Course detail

Fundamentals of Design Methodology

FSI-GZ0Acad. year: 2017/2018

The course extends the knowledge of students in the field of machine building. It makes students familiar with general principles and methodology of designing machines and technological entities with international context or more precisly Czech - Germany context. Great attention is paid to a comparision of terminology unit denotation by technical computation.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will extent their knowledge of designing methodology and is prepared to participate in internation czech-germany teams.


General knowledge of German language.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

MAREK, J. Integrovaný vývoj produktu. AUTODESK 2011, ISBN 978-80-254-6497-7
Hosnedl S.: Konstrukční nauka (Obecný model postupu konstruování)
Schmidt, O. Das Fachwissen des Ingenieurs, VEB Fachbuchverlag Leipzig, 1965
Weck, M.: Handbook of Machine Tools, John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Import) (June 1984), ISBN-10: 0471262269
Weck, M.; Werkzeugmaschinen Fertigungssysteme in 5 Bänden, Springer, 1997 – 2002, Band 1: Maschinenarten und Anwendungsbereiche, 1998, ISBN 3-540-63211-5, Band 2: Konstruktion und Berechnung, 2002, ISBN 3-540-43351-1, Band 3: Mechatronische Systeme, Vorschubantriebe, Prozessdiagnose, 2001, ISBN 3-540-67614-7, Band 4: Automatisierung von Maschinen und Anlagen 2001, ISBN 3-540-67613-9, Band 5: Messtechnische Untersuchung und Beurteilung, dynamische Stabilität, 2001, ISBN 3-540-67615-5
Fachwissen des Ingenieurs (Teilen 1 - 8); VEB Fachbuchverlag Leipzig 1974; Bestellnummer 545 634 3

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught in the form of lectures presenting the basic principles and theory of the given discipline. Presentation and defence of a semestral project. According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Students must defend a semestral project on a given topic.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aims of the course is get students ready for cooperation in internationals teams. Familirising students with based knowledge in international design terminology a methodology.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The attendance at lectures is recommended.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-VSY , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective (voluntary)

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to course
2. Components of production machines
3. Production machines drives
4. Turning machines
5. Milling machines
6. Next types of machine tools
7. Technical computation
8. Geometric accuracy of a machine tool
9. Design of Machines from point of view of Safety and Protection of User. The Ergonomic.
10. Production of Technical Documentation
11. Case Study - Machine Tool
12. Case Study - Forming Machine
13. Case Study - Manufacturing Line