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Methods and Processes of PGE - Product Generation Engineering

Methods and Processes of PGE - Product Generation Engineering
type: Vorlesung (V) links:
chair: Fakultät für Maschinenbau
semester: SS 2019

Lecture hall Audimax and Gerthsen


Start: Fr 26.04.2019 at 14:00 o'clock in the Audimax. For further information please refer to the ILIAS-Portal.


Prof.Dr.-Ing. Albert Albers

sws: 3
ects: 6
lv-no.: 2146176

Contact person: M.Sc. Jonas Heimicke


Lecture documents
Pahl, Beitz: Konstruktionslehre, Springer-Verlag 1997
Hering, Triemel, Blank: Qualitätssicherung für Ingenieure; VDI-Verlag, 1993

Content of teaching

Basics of Product Development: Basic Terms, Classification of the Product
Development into the industrial environment, generation of costs / responsibility for costs
Concept Development: List of demands / Abstraction of the Problem Definition / Creativity Techniques / Evaluation and selection of solutions
Drafting : Prevailing basic rules of Design / Design Principles as a
problem oriented accessory
Rationalization within the Product Development: Basics of Development
Management/ Simultaneous Engineering and Integrated Product Development/Development of Product
Lines and Modular Construction Systems
Quality Assurance in early Development Phases : Methods of Quality Assurance
in an overview/QFD/FMEA


This lecture is the basis for the main subject Integrated Product Development, which is offered as a specialisation.


regular attendance: 31.5 h

self-study: 148.5 h


The students are able to ...

  • classify product development in companies and differentiate between different types of product development.
  • name the relevant influencing factors of a market for product development.
  • name, compare and use the central methods and process models of product development within moderate complex technical systems.
  • explain problem solving techniques and associated development methods.
  • explain product profiles and to differentiate and choose suitable creative techniques of solution/idea generation finding on this basis.
  • use design guidelines to create simple technical systems and to explain these guidelines.
  • name and compare quality assurance methods; to choose and use suitable methods for particular applications.
  • explain the differents methods of design of experiment.
  • explain the costs in development process.
Exam description

Written exam

Duration: 120 minutes + 10 minutes reading time

Attention! New name of the exam: Methods and Processes of PGE – Product Generation Engineering. The content of the exam is based on the lecture content of SS2019.


  • Non-programmable calculators
  • German dictionaries (books only)

Please contact Katharina Dühr if you have any questions about the exam.