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Quality Infrastructure Management

6 LP


#70213 / #4

Seit WS 2018/19

Fakultät VII

MAR 2-5

Institut für Technologie und Management

37335100 FG S-Professur Innovationsökonomie

Blind, Knut

Essoun, Brigitte

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
21490 30775 Quality Infrastructure Management

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 Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS
Qualitätsinfrastrukturmanagement VL 73 510 L 5295 WS German 2
Qualitätsinfrastrukturmanagement UE 73 510 L 5294 WS German 2

Workload and Credit Points

Qualitätsinfrastrukturmanagement (VL):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Class attendance 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Exam preparation 1.0 30.0h 30.0h
Preparation and revision 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
90.0h(~3 LP)

Qualitätsinfrastrukturmanagement (UE):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Class attendance 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Preparation and revision 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Term paper 1.0 30.0h 30.0h
90.0h(~3 LP)
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



Typ of portfolio examination

100 points in total

Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
Exercise (assignment) 30 written flexible
Exercise (multiple choice test) 20 flexible flexible
Lecture (written test) 50 written 60 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

This module can be completed in one semester.

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

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

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


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