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Complementary Basics of Engineering

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Complementary Basics of Engineering
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: WIBASc-525-625-Ing16
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.
2SU+2S (4 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: 5
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written composition with presentation

[updated 14.03.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

WIBAS-450/550-M2i Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2007 , semester 4, optional course, technical
WIBASc-525-625-Ing16 Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 5, optional course, technical
WIB21-WPM-T-100 (P450-0017) Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 5, optional course, technical

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).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
WIBASc-535 Introduction to Scientific Work (with seminar)
WIBASc365 English I
WIBASc465 English II

[updated 11.02.2020]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Alexander Hamman, M.Sc.
Lecturer: Alexander Hamman, M.Sc.

[updated 07.07.2015]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module students will:
_ be able to independently write an English-language scientific term paper and give a presentation.
_ have mastered basic techniques for imparting new knowledge.
_ have command of a basic English technical vocabulary in various scientific and technical disciplines.
_ have gained enough experience with LaTeX to prepare scientific papers with a given template.

[updated 23.08.2018]
Module content:
Preparation for the seminar:
_ Introduction to LaTeX
_ Using BibTex
_ Information about the characteristics and problems of the LaTeX environment TeXnicCentre
_ Clarification of special framework conditions, especially with regard to American templates
Term paper:
Participants will read and work independently on a given topic and then present their findings in accordance with the principles of proper scientific work.
Module content:
Seminar topics include, among others:
_ Mechanical engineering
_ Electrical engineering
_ Civil engineering
_ Energy engineering
_ Environmental engineering or
_ Software engineering
All of the topics will be touched upon briefly in the course of the current curriculum.

[updated 23.08.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
_ Murray, N. / Beglar, D.: Writing dissertations and theses; Prentice Hall International (25. Juni 2009)
_ Schlosser, J.: Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten schreiben mit LaTeX; Heidelberg [u.a.]: mitp-Verl., 2014
_ Additional literature will be announced depending on the topics dealt with in the course.

[updated 14.03.2018]
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