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Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Information
Bachelor Studies (Programme Regulations 2022)
First Year Compulsory Courses
First Year Examinations
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First Year Examination Block B
401-0172-00LLinear Algebra II Information Restricted registration - show details O3 credits2V + 1UN. Hungerbühler
AbstractThis course is the continuation of the course Linear algebra I. 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.
ObjectiveUpon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize linear structures, and to solve corresponding problems in theory and in practice.
ContentLinear maps, kernel and image, coordinates and matrices, coordinate transformations, norm of a matrix, orthogonal matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, algebraic and geometric multiplicity, eigenbasis, diagonalizable matrices, symmetric matrices, orthonormal basis, condition number, linear differential equations, Jordan decomposition, singular value decomposition, examples in MATLAB, applications.
Literature* K. Nipp / D. Stoffer, Lineare Algebra, vdf Hochschulverlag, 5. Auflage 2002
* K. Meyberg / P. Vachenauer, Höhere Mathematik 2, Springer 2003
252-0833-00LComputer Science II Information
Only for Mechanical Engineering BSc (Programme Regulations 2022).
O4 credits2V + 2UC. Cotrini Jimenez, R. Sasse
AbstractComputer Science II lays the foundation for understanding, designing, and analyzing algorithms and data structures.

It also provides an overview of various programming concepts, such as functional programming and static and dynamically typed programming languages.
ObjectiveUnderstanding of the design and analysis of basic algorithms and data structures, working with multidimensional data using Python libraries, and overview of various programming concepts.
ContentIntroduction of Python: from C++ to Python, advanced concepts and integrated data structures in Python; analyzing data, manipulating data with Numpy and visualizing with Matplotlib; linear regression, classification and (k-Means) clustering.

Basic algorithms and data structures, design patterns for algorithms (induction, divide and conquer, dynamic programming), classical algorithmic problems (searching and sorting), data structures (search trees, heaps, union-find).

Exercises are performed in the online IDE and exercise management system Code-Expert.
LiteratureTh. Ottmann, P. Widmayer: Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen, Spektrum-Verlag, 5. Auflage, Heidelberg, Berlin, Oxford, 2011

Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald Rivest, Clifford Stein: Algorithmen - Eine Einführung, Oldenbourg, 2010
Prerequisites / NoticeLecture 252-0832-00L Computer Science I or equivalent knowledge of programming with C++.
401-0262-00LAnalysis II Information Restricted registration - show details O7 credits5V + 2UA. Steiger
AbstractIntroduction to the mathematical foundations of engineering sciences, as far as concerning differential and integral calculus.
ObjectiveUnderstanding of the theoretical foundations of the mathematical-analytical tools required for engineering studies, strong computational skills in multivariable calculus, application to the derivation of physical laws and in relevant examples.
ContentDifferential and integral calculus for functions of several variables; vector analysis; ordinary differential equations of first and of higher order, systems of ordinary differential equations.
For each of these topics many examples from mechanics, physics and other areas.
Lecture notesU. Stammbach: Analysis I/II, parts B and C (in German)
Prerequisites / NoticeAnalysis I. The exercises and online quizzes are an integral part of this course.
402-0035-00LPhysicsO5 credits3V + 2UL. Degiorgi
AbstractThis is a one-semester course introducing students into the foundations of Modern Physics. Topics include electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic waves, waves and Doppler effect. Selected topics with important applications in industry will also be considered.
ObjectiveThe lecture is intended to promote critical, scientific thinking. Key concepts of Physics will be acquired, with a focus on technically relevant applications. At the end of this one semester lecture, students will have a good overview over selected topics of classical and modern Physics.
Contentelectricity and magnetism, electromagnetic waves, waves and Doppler effect
Lecture notesNotes from lectures will be available (in German).
Literaturealternative E-Book:
P.A. Tipler and G. Mosca, Physics for scientists and engineers, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York.
Prerequisites / Noticenone
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesfostered
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
Self-direction and Self-management assessed
151-3222-00LMachine DesignO5 credits2V + 3UM. Meboldt, Q. Lohmeyer
AbstractThe course introduces the fundamentals of the development and design of technical systems. For the most important machine elements, operating principles, functions, areas of application and calculation principles are taught. Based on this, the basics of the development, design and manufacture of products are discussed using case studies from practice.
ObjectiveStudents are able to describe the machine elements discussed in terms of their operating principle, function and area of application and can dimension the machine elements for given applications.
Students can select suitable machine elements for a technical system to be developed and design the system in the draft.
Students understand the relationship between manufacturing processes and part design and are able to conceptually design parts considering the selected manufacturing process.
Students understand the basics of product development processes and know the development methods addressed. They know how to structure a development project with development phases and agile methods from the idea to requirements to the first tested prototype.
ContentMachine elements: fundamentals, dimensioning and application
Gear wheels and simple gears
Planetary gears and Willis equation
Shaft-hub connections
Axles and shafts
Rolling bearings
Lubrication and sealing
Tolerances and fits
Clutches and shifts
Bolts and screws
Mechanical mechanisms
Electric motors

