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Seit WS 2018/19


Quality Infrastructure Management


Blind, Knut




Fakultät VII

Institut für Technologie und Management

37335100 FG S-Professur Innovationsökonomie



MAR 2-5

Essoun, Brigitte


Learning Outcomes

The course is intended to give the students a broad overview concerning elements and actors of the quality infrastructure management at National, European and International level. They can explain how different actors of the process collaborate and how issues such as product safety, consumer protection and free trade can be guaranteed. Furthermore, they can describe the interplay between governmental regulation, European and international standards, product certification and government supervision.


1. Introduction 1.1. Definition and importance of quality infrastructure 1.2. Objectives of quality infrastructure management (product safety, consumer protection, free movement of goods and services) 2. Elements and actors of quality infrastructure 2.1. Standardization, conformity assessment, accreditation 2.2. Conformity assessment (testing, inspection, certification approval) 2.3. Market surveillance 2.4. Metrology 3. Labor, environmental and safety law 4. Economic benefits of quality infrastructure 4.1. Business benefits of quality infrastructure 4.2. Macroeconomic benefits of quality infrastructure 4.2.1. Quality infrastructure and international trade 4.2.2. Quality infrastructure and sustainable development 4.2.3. Quality infrastructure and international technology transfer 5. Governmental design options of quality infrastructure management

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
QualitätsinfrastrukturmanagementVL73 510 L 5295WiSeGerman2
QualitätsinfrastrukturmanagementUE73 510 L 5294WiSeGerman2

Workload and Credit Points

Qualitätsinfrastrukturmanagement (VL):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
90.0h(~3 LP)
Class attendance15.02.0h30.0h
Exam preparation1.030.0h30.0h
Preparation and revision15.02.0h30.0h

Qualitätsinfrastrukturmanagement (UE):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
90.0h(~3 LP)
Class attendance15.02.0h30.0h
Preparation and revision15.02.0h30.0h
Term paper1.030.0h30.0h
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

Lecture and exercise (Guest lectures and homework assignment as part of the exercise)

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Basic knowledge of economics and business administration is useful to be able to reasonably follow the course.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Exercise (assignment)30writtenflexible
Exercise (multiple choice test)20flexibleflexible
Lecture (written test)50written60 min

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

The portfolio examination consists of the following elements, adding up to a maximum of 100 credits. The grading follows the joint conversion key of the School of Economics and Management (decision of the school's council dated May 28, 2014 - FKR VII-4/8-28.05.2014).

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

This module is not limited to a number of students.

Registration Procedures

The registration for the lecture and the tutorial takes place by visiting the first lecture in term.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Additional information:



Recommended literature
A current time schedule is available on our website. References and lecture notes will be available on https://isis.tu-berlin.de.

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
Computer Engineering (M. Sc.)19WS 2018/19WiSe 2022/23
Computer Science (Informatik) (M. Sc.)18SS 2019WiSe 2022/23
Elektrotechnik (M. Sc.)19WS 2018/19WiSe 2022/23
Industrial Economics (M. Sc.)15WiSe 2020/21WiSe 2022/23
Information Systems Management (Wirtschaftsinformatik) (M. Sc.)230WS 2018/19WiSe 2022/23
Nachhaltiges Management (B. Sc.)218WS 2018/19WiSe 2022/23
Volkswirtschaftslehre (B. Sc.)19WS 2018/19WiSe 2022/23
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (M. Sc.)112WS 2018/19WiSe 2022/23

Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.


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