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330.284 Fundamentals of assembly planning and design
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply technical, organizational and social foundations for planning, designing and evaluating existing and future assembly systems.
  • go into the special aspects of robotics & automation, human-robot interaction and digital assembly design.
  • provide an overview of existing assembly systems and types of assembly as well as a well-founded insight into assembly activities in accordance with VDI 2860.
  • apply existing assembly planning and design methods such as time management methods, assembly cost determination and the analysis of added value in assembly.
  • integrate and understand rationalization and humanization approaches in assembly design.
  • describe the role of humans as a central component of an assembly system.

Subject of course

Social aspects of assembly in Central Europe, humans as a central role in assembly (performance curves, stress and strain and load-impact, work content, ergonomics, work organization, occupational safety), rationalization / humanization measures in the assembly design, overview of existing assembly systems / assembly types / assembly activities, value added and waste in assembly activities, assembly costs, time management in assembly (MTM, REFA, primary-, secondary analysis, etc.). Planning, design and evaluation of assembly systems with existing methods (time management methods, cardboard engineering, digital methods), protection of personal data, usability, qualification in the assembly.

A practical lecture round off the lecture and provide practice-oriented examples and experience from industry.

Teaching methods

  • written exam

  • practical assignments

Mode of examination


Additional information

Decision of the deputy dean of studies for the transition period:

Each student who completes the LVA Montage 1 can use it as an individual subject-specific choice for the completion of the Master's program WIMB and MB.

Students will receive the confirmations upon request via e-mail from the deputy dean of studies (michael.filzmoser@tuwien.ac.at).



Course dates

Tue16:00 - 17:3021.03.2023 Online via Zoom (Link in TUWEL)Preliminary meeting
Tue09:00 - 10:3018.04.2023 Online via Zoom (Link in TUWEL)Q&A LE1/2
Wed09:00 - 10:3003.05.2023 Online via Zoom (Link in TUWEL)Q&A LE3/4
Tue16:00 - 17:3016.05.2023 Online via Zoom (Link in TUWEL)Q&A LE5/6
Tue16:00 - 17:3030.05.2023 Online via Zoom (Link in TUWEL)Q&A LE7/8
Wed16:00 - 18:0007.06.2023 Online via Zoom (Link in TUWEL)Guest lecture_Stephan Wittmann + Q&A LE9/10

Examination modalities

Passing grade for exam


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue16:00 - 18:0008.10.2024 https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?id=65951written08.09.2024 09:00 - 06.10.2024 09:00TISSOnline-Prüfung
Tue16:00 - 18:0012.11.2024 https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?id=65951written12.10.2024 09:00 - 10.11.2024 09:00TISSOnline-Prüfung
Wed14:00 - 16:0022.01.2025 https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?id=65951written22.12.2024 09:00 - 20.01.2025 09:00TISSOnline-Prüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.02.2023 08:00 06.02.2024 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 515 Automation and Robotic Systems Mandatory elective
066 517 Manufacturing and Robotics Not specifiedSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
700 FW Elective Courses - Mechanical Engineering Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of operational and business management as well as production and quality management.