Overview

The focus of the master’s degree is on deepening the classic subject areas of construction technology. The subjects offered for this, such as reverse engineering, product validation and production introduction as well as systematic innovation and problem solving using TRIZ methodology, are thematically based on the current requirements and problems of the industry.

At the same time, the focus is placed on the design of constructions in terms of strength, service life, fracture behavior and dynamic behavior in order to deepen the basic knowledge of the underlying bachelor's degree.

The processing of questions of lightweight construction (both material and constructional), damage analysis as well as numerics and optimization, which are offered by the mathematics department, round off the catalog of compulsory subjects.

In addition, students have a wide range of elective modules at their disposal, which enable them to think outside the box in construction technology and which are offered together with the master’s courses in “Renewable Energies” and “Process Engineering”. Special emphasis is placed on the project character of the events, which ensures a close professional relationship.

PRACTICAL RELEVANCE

The areas dealt with in the course are based on current practical requirements. Work in interdisciplinary teams is practiced in particular through projects in the compulsory elective modules. The students are involved in current research projects and cooperation projects through the projects worked on here and the thesis.

As part of the five-month master's thesis, which is closely related to practice, the ability to work on complex engineering problems must be demonstrated.

RESEACH

The students of the master’s course are involved in the various research projects of the department.

In the Center for Simulation of Complex Systems, methods for structure simulation (FEM), flow simulation (CFD) and their coupling to calculate fluid-structure interactions are used, among other things.

The projects, which are usually worked on in cooperation with industrial partners, deal, for example, with cavitation in hydraulic valves, the decoding of biological construction principles and the transfer of biological solution principles to the technical design and construction process of wings or the aerodynamic optimization of engines.

As part of a cooperation with Bosch-Siemens-Hausgeräte GmbH as well as TU Berlin and HTW Berlin, the simulation of the laundry fall in the drum is intended to create a basis for simulating the complex washing process and enabling predictions of washing results for certain systems. The in-depth understanding of the washing process improves the basis for further optimization of the washing result with the lowest possible consumption of resources.

By using a CAVE, a virtual space can be created that gives students an immersive three-dimensional impression of their constructions and thus opens up modern new levels of communication for research and teaching. The construction of virtual laboratories and the representation of simulation results in virtual space are being researched in interdisciplinary projects.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

1st semester

module Module name SU SWS Ü SWS Cr P / WP FB
M01 Higher strength and fatigue strength 4th   5 P. VIII
M02 Product validation and production launch 4th   5 P. VIII
M03 Reverse engineering 2 2 5 P. VIII
M04 Lightweight materials and lightweight design 3rd 1 5 P. VIII
M05 Damage analysis and fracture mechanics 4th   5 P. VIII
  Elective module I     5 WP

2 semesters

module Module name SU SWS Ü SWS Cr P / WP FB
M06 Studium Generale I 2   2.5 P. I.
M07 Studium Generale II   2 2.5 P. I.
M08 Numerics and Optimization 4th   5 P. II
M09 Systematic innovation and inventive problem solving with TRIZ methodology 4th   5 P. VIII
M10 Applied machine dynamics of multi-body systems (MKS) 2 2 5 P. VIII
M11 Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) 2 2 5 P. VIII
  Elective module II     5 WP

3rd semester

module Module name SU SWS Ü SWS Cr P / WP FB
M12 final exam       P.  
M12.1 master thesis     25th P.  
M12.2 Master thesis colloquium     5 P.

Elective modules

module Module name SU SWS Ü SWS Cr P / WP FB
WP01 Conveyor systems, construction and control 2 2 5 WP VIII
WP02 Explicit finite element method 2 2 5 WP VIII
WP03 Energy industry, specialization 2 2 5 WP VIII
WP04 Selected chapters of environmental process engineering 2 2 5 WP VIII
WP05 Stress analysis (project)   4th 5 WP VIII
WP06 Solving technical problems from practice (project)   4th 5 WP VIII
WP07 Laboratory project for renewable energies and process engineering   4th 5 WP VIII
WP08 Selected chapters of process engineering 2 2 5 WP VIII

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • For a degree in the standard period of study, knowledge is required as it is imparted in the degree course in mechanical engineering (all subject areas) at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin.
  • For graduates of bachelor’s degree programs with fewer than 210 credits, the dean specifies additional modules, the successful completion of which must be proven by the time the application for the thesis is submitted.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The technological progress in construction technology is reflected in the need for highly qualified engineers in mechanical engineering who can also take on management tasks in the face of intensified global competition.

In the application-oriented master’s degree in mechanical engineering - construction technology with great practical orientation, it is ensured that the graduates can quickly find a place in the professional world.

Graduates of the master’s degree are able to profitably work on typical problems and construction goals such as function, weight and cost optimization, lightweight construction, etc. in development and construction facilities in industry as well as to take on activities in project management and in the development areas of applied research.

Accordingly, they find jobs in development and construction departments of mechanical engineering companies or with manufacturers of electrical systems, in the automotive industry or in rail or aircraft and spacecraft construction.

The master’s degree also enables students to work in research, in the public service or at universities, thanks to their scientific specialization.

 


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