Course detail

Fundamentals of Design Methodology

FSI-GZ0Acad. year: 2018/2019

The course makes students familiar with the terminology used in the design and construction of machines and technological units in international context or more precisly Czech - Germany context. Great attention is paid to a comparision of unit denotation by technical computation.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will extent their knowledge of designing terminology 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.

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, optional (voluntary)

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to course
2. Basics of Engineering drawing in CR and Germany
3. Machine elements - terminology in CR and Germany
4. Hydraulic circuits - terminology in CR and Germany
5. Vibration - terminology in CR and Germany
6. Drives - terminology in CR and Germany
7. Transmissions - terminology in CR and Germany
8. Measurement and testing - terminology in CR and Germany
9. Machine automatization - terminology in CR and Germany
10. Production machines - terminology in CR and Germany
11. System approach to design
12. Design methodology by machine tools
13. Case Study