330.173 Factory Planning and Operating
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, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form
This course is evaluated following the new mode. Learn more

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

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

  • ... to understand the current challenges for production sites
  • ... to assess the current situation of the production site by means of analysis methods
  • .. to use the analysis results as a basis for planning
  • ... to explain the procedure of factory planning
  • .. to explain the most important methods for factory planning and to apply them in part
  • .. to present and apply the most important methods of production optimization


Subject of course

  • Introduction to factory planning
  • Versatility as a central challenge
  • Basics of factory planning
  • Procedure and methods of factory planning
  • pre-planning
  • structural planning
  • system planning
  • realization
  • factory optimization
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • OEE method

Teaching methods

  • frontal lecture
  • Video analysis of case studies
  • Presentation and discussion of case studies
  • Application of planning methods in dialogue with the students
  • brainstorming session
  • discussion

Mode of examination




Course dates

08:00 - 19:0009.03.2020 - 10.03.2020Theresianumgasse HS 2 Vorlesung
Factory Planning and Operating - Single appointments
Mon09.03.202008:00 - 19:00Theresianumgasse HS 2 Vorlesung
Tue10.03.202008:00 - 19:00Theresianumgasse HS 2 Vorlesung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Written exam

In order to take part in an examination, it is necessary to register in time (for the respective examination date) in TISS. Students who do not meet the registration deadline cannot take part in the exam! Enquiries in this regard will not be answered!

Examination Barriers

In accordance with the study regulations (Mitteilungsblatt 2014, 3. Stück; Nr.22), the following rules apply to the cancellation of examinations.

§ 18a. (1)) The students are entitled to cancel their examinations orally, in writing or electronically with the examiner or dean of studies at the latest two working days before the day of the examination.

(2) If students do not appear for an examination without having cancelled their registration in accordance with paragraph 1, the Dean of Studies is entitled to exclude these students from the registration for this examination for a period of eight weeks at the suggestion of the examiner. This period begins on the examination day on which the student, despite having registered correctly, did not appear without having cancelled his/her registration beforehand. The affected students must be informed of the suspension in an appropriate manner.

(3) If the student can prove that he/she has been prevented from deregistering in due time in accordance with paragraph 1 by a valid reason (e.g. accident) or another reason worthy of special consideration, the suspension must be lifted.

It should be noted that use is made of the option set out in paragraph (2) for students who do not appear at the examination without prior deregistration.

Examinations: Registration by e-mail to markus.steinlechner@tuwien.ac.at.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed11:30 - 13:3019.08.2020GM 1 Audi. Max. written05.08.2020 07:00 - 18.08.2020 07:00TISSPräsenzprüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2020 00:00 30.06.2020 00:00 30.06.2020 00:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


Ein Skriptum zur Lehrveranstaltung ist erhältlich. Am Beginn der LVA oder Theresianumgasse 27, 1. Stock, Sekretariat (Mo-Do 9:00-12:00)

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in production, logistics, quality, process and project management