Project report (Bachelor) in automotive engineering courses
Content and procedure:
In accordance with the project report (Bachelor) in automotive engineering courses, the students will work on a topic independently in teams to develop practice-oriented skills. The project report can be done in the winter and in the summer semesters by a team of approx. five students.
To support the project work, four tutorials are offered where the students can develop soft skills and learn how to deal with software and hardware. The acquired knowledge helps them with the project report. The 90-minute tutorials will probably take place in weeks 1 to 4 of the semester, Thursdays at 16:45, LK 6.1.
The tutorials cover the following topics:
- Scientific working and text processing
- Presentation techniques and presentation
- Data processing and spreadsheet analysis
- Research in literature
During the tutorials, the students and their supervisor already discuss the topic of the project report in more detail. The interests of the students involved in the project can therefore be taken into account.
As soon as the topic is decided, the students have two months to finish their work and the report. The students will work independently on the topic and write down the results. The supervisor is there to support the students in terms of content. The resulting scientific documentation is evaluated and the students get 6 credits.
At the end of the semester, the students have to present their results in a seminar. The duration (presentation and discussion) should not be longer than 30 minutes in total and the students have to organise it as a team, with a similar duration of each student’s contribution.
The students get 2 credits for the presentation. Together with the credits for the written part, this results in the final grade of the project report.
Responsible at the Institute of Automotive Engineering:
Organisation: Dipl.-Ing. Louisa Liesner
Application and cancellation:
By the end of the semester, the institutes dealing with automotive engineering will present topics for project reports the students will work on in the following semester.
The application for the project consists of two steps:
In the semester break, the student has to apply informally at the institute that offers the desired topic. At the Institute of Automotive Engineering, Louisa Liesner is responsible for the applications. (The institutes use this informal application for organisational purposes.)
The compulsory application (in person and written) is required by Friday of week 1 of the semester, 12:00, responsible person at the institute offering the respective topic. Cancellation (also in person and written) is possible until Friday of week 2 of the semester, 12:00.
In automotive engineering courses, project report and lab work are combined in one module. In terms of content, however, both activities do not have to be related, so topics offered by two different institutes can be chosen.
Lab work is only possible in the winter semesters.
The lab work is also done in teams. By the end of the summer semesters, the institutes dealing with automotive engineering will present topics for the lab work in the next winter semester. The lab experiments will probably take two days.
Application and cancellation
The application for the lab work also consists of two steps:
In the summer semester break, the student has to apply informally via email to the institute that offers the lab work (please indicate registration number and topic!). (The institutes use this informal application for organisational purposes.)
The compulsory application (in person and written) is required by Friday of week 1 of the semester, 12:00, at the institute offering the lab work.
Cancellation (also in person and written) is possible until Friday of week 2 of the semester, 12:00.
A written documentation of the lab experiments is required.
Topics for the winter semester 2011/2012:
Further information on project reports and lab work in automotive vehicle courses is available on the websites of the participating institutes:
Institute of Automotive Engineering (Institut für Fahrzeugtechnik, IfF):
Institute of Internal Combustion Engines (Institut für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen, IVB):
Institute of Agricultural Machinery Sciences and Fluid Power (Institut für Landmaschinen und Fluidtechnik, ILF):
Institute for Traffic Safety and Automation Engineering (Institut für Verkehrssicherheit und Automatisierungstechnik, IVA):