Labs

Labs (I5661-1)

Labs

The Faculty of Business Administration and Engineering has well-equipped labs where our students can put theory into practice throughout the course of their degree.

Technology Lab

Mainly independent execution of experiments/tasks in small groups in a wide variety of engineering areas, such as:

  • Control and automation technology, measurement technology
  • Electrical Engineering/Electronics
  • Design/Mechanics
  • Lighting technology

Lab Equipment

The technology lab has 12 workstations which are equipped with the following standard equipment:

  • PC with Office programmes
  • 2 digital multimeters
  • 1 double mains connection
  • 1 digital oscilloscope

In addition to this standard equipment there are 2 soldering workstations, 3 programmable logic controllers and 1 industrial process and control board for practice with the necessary special programmes.

Connected to the Technology Lab are:

  • The CAD lab with 8 CAD workstations and the ProEngineer und SolidWorks CAD programmes in Room H 0.02
  • The CAM lab with 2 3D printers (Dimension BST, Ojet30pro) and a four-colour photo-plotter for A0 drawings and posters in Room H 0.10
  • A student workshop with a lathe, a column milling and boring machine, a bench drilling machine and a box column drill.

CAD Lab

Labs (I5655-1)

CAD Lab

Purpose of Lab

  • Learn CAD technology
  • Carry out design tasks
  • Visualize and check design results
  • Manufacture CAD models
  • Carry out project work

Lab equipment

Hardware

  • 8 high-performance workstations
  • HP Designjet Z 2100 Photo DIN-A0 plotter
  • 3D Dimension bst 768 plotter
  • 3D Objet 30 printer

Software

  • CAD programmes: ProEngineer and SolidWorks
  • FEM programmes: ANSYS, SolidWorks Simulation, ProMechanica

Usability Lab

Labs (I8608-1)

Usability Lab

Purpose of Lab

  • Usability engineering and eye tracking
  • Overview of drafting and evaluation methods
  • Practical experience in heuristic evaluation

Lab Equipment

Stationary Usability Lab
The stationary usability lab consists of a test room and a control room. From the control room test runs can be observed and recorded from various perspectives. The test run can be projected for larger audiences in HD quality. Usability tests of technical documents in paper form, device controls or prototypes are recorded using modern camera and sound recording equipment.

Control room:

  • Complete image and sound control in HD quality, recording in H.264 HD format on iMac 27"
  • HD data projector live projection of camera recordings

Testing room:

  • 3 remote-controlled HD camera systems
  • Lounge area for discussions and interviews

Mobile Usability Lab
A mobile usability lab is also available in order to evaluate a product with test persons in the normal environment. The mobile equipment for the recordings can be quickly and flexibly set up.

  • HD camera on an overhead tripod
  • HD camera on a tripod
  • Complete image and sound control in HD quality with a mobile Sony anycast station

Eye Tracking and Screen Recording
In order to record screen content, we have an eye tracker which records eye movements, as well as extensive screen recording software. The Tobii mobile eye tracking glasses is a portable eye tracking system. This makes it possible to carry out usability tests in a realistic environment.

  • Tobii T60 XL eye tracking station
  • Tobii eye tracking glasses (Tobii Glasses)
  • Techsmith Morae screen recording software

Electrical Engineering Lab

Labs (I5657-1)

Electrical Engineering Lab

Purpose of Lab

  • Learn how to use various standard measuring devices such as analogue and digital multimeters, oscilloscopes and measuring devices for special physical dimensions
  • Carry out current and voltage measurements, resistance measurements, temperature measurements and measurements of properties of fluctuating signals
  • Work out the characteristic curves of passive/active components and sources of current, such as mains supply and solar modules

Lab Equipment

  • Analogue and digital lab mains power supply equipment
  • Analogue and digital multimeter measurement equipment
  • Digital oscilloscope
  • Frequency generator
  • Variable and isolation transformers
  • Temperature measurement facilities
  • PCs with software for test evaluation
  • Laser printer

Physics Lab

Labs (I5659-1)

Physics Lab

Purpose of Lab

  • Experiments in the area of mechanics, optics and thermodynamics
  • Practical experience with measurement equipment and methods
  • Teaching and practice of error analysis methods

Lab Equipment

  • Grating spectrometer
  • Prism spectrometer
  • Spectral lamp 
  • Diode laser with single and double layer and grating
  • Optical benches with lenses
  • Pohl's wheel (rotating pendulum)
  • Spring pendulum
  • Wave tank
  • Temperature and pressure measurement instruments
  • Thermal house
  • Instruments to measure thermal expansion
  • Digital multimeter measuring instruments
  • PCs with special measurement programmes