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Department of Engineering

Engineering and Production Management


Engineers with the confidence to innovate are in greater demand than ever. Our co-op master degree programme in Engineering and Production Management will prepare you for a managerial role in the production companies of the future – and our academic course incorporating extensive experience of the working world is your key to success.

What you will learn:

Materials and processes

Using and handling modern materials and methods is a central element of the course. You’ll learn to identify the benefits and disadvantages of materials and processing methods to actively help establish a sustainable and resource efficient production.

Environmental technology & environmental law

Modern production also means respecting modern environmental standards. You’ll acquire both the technical and legal knowledge to meet these challenges.

Organisational & personnel management

People play a key part in all areas of production, even if today many stages of production involve very few employees. You’ll learn modern personnel management methods and acquire specific expertise in organising production systems.

Factory planning & production optimisation

You’ll learn about modern methods of production planning, control and optimisation as well as the basics of modern transportation and logistics systems.

Industry 4.0 and the virtual product

You’ll address modern methods of product development and production techniques. You’ll also learn about the tools available for creating virtual products and simulating product behaviour, product lifecycles and innovative production processes.

Robotics & automated manufacture

Modern production also means using flexible automation systems and replacing human workers with robots for difficult or dangerous work. Classes on this specific topic will provide you with a good grounding in this field, helping you to apply these technologies responsibly in the future.

Did you know, …

… that, during the 4-semester course, you’ll spend a total of 15 months in a company on block release?

The theoretical blocks of the course are designed so that they can be ideally combined with work commitments (up to 80% employment). This provides you with a degree of financial independence without having to give up campus life.

Did you know, …

… that you start the course with an industrial R&D project?

Applied research and development is a central element of the course. Together with your partner company you’ll agree on the topic for a work-related R&D project right at the start. This topic can lead directly on to your master’s thesis.

Did you know, …

… that the course incorporates the latest technological trends?

Whether Industry 4.0 or sustainable production, the course addresses cutting edge topics of industry, preparing you for future demands in the job market.

Did you know, …

… that most of the lecturers are actively involved in industry?

Numerous experts from industry teach on the course, ensuring a relevant practical basis. Rather than outdated and out-of-touch information, industrial specialists impart the latest knowledge based on their practical experience.

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Did you know, …

… that the 3rd semester is taught in English?

Many companies have production sites around the globe and the language for communicating between them is almost always English. Technical lectures delivered in English will prepare you for these challenges in industry.

Did you know, …

… that you can also spend a semester abroad?

International exchange is very important to us. Consequently you have the opportunity to spend a semester at a foreign university. You can also spend part of your practical block abroad if this can be coordinated with the company you’re training with.