Engineering Methods

In the subject area of Engineering Methods you will first acquire comprehensive knowledge on how to generate and use models in engineering. The subject is spatial, temporal and functional modelling, as well as digital representation and application of models using standard software. You will also be shown options for mathematically describing and solving physical models and processes. In this context, techniques for optimising and identifying input and output variables are also taught.

This subject area also provides an introduction to the simulation of processes and structures. Special attention is given to handling stochastic input and output data, non-linear behaviour, and the use of efficient simulation methods. The models are validated using experimental data. In addition, methods of statistical experimental planning as well as measurement methods, subsequent signal processing and methods for system and parameter identification are presented. 

Students may choose in total 36 ECTS from the following modules:

  • Advanced Building Information Modeling
  • Complex Dynamics
  • Computer models for physical processes – from observation to simulation
  • Design and Interpretation of Experiments
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Indoor Environmental Modeling
  • Introduction to Mobility and Transport
  • Macroscopic Transport Modeling
  • Microscopic Transport Modeling
  • Modeling of Steel Structures and Numerical Simulation
  • Optimization
  • Simulation Methods in Engineering
  • Spatial Information Systems (GIS)
  • Stochastic Simulation Techniques and Structural Reliability
  • Structural Dynamics