The Department

The integration of information technology as integral part of modern mechanical engineering and the linkage of research and education to industrial needs are our fundamental targets

Mobile work

Dear visitor,

due to the current situation, all DiK employees will continue to work from home until further notice. The telephones will be redirected accordingly.

Further information can be found on the official TU Darmstadt website.

The PC rooms of the IiM in the GPZ (L1|10) are closed until further notice by order of the dean.

From now on ( 16.03.2020 ) the PC rooms are closed. In urgent cases concerning the rooms please contact or

Online lectures during winter semester 2020/21

The courses of the DiK will be held as online lectures in winter semester 2020/2021. The lectures will be digitally broadcasted and supplemented by additional digital materials such as demonstrations and exercises. The online lectures will also draw on the intensive experience with online teaching of the previous semester as the courses are optimized for online teaching.

Online teaching will start in week 45 (from 02.11.2020) and will take place on the weekdays and times specified in the schedule (see TUCaN). The available room details for the individual dates in TUCaN represent the original plan of the classroom courses and will be completely replaced by online teaching. The technical access to the online teaching takes place via Moodle.

In particular, the DiK broadcasts lectures in the winter semester 2020/2021 via livestream. You will find a link to attend the live lecture in the respective Moodle course of the event in the corresponding week. The link leads you to the video platform Youtube, which is used for the livestreams. In addition, many other materials are made available.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reiner Anderl

The integration of information technology as integral part of modern mechanical engineering and the linkage of research and education to industrial needs are our fundamental targets.

Picture: DiK, TU Darmstadt

Advanced teachings

Besides our lecture concerning information technology and programming languages in the first semester, we are introducing students in the second semester to 3D-CAD based methods of geometric modeling. This approach initiated the move from a drawing board based course to an education based on parametric geometry modelling using 3D-CAD systems (also known as “Darmstädter Weg”).

Core competence: Virtual Product Development

The principles and methods of processing product data are still quite challenging. To understand product data, product data flows and product data processing, the holistic approach of Virtual Product Development has been chosen for education and research. Therefore Virtual Product Development is offered as a series of courses for graduates.

Research perspective: Industrie 4.0

In research, the Department of Computer Integrated Design connects the four research fields “Information Modeling”, “Virtual Product Creation”, “Collaborative Engineering” and “Digital Factory”. By the evolution of information and communication technology, economy faces the 4th Industrial Revolution. To ensure competitiveness of Germany as production site, the Plattform Industrie 4.0 has been founded. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reiner Anderl is the spokesman of the scientific advisory council. The Department of Computer Integrated Design supports the transfer of knowledge from science and research into industrial environment. The scientific expertise of the Department of Computer Integrated Design is continuously enhanced by numerous research projects and cooperation with industry. If you want to learn more about Industrie 4.0, you are invited to contact the Department of Computer Integrated Design as competent advisor.