Industrial Information Technology

Basic Principles of Industrial Information Technology (GIIT)

1. Module description

Students learn to assess and effectively use the potential and technologies of IT solutions in industry applications. Students completing the module possess the following knowledge and skills:


  • IT support for product development processes 
  • IT support for production management
  • Cooperation in development collaboration
  • Interaction of the system landscape in product development processes

Specialist skills:

  • Applying specific uses of basic information technology to solve engineering problems
  • Implementing methods for integrating information technology systems throughout an enterprise along the entire value chain


  • Selecting and assessing different IT systems in product development processes
  • Assessing the efficiency of individual systems and how they interact in the system landscape of enterprises
  • Understanding and developing information models for an area of application

Technical skills: 60% | Methodological skills: 15% | Systems expertise: 15% | Social competences: 10%

2. Module components

Module components A: GIIT is a standalone module.

CourseTypeCreditsCourse hours per weekC/E/CESemester
Basic Principles of Industrial Information TechnologyLecture32CSummer
Basic principles of Industrial Information TechnologyTutorial32PSummer

Grading: Each component is worth 50% of the grade.

Module components B: Combined module Factory Management and IIT

CourseTypeCreditsCourse hours per weekC/E/CESemester
Basic Principles of Industrial Information TechnologyLecture22CSummer
Basics of Factory ManagementLecture22CWinter
Methods of Industrial Information TechnologyTutorial22CESummer
Methods of Factory ManagementTutorial22CEWinter

Grading: Each component is worth 33.33% of the grade.

Please direct any questions about registering for the combined module or examinations for Factory Management and Industrial Information Technology to the responsible academic chair: Assembly Technology and Factory Management Department (Sezer Solmaz)

=> Calculation of workload and credits: 180 hours = 6 credits (1 credit equals 30 working hours)

3. Content

Lectures provide students essential specialist knowledge while tutorials allow them to apply this in practical tasks. The module covers the following topics: information technology support for product development processes, cooperation in development collaboration, interaction of the system landscape in product development processes. By working on industry-related problems during the tutorial, students acquire knowledge of relevant systems and applications for specific use cases.

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4. Learning objectives

This course aims to provide students with an overview of the fundamental IT solutions and methods needed to develop products and systems in industry as well as teach them how to use these effectively. Students also learn to reflect on methods for integrating information technology systems throughout an enterprise along the entire value chain.

5. Target group

Suitable degree programs:

  • Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering
  • Computational Engineering Sciences
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Engineering Science

The module is also open to all other students

6. Prerequisites

Mandatory prerequisites: none

Preferred prerequisites: Familiarity with the system landscape of product development processes in companies

7. Day and time



This course is only offered in the summer semester on Tuesdays, 10 - 12:00.

Lecture start: 19.04.2023

Recordings of lectures from summer semester 2022 are available in the ISIS course (See Quick links above).


PTZ S-001 or online via Twitch (see Quick links)




See course description in ISIS


VELC PTZ 514 / online

8. Registration

Tutorial registration (via ISIS):

See Quick links above

Exam registration (via Moses):

Deadline: 30.04.2022

9. Exam information

Portfolio assessment

Portfolio components:

  • 1 online test
  • 1 exercise

Online test:

Date: 21.02.2023 | 10:00 | Unix-Pool



Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Rainer Stark

Head of Chair

+49 (0)30 314 25414

Room PTZ 502

Contact person