Product development and design
Design: Basic rules of design
Design: Design principles
Design: Design to X
Design: Manufacturing
Methods and processes of product development
Agile Development and Testing
Lecture notesLecture slides will be provided via Moodle.
LiteratureRoloff/Matek Maschinenelemente: Normung, Berechnung, Gestaltung
Pahl/Beitz Konstruktionslehre: Methoden und Anwendung erfolgreicher Produktentwicklung
Prerequisites / Noticenone
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Personal CompetenciesCreative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingfostered
151-0502-00LMechanics IIO6 credits4V + 2UD. Mohr
AbstractStress tensor, deformations, linear elastic solids, bending of prismatic beams, numerical methods, bending, torsion, plastic work and deformation energy, energy methods, buckling.
ObjectiveFor the mechanical design of systems, knowledge about basic concepts of continuum mechanics are indispensable. These include mechanical stress, deformations, etc. which are demonstrated on simple examples resulting in an understanding which is both mathematically correct and intuitive. In this course students learn the basic concepts of the mechanics of deformable media that they will later apply in other courses such as Dimensioning which are closer to real engineering applications.
ContentSpannungstensor, Verzerrungen, linearelastische Körper, spezielle Biegung prismatischer Balken, numerische Methoden, allgemeinere Biegeprobleme, Torsion, Arbeit und Deformationsenergie, Energiesätze und -verfahren, Knickung.
LiteratureMahir B. Sayir, Jürg Dual, Stephan Kaufmann
Ingenieurmechanik 2: Deformierbare Körper, Teubner Verlag
Additional First Year Courses
402-0000-11LLaboratory Course in Physics for Students in Mechanical Engineering
Enrollment is only possible under Link.
No registration required via myStudies.

Only students from 2nd Semester BSc Mechanical Engineering in Study Regulation 2022 are admitted to this Physics Laboratory Course.
O1 credit3PA. Biland, A. Eggenberger, A. Müller
AbstractPraktische Einführung in die Grundlagen des Experimentierens.
ObjectiveEs werden 3 Physikexperimente absolviert. Zwei Experimente werden vor Ort in den Laboren des HPP durchgeführt, und ein Experiment wird zuhause („remote“) durchgeführt. Allen Experimenten gemeinsam ist das Erlernen grundlegender Eigenschaften beim Experimentieren, das Kennenlernen von einfachen Messmethoden, das kritische Auseinandersetzen mit Beobachtungen und Resultaten, sowie das Darstellen und Kommunizieren wissenschaftlicher Ergebnisse.
Jedes der drei Experimente hat zusätzlich noch einen anderen Fokus: statistische und systematische Fehler, Gauss’sche Fehlerrechnung, oder das Verfassen wissenschaftlicher Berichte.
ContentVerschiedene Versuche aus den Bereichen Mechanik, Optik und Thermodynamik.
Lecture notesAnleitungen zum Physikpraktikum; Einführende Zusammenfassungen und Skripte zur Fehlerrechnung werden auf der Webseite der Veranstaltung publiziert.
Prerequisites / NoticeDer Link zur Webseite, welche alle Informationen zum Physikpraktikum enthält, lautet: Link
151-1111-01LAdditional Project Restricted registration - show details
ONLY for Mechanical Engineering BSc, Programme Regulations 2022.

