Applied Design and Product Development (AKPro)



Concept sketch vehicle Copyright: © PEM Motion GmbH

Smiled at just a few years ago, the electrification of mobility is continuing steadily. On the one hand, this is based on the integration of electric drive trains into existing vehicle concepts, as well as on the development of holistic new mobility concepts. This implies an increasing demand for application-oriented solutions.

"AKPro" provides students the content of design methodology and project management in block lectures at the beginning of the semester. Afterwards, students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in projects in practice. At the PEM, students have the task of developing electric vehicle products largely independently and under professional guidance. The project tasks consist of current issues of start-up companies in the electric mobility industry and offer the students a direct insight into this industry.

Registration for the course is possible from 21.03.2021 to 19.04.2021. Due to the partial examinations (design reviews) to be completed during the semester, registration for examinations is mandatory by 12.05.2021 at the latest. Students can choose one of the offered projects in the period from 14.04. to 21.04.

Current dates and further information can be found in the RWTH Campus System.


- Requirements and design of hairpin electric motors
- Development of solutions based on process requirements
- Conceptual design of technical solutions
- Construction of prototypes
- Proof of concept through demonstrative design



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