315.055 Criteria of future automobiles II
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


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

Learning outcomes

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

  • understand and apply the principles of a basic calculation on a vehicle by way of example
  • understand the effects of innovative drive technology on the conception of vehicles
  • understand the weight and design optimization in the compromise area of cost, time, function and quality
  • see and understand electrics/electronics with key figures constructively and functionally in the vehicle concept
  • understand the effects of desired diversity and unwanted complexity systemically and by examples

Subject of course

Major effects - based on practice - on future cars, mainly by:

  • Investments and costs on competitive differantiation
  • forms of drive technology and their effects on concepts
  • weight and design optimization
  • quality-, lead time, process- and life-cycle requirements
  • handling complexity

Teaching methods

Presentation of the individual chapters with logically coherent image and text documentation, joint development of decision-making principles, brainstorming on selected topics, reflection of future scenarios in the present.

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

PLEASE NOTE: All exams at our institute are to be taken in GERMAN!

Exams to this course take place (in writing) at the institute's monthly exam dates (the dates can be seen on our homepage www.ifa.tuwien.ac.at or on the TISS page of lecture 315.282 "KFZ-Technik", all dates given there are potential exam dates for this course). The course will not be examined every single month, but - depending on demand and space in the lecture hall - as often as possible! Registrations are only possible for the next possible exam date!

Exam registrations and de-registrations take place in TISS (if an exam date has already been posted). If there is no exam date visible in TISS, please send an e-mail to info@ifa.tuwien.ac.at, specifying the course, your matriculation number and your study code.

As all our written exams take place in parallel, registration for only one exam is permitted per exam date! Multiple registrations will not be tolerated! Failure to turn up to an exam to which the student has registered will result in an 8-week ban on the exam (in accordance with section 18a of the Statute on Study Law)! De-registrations after the registration deadline will not be considered!

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2020 08:00 13.03.2020 12:00 13.03.2020 12:00



The current script will be made available to registered students of the course as a download in TISS at the beginning of the lecture.