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Engineering Management

Module EI7635

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

EI7635 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This module description is valid from WS 2014/5 to SS 2016.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 45 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Technological knowledge is not enough to be successful in Industry. This lecture provides essential non-technological basics. It deals with: World market for Information and Communications Technology, mega trends, market players and forces, critical success factors in industry (small ... very large enterprise). Business Processes, company strategy, logistics, products and their life cycle, load sharing and synchronization, importance of intellectual property rights and standards,patent management. Business opportunity scanning, market analysis, business plan, feasibility study. Product management, product strategy, portfolio, innovation management, controlling, liability. Product provisioning, contracts and their traps, market introduction, preparation of production. Project and people management, planning and controlling, human factors, culture specifics, risk management.Quality assurance, Q-model ISO9000, minimum quality costs, quality management system and its certification, total quality management, EFQM. Problems (Case studies) have to be solved and presented in the tutorial, compulsory for MSCE-students .

Learning Outcome

The student will know about the managerial challenges in an ICT enterprise of today and the ususal business processes. He will have a basic understanding how to manage products, projects and quality.


No requirements.

The following modules should be passed before taking the course:

It is recommended to take the following modules additionally:

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

Lerning method:
In addition to the individual methods of the students consolidated knowledge is aspired by repeated lessons in exercises and tutorials.

Teaching method:
During the lectures students are instructed in a teacher-centered style. The exercises are held in a student-centered way.


The following kinds of media are used:
- Presentations
- Lecture notes
- Exercises with solutions as download


The following literature is recommended:

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Examination with the following elements: - Written examination (85%) - Homework and projects (15%)

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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