Construction - local programme element (EN)2020/2021
The student must have gained development-based knowledge and understanding of the practice of the profession and centrally applied theory and methods within:Skills
• Statics and strength of materials, including complex compound and dynamic impact on constructions
• Commonly used machine elements and dimensioning of constructions
• Sustainability from a product development perspective
The student must be able to understand practice and key theories and methods as well as the profession’s use of theories and methods, including
• Tolerancing and its impact on manufacturing processes, price and use of a product.
• Product dimensioning and coherence with other decision-making in a development process
• Material properties and their implications in a product development process
The student must be able to:Competences
Apply key methodologies, tools as well as the skills related to employment in the industry, including:
• Technical documentation
Assess practice-oriented issues, propose and select possible solutions, including:
• Assessing a product for the purpose of dimensioning
• Assessing and deciding on function, materials and manufacturing processes based on the product's total environmental impact
Communicate practice-oriented issues and solutions to partners and users, including:
• Selecting and assessing appropriate IT tools in the acquisition of knowledge, data processing, evaluation, documentation and presentation
The student must be able to:
Manage development-oriented situations, including:
• Taking part in research and projects, including the development of alternative solutions
Participate in academic and interdisciplinary cooperation based on a professional approach, including:
• Undertaking the development of products and/or processes in collaboration with other subject areas
• Structuring the development process in a business perspective
Acquire new knowledge, skills and competencies within the profession in a structured context, including:
• Acquiring new knowledge, skills and competencies in relation to construction, materials science, manufacturing processes, and technical documentation.
- Type of instruction and
practical application of learning objectives
The programme uses a broad range of teaching and learning methods, for example:
• Classroom teaching
• Group work
• Case-based exercises
• Company field trips
• Interdisciplinary project-oriented teaching
• Student presentations
• Cooperative learning
• Digital learning technologies and learning environments
• Independent study activity
The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)Prerequisites for access to the examinationAttendance is not mandatory. However, by far the majority of the programme is about students becoming competent cooperation partners. This is one of the reasons why this programme is based on group work, and in order to get a good outcome, students must necessarily take part in this group work. Therefore, we recommend that students participate in the teaching and hand in and present the assignments and projects involved.
Exam forms based on the assessment of written work require that the written part should be handed in on time and satisfy all the formal requirements for the exam.Exam in one or more subjectsType of examCombined written and oral examinationThe third-semester exam is an externally assessed oral exam based on a written project.
• Oral exam:
o A group presentation where each member has a 5-minute presentation to do
o Individual examination
15 min. for questions to the content and subject of the projects.
The learning outcomes of this exam are identical to the learning outcomes of all the local programme elements.Individual exam or group examGroup, 2-5 max participantsExam languagesEnglishType of evaluation7-point grading scaleExaminersInternal censure
In the subject Construction - local programme element (EN) you will receive 68 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 90 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 25% of your total workload for the subject.
The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching, internal lecturers.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading your own notes, reading the curriculum.
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*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances