330.284 Fundamentals of assembly planning and design
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • apply technical, organizational and social foundations for planning, designing and evaluating existing and future assembly systems.
  • go into the special aspects of robotics & automation, human-robot interaction and digital assembly design.
  • provide an overview of existing assembly systems and types of assembly as well as a well-founded insight into assembly activities in accordance with VDI 2860.
  • apply existing assembly planning and design methods such as time management methods, assembly cost determination and the analysis of added value in assembly.
  • integrate and understand rationalization and humanization approaches in assembly design.
  • describe the role of humans as a central component of an assembly system.

Subject of course

Social aspects of assembly in Central Europe, humans as a central role in assembly (performance curves, stress and strain and load-impact, work content, ergonomics, work organization, occupational safety), rationalization / humanization measures in the assembly design, overview of existing assembly systems / assembly types / assembly activities, value added and waste in assembly activities, assembly costs, time management in assembly (MTM, REFA, primary-, secondary analysis, etc.). Planning, design and evaluation of assembly systems with existing methods (time management methods, cardboard engineering, digital methods), protection of personal data, usability, qualification in the assembly.

A practical lecture round off the lecture and provide practice-oriented examples and experience from industry.

Teaching methods

  • written exam

  • practical assignments

Mode of examination


Additional information

Decision of the deputy dean of studies for the transition period:

Each student who completes the LVA Montage 1 can use it as an individual subject-specific choice for the completion of the Master's program WIMB and MB.

Students will receive the confirmations upon request via e-mail from the deputy dean of studies (michael.filzmoser@tuwien.ac.at).



Course dates

Tue16:00 - 17:3021.03.2023 Online via Zoom (Link in TUWEL)Preliminary meeting
Tue09:00 - 10:3018.04.2023 Online via Zoom (Link in TUWEL)Q&A LE1/2
Wed09:00 - 10:3003.05.2023 Online via Zoom (Link in TUWEL)Q&A LE3/4
Tue16:00 - 17:3016.05.2023 Online via Zoom (Link in TUWEL)Q&A LE5/6
Tue16:00 - 17:3030.05.2023 Online via Zoom (Link in TUWEL)Q&A LE7/8
Wed16:00 - 17:3007.06.2023 Online via Zoom (Link in TUWEL)Guest lecture_Stephan Wittmann + Q&A LE9/10

Examination modalities

Passing grade for exam


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri14:00 - 16:0021.04.2023 https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?id=49530written21.03.2023 09:00 - 19.04.2023 09:00TISSOnline-Prüfung
Fri14:00 - 16:0023.06.2023 https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?id=49530written23.05.2023 09:00 - 21.06.2023 09:00TISSOnline-Prüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.02.2023 08:00 07.04.2023 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 515 Automation and Robotic Systems
066 517 Manufacturing and Robotics STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
700 FW Elective Courses - Mechanical Engineering


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of operational and business management as well as production and quality management.