t.BA.MT.PM2.19HS (Project Module 2) 
Module: Project Module 2
This information was generated on: 29 February 2024
Project Module 2
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Version: 3.0 start 01 February 2019

Short description

Students learn how to find creative solutions to an open problem in mechanical engineering and how to verify these with operating models and prototypes. Students work creatively in a team. The construction of prototypes, and programming, management and presentation technology are all encouraged.

Module coordinator

Burri Adrian (burd)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
The students…       
Professional expertise (F)     
…learn to structure an assignment and to specify a sensible approach F K4
…are able to carry out a market evaluation and correctly classify customer needs. F K5
…are able to independently research, adopt and apply the knowledge needed to formulate the problem F K4
…independently master new software and CAD skills and apply them competently F K3
…are able to develop creative ideas, test them with experiments and further develop them F K5
…are able to plan, execute and document experiments and tests F K3
…are able to frame and work out designs and then develop them according to a functional pattern F K4
…are able to independently apply knowledge from other modules in the course of study and use it correctly for the task at hand F K5
Methods expertise    
…learn how to efficiently deploy methods of creativity in the team M K6
…are able to outline and implement innovative solutions M K4
…are able to independently create simple functional models by means of 3D printers, laser cutters, thermoforming machines and other production machinery with integration of drives and sensors M K3
…are able to create software programs for the control of actuators and the interpretation of sensors. M K3
…are able to discover gaps in knowledge and independently obtain the necessary information from experts, professional journals, books and companies SK K5
…are able to deal with unplanned difficulties, time pressure, setbacks and frustration and react expeditiously SK K6
Social competence    
…are able to capitalize on ideas, designs and products fairly with respect to customers SO K3
…are able to collaborate and communicate productively within the team and distribute assignments fairly


…solve conflicts in the team   SO K4

…are able to operate in accordance with their role on the team


Module contents

Develop and communicate and innovative solution to a challenging problem


Creativity, prototyping, programming

Teaching materials

Documents on the moodle platform

Textbook: “Machine Elements” by Roloff/Matek incl. book of tables

Swissmem [Swiss Association of Mechanical and Electrical Industries] Excerpt of Standards

Supplier documentation

Supplementary literature

Own research efforts

Decker: “Machine Elements”

Dubbel: “Handbook of Mechanical Engineering”

European teaching aid: Specialized knowledge of metals



Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 4
  For more details please click on this link: T_CL_Modulauspraegungen_SM2025


Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester Team performance  Project assignment Project documentation Functional model and presentation 80 hrs Grading 80%
Graded assignments during teaching semester Individual performances Div. assignments 20 hrs Grading 20%



Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.
Course: Projektmodul 2 - Praktikum
Projektmodul 2 - Praktikum


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