Subject -specific events

The institutes and professorships of the Department of Mechanical Engineering offer doctoral colloquia and seminars for professional qualification and scientific discourse. These events are organized by the respective institutes and research groups. Specialist events to which international experts are invited can apply for funding from the FGZ MW.

 

Professional events

Software Trainings

Numerous software trainings are offered by FGZ MW to help the doctoral candidates work with common use softwares to create materials and/or perform simulations for data collection of the doctoral thesis.

 

Blender for Engineers - ENGLISH

Trainer Date Room Language
Gottfried Hofmann & tba Mon-Tue, 02.-03.11.2020 + Mon - Tue, 09.-10.11.2020 zoom English

 

It‘s not weird – it‘s all logical. The interface of Blender 2.8 and its strengths. The open source 3D software Blender allows you to visualize your data and inventions in three dimensions.
Many images selected as cover for scientific journals are nowadays created using Blender. This course introduces you to the interface of Blender and general 3D workflows.
It also shows how to import models from CAD software and make them ready for presentation.

Content:

  • Getting around in a 3D world – navigation in the Blender viewport
  • Objects and other things – adding, removing, changing things in Blender
  • Become a 3D creator – creating your own 3D models from virtually nothing
  • Tracing the real world – modeling with reference images to achieve more realistic results
  • The fast track to 3D creation – modifiers ease the modeling task
  • Additional ways to model – using virtual clay / sculpting tools and rotating a silhouette
  • The light of the real world in a 3D scene – using HDRIs for realistic lighting conditions.
  • Bring it to life – creating realistic materials using Eevee and the Cycles render engine (plus a little theory)
  • 2D photos in a 3D world – adding textures for increased realism
  • Let it shine – Using virtual lights to make your scene look great
  • From CAD to CGI - Converting CAD models so Blender can read and import them
  • Making things move - An introduction to animation

Participation Criteria & Registration

No prior knowledge of computer graphics or Blender is required. The Laptops should support at least OpenGL 3.3 and have a dedicated graphics card. Keyboard should preferably have number pad and mouse with scroll wheel.

The binding registration takes place from 01.09.2020 via docGS. (The course can be found under: „Kursprogramm Maschinenwesen“ → „Fachnahe Qualifikationen“) The seminar is meant for a maximum of 12 doctorates. Please cancel up to 3 weeks before the beginning of the course. In case of late cancellation or no-show, an apology signed by the supervisor will be requested.

Excel VBA-Programmierung - GERMAN

Trainer  Date Room Language
Jörg Reinhardt Mon-Wed, 26.-28.10.2020 WebEx German

Description

The seminar participants learn to control their Microsoft Excel spreadsheets using VBA and to automate them by means of initial programming. You go through the table cells, change content, compute data, automatically create required spreadsheets and manage workbooks. You will get to know the first tricks and tips of the professionals.

Main focus is going to be put on:

  • Macros
  • Variables and Constants
  • Procedures and Functions
  • Forms ans Dialog boxes
  • Program Structures
  • Handling of Errors
  • Microsoft Excel Object Model
  • Controls
  • Tips & Tricks

Participation Criteria & Registration

Participant Requirements: Good Excel knowledge. Please bring your own laptop with pre-installed Excel 2016.

The binding registration takes place from 01.09.2020 via docGS. (The course can be found under: „Kursprogramm Maschinenwesen“ → „Fachnahe Qualifikationen“) The seminar is meant for a maximum of 12 doctorates. Please cancel up to 3 weeks before the beginning of the course. In case of late cancellation or no-show, an apology signed by the supervisor will be requested.

Using R for Statistical Analysis - ENGLISH

Trainer Date Room Language
Stephan Haug

Th-Fr, 24-25.09.2020

Th-Fr, 04.-05.03.2021

zoom English

Content

In this learning-by-doing course, doctoral candidates will receive an introduction on how to use R for statistical data analysis

Participants will learn how to:

  • RStudio IDE
  • import/export data
  • dplyr package for data management
  • ggplot2 package for visualisation
  • ANOVA model to analyse dependence structures
  • design an experiment from a statistical point of view
  • reproducible research by using R

Therefore we will use the tidyverse (https://www.tidyverse.org/ ), knitr (https://yihui.name/knitr/ ) and rmarkdown (https://rmarkdown.rstudio.com/ ) package.

Participant Criteria & Registration

Participant Criteria: The course requires that everyone already has some very basic R knowledge, i.e. knowledge about object types like vectors, data frames and lists. One can gain such basic knowledge by attending the swirl course (see https://github.com/swirldev/swirl_courses#swirl-courses) R Programming. Please bring your laptop with you and install R and RStudio (https://www.rstudio.com/).

Binding registration is available starting 02.11.2020 via docGS. (You'll find the course under Kursprogramm Maschinenwesen → Fachnahe Qualifikation) Seminar is available for up to 12 doctoral candidates that are members at FGZ MW. In case of no-show or late unregistration (less than 3 weeks prior to course) an apology signed by supervisor is going to be required.

Transferable skills

The interdisciplinary events at the FGZ MW are divided into scientific qualifications to ensure good scientific practice and general supplementary qualifications during the doctorate, which provide valuable guidance for your personal development.

 

Good scientific practice & Scientific writing

The Seminar "Good scientific practice" is an obligatory element in the qualification programm for all doctoral candidates that are automatic members at the TUM Graduate School. Good scientific practis is is an important topic for the faculty. Already at the seminar “Key Competencies for Scientific Practice” in bachelor and masters programms, students learn important content for the preparation of bachelor's and later master's thesis. The seminar in the doctorate deals in detail with fields of good scientific practice that are specific for the doctoral process.

Seminar "Good scientific practice"

Trainer Date Language Room
Prof. Tim C. Lüth Thu, 03.09.2020 german MW 2101
Dr. Paul Kotzycka Tue, 13.10.2020 german MW 2101
Prof. Kremling & Dr. Till von Feilitzsch Thu-Fr, 22.10.-23.10.2020 german zoom
Prof. Wudy Thu, 10.12.2020 german MW 2101
Prof. Zavadlav Thu-Fr, 04.-05.03.2021 english zoom

 

Description

The seminar builds a bridge between the formulated standards for Good scientific practice, the handling of one's own research topic and practical tips for writing a dissertation.
At the seminar you'll works through following content:

  • Guidelines for the safeguarding of good scientific practice 
  • Core elements of scientific work and sharpening one's identity in science
  • Phases in the scientific writing process
  • Quotation rules and records of scientific progress
  • Exposé - The beginning of the dissertation
  • Scientific expression and scientific argumentation strategies

Participation Criteria & Registration

Binding registration is available on docGS („Kursprogramm Maschinenwesen“ → „Überfachliche Qualifikationen“). This course is organised for up to 12 doctoral candidates that are members at Faculty Graduate Center Mechanichal Enigneering. The registration is binding. Please cancel up to 3 weeks before the beginning of the course. In case of late cancellation or no-show, an apology signed by your supervisor will be requested.

Key Competencies in Engineering

In these seminars, we offer the opportunity to develop your interdisciplinary skills. Here you will find a small selection of personal development seminars, customized especially for the engineering context.