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Engineering Education 4.0

Excellent Teaching and Learning in Engineering Sciences

  • Sulamith Frerich
  • Tobias Meisen
  • Anja Richert
  • Marcus Petermann
  • Sabina Jeschke
  • Uwe Wilkesmann
  • A. Erman Tekkaya
  • Research results about virtual learning environments, student mobility, internationalization, the student lifecycle and professional skills

  • Includes the state-of-the-art for engineering education research regarding remote labs and mixed-reality

  • Shows many parts of the interdisciplinary work of the research project ELLI


Table of contents

  1. Virtual Learning Environments

    1. Max Hoffmann, Katharina Schuster, Daniel Schilberg, Sabina Jeschke
      Pages 251-263
    2. Tobias R. Ortelt, Abdelhakim Sadiki, Christian Pleul, Christoph Becker, Sami Chatti, A. Erman Tekkaya
      Pages 265-277
    3. Thorsten Sommer, Ursula Bach, Anja Richert, Sabina Jeschke
      Pages 279-291
    4. Thorsten Sommer, Ursula Bach, Anja Richert, Sabina Jeschke
      Pages 293-302
    5. Katharina Schuster, Max Hoffmann, Ursula Bach, Anja Richert, Sabina Jeschke
      Pages 303-314
    6. Katharina Schuster, Kerstin Thöing, Dominik May, Karsten Lensing, Michael Grosch, Anja Richert et al.
      Pages 315-326
    7. Max Hoffmann, Lana Plumanns, Laura Lenz, Katharina Schuster, Tobias Meisen, Sabina Jeschke
      Pages 327-339
    8. Philipp Meisen, Tobias Meisen, Diane Keng, Marco Recchioni, Sabina Jeschke
      Pages 395-409
    9. Philipp Meisen, Diane Keng, Tobias Meisen, Marco Recchioni, Sabina Jeschke
      Pages 411-436
    10. Lana Plumanns, Thorsten Sommer, Katharina Schuster, Anja Richert, Sabina Jeschke
      Pages 437-448
    11. Abdelhakim Sadiki, Tobias R. Ortelt, Christian Pleul, Christoph Becker, Sami Chatti, A. Erman Tekkaya
      Pages 449-464
    12. Alessandro Selvaggio, Abdelhakim Sadiki, Tobias R. Ortelt, Rickmer Meya, Christoph Becker, Sami Chatti et al.
      Pages 465-476
    13. Katharina Schuster, Kerstin Groß, René Vossen, Anja Richert, Sabina Jeschke
      Pages 477-487
    14. Valerie Stehling, Katharina Schuster, Anja Richert, Ingrid Isenhardt
      Pages 499-511

About this book


This book presents a collection of results from the interdisciplinary research project “ELLI” published by researchers at RWTH Aachen University, the TU Dortmund and Ruhr-Universität Bochum between 2011 and 2016. All contributions showcase essential research results, concepts and innovative teaching methods to improve engineering education. Further, they focus on a variety of areas, including virtual and remote teaching and learning environments, student mobility, support throughout the student lifecycle, and the cultivation of interdisciplinary skills.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Sulamith Frerich
    • 1
  • Tobias Meisen
    • 2
  • Anja Richert
    • 3
  • Marcus Petermann
    • 4
  • Sabina Jeschke
    • 5
  • Uwe Wilkesmann
    • 6
  • A. Erman Tekkaya
    • 7
  1. 1.VVPRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.IMA/ZLW & IfURWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  3. 3.IMA/ZLW & IfURWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  4. 4.Lehrstuhl für FeststoffverfahrenstechnikRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany
  5. 5.IMA/ZLW & IfURWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  6. 6.Zentrum für HochschulBildungTechnische Universität DortmundDortmundGermany
  7. 7.Institut für Umformtechnik & LeichtbauTechnische Universität DortmundDortmundGermany

About the editors

Sulamith Frerich currently holds the position of an assistant professor for Virtualization of Process Technology- Experimental Experiences in Engineering Education at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Her research includes simulation and remote operation of test facilities.

Tobias Meisen is the managing director of the Institute of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering (IMA) at RWTH Aachen University since 2014. His main research areas comprise interoperability of heterogeneous system landscapes and artificial intelligence in production scenarios.

Anja Richert currently holds a professorship for agile management at the faculty of mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University and is the managing director of the Center for Learning and Knowledge Management (ZLW) at the Cybernetic-Cluster IMA/ZLW & IfU in Aachen.

Marcus Petermann is the head of the Institute for Particle Technology at the Institute for Mechanical Engineering at Ruhr-University Bochum. His main areas of research include high pressure process technology, design of particle systems and the usage of CO2 as a raw material. 

Sabina Jeschke is head of the Cybernetic-Cluster IMA/ZLW & IfU and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. Her main research areas are amongst others: Complex IT-systems; robotics and automation and virtual worlds for research alliances and education.

Uwe Wilkesmann is Director of the Centre for Higher Education (zhb), TU Dortmund University. His main areas of research are Higher Education Research, Academic Teaching and Didactics, and Organization Studies.

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