Enrollment only in consultation with the D-MAVT student administration.
W1 credit2Aexternal organisers
AbstractAdditional Project
ObjectiveCompensation of missing credit points due to transition beween regulations.
Bachelor Studies (Programme Regulations 2010)
4. Semester Compulsory Courses
Examination Block 2
402-0034-10LPhysics II
Der Kurs wird zum letzten Mal im FS23 angeboten.
O4 credits2V + 2UL. P. Gallmann
AbstractThis is a two-semester course introducing students into the foundations of Modern Physics. Topics include electricity and magnetism, light, waves, quantum physics, solid state physics, and semiconductors. Selected topics with important applications in industry will also be considered.
ObjectiveThe lecture is intended to promote critical, scientific thinking. Key concepts of Physics will be acquired, with a focus on technically relevant applications. At the end of the two semesters, students will have a good overview over the topics of classical and modern Physics.
ContentIntroduction into Quantum Physics, Absorption and Emission of Electromagnetic Radiation, Basics of Solid State Physics, Semiconductors
Lecture notesLecture notes will be available in German.
LiteraturePaul A. Tipler, Gene Mosca
Physik: für Studierende der Naturwissenschaften und Technik
Springer Spektrum, Springer-Verlag GmbH, 2019, 1500 Seiten, ca. 80 Euro.
Prerequisites / NoticeNo testat requirements for this lecture.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesfostered
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
Self-direction and Self-management assessed
227-0075-00LElectrical Engineering IO3 credits2V + 2UJ. Leuthold
AbstractBasic course in electrical engineering with the following topics: Concepts of voltage and currents; Analyses of dc and ac networks; Series and parallel resistive circuits, circuits including capacitors and inductors; Kirchhoff's laws and other network theorems; Transient responses; Basics of electrical and magnetic fields;
ObjectiveUnderstanding of the basic concepts in electrical engineering with focus on network theory. The successful student knows the basic components of electrical circuits and the network theorems after attending the course.
ContentDiese Vorlesung vermittelt Grundlagenkenntnisse im Fachgebiet Elektrotechnik. Ausgehend von den grundlegenden Konzepten der Spannung und des Stroms wird die Analyse von Netzwerken bei Gleich- und Wechselstrom behandelt. Dabie werden folgende Themen behandelt:
Kapitel 1 Das elektrostatische Feld
Kapitel 2 Das stationäre elektrische Strömungsfeld
Kapitel 3 Einfache elektrische Netzwerke
Kapitel 4 Halbleiterbauelemente (Dioden, der Transistor)
Kapitel 5 Das stationäre Magnetfeld
Kapitel 6 Das zeitlich veränderliche elektromagnetische Feld
Kapitel 7 Der Übergang zu den zeitabhängigen Strom- und Spannungsformen
Kapitel 8 Wechselspannung und Wechselstrom
Lecture notesDie Vorlesungsfolien werden auf Moodle bereitgestellt.
Als ausführliches Skript wird das Buch "Manfred Albach. Elektrotechnik, Person Verlag, Ausgabe vom 1.8.2011" empfohlen.
LiteratureFür das weitergehende Studium werden in der Vorlesung verschiedene Bücher vorgestellt.
151-0102-00LFluid Dynamics I Restricted registration - show details O6 credits4V + 2UF. Coletti
AbstractAn introduction to the physical and mathematical foundations of fluid dynamics is given.
Topics include dimensional analysis, integral and differential conservation laws, inviscid and viscous flows, Navier-Stokes equations, boundary layers, turbulent pipe flow. Elementary solutions and examples are presented.
ObjectiveAn introduction to the physical and mathematical principles of fluid dynamics. Fundamental terminology/principles and their application to simple problems.
ContentPhenomena, applications, foundations
dimensional analysis and similitude; kinematic description; conservation laws (mass, momentum, energy), integral and differential formulation; inviscid flows: Euler equations, stream filament theory, Bernoulli equation; viscous flows: Navier-Stokes equations; boundary layers; turbulence
Lecture notesLecture notes (extended formulary) for the course are made available electronically.
LiteratureRecommended book: Fluid Mechanics, Kundu & Cohen & Dowling, 6th ed., Academic Press / Elsevier (2015).
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzungen: Physik, Analysis
151-0052-00LThermodynamics IIO4 credits2V + 2UA. Bardow, N. Noiray
AbstractIntroduction to thermodynamics of reactive systems and to the fundamentals of heat transfer.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the theory and to the fundamentals of the technical thermodynamics. Main focus: Chemical thermodynamics and heat transfer
Content1st and 2nd law of thermodynamics for chemically reactive systems, chemical exergy, fuel cells and kinetic gas theory.
General mechanisms of heat transfer. Introduction to heat conductivity. Stationary 1-D and 2-D heat conduction. Instationary conduction. Convection. Forced convection - flow around and through bodies. Natural convection. Evaporation (boiling) and condensation. Heat radiation. Combined heat transfer.
Lecture notesSlides and lecture notes in German.
LiteratureF.P. Incropera, D.P. DeWitt, T.L. Bergman, and A.S. Lavine, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, John Wiley & Sons, 6th edition, 2006.

