Search result: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor  
Bachelor Studies (Programme Regulations 2022)  
First Year Compulsory Courses  
First Year Examinations  
First Year Examination Block A  
Number  Title  Type  ECTS  Hours  Lecturers  

401026100L  Analysis I  O  7 credits  5V + 2U  A. Steiger  
Abstract  Differential and integral calculus for functions of one and several variables; vector analysis; ordinary differential equations of first and of higher order, systems of ordinary differential equations; power series. The mathematical methods are applied in a large number of examples from mechanics, physics and other areas which are basic to engineering.  
Objective  Introduction to the mathematical foundations of engineering sciences, as far as concerning differential and integral calculus.  
Lecture notes  U. Stammbach: Analysis I/II  
Prerequisites / Notice  Exercises and online quizzes are an important aspect of this course. Attempts at solving these problems will be honored with a bonus on the final grade. See "Performance assessment" for more information.  
151050103L  Mechanics I  O  6 credits  3V + 2U + 1K  R. Hopf, E. Mazza  
Abstract  Basics: Position of a material point, velocity, kinematics of rigid bodies, forces, reaction principle, mechanical power Statics: Groups of forces, moments, equilibrium of rigid bodies, reactions at supports, parallel forces, center of gravity, statics of systems, principle of virtual power, trusses, frames, forces in beams and cables, friction.  
Objective  The understanding of the fundamentals of statics for engineers and their application in simple settings.  
Content  Grundlagen: Lage eines materiellen Punktes; Geschwindigkeit; Kinematik starrer Körper, Translation, Rotation, Kreiselung, ebene Bewegung; Kräfte, Reaktionsprinzip, innere und äussere Kräfte, verteilte Flächen und Raumkräfte; Leistung Statik: Aequivalenz und Reduktion von Kräftegruppen; Ruhe und Gleichgewicht, Hauptsatz der Statik; Lagerbindungen und Lagerkräfte, Lager bei Balkenträgern und Wellen, Vorgehen zur Ermittlung der Lagerkräfte; Parallele Kräfte und Schwerpunkt; Statik der Systeme, Behandlung mit Hauptsatz, mit Prinzip der virtuellen Leistungen, statisch unbestimmte Systeme; Statisch bestimmte Fachwerke, ideale Fachwerke, Pendelstützen, Knotengleichgewicht, räumliche Fachwerke; Reibung, Haftreibung, Gleitreibung, Gelenk und Lagerreibung, Rollreibung; Seilstatik; Beanspruchung in Stabträgern, Querkraft, Normalkraft, Biege und Torsionsmoment  
Lecture notes  Übungsblätter  
Literature  Sayir, M.B., Dual J., Kaufmann S., Mazza E., Ingenieurmechanik 1: Grundlagen und Statik, Springer  
252083200L  Computer Science I  O  4 credits  2V + 2U  M. Fischer, R. Sasse  
Abstract  The course covers the fundamental concepts of computer programming with a focus on systematic algorithmic problem solving. Taught language is C++. No programming experience is required.  
Objective  Primary educational objective is to learn programming with C++. When successfully attended the course, students have a good command of the mechanisms to construct a program. They know the fundamental control and data structures and understand how an algorithmic problem is mapped to a computer program. They have an idea of what happens "behind the scenes" when a program is translated and executed. Secondary goals are an algorithmic computational thinking, understanding the possibilities and limits of programming and to impart the way of thinking of a computer scientist.  
Content  The course covers fundamental data types, expressions and statements, (Limits of) computer arithmetic, control statements, functions, arrays, structural types and pointers. The part on object orientation deals with classes, inheritance and polymorphy, simple dynamic data types are introduced as examples. In general, the concepts provided in the course are motivated and illustrated with algorithms and applications.  
Lecture notes  A script written in English will be provided during the semester. The script and slides will be made available for download on the course web page.  
