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AQU-AutoUniverse - Automotive Quality Universities
The best european practices of Automotive Quality Engineering will be prepared and the knowledge transferred to the higher education, based on a great demand identified in the European Automotive Industry. This proposed strategic partnership project will benefit from the results of the AQUA EAC-2012-635_ENV 2 project, and the results will be implemented in courses of directly participating universities from the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Austria and implemented by partners on other universities e.g. France. All these universities educate thousands of engineers needed by the automotive OEMs and suppliers represented in the aforementioned European countries and beyond. Faced with the complex challenges of holistic quality engineering taking into account mechanics, electric/electronics and software, as well as product design, development, and manufacturing, these companies experience a substantial gap between the quality engineering skills of recent graduates and their actual needs and expectations. This gap leads to a significant decrease in efficiency, effectiveness and therefore competitiveness of these companies. AQUA includes Automotive Quality Manager training with a European wide certificate. The trainers will be trained to be able to hold courses at the universities as a standard higher education course. Trainers will also share knowledge with other trainers. Courses will be ECTS granted courses with the certificate obtained from the ECQA (European Certification and Qualification Association). Also an online training environment as a part of the ECQA online campus will be set up, allowing joint teaching across the universities.
Staff member
Funding sources
  • European Commission - Europäische Kommission, EU
External Partners
  • I.S.C.N. International Software Consulting Network LTD
  • European Manufacturing and Innovation Research Association, c/o Délégation Générale de Région Rhône-Alpes
  • Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, VŠB
  • Univerza v Mariboru, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Institute of Automation
  • FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH, Studiengang Fahrzeugtechnik - Automotive Engineering und Railway Engineering
Research areas

Selected Publications

Book
2016
Christian Josef Kreiner, Rory O'Connor, Alexander Poth and Richard Messnarz Systems, Software and Services Process ImprovementSpringer International Publishing AG 978-3-319-44816-9 Show publication in PURE
Book Chapter
2018
Georg Macher, Eric Armengaud, Christian Kreiner, Eugen Brenner, Christoph Schmittner, Zhendong Ma, Helmut Martin and Martin Krammer Integration of Security in the Development Lifecycle of Dependable Automotive CPSIntegration of Security in the Development Lifecycle of Dependable Automotive CPS383-423 Show publication in PURE
2017
Christian Josef Kreiner and Richard Messnarz Effective Approaches To Training CPS Knowledge And SkillsEffective Approaches To Training CPS Knowledge And Skills111 Show publication in PURE
2016
Christian Josef Kreiner, Rory O'Connor, Alexander Poth and Richard Messnarz Preface to EuroSPI 2016 ProceedingsPreface to EuroSPI 2016 ProceedingsV-VII Show publication in PURE
Journal Article
2017
Andreas Riel, Christian Josef Kreiner, Georg Macher and Richard Messnarz Integrated design for tackling safety and security challenges of smart products and digital manufacturing Show publication in PURE
2016
Richard Messnarz, Christian Josef Kreiner and Andreas Riel Integrating Automotive SPICE, Functional Safety, and Cybersecurity Concepts: A Cybersecurity Layer Model Show publication in PURE
Conference/Workshop Article
2017
Michael Krisper, Christian Josef Kreiner, Johannes Iber and Markus Quaritsch A Metric for Evaluating Residual Complexity in Software A Metric for Evaluating Residual Complexity in Software 138-149 Show publication in PURE
Svatopluk Stolfa, Jakub Stolfa, Miran Rodic, Mitja Truntic, Christian Kreiner and Richard Messnarz Automotive quality universities – AQU – integration of modular content into the higher education studies Automotive quality universities – AQU – integration of modular content into the higher education studies 453-467 Show publication in PURE
Richard Messnarz, Alexander Much, Christian Kreiner, Miklos Biro and Jenny Gorner Need for the continuous evolution of systems engineering practices for modern vehicle engineering Need for the continuous evolution of systems engineering practices for modern vehicle engineering 439-452 Show publication in PURE
Eric Armengaud, Christoph Sams, Georg von Falck, Georg List, Christian Kreiner and Andreas Riel Industry 4.0 as digitalization over the entire product lifecycle Industry 4.0 as digitalization over the entire product lifecycle 334-351 Show publication in PURE
Georg Macher, Alexander Much, Andreas Riel, Richard Messnarz and Christian Kreiner Automotive SPICE, safety and cybersecurity integration Automotive SPICE, safety and cybersecurity integration 273-285 Show publication in PURE
2016
Jakub Stolfa, Svatopluk Stolfa, Andreas Riel, Serge Tichkiewitch, Christian Josef Kreiner, Richard Messnarz, Miran Rodic and Monika Gaisch Automotive Quality Universities - AQUA Alliance Extension to Higher Education Automotive Quality Universities - AQUA Alliance Extension to Higher Education 176-187 Show publication in PURE
Andreas Riel, Serge Tichkiewitch, Jakub Stolfa, Svatopluk Stolfa, Christian Josef Kreiner, Richard Messnarz and Miran Rodic Industry-Academia Cooperation to Empower Automotive Engineering Designers Industry-Academia Cooperation to Empower Automotive Engineering Designers Show publication in PURE
Other Article
2017
Georg Macher, Alexander Much, Andreas Riel, Richard Messnarz and Christian Josef Kreiner Automotive SPICE and Cyber Security Show publication in PURE
Georg Macher, Alexander Much, Andreas Riel, Richard Messnarz and Christian Josef Kreiner Automotive SPICE and Cyber Security Show publication in PURE
EuroSPI 2016 Conference Video Show publication in PURE
The AQUA ecosystem Show publication in PURE