M.J. Moran, H.N. Shapiro, Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
4. Semester Engineering Tools
The Engineering Tools courses are for MAVT Bachelor’s degree students only.
252-0862-00LEngineering Tool: Modelling Information Restricted registration - show details W+0.4 credits1KM. Schwerhoff
AbstractThis course provides an introduction to modelling, i.e. the representation of real-world entities and systems in computer programs. Basic modelling techniques will be introduced and illustrated, and students will apply these techniques in small projects, by modelling parts of systems such as a lift or a railway network.
ObjectiveStudents develop an intuition for modelling the essential aspects of simple applications from their field. They learn how to transform such a model into a computer program.
Prerequisites / NoticeLecture Series Informatik 252-0832-00L or equivalent knowledge in programming with C++. Engineering Tool: Advanced Programming with C++ is recommended, but not mandatory.

Work on a programming project. Course can only be taken if the programming project is executed and submitted. If no solution to the programming project is submitted, the course is considered failed ("drop out").
151-0042-01LEngineering Tool: FEM-Programs Restricted registration - show details
The Engineering Tools courses are for MAVT Bachelor’s degree students only.
W+0.4 credits1KB. Berisha
AbstractThe course "Introduction to FEM programs" familiarizes the students with performing of simple structural analyses with the finite-element method.
ObjectiveBecoming familiar with using a modern finite-element program. Learn how to perform structural analyses of complex parts designed with CAD. Critical results interpretation by way of convergence analysis.
Content- FEM-Theorie
- Charakterisierung der FEM
- Grundlagen der Elastizitätstheorie
- Randwertproblem in der Verschiebungsformulierung
- Standardformulierung/Variationsprinzip
- Elementtypen
- Randbedingungen
- Strukturanalyse mit FEM
- Nichtlinearitäten (iterative/inkrementelle Lösungssuche)
- Dynamische Prozesse
Lecture notesCourse material: The material is based on the course in spring semester 2019 and are complemented according to our needs.
LiteratureNo textbooks required
Prerequisites / NoticeInstallation von ABAQUS 2021 - Teaching

Für den Toolkurs wird "Abaqus 2021 -Teaching" benötigt. Die Installationsdatei, sowie die Installationsanleitung, sind auf dem IT-SHOP zu finden (Link).

Abaqus 2021 - Teaching ist NUR für WINDOWS und LINUX verfügbar.

Es stehen keine Rechner zur Verfügung! Für weitere Informationen siehe "Ankündigungen" in MOODLE
151-0304-00LEngineering Design IIW4 credits4GK. Wegener
AbstractDimensioning (strength calculation) of machine parts,
shaft - hub - connections, welded and brazed joints, springs, screws, roller and slide bearings, transmissions, gears, clutch and brake as well as their practical applications.
ObjectiveThe students extend in that course their knowledge on the correct application of machine parts and machine elements including dimensioning. Focus is laid on the acquisition of competency to solve technical problems and judge technical solutions and to correctly apply their knowledge according to operation conditions, functionality and strength calculations.
ContentMachine parts as shaft - hub - connections, welded and brazed joints, springs, screws, roller and slide bearings, transmissions, gears, clutch and brake are discussed. The course covers for all the machine elements their functionality, their application and limits of applicability and the dimensioning is as well as their practical applications. Exercises show the solution of practical problems. Partly practical problems are solved by the students for their own.
Lecture notesScript exists. Price: SFr. 40.-
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites:
Basics in design and product development
Dimensioning 1

