Course detail

Technological Design

FSI-HT1Acad. year: 2017/2018

Following the theoretical basics of technological design, students will be introduced to the optimal steps in design and methods used in technical project development. In addition, students will utilize computers for project activities, including calculation software, grafic systems . The subject provides complex knowledge on matters relating to project development, from general design of plant layout to detailed designing of workplace. The course mainly focuses on capacity calculations, fundamental plant layout, detailed technical design of workshops & workplace as well as designing integrated manufacturing sections & assembly lines. Furthermore, it looks at utilizing ergonomy in its project activities and economic evaluation of investment actions. Students will also become familiar with basic principles of project management (application conditions, methods, criteria for success of the project etc.).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will acquire necessary knowledge from the areas of mechanical engineering workshops designing and material handling. During work on technological project students apply knowledge on machining shop design together with capacities calculation.


Basic knowledge of manufacturing technology (forming and machining technology), as well as basic knowledge of machines and technological equipment used.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

RUMÍŠEK, Pavel. Technologické projekty. Brno: Vysoké učení technické, 1991.
BLACK, J. Temple. The design of the factory with a future. New York: McGraw-Hill, c1991. ISBN 0070055505.
ROCKSTROH, Wolfgang. Technologické projekty. Bratislava: Alfa, 1978. Edícia strojárskej literatúry (Alfa).
HLAVENKA, Bohumil. Projektování výrobních systémů: Technologické projekty I. Vyd. 3. Brno: PC-DIR Real, 1999. Učební texty vysokých škol. ISBN 80-214-1472-3.
MILO, Peter. Technologické projektovanie v praxi. Bratislava: Alfa, 1983. Edícia strojárskej literatúry (Alfa)
MILO, Peter. Technologické projektovanie v praxi. 2., dopl. vyd. Bratislava: Alfa, 1990. Edícia strojárskej literatúry (Alfa).
KUBÍK, Roman a Jan STREJČEK. Technologické projekty a manipulace s materiálem. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2015. ISBN 978-80-214-5260-2. (CS)
VIGNER, Miloslav. Metodika projektování výrobních procesů. Praha: SNTL-Nakladatelství technické literatury, 1984 (CS)
JEŽKOVÁ, Z., KREJČÍ, H., LACKO, B. a ŠVEC, J. Projektové řízení: Jak zvládnout projekty. Kuřim: Akademické centrum studentských aktivit, 2014, 381 s. ISBN 978-80-905297-1-7.
LACKO, B., ŠVEC, J. a BALATKOVÁ, M. Specifika technických sešitů: Pracovní sešit k publikaci Projektové řízení - Jak zvládnout projekty. Kuřim: Akademické centrum studentských aktivit, 2014. ISBN 978-80-905297-2-4.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The exam has three parts: In the first part the student counts an example from the area of representative models of producing efficiency, in the second part the student solves an example of material store designing, and the third part is a theoretical question from different parts of the subject.
For the evaluation the ECTS is used.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The main goal of the subject is to provide students with all basic information about designing of industrial plants. The course is divided into different parts: one focusing on designing of workshops and production lines, one concentrating on material handling. Both parts are connected with different technology of mechanical engineering.

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

Attendance at lectures is checked. The lecture is different each week, that is why an absence may be compensated for in the same week only.
If lecture is missed, student has to complete task based on a teacher agreement.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-STG , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch M-STM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to the subject, theoretical foundations
2. Pre-designing methods and steps
3. Capacity computation and calculation of foundry, forging plant, pressing shop and
welding shop
4. Designing of production systems
5. Designing of shops for basic production (machining shops)
6. Designing of shops for basic production (foundry, forging plan, pressing and stamping shops, welding shops)
7. Designing of production systems with industrial robots
8. Designing of different kinds of machining shops (grinding shop,geras shop, assembly, cutting shop)
9. Designing of producing lines and integrated producing cells and blocks
10.Detail designing of producing shops
11.Ergonomy in designing
12.Economy and efficiency of technology projects, new directions of the designing
13.Project management

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Capacity computing and calculation of the enterprise project (first part)
2. Capacity computing and calculation of the enterprise project (second part)
3. Capacity project and forging plant computing and calculation
4. Machine layout and disposition of the forging cells and forging plant
5. Capacity calculation of the welding shops
6. Capacity calculation of the foundry and pressing plant
7. Capacity calculation of the producing shops
8. Individual projects of machining shops
9. Computing of the producing area and worker's capacity
10. Choosing of machine and equipment by using the machine lists
11. Different kinds of the non-computers methods
12. Proposal of the capacity
13. Economy of projects, software Excel, efficiency of the production, course-unit credits