WMPE – Tools and Methods of Product Development
|Lecturer||Type and scope of the lecture|
|Prof. Dr.-Ing. E. Kirchner||
4 hours per week (2 Lecture + 2 Practice)
Recordings available on Moodle
Release of a new chapter every Friday
Independent exercises (in teams) and discussion in digital consultation hours
Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:30 am
|Lecture consultation hours||Examination|
Every two weeks on Thursdays starting 11:40 am
|Information on the examination date and form will be announced via Moodle|
|E-Mails only to: email@example.com-…|
The aim of the lecture “Tools and Methods in Product Development” is to teach students the basics, procedures and methods of modern product development. The lecture contents are explained using many practical examples.
The lectures are available as video recordings in the associated Moodle course and are released at weekly intervals on Fridays.
Questions can be asked during the lecture consultation hours. These take place every two weeks on Thursdays starting at 11:40 am in L1|01 K243.
The exercise is designed in such a way that the students can apply the contents taught in the lecture to an example product themselves. In addition to teaching methodological skills, the course focuses on expanding soft skills such as self-motivation. Furthermore, the creativity of the participants is encouraged through the processing of the exercise tasks.
The exercise tasks are worked on independently or in self-organized groups. Questions and results can be asked and discussed during the exercise consultation hours. These take place regularly on Thursdays starting at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.
- E. Kirchner: Werkzeuge und Methoden der Produktentwicklung, Springer, 2020
- B. Bender, K. Gericke: Pahl/Beitz Konstruktionslehre, Springer, 2021
Information, documents and recordings of the lecture as well as supplementary materials can be found on the e-learning platform Moodle () under the course “Werkzeuge und Methoden der Produktentwicklung”. Moodle TU Darmstadt
Last updated: Winter semester 2022/23 (04.09.2022)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Kirchner
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Maximilian Hausmann M.Sc.
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