As the chair of the department of Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Design I welcome you to our site. You can also obtain information on our activities within the EXFA - Consortium ("Experimental Factory, Magdeburg"), where I chair the academic advisory committee. Our Department took the lead in the application of 10 externally funded research projects. The ongoing applied research in the field of product and process design helps companies to stay competitive in a global market place. You may also want to review the latest edition of the 3. Edition of the textbook "Engineering Design - A Systematic Approach" and of the most successful handbook for Mechanical Engineers "Dubbel - Taschenbuch für den Maschinenbau" now in its 22nd. edition with over 1 Million copies sold.
Our department focuses on research for a successful Systematic Engineering Design and Product Development process, where we develop new tools and improve existing tools in the area of Rapid Prototyping and 3D-Scanning. A rather small and not continuous research subject is also in Design for Recycling with special attention to sandwich structures.
Within the college of Engineering we offer the following lectures and laboratories to our students and for a continuing Engineering Education:
Undergraduate lectures and laboratories ("Vordiplom"):
Engineering Design and Graphics
Analysis and Design of Machine Elements
Graduate lectures and laboratories ("Hauptdiplom"):
Systematic Engineering Design and Product Development