Electrification affects the drive technologies, auxiliary units and various modules built into the vehicle to conserve resources and reduce environmental impacts. Digitalisation affects comfort functions, active vehicle safety and automated / autonomous driving functions. Both factors of this change lead to the increased use of electric / electronic (E/E) systems. For this reason, automobiles are increasingly evolving from products that have a dominant share of mechanical components into complex mechatronic systems.
Mechatronic systems are made up of mechanical, electrical and electronic components and modules, which define the product properties in strongly coordinated ways. An important basis for the successful development and production of mechatronic products is a comprehensive understanding of the system that encompasses all three of the domains that are involved: the mechanics, electrics and electronics, including the component software.
The university course delivers knowledge on three levels:
A holistic approach to these topics is assured through the modular structure of the university course and connections made among the main content areas through the independent development and preparation of exercises and project work as part of the course.
The university course consists of 7 modules:
Next course date: upon request
The course has been developed for people from the automotive industry who want to expand their knowledge in the field of mechatronic systems, components and development methods. Based on basic knowledge of electrical engineering, computer science and data communication, the development processes of mechatronic systems in automotive engineering will be described in detail; a series of exercises and comprehensive project work will also be offered.
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Automotive Engineering
Phone: +43 316 873 35220