+++ Summer Semester 2019 Course list for Engineering Courses taught in English from the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and the Dept. of Information Technology +++

+++ For syllabi of all courses offered by the Dept. of Industrial Engineerng please refer to ISP course website. +++

 Course No.

 Course Title Contact Hours  ECTS-Credits 
 Course Block 1
 Engineering in Manufacturing    
 MEN3651  Stamping  3  2
 MEN3511  Electric Machines  3  2
 Course Block 2  Management of Manufacturing    
 BAE2330     Operations Management with Laboratory  4  5
 BAE2121  Logistics  2  2
 BAE4056  Supply Chain Management 1  2  3
 BAE2253  International Technical Sales  2  2
 BAE2193  Business Organisation  2  3
   Elective Technical Courses    
 BAE2035  IT Applications  2  2
 MEN3331  Automotive Technology  2  3
 BAE2170  Sustainable Product Development (1 + Lab & 2)  4  4
 EEN2035  HMI/ GUI / Graphical User Interfaces



 CEN3246  C# Programming  2  3
 BAE4174  Energy and Resource Efficiency  2  3
 MEN3742  Laser Material Processing  2  3
   Elective Management Courses    
BAE2292 Financial Control  2  3
BAE4036 International Technical Sales 3  2  3


Marketing Simulation  2  3
BAE4152 Future Oriented Production Concepts 2 3
BAE4181 International Management 2 3
BAE4184 International Business 2 2 3
BAE4191 Product Service Systems 1 2 3

+++ Please note: Courses have to be confirmed for summer semester 2019. Final course list will be available by end of January. For syllabi of all "BAExxxx" (Industrial Engineerg Department) courses please refer to ISP course website. +++

*   Limited number of participants
** Intensive classes in blocks

(canc) = cancelled on organizational reasons

1 ECTS credit corresponds to 30 hours of workload, including contact hours, further reading, assignments & preparation for exams.

Contact hours: 1 contact hour translates to 45 minutes; typically one session comprises 90 minutes


Last update: July29, 2016

Contact hours

For all courses, the contact hours and credits are indicated as follows:
One contact hour of lectures and seminars at Pforzheim University spans 45 minutes. Usually, one session comprises 2 contact hours, respectively 90 minutes, followed by a break.

Course No.   Course Title  Contact Hours ECTS Credits 
  Pre-semester courses    
LAN1181 German 1 Pre-semester-course
CEFR*-Level A1 / Basic User
intensive course
(3 weeks, 90 contact hours in total)
LAN1192 German 2 Pre-semester-course
CEFR-Level A2 / Basic User
intensive course
(2 weeks, 60 contact hours in total)
LAN1194 German 4 Pre-semester-course
CEFR-Level B2 Grammar /
Independent User**
intenisve course
(2 weeks, 60 contact hours in total)
  Courses during the semester    
LAN1081 German 1
CEFR-Level A1 / Basic User
6 5
LAN1002 German 2
CEFR-Level A2 / Basic User
 6  5
LAN1082 German 2 + Business
CEFR-Level A2+ / Basic User
(telc Deutsch A2 + Beruf)
6 5
LAN1083 German 3
CEFR-Level B1 / Independent User
LAN1093 German 3 + Business
CEFR-Level B1+ / Independent User**
(telc Deutsch B1 + Beruf)
4 5
LAN1005 German 5
CEFR-Level B2 Business
4 5
LAN1006 German 6
CEFR-Level C1 [on demand]


4 5

*   CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Language
** limited number of participants

Basic User

A1 Breakthrough

Can understand and use familiar everday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
(Corresponds to Goethe-Institute "Start 1")

A2 Waystage

Can unterstand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can discribe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
(Corresponds to Goethe-Institute "Start 2")

Independent User

B1 Threshold

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
(Corresponds to Goethe-Institute "Zertifikat Deutsch")

B2 Vantage

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
(Corresponds to Goethe-Institute "Deutsch Plus" / "Zertifikat für den Beruf")

Proficient User

C1 Effectiveness

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
(Corresponds to Goethe-Institute "Prüfung Wirtschaftsdeutsch" - equivalent to DSH 4, Test DaF 4)

 C2 Mastery

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.