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International Project Week

Module name (EN): International Project Week
Degree programme: Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: MAB.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2PA (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Project, presentation, graded
Curricular relevance:
EE-K2-538 Energy system technology / Renewable energies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2015, semester 5, optional course, engineering, course inactive since 14.03.2018
MAB. Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 3, optional course
MST.IPW Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012, optional course, non-technical, course inactive since 07.10.2015
PIBWN18 Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 5, optional course, not informatics specific
WIBASc525-625-FÜ31 Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 5, optional course, general subject
MST.IPW Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, optional course, non-technical, course inactive since 07.10.2015

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Walter Calles
Professoren HTW

[updated 10.11.2016]
Learning outcomes:
The students will practice
- all the stages in the systematic development of a product and
- the presentation of their results in an oral presentation and a written report.
In a linguistically, socially and geographically unfamiliar environment, the students learn how to
- solve a problem under pressure within a given time frame and with other team members
- work efficiently
- identify and make use of each team member´s skills and competencies
- structure a task
- delegate subtasks to team members according to their competencies
- collect and evaluate information quickly
- make use of the knowledge and skills of group members from other subject areas
- be(come) an effective member of a heterogeneous group and experience various different methods and approaches.

[updated 13.09.2018]
Module content:
Teams of up to seven international students from different universities, nationalities, degree programs and semesters work together during this intensive project week at the htw saar or at any of our partner universities to solve a practical project task assigned by companies or an application-oriented research and development institute.
Starting with the presentation of the project task by a company representative, the students will go through all the main stages in the development of a product:
-        Creating ideas
-        Evaluating ideas
-        Designing the product
Students must present their final product design to the competing teams, professors and company representatives. In addition to the presentation, they also have to write a project report.

[updated 13.09.2018]
Teaching methods/Media:
Supervised project work

[updated 10.11.2016]
Recommended or required reading:
A reading list will be provided for each project group.

[updated 13.09.2018]
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