Methods and Processes of PGE - Product Generation Engineering

  • type: Vorlesung (V)
  • chair: Fakultät für Maschinenbau
  • semester: SS 2022
  • place:


  • time:

    Start: 22.04.2022 at 14:00 o'clock. For further information please refer to the ILIAS-Portal.

  • start: 22.04.2022
  • lecturer:

    Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Albert Albers

    And employees

  • sws: 4
  • ects: 6
  • lv-no.: 3146023
  • information:

    E-mail to the lecture coordinators


    Link to the Ilias-Course


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 SS2022.


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

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