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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
  • European Manufacturing and Innovation Research Association, c/o Délégation Générale de Région Rhône-Alpes
  • I.S.C.N. International Software Consulting Network LTD
  • 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 Improvement978-3-319-44816-9 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 CPSSolutions for Cyber-Physical Systems Ubiquity383-423 Show publication in PURE
2017
Christian Josef Kreiner and Richard Messnarz Effective Approaches To Training CPS Knowledge And SkillsSolutions for Cyber-Physical Systems Ubiquity111 Show publication in PURE
2016
Christian Josef Kreiner, Rory O'Connor, Alexander Poth and Richard Messnarz Preface to EuroSPI 2016 ProceedingsSystems, Software and Services Process ImprovementV-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
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 Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement - 24th European Conference, EuroSPI 2017, Proceedings 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 Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement - 24th European Conference, EuroSPI 2017, Proceedings 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 Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement - 24th European Conference, EuroSPI 2017, Proceedings 334-351 Show publication in PURE
Georg Macher, Alexander Much, Andreas Riel, Richard Messnarz and Christian Kreiner Automotive SPICE, safety and cybersecurity integration Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security - SAFECOMP 2017 Workshops ASSURE, DECSoS, SASSUR, TELERISE, and TIPS, Proceedings 273-285 Show publication in PURE
Michael Krisper, Christian Josef Kreiner, Johannes Iber and Markus Quaritsch A Metric for Evaluating Residual Complexity in Software Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement 138-149 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 Systems, Software and Service Process Improvement 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 26th CIRP Design Conference 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