Industrial Information Technology

Development and Management of Digital Product Creation Processes (EMP)

1. Module description

In this course students learn about how digital product creation processes are embedded in a company’s process landscape, product life cycle management (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and related digital disciplines as well as how to analyze key processes of digital product development such as design, development, construction, virtual validation, production and factory planning; design and manage digital product creation processes; and simulate and test new or improved digital production creation processes. 

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

Previous project results

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2. Module components

CourseTypeCreditsCourse hours per weekC/E/CE
Development and Management of Digital Product Creation ProcessesLecture21C
Development and Management of Digital Product Creation ProcessesTutorial43C

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

The course provides a holistic view of processes for product development, product validation, as well as production and factory planning in industrial companies with special consideration for information technology applications. The course addresses the following: core processes of digital product creation and their logics, product data management, as well as processes and their management and industrialization. Students apply the knowledge acquired during lectures in an interdisciplinary, practical team project, where they develop a product and become familiar with the challenges of project planning, execution, and management.

4. Learning objectives

The course aims to provide students with an understanding of how to design, analyze, and organize digital production creation processes and how overarching topics like product life cycle management (PLM), project planning, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and related digital disciplines are integrated and applied to the enterprise-wide process landscape.

5. Target group

Suitable degree programs:

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

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


Start: 18.10.2022

Time: Tuesday, 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

Tutorial (link on ISIS page):

You are not required to register for the tutorial.

See Quick links above

Please register for the project using the form provided in the ISIS project course: 


Exam registration (via Moses):


9. Exam information

Portfolio assessment

Portfolio components:

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


Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Rainer Stark

Head of Chair

+49 (0)30 314 25414

Office PTZ 4
Room PTZ 502

Contact person

Juliane Clara Balder

Research Assistant

+49 (0)30 314 25419

Office PTZ 4
Room PTZ 527