Course detail

Technological Projects

FSI-HT2Acad. year: 2018/2019

The course deals with the following topics : Positioning, fundamental plant lay-out, capacity calculation, flow of technology, shop and workplace layout, dimension of workplace, work safety, methods of organization and realization of technological projects and its economic evaluation. Technique of designing materials handling, main devices for materials handling.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will acquire necessary knowledge from the areas of mechanical engineering workshops designing and material handling. The course is focused mainly on different technologies of mechanical engineering, such as metal forming, welding and cutting, machining and casting.


Basic knowledge of manufacturing technology (mainly forming and machining technology), as well as basic knowledge of materials handling and machines and technological equipment used.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Rumíšek,P.: Technologické projekty, Brno, 1991, VUT, učební texty
J.T.Black: The Design of the Factory with future, , 0
Maynard and Comp.: Industrial Engineering, , 0
Hlavenka,B.: Projektování výrobních systémů, , 0
Rackstroh,W.: Technologické projekty, , 0
R.Muther: Systematické projektování, , 0
Hlavenka,B.: Manipulace s materiálem, , 0

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Students attendance at lectures and their activity is checked and evaluated by occassional tests.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The main goal of the subject is to provide students with all basic information about designing of industrial plants. The course is divided into two different parts: one focussing on designing of workshops and production lines, one concentrating on material handling. Both parts are connected with different technology of mechanical engineering.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Students attendance at lectures and their activity is checked and evaluated by occassional tests.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-STG , 3. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to the subject, theoretical foundations
2. Innovation steps, pre-designing methods and steps
3. Designing of production systems, racionalization project
4. Capacity computation, macro- and micro- designing of plants
5. Tables, charts and designers requisites
6. Capacity computation of foundry and forging
7. Designing of shops for basic production (forming and welding shops)
8. Technological and materuial flows, designing of machining plants
9. Designing of storehouses
10. Designing of producing lines and integrated producing cells and blocks
11. Designing of maintenance buildings and blocks
12. Ergonomy in designing, project controlling
13. Economy and efficiency of technology projects

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Capacity computing and calculation of the enterprise project (first part)
2. Capacity computing and calculation of the enterprise project (second part)
3. Capacity project and forging plant computing and calculation
4. Machine layout and disposition of the forging cells and forging plant
5. Capacity calculation of the welding shops
6. Capacity calculation of the foundry and pressing plant
7. Capacity calculation of the producing shops by using of the computer softwares
8. Individual projects of machining shops
9. Computing of the producing area and worker's capacity
10. Choosing of machine and equipment by using the machine lists
11. Different kinds of the non-computers methods and its using (CRAFT etc.)
12. Proposal of the capacity for plants with different number of production pieces
13. Economy of projects, software Excel, efficiency of the production, course-unit credits