Subjects for foregin students

Course image Computational fluid dynamics (MA-RRP2e)

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD) represents analysis involving fluid flow, heat and mass transfer with associated phenomena like chemical reactions, and the influence of electrical and ultrasound fields by means of computer simulation.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has emerged as an essential component of the design and analysis process for a wide range of engineering disciplines. CFD tools enable us to analyze and understand the influence of physics, mathematics, and numerical concepts on an engineering system.

The course describes basic principles of the computer codes for the simulation of fluid flow (liquids and gases) accompanied by different other phenomena (heat transfer, species transfer, solid mechanics, electromagnetic field, etc.) described with the corresponding partial differential equations (PDE).

Course image Refrigeration and heat pumps (MA-RPR-1-e)

During the Cooling subject we want to provide students useful knowledge in the field of food refrigeration, HVAC, as well as industry refrigeration. The main objective of the course is to educate students in order to select the correct cooling process according to the specific application so that we always achieve the highest energy efficiency and the least environmental impact. During the course, students will acquire theoretical as well as practical knowledge in the field of sizing, vapor-compression cooling cycles. Besides, students will learn the difference between the theoretical and real cooling process, the importance of overheating, subcooling and heat regeneration within the cooling cycle and gas cooling process. Particular attention will be paid to refrigerants, their specific requirements, energy and environmental considerations. Emphasis will also be placed on alternative refrigeration technologies to increase the primary energy use, such as trigeneration systems and absorption refrigeration. Students will also learn about several alternative cooling systems, such as: solid-state physics-based cooling and caloric cooling systems. Usefulness of the knowledge gained during the Cooling course will be completed by demonstrating possible measures for the use of condensing heat, which makes the operation of the refrigerator equivalent to that of a heat pump.

Course image Engineering Design Techniques (MA-RPR-1-e)
The course introduces methods and tools for a systematic approach to product development and design of complex systems.
At the beginning, the focus is on understanding the whole life cycle of the product and on the growth and maturity curve of the products. It is necessary to have the product in mind, from eco design, manufacturing, use, maintenance, to recycling. The entire life cycle of the product needs to be considered at the design stage. Several methods have been developed for a comprehensive approach to design: concurrent development, development for 6-sigma, quality requirements in the automotive industry, verification, and validation of prototypes. The aim is to develop a systemic mindset that is necessary in the design of products using methods such as TRIZ, APQP, FMEA, DFSS, SPC, MSA, DoE, ANOVA, ... An important part of the content is dedicated to legislation that must be followed by any manufacturer who wants to sell the product on the market. An overview is given of the requirements and rules to be followed in the intellectual property. Particular attention is given to product safety and harmonised standards which constitute minimum requirements for the European market. Project work and product development is inextricably linked to the management of technical documentation. Important knowledge of technical information systems (PLM) is taught, which is of particular importance in complex and spatially distributed projects. Finally, methods for data modelling of processes and products are systematically presented.
Course image Smart Factories (MA-RPR-1-e)

Professor: prof.dr. Niko Herakovič


  • Assembly systems
  • Excursion
  • Fundamentals_of_product_assembly
  • Ergonomics and shaping of manual workplaces
  • Logistics and simualtion
  • Modular design
  • Industry 4.0
  • Key tecnologies
Course image Quality Engineering (MA-RPR-2-e)

The totality of features and characteristics of a product or service that bear on its ability to satisfy stated or implied needs.