Engineering Design of Machines and Devices I/II

  Excavator and valve block Copyright: Linde Hydraulics

Within the lecture the design process is applied to a task given by a manufacturer of hydraulics components.



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Target Audience

The lecture is addressed to students interested in the design of fluid power components.

Recommended requirements:

  • Fundamentals of Fluid Power


Starting in summer 2019, ifas participates for the first time in this lecture. Cooperating with Linde Hydraulics a new control system for mobile machinery is developed. This contains:

  • Control design
  • Mechatronics
  • Design of the valve section


For attending this lecture an application is necessary containing a short letter of motivation and information on the status of your studies. Please send your application until 29.03.2019 to

The course can be taken for one semester or two semesters. The project covers both semesters. Each semester includes an individual examination and grading. For a complete project experience it is recommended to take both semesters, but it is not a prerequisite to participate successfully.

Current dates and further information can be found on RWTHonline.


The Instructor

Ms. Prof. Schmitz

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katharina Schmitz

Head of Department, Institute for Fluid Power Drives and Systems