n.BA.BT.Bete1.21HS (Industrial Systems 1) 
Module: Industrial Systems 1
This information was generated on: 16 June 2024
Industrial Systems 1


Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2021


Study Programme Biotechnology
Regulations Applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Biotechnology degree programme
Module Type  
X Compulsory Module    Elective Module    Optional Module
Planned Semester 1st Semester
Module Coordinator Dieter Eibl
Telephone / E-Mail +41 (0)58 934 57 11 / dieter.eibl@zhaw.ch
Dieter Eibl, Iris Poggendorf and other lecturers
Entrance Requirements -
Learning Outcomes and Competencies
  • Basic knowledge of the functions and purpose of various industrial plant technologies
  • Basic understanding of technical standards and the graphical representation of technical systems and processes
  • Reading and drawing flow diagrams (basic flow diagrams, process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation flow diagrams (P&ID) according to DIN EN ISO 10628-1 and DIN EN ISO 10628-2
  • Knowledge of the most important fittings and materials in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries
  • Basic knowledge of Hygienic Design
Module Content In the Industrial Systems 1 module, students become familiar with the most commonly used materials and fittings for apparatus and industrial systems in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries, as well as the development of industrial production plants and the ways in which their components function. They will also learn to read and create basic, process, and P&I flow diagrams.
  • Definition of and introduction to industrial plant engineering
  • Standardisation and DIN standards for plant construction
  • Basic flow diagrams
  • Process flow diagrams
  • P&I flow diagrams
  • Hygienic Design
  • Materials used in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries
  • Fittings used in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries
  • Group work (see supporting document): basic and process flow diagrams
Follow-up Modules Industrial Systems 2
Methods of Instruction  Lectures, exercises, papers, self-study
Digital Resources CAD tutorial
Lesson Structure / Workload  
 Contact Hours 24
 Guided Self-Study 4
 Independent Self-Study 32
 Total Workload 60
Classroom Attendance Written assessment and group work
Assessment Course work (100%)
Language of Instruction  German
Comments The Industrial Systems 1 module is part of the Technology 1 module group


Course: Industrial Systems 1
Industrial Systems 1


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