureText: David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition, Pearson International Edition.
Prerequisites / NoticeAnalysis III, Mechanics III, Physics I, Linear Algebra II
626-0012-00LBioengineering
For the Focus Biomedical Engineering this course is strongly recommended to be chosen among the Electives.
W4 credits3GS. Panke, J. G. Snedeker
AbstractAn introduction to biology for engineers: basic biochemistry, cell metabolism (principles of energy and mass transfer in cellular systems), cell biology (structure and composition of cells, transport processes across cell membranes, growth and reproduction of cells), cellular and molecular biophysics, quantitative tools used in bio- and biomedical engineering
ObjectiveStudents that already posses an engineering background will be exposed to a broad introduction of fundamental concepts in the fields of biology and chemistry. Focus will be given to aspects relevant to research and development projects in the fields of biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, or biomedical devices. The course will highlight technically exploitable elements in biology and chemistry, to provide the basic understanding and a necessary vocabulary for interdisciplinary communication with biologists / biotechnologists.
ContentBasic biochemistry, cell metabolism (principles of energy and mass transfer in the cell, biocatalysis and enzymes, cellular respiration, protein synthesis, regulation), cellular biology (structure and composition of cells, transport processes across cell membranes, growth and reproduction of cells) , introduction to biotechnology tools and applications of molecular and cellular engineering.
Lecture notesLecture slides and supporting material made available for download on ILIAS.
LiteratureNA Campbell, JB Reece : Biology, Oxford University Press; B. Alberts et al : Molecular Biology of the Cell , Garland Science; J. Koolman , Roehm KH : Color Atlas of Biochemistry, Thieme-Verlag.; CR Jacobs, H Huang, RY Kwon: Introduction to Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology, Garland Science;
Engineering Tools III
The participation at the Engineering Tools course is mandatory. If you miss any classes, no credit points will be awarded. For exemptions you have to contact the lecturer of the course.
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0042-01LEngineering Tool III: FEM-Programs Information Restricted registration - show details
The Engineering Tool course is for MAVT-Bachelor students only.

The enrollment in either this course or in the course "Engineering Tool III: Object oriented programming with C++" (151-0112-10L) is mandatory.

Only one course can be chosen per semester. All Engineering Tool courses are for MAVT-Bachelor students only.
W0.4 credits1KG. Kress
AbstractThe course "Introduction to FEM programs" familiarizes the students with performing of simple structural analyses with the finite-element method.
ObjectiveBecoming familiar with using a modern finite-element program. Learn how to perform structural analyses of complex parts designed with CAD. Critical results interpretation by way of convergence analysis.
ContentConsidered programs: ANSYS Workbench
Lecture notesCourse material: The material bases on that of the firm CADFEM Switzerland and are complemented according to our needs.
LiteratureNo textbooks required
Prerequisites / Noticenone
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