311.062 Advanced Topics in Philosophy, History, and Trends of Technology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  1. demonstrate a foundational understanding of key principles and challenges associated with the future production systems, Industry 4.0, and sensor integration in machining applications.
  2. showcase an introductory proficiency in artificial intelligence, particularly feature-based AI, and provide an overview of its application in work preparation, along with fundamental skills in CAD/CAM technologies.
  3. exhibit a comprehensive exploration of fundamental concepts in additive manufacturing, specifically Wire-Arc Additive and robot-based approaches, and understand their potential applications in modern manufacturing.
  4. demonstrate a basic understanding of the role of 5G technology in Industry 4.0 applications and provide an overview of the Gaia-X initiative, exploring its impact on manufacturing ecosystems.

Subject of course

This course provides an in-depth exploration of cutting-edge trends and advanced topics in manufacturing, focusing on current research initiatives at the EU level. Students will gain valuable insights into the future of production systems, industry 4.0, sensor integration, artificial intelligence, CAD/CAM, additive manufacturing, 5G applications, and the evolving manufacturing ecosystem through projects like Gaia-X.

Course Objectives:

  1. To understand the key principles and challenges of the production system of the future.
  2. To explore Industry 4.0 concepts and the implementation of pilot factories.
  3. To analyze the integration of sensors in machining applications for improved efficiency.
  4. To examine the application of artificial intelligence, particularly feature-based AI, in work preparation.
  5. To gain proficiency in CAD/CAM technologies and their relevance in modern manufacturing.
  6. To explore advanced additive manufacturing techniques, with a focus on Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) and robot-based approaches.
  7. To understand the role of 5G technology in enhancing Industry 4.0 applications.
  8. To analyze the Gaia-X initiative and its impact on manufacturing ecosystems.

Teaching methods

The syllabus is designed to be flexible, allowing for adjustments based on the pace of the class and any emerging developments in the field of manufacturing. Guest lectures by researches related to the specified topics can be incorporated to enhance the learning experience.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

International and European Students are Welcome!



Course dates

Mon13:00 - 17:0027.11.2023Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Advanced Topics in Trends of Technology
Wed13:00 - 17:0029.11.2023Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Advanced Topics in Trends of Technology
Thu13:00 - 17:0030.11.2023Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Advanced Topics in Trends of Technology
Tue09:00 - 17:0016.01.2024HS O221 Advanced Topics in Trends of Technology
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Oral and written. The exam is based on presentations on specific research topics.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
30.08.2023 00:00 27.11.2023 12:00 27.11.2023 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
700 FW Elective Courses - Mechanical Engineering Elective


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Previous knowledge

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