Energy Efficiency in Production Engineering

Description and Educational Objectives

The lecture "Energy Efficiency in Production Engineering" primarily aims at students of mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, but also students from other disciplines such as geoecology and environmental sciences are welcome. The course is offered within the Master's program in mechanical engineering, focus area production and systems engineering.


  • The lecture focuses on planning and design of energy efficient production systems as part of a sustainable development
  • Holistic focus on production systems under consideration of the machinery and technical building services (TBS) as well as the factory shell
  • Interdisciplinary problem solving approaches and methods to increase the energy efficiency in production
  • High share of practical content and many illustrative objects by integrating "Die Lernfabrik" of the IWF
  • Accompanying team project "Research-based Learning in the Learninc Factory"
  • An optional laboratory is offered, focusing on specific lecture contents, e.g. the use of industrial metering and control technology as well as visualisation of energy flows


Organisational Issues & Dates

Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Herrmann, Dr. Sebastian Thiede

Assistants: Erika Pierri, Marcus Vogt

Semester: Summer

Classroom: CIM-Raum, IWF, Langer Kamp 19b

Important Dates:

  • The lecture is given in summer semester on Wednesdays from 14:00 to 15:30, in IWF CIM room (first lecture on 10th of April 2019)
  • The accompanying team project is held on Wednesdays from 15:45 to 16:30 in IWF (first meeting on 10th of April 2019)
  • The laboratory dates are individually agreed with the participants in the lecture (usually 4 block seminars)
  • The exam will take place on 14th of August in PK 2.2.
  • The exam in WS19/20 will take place on 4th of March 2020 from 14:00 to 16:00 in CIM-room.

Please refer to the module handbooks for the latest information on dates and contents.

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