Innovative Production Systems
“Innovative Production Systems” is a diverse degree program that combines technology, organization and management duties for production companies in a wide range of different fields. Students learn about all aspects of digital, innovative production. This includes manufacturing processes like 3D printing (metal and plastics) laser technology and plastic molding.
Taking an idea and turning it into a finished product is a core focus of production engineering. Students learn about a wide range of manufacturing procedures involved in this process. When evaluating manufacturing processes, they focus on economic aspects as well as on ecological and social aspects. As future specialists in middle and top management, students receive tools to help them create company processes that are technological and yet humane. Your knowledge of fundamental information technology, digital data processing and process simulation will help you in doing so. You will complete practical training on different machines in the well-equipped hall of our warehouse building to ensure your training is practically relevant.
Graduates will be qualified for careers as specialists and managers in the following areas:
- Manufacturing and assembly
- Production planning
- Work preparation
- Quality management and assurance
- Technical advising, sales, purchasing
- Business organization, company management, plant management
- General management (with professional experience)
- Abitur exam / vocational baccalaureate diploma or an equivalent recognized qualification (Master).
- Six-week basic and specialist internships that can be completed by the end of the 3rd semester.
- Detailed information on the entry requirements can be found here.
- Focus area - Plastics engineering: This area focuses on plastics as a material, plastic testing and the different methods used to process plastics.
- Focus area - Innovative production methods: You will learn to use important new manufacturing technologies: Lasers in production, 3D printing, coating technology, microtechnology.
The degree program in Innovative Production Systems is clear and well organized, using a modular structure. Students must complete six subjects at the same time each semester. Each of these subjects encompasses four hours per week. These four hours typically include a lecture course and an exercise where you work through specific tasks, or an internship where you complete experiments in small groups in a laboratory or on machinery. This allows you to gain the tools you need to be a production engineer during the first few semesters. During your fourth semester, you will then choose from one of three program focus areas depending on your interests and objectives, then will deepen your knowledge in this area during the last few semesters. Additional small learning groups make it easier to learn content and allow you to learn in a comfortable, supportive environment.