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Non-Technical Aspects of Engineering Sciences

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Non-Technical Aspects of Engineering Sciences
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: MST2.NTI
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
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.
1V+1U (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:
Project work

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

MST2.NTI (P231-0153) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , optional course

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
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.-Ing. John Heppe
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. John Heppe

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Learning outcomes:
The tasks of an engineer can be roughly divided into technical and non-technical tasks. Students will become familair with non-technical challenges in the engineering profession through examples. The course will be practice and training-oriented, include a business simulation game, and depending on the task assigned, could also be held in English.
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to:
-        identify possible challenges outside the technical area
-        develop solutions on their own initiative
-        understand the different interests of various project members.

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Module content:
- Change Management - Dealing with resistance
- Conflict management
- Types of motivation
- The term “resilience”
- Diversity/intercultural cooperation in the engineering world
- Challenges in an international environment
- Advantages, disadvantages of standardization
- Interface management

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Teaching methods/Media:
Blackboard, projector, exercises

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Recommended or required reading:
Project-dependent lecture notes, will be developed during the lecture.

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