t.BA.MT.PM4.19HS (Project Module 4) 
Module: Project Module 4
This information was generated on: 27 September 2021
Project Module 4
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Version: 4.0 start 01 August 2021

Short description

In project module 4, students develop and test solutions in a team to a practical problem relating to fluid mechanics, the strength of materials, sheet metal fabrication and mechanical engineering. Creative work, research, presentation, documentation and communication are all promoted.

Module coordinator

Burri Adrian

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy Level
Students can ...    
Professional competence    
… implement, test, develop and confirm requirements in concepts using the example of a pump F K2, K3
... estimate and calculate manufacturing costs of individual parts and assemblies for serial production F K4, K5
… independently acquire and apply the necessary expertise to solve problems F K3
… professionally apply the sheet metal manufacturing process to a construction F K3
… transfer a simple component into a physical model, which represents the real component behaviour with sufficient accuracy in order to further develop it according to the flow of forces F K2-K5
… carry out a detailed strength verification using analysis and FEM in order to finally verify the component F K2-K5
… compile technical reports including analysis, presentation and evaluation of measures F K2
Methodological competence    
… analyse assignments and convert them into efficient project management MK K4
... share expert knowledge (in presentations and reports) MK K3
... learn to understand and use new software independently MK K1-K4
... document and communicate projects appropriately MK K3
… reflect on individual knowledge gaps and independently obtain information from experts, journals, books, companies etc.   K4 – K6
Students are critical, can adapt their own ideas and integrate themselves in a team.   K5
... motivate themselves and the team.   K6
Students are solution-oriented when dealing with change.   K6
... assess their own competences and are confident to develop and implement their own ideas and suggestions   K6
Social competence   K5
... analyse professional skills within a team and make good use of interdisciplinary settings   K4
... recognise, shape and actively promote their team culture   K4
... deal with unplanned difficulties, define solutions and resolve conflicts   K6
... work productively under time pressure   K3
... take on different functions/roles and act accordingly   K5
Students communicate in the project in a manner appropriate to the target audience and adhere to linguistic (oral/written) conventions.    

Module contents


Teaching materials

books: Gross, D., Hauger, W., Schröder, J., Wall, W.A.: Technische Mechanik 1 & 2, Statik & Elastostatik, Springer-Verlag
Bohl: Strömungstechnik

Supplementary literature

Internet, ZHAW library


MFL1, MST, FTH1, PM1-3, ME 1-3, VPE

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 project   120 h 25 % language
25 % product development
25 % fluid mechanics
25 % simulation
100 %
End-of-semester exam n.a.        



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 4 - Praktikum
Projektmodul 4 - Praktikum


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.