Industrial Information Technology

Applications of Industrial Information Technology (AIIT)

1. Module description

In this course students learn to effectively use different IT solutions in industrial applications. To this end, the course demonstrates in-depth how IT is used to solve engineering problems in a variety of applications and provides students with both theoretical and practical knowledge of the enterprise-wide integration of processes along the value chain.

Technical skills: 40% | Methodological skills: 25% | Systems expertise: 15% | Social competences: 20%

Previous project results

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Feel free to also take a look at projects from previous years e.g. regarding "Sustainable development in the digital era".

2. Module components

CourseTypeCreditsCourse hours per weekC/E/CE   
Applications of Industrial Information TechnologyLecture21C    
Applications of Industrial Information TechnologyTutorial43P    

Semester: winter

Workload and credit points:

Lecture: 20 hours attendance, 20 hours preparation/follow-up, 20 hours exam preparation
Tutorial/project: 20 hours attendance, 100 hours preparation/follow-up
Total credit points: 180 hours = 6 credits (1 credit equals 30 working hours)

3. Content

This course teaches students how to apply information technology in the industrial environment by teaching about product development processes and process management, systems engineering and e-business. Students are also introduced to systems for product data management (with variant management, complexity management and change management) and computer-aided design with CAD systems. Students apply the knowledge acquired during lectures in an interdisciplinary, practical team project, where they develop an electromechanical product and become familiar with the challenges of project planning, execution, and management in industrial applications.

4. Learning objectives

Students learn to assess the information technology solutions required to develop products and systems in an industrial environment and are able to use them in effectively as well as apply them to engineering problems.

5. Target group

  • Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering
  • Computational Engineering Sciences
  • Computer Science, Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Other related degree programs
  • 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. Lecture day and time


Start: 18.10.2022

When: Tuesdays, 10 - 12:00

Room: PTZ 001


Seminar dates
Kick-off (attendance required)
20.10.2022, 14:00 - 16:00 in PWZ

Thu, 20.10.2022:
Seminar 01 | Sustainable Product Development | 16:00 - 18:00

Thu, 27.10.2022:
Seminar 02 | Design Thinking & Creativity Techniques | 14:00 - 16:00 
Seminar 03 | CANVAS Business Plan | 16:00 - 18:00

Thu, 03.11.2022:
Seminar 04 | Collaboration in the Development Process & Circular Economy | 14:00 - 16:00 
Seminar 05 | Conflict, Constructive Debate & Negotiation Strategies | 16:00 - 18:00

Thu, 24.11.2022:
Autodesk Crash Course - Fusion 360 | 10:00 - 17:00

Thu, 08.12.2022:
Seminar 06 | BPMN and Organisational Change Management | 14:00 - 16:00

Design reviews and final presentation (attendance required in person)
Both the design reviews and final presentation make up part of the tutorial grade. As such, attendance is mandatory.

Design Review 1: 30.11.2022 | 16:00 - 18:00 & 01.12.2022 | 14:00 - 17:00
Design Review 2: 12.01.2023 & 13.01.2023
Final presentation: 17.02.2023 (all day)

8. Registration

Course registration (lecture and practical tutorial via ISIS):

See Quick links above

Project groups are assigned in ISIS during the first week of classes.

Exam registration: You must register for the exam with your relevant examination team. All deadlines can be found in the respective study and examination regulations.

All dates and course material are provided in ISIS.

9. Exam information

Portfolio assessment

Portfolio components:

  • Labs: 4 credit points (project over the course of the semester)
  • Lectures: 2 credit points (short weekly tests)


Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Rainer Stark

Head of Chair

+49 (0)30 314 25414

Room PTZ 502

Contact person