Credit-conditions / examination:
Partly practical problems are solved by the students for their own. The examination will be in the following examination session. Credits are given after passing the examination.
151-0590-00LControl Systems II Information
Note: The previous course title in German until FS22 "Regelungstechnik II".
W4 credits2V + 2UJ. Tani
AbstractThis course builds upon the LTI SISO systems modeling and control techniques learned in control systems I introducing state estimation and feedback, the implementation challenges, multi-input multi-output (MIMO) systems and the techniques to analyze and synthesize controllers for this class of systems.
ObjectiveBy the end of this course learners will be able to design and implement state estimation and feedback algorithms for SISO system, understand and mitigate common nuisances such as the effects of discretization, aliasing and delays, distinguish between SISO and MIMO systems and utilize common techniques for the analysis and control of MIMO systems.
ContentLuenberger observer, state feedback, separation principle, decomposition of SISO systems in structural properties, discretization, aliasing, and time delays. MIMO systems, relevant norms, singular value decomposition, small gain theorem, analysis of performance, decoupling and decentralized control, relative gain array, principles of IMC, LQR, LQG.
Lecture notesLecture slides and annotations are going to be made available online.
LiteratureNo textbook is required for the course. Suggested manuals for reference:

- Analysis and Synthesis of Single-Input Single-Output Control Systems, Lino Guzzella, vdf Hochschulverlag.

- S. Skogestad and I. Postlethwaite. Multivariable Feedback Control, Analysis and design, 2nd ed. John Wiley and Sons.

- Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers Karl J. Åström and Richard M. Murray
Prerequisites / NoticeKnowledge of the classical control theory (e.g. from the "151-0591-00 - Control Systems I" course).
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesfostered
Personal CompetenciesCritical Thinkingfostered
151-0700-00LManufacturingW4 credits2V + 2UK. Wegener
AbstractFundamental terms of productions engineering, plastic deformation, machining, Lasermachining, Mechatronic in the productions machine construction, Quality assurance, Process chain planning.
Objective- Knowledge of principal terms of manufacturing engineering
- Basic knowledge of some processes, their mode of operation and
design (forming, separative processes, Laser technics)
- Knowledge of product defining properties and limitations of applications
- In competition of processes make the right decisions
- Procedure for process chain planning
- Basic knowledge for quality assurance
ContentExplanation of basic principles of manufacturing technics and insight into the functionality of a manufacturing shop. Plastic deformation- and separative- manufacturing processes, as well as laser machining (welding and cutting), and their layouts, product defining properties and limitations of applications such as the associated workshop facilities, will be introduced in different details. Further basic principles of the industrial measurement technique and mechatronics concepts in machine tool construction will be discussed.
Lecture notesYes
LiteratureHerbert Fritz, Günter Schulze (Hrsg.) Fertigungstechnik. 6. Aufl. Springer Verlag 2003
Prerequisites / NoticeAn excursion to one or two manufacturing engineering plant is planned.
151-0966-00LIntroduction to Quantum Mechanics for EngineersW4 credits2V + 2UD. J. Norris
AbstractThis course provides fundamental knowledge in the principles of quantum mechanics and connects it to applications in engineering.
ObjectiveTo work effectively in many areas of modern engineering, such as renewable energy and nanotechnology, students must possess a basic understanding of quantum mechanics. The aim of this course is to provide this knowledge while making connections to applications of relevancy to engineers. After completing this course, students will understand the basic postulates of quantum mechanics and be able to apply mathematical methods for solving various problems including atoms, molecules, and solids. Additional examples from engineering disciplines will also be integrated.
ContentFundamentals of Quantum Mechanics
- Historical Perspective
- Schrödinger Equation
- Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
- Operators
- Harmonic Oscillator
- Hydrogen atom
- Multielectron Atoms
- Crystalline Systems
- Spectroscopy
- Approximation Methods
- Applications in Engineering
Lecture notesClass Notes and Handouts
LiteratureText: David J. Griffiths and Darrell F. Schroeter, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 3rd Edition, Cambridge University Press.
Prerequisites / NoticeAnalysis III, Mechanics III, Physics I, Linear Algebra II
327-3002-00LMaterials for Mechanical EngineersW4 credits2V + 1UR. Spolenak, A. R. Studart, R. Style
AbstractThis course provides a basic foundation in materials science for mechanical engineers. Students learns how to select the right material for the application at hand. In addition, the appropriate processing-microstructure-property relationship will lead to the fundamental understanding of concepts that determines the mechanical and functional properties.
ObjectiveAt the end of the course, the student will able to:
• choose the appropriate material for mechanical engineering applications
• find the optimal compromise between materials property, cost and ecological impact
• understand the most important concepts that allow for the tuning of mechanical and functional properties of materials
ContentBlock A: Materials Selection
• Principles of Materials Selection
• Introduction to the Cambridge Engineering Selector
• Cost optimization and penalty functions
• Ecoselection

