931308 Instruments of an advisory service for agricultural engineering and construction

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Quendler, Elisabeth
Institute of Agricultural Engineering
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction


Principles, methodological as well as organizational questions of professional advisory services in agricultural and constructional engineering and of communication and knowledge management
Case study (Group work): Strategic and visionary planning for the further development of a farm (Farm of tomorrow), especially relevant is thematically relevant negotiation, knowledge management in agricultural and constructional engineering as well as profitability analysis (investments in technology and buildings)

Previous knowledge expected

-apply principles and methods of constructional and agricultural engineering for good investment decisions
-solve existing problems for agricultural branches as well as for individual farms in a way that is based on information and knowledge
-develop sustainable operational investment strategies

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

-recognize the meaning and function of communication
-apply thematically related negotiation and knowledge management in consultancy of agricultural engineering and construction and in profitability analysis for the solving of construction and agricultural engineering problems as well as for the successful further development of existing agricultural branches as well as individual farms
-demonstrate and develop a successful communication (according to the Harvard concept of issue-related negotiation)
-carry out a team work for a "Future Farm", develop a visionary and strategic plan for a farm for the next 15-20 years
-draft the knowledge management (IC-technologies, intelligent organization)
-know the role of consultancy and recognize its functions
-interpret the technical progress
-capture the need for quality control and assess the position of agricultural engineering and construction consultancy correctly (when new products are introduced)
-know the basic methodology of consultancy interviews
-understand the possibilities for further development of consultancy and education
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.