Course detail

Design Methodology

FSI-GM0Acad. year: 2020/2021

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 in the Czech Republic and in Germany.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

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


The student must know the basics of design and know the German language at least at C2 level.


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

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and used therminology. 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

Part of the exam is the preparation of presentations on given topics and their oral defense.

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 M2V-P Master's

    branch M-VSY , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


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