t.BA.MT.PM3.19HS (Project Module 3) 
Module: Project Module 3
This information was generated on: 22 February 2024
Project Module 3
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Version: 5.0 start 01 August 2023

Short description

In project module 3, students develop and verify solutions in a team to a practical problem relating to transmission technology, plastics technology and machine technology. Creative work in a team, research, presentation and documentation, and communication are all supported.

Module coordinator

Koll Stephan (kols)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
Students will be able to...    
Discipline-specific competence (D)    
… illustrate an idea of a concept graphically (manually & by CAD) and realize it prototypically as a product D C5, C3
… estimation of costs for production of components and assembly groups D C4, C5
… apply operation modes for functions, employment, practical uses, costs and constructional variants of engineering on plastic materials D C3
… develop independently a production-oriented dimensioning in CAx-systems for purposes of simulation D C3
... employ transmission mechanisms with gears, can dimension¨ and check gears, axles, and spindles calculatorily D C3
... apply manufacturing methods related to materials of the assignment D C3
... apply suitable criteria to material selection D C3
... compare and evaluate material properties of metals and plastics D C3
… devise and run tests of materials and manufactured components D C3
Methodological competence (M)    
... analyze and suitably narrow a task with relation to a particular target group and can envisage proper solutions M C5
... evaluate ideas and concepts and substantiate claims that underly decisions relying on standard methods of engineering M C6
… plan and control the implementation of projects (timeline, budget, resources, milestones …) M C3
... document and present projects adequately M C3
… research the state of the art, analyze professional reports and capture results in academic reports M C3–6
Personal competence (P)    
recognize their own gaps in knowledge and close them independently P C3
Social competence  (SO)    
… work in teams SO C4 – C6
... reflect on team spirit und adopt appropriate means to actively promote team development SO C4
... react to unexpected challenges and develop useful solutions SO C6
... adopt and comply with different functions and roles in teams SO C5

Module contents


Teaching materials

Materials on Moodle, incl. particular contents related to sub-tasks

Supplementary literature

Research, ZHAW library


Mastery of modules WTC, PM1-2, ME 1-2, VPE
Willingness to work in a team

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 written / oral 120h grade 100%
End-of-semester exam none        



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 3 - Praktikum
Projektmodul 3 - Praktikum


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