Block B: Mechanical properties across materials classes
• Young's modulus from 1 Pa to 1 TPa
• Failure: yield strength, toughness, fracture toughness, and fracture energy
• Strategies to toughen materials from gels to metals.

Block C: Structural Light Weight Materials
• Aluminum and magnesium alloys
• Engineering and fiber-reinforced polymers

Block D: Structural Materials in the Body
• Strength, stiffness and wear resistance
• Processing, structure and properties of load-bearing implants

Block E: Structural High Temperature Materials
• Superalloys and refractory metals
• Structural high-temperature ceramics

Block F: Materials for Sensors
• Semiconductors
• Piezoelectrica

Block G: Dissipative dynamics and bonding
• Frequency dependent materials properties (from rheology of soft materials to vibration damping in structural materials)
• Adhesion energy and contact mechanics
• Peeling and delamination

Block H: Materials for 3D Printing
• Deposition methods and their consequences for materials (deposition by sintering, direct ink writing, fused deposition modeling, stereolithography)
• Additive manufacturing of structural and active Materials
Literature• Kalpakjian, Schmid, Werner, Werkstofftechnik
• Ashby, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design
• Meyers, Chawla, Mechanical Behavior of Materials
• Rösler, Harders, Bäker, Mechanisches Verhalten der Werkstoffe
For the Focus Biomedical Engineering this course is strongly recommended to be chosen among the Electives.
W4 credits2V + 1UM. Tibbitt, C. Labouesse
AbstractAn introduction to biology for engineers: basic biochemistry, cell metabolism (principles of energy and mass transfer in cellular systems), cell biology (structure and composition of cells, transport processes across cell membranes, growth and reproduction of cells), cellular and molecular biophysics, quantitative tools used in bio- and biomedical engineering.
ObjectiveStudents that already posses an engineering background will be exposed to a broad introduction of fundamental concepts in the fields of biology and chemistry. Focus will be given to aspects relevant to research and development projects in the fields of biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, or biomedical devices. The course will highlight technically exploitable elements in biology and chemistry, to provide the basic understanding and a necessary vocabulary for interdisciplinary communication with biologists / biotechnologists.
ContentBasic biochemistry, cell metabolism (principles of energy and mass transfer in the cell, biocatalysis and enzymes, cellular respiration, protein synthesis, regulation), cellular biology (structure and composition of cells, transport processes across cell membranes, growth and reproduction of cells) , introduction to biotechnology tools and applications of molecular and cellular engineering.
Lecture notesLecture slides and supporting material made available for download on Moodle.
LiteratureNA Campbell, JB Reece : Biology, Oxford University Press; B. Alberts et al : Molecular Biology of the Cell , Garland Science; J. Koolman , Roehm KH : Color Atlas of Biochemistry, Thieme-Verlag.; CR Jacobs, H Huang, RY Kwon: Introduction to Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology, Garland Science;
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