Literature  Bjarne Stroustrup: Einführung in die Programmierung mit C++, Pearson Studium, 2010 Stephen Prata, C++ Primer Plus, Sixth Edition, Addison Wesley, 2012 Andrew Koenig and Barbara E. Moo: Accelerated C++, AddisonWesley, 2000.  
151090900L  Chemistry  O  4 credits  2V + 2U  D. J. Norris  
Abstract  This is a general chemistry course aimed at firstyear bachelor students in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering.  
Objective  The aims of the course are: 1) To provide a thorough understanding of the basic principles of chemistry and its application, 2) To develop an understanding of the atomic and molecular nature of matter and of the chemical reactions that describe its transformations, and 3) To emphasize areas considered most relevant in an engineering context.  
Content  Electronic structure of atoms, chemical bonding, molecular geometry and bonding theories, intermolecular forces, gases, thermodynamics, chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, equilibria, liquids and solutions, acids and bases, redox and electrochemistry.  
Lecture notes  The instructor's lecture notes will be available prior to every lecture and can be downloaded from Moodle.  
Literature  The course is based on "Chemistry: The Central Science" by Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward, and Stoltzfus. Pearson, 15th Edition in SI units (global edition).  
First Year Examination Block B  
Number  Title  Type  ECTS  Hours  Lecturers  
401017100L  Linear Algebra I  O  3 credits  2V + 1U  N. Hungerbühler  
Abstract  Linear algebra is an indispensable tool of engineering mathematics. The course offers an introduction into the theory with many applications. The new notions are practised in the accompanying exercise classes. The course will be continued as Linear algebra II.  
Objective  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize linear structures, and to solve corresponding problems in theory and in practice.  
Content  Systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, solution space, matrices, LR decomposition, Determinants, structure of linear spaces, normed vector spaces, inner products, method of least squares, QR decomposition, introduction to MATLAB, applications  
Literature  * K. Nipp / D. Stoffer, Lineare Algebra, vdf Hochschulverlag, 5. Auflage 2002 * K. Meyberg / P. Vachenauer, Höhere Mathematik 1, Springer 2003  
Prerequisites / Notice  Active participation in the exercises is part of this course. It is expected, that students submit 3/4 of all exercises for control.  
Additional First Year Courses  
Number  Title  Type  ECTS  Hours  Lecturers  
151032100L  Engineering Design and Material Selection  O  4 credits  4G  K. Shea  
Abstract  This course provides an introduction to engineering design. Through handson, practiceoriented exercises, students experience the fundamentals of design concept generation and selecting materials. They create 3D models in CAD for their own customized design and fabricate them using 3D printing. Three case studies in healthcare, mobility and sustainable materials will be explored.  
Objective  The lecture and exercises teach the fundamentals of engineering design, drawing and CAD as well as additive manufacturing and material selection. After taking the course, students will be able to tackle simple design tasks, generate and evaluate concepts, accurately create technical drawings of parts and assemblies as well as read them. Students will also be able to create models of parts and assemblies in a 3D, featurebased CAD system. They will understand the links between engineering design and material selection, with a particular focus on sustainable materials, as well as additive manufacturing.  
Content  Introduction to Engineering Design • design requirements • concept generation and selection • prototyping Design Representations • Sketching in Engineering Design • Technical Drawing: o projections, views and cuts o dimensioning o assemblies • CAD: o CAD modeling operations o parametric design and featurebased modeling o assemblies o creating 2D drawings from 3D part models Fabrication and Additive manufacturing Material Selection • materials and their properties, with special emphasis on sustainable materials • basic mechanics • material selection processes • testing material properties Three case studies in healthcare, mobility and sustainable materials  
Lecture notes  Lecture slides and exercise handouts are available on the course Moodle website: Link  
Literature  All literature will be given on the Moodle website: Link  
Prerequisites / Notice  This course is given as a lecture (1h /week) and an exercise (3h/week). Students are split into working groups for the exercises with a maximum of 20 students per group. Semester Fee A fee is charged for printed copies of the course handouts and 3D printing.  
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