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Virtual Reality/Engineering Practical Course

Virtual Reality/Engineering Practical Course
type: Practical Course
chair: Institute for Information Management in Engineering
semester: each semester

Kriegsstrasse 77, Seminar room top floor


Tuesday, 3:45-6:15 pm and on demand

start: 15.10.2019

Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. Jivka Ovtcharova

Dipl.-Phys. Victor Häfner

Felix Michels, M.Sc.

sws: 3
ects: 4
lv-no.: 2123375 / 2123350
exam: During the last unit of the practical course (04.02.2020)

The Virtual Reality Practical Course is held in English language since WS 2015/16.

Information Update

The application for the winter term 2019/2020 starts on 01. October at 12:00am in ILIAS and ends on 13. October at 11:00pm. Please fill in the questionnaire in ILIAS.

Please note that registering in ILIAS does not guarantee a place in the course. Participants will be selected dependending on their questionnaires. We will inform you via email/ILIAS until 14. October whether you got accepted.

ILIAS for both pratical courses

The Virtual Engineering Practical Course is for master students only whereas the Virtual Reality Practical Course is for bachelor students only. Please check your module handbooks for more information. Students from both courses will collaborate on projects.

Place: The first course takes place on 15. October in Kriegsstr.77, Seminar room 5th floor.

The practical course is offered in English language. 

For all projects results from previous semesters you can visit our YouTube Channel

Other Achievements: 

  • Scientific publication "Interactive Visualization of Energy Efficiency Concepts in Virtual Reality", in EuroVR 2014 Conference in Bremen, Germany 
  • Cooperation with IPG Automotive GmbH  students worked on actual research topics in the area of automotive during the practical course
  • Cooperation with students from "Kinder-und Jugend-Uni Bretten" during WS 2013/14 more...
  • The publication about the VR practical course teaching methodology won Best Paper Awart at VARE 2013 Conference more...
  • Publication about the "Energy Experience Lab" (WS 2012/13) more...
  • Second Place from foundation "Wissen+Kompetenzen" in 2013 for the project "Mixed Reality Driving Simulator" more...
  • Scientific publication ftom the students in SS 2013 at FDIBA Scientific Conference "Integration eines realen Fahrzeugs in eine Mixed-Reality-Fahrsimulation" more...
  • MINT-Box Project was realized based on the results of VR practical course  

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Learning Outcomes
The students are able to operate and use hardware and software for Virtual Reality applications in order to:
  • design solutions for complex tasks in a team,
  • solve subtasks within a specific work package in small groups, keeping the interfaces to other work packages in mind and
  • merge this solution in the final product.
The Virtual Reality lab course consists of following three overlapping parts:
  • Basics: Introduction in Virtual Reality (hardware, software, applications)
  • Tool Kit: Exercises in the task specific software systems
  • Application: autonomous project work in the area of Virtual Reality in small groups
Soft Skills: Methodical approach to practical engineering problems, team and interdisciplinary work, time management.
Stereoscopic projection in MR and VR, 15 personal computers, projectors
Presentations, Exercise documents, Tutorials, Books for individual work
Learning Control / Examinations: 
  • Project work and its Presentation  (40%)
  • Documentation (30%)
  • Homework presentation (20%)
  • Soft skills (10%)