Course detail

Technological Projects and Materials Handling

FSI-ETM-KAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course of Technological projects & materials handling aims at introducing students to the basics of technological design and enables them to gain insight into independent processing of pre-project analysis and precise technological layout of workshop as well as basic manufacturing operations, including material handling. The course mainly deals with the following topics: capacity calculations, fundamental design of manufacturing plant, detailed layout of workshops & workplaces, assembly lines & IPS and utilizes ergonomy in its technological design. The main focus of the field relating to material handling is on the pre-project preparation, material handling devices, storage design & economic evaluation of project. Substantial part of the subject is also given to the use of computers & modern software for the purpose of company design & material handling processes. 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. The course is focused mainly on different technologies of mechanical engineering, such as metal forming, welding and cutting, machining and casting.


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

Vigner,M.-Zelenka,A.-Král,M.: Metodika projektování výrobních procesů, , 0
Rumíšek, P.: Technologické projekty, Brno, 1991, VUT - učební texty
J.T.BLACK: The Design of the Factory with a future, , 0
Hlavenka,B.: Projektování výrobních systémů,Brno,1987,VUT - učební texty
Rockstroh,W.: Technologické projekty, , 0
Hlavenka,B.: Manipulace s materiálem (systémy a prostředky manipulace s materiálem), Brno,1983, VUT - učební texty
Milo,P.: Technologické projektovanie v praxi, Bratislava,1983, Alfa Bratislava
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. Only one lecture may be missed without penalty.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-K Bachelor's

    branch B-STG , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Guided consultation

22 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to the subject, theoretical foundations
2. Design steps and parts
3. Main project of the plant
4. Designing of the foundry and forging plants
5. Designing of pressing and stamping shops
6. Designing of welding shops
7. Material handling equipments for foundry and welding shops
8. Schematic design phase methods
9. Capacity computation and calculation
10.CRAFT and other computation methods
11.Designing of assembly and machining plants
12.Producing lines and flexible systems
13.Material handling in different condition, project management, economy and efficiency calculation

Controlled Self-study

43 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Capacity computing of the enterprise main project
2. Material handling design and capacity project (forging plant)
3. Machine layout and disposition (forging plant)
4. Material handling design and capacity project (stamping and pressing shop)
5. Capacity calculation of the pressing and cutting lines
6. Checking of the projects
7. Machining shop - Individual projects
8. Capacity computing (non-automated)
9. Capacity computing by using computer softwares
10. Choosing machine by using the choice lists
11. Proposal of the capacity for plants with different numbers of the production pieces
12. Computer softwares - different kinds of the computing methods (CRAFT etc.)
13. Economy of the projects, efficiency of the production, course-unit credits