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EU Regulations for Product Development and Introduction

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
EU Regulations for Product Development and Introduction
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020
Module code: MTM.EUV
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam

[updated 01.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MTM.EUV Mechatronics, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020 , optional course
MST.EUV Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016 , optional course
MST.EUV Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Master, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 9, optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Martin Löffler-Mang
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Martin Löffler-Mang

[updated 30.01.2019]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be familiar with the practical implementation of European product directives (especially the machinery directive) in the European Economic Area. They will be able to carry out conformity assessment procedures including the CE marking of products. In addition, students will be familiar with the legal consequences of putting defective products on the market or exhibiting them, as well as the legal consequences of defective products that have caused personal injury or damage to property.

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Module content:
1. EU law (basic principles)
2. Implementation of European product directives into national law
3. European Economic Area
4. Practical implementation of the EU Machinery Directive
    - Basic requirements of the EU Machinery Directive
    - Essential health and safety requirements
    - Harmonized standards and presumption of conformity
    - Requirements with applicable guidelines
    - Risk analysis
    - Technical documentation
    - Operating instructions
    - Conformity assessment procedures
    - Declaration of conformity / incorporation
    - CE marking
5. Legal consequences

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Teaching methods/Media:

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Recommended or required reading:
(Maschinenrichtlinie) Machinery Directive
(Niederspannungsrichtlinie) Low Voltage Directive
(EMV-Richtlinie) EMC Directive
(Geräte- und Produktsicherheitsgesetz mit Verordnungen) Equipment and Product Safety Act with regulations

[updated 01.10.2020]
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