Master of Science in Global Production Engineering

Scope of GPE

The GPE program promotes technical competencies in production engineering disciplines, global value creation, development of manufacturing processes and tools, factory planning, production control, logistics, global supply chain management, sustainability and sustainable manufacturing, modeling and simulation, quality control, technology management, economic evaluation, and global management. The degree program offers a comprehensive qualification in booming renewable energy technologies, such as photovoltaics, wind energy, and hydropower. Relevant aspects from the production of renewable energy components, up to management, financing, law, and marketing aspects are addressed.

Global Production Engineering is a highly practical study program

GPE gains its excellence from a strong science cluster in Berlin as well as co-operations with leading companies in the industry. The highly practical component of the study program enables students to make contact with company representatives so that they can identify new developments in the industry and match their curriculum with the required qualifications. Practical experience will be achieved through:

  • Contents of teaching e.g. Quality Management (six sigma certificate), Lean Production and Lean Management, Supply Chain Management, Method-Time Measurement (MTM), Enterprise Architecture and IT in the Automotive Industry, Utilization of Wind Energy or PV Systems

  • Lectures by industry representatives e.g. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Schacher (former Volkswagen AG, director of production; founder of GEDAS, today subsidiary T-Systems), Dr.‐Ing. Jan Philipp Menn (Head of the information and electrical engineering department at the Education and Technology Center of the Berlin Chamber of Crafts), Dipl.-Ing. Jan Liersch (founder and main shareholder of Key Wind Energy), Dr. Johannes von Hülsen (former CEO and Member of the Group Executive Council CEO and Member of the Group Executive Council Globality Health, Senior Strategy Advisor to the Board of Management Ada Health), Johannes Fischer (former Director Production System at PAS and Lean Consultant at Boeing)
  • Industrial projects e.g. Siemens AG (power supply), Airbus AG (aircraft business), Management Engineers (Consulting), Volkswagen (automotive industry), Bosch (industrial solutions), Mercedes Benz (automotive industry)
  • Visits to different companies e.g. Volkswagen AG (automobile industry), Daimler, Porsche, BMW, Faulhaber, Siemens, Bayer, Blohm+Voss (shipbuilding), Dieffenbacher (presses), Gildemeister (machine tools), Miele (household appliances), BASF, MAN, or exhibitions e.g. Hannover Messe, Inter Solar, New Energies Forum Feldheim
  • Our cooperation partner for Solar is the renewables academy RENAC. They provide access to the New Energies Technologies Training Center. The goal of the Training Center is to demonstrate the functions of both individual elements as well as entire facilities for renewable energy technologies, thus giving students a consistent practical reference in their instruction. The center is equipped with the most modern simulation and real-life equipment, measuring instruments, as well as standard software for project development. It enables students to better understand the principles of renewable energy technology and to work with equipment and tools typically used in the industry.

Global Production Engineering is research-oriented

The high competence in research results from the strong ties and integration of the study course with other institutes of the TU Berlin. Through the engagement and the initiative of students, new ideas can emerge and approaches in science can be improved. There are many possibilities, like cooperation in research projects, project-oriented exercises, a job as a student assistant, internships, or writing a Master's Thesis to gain insights into the state of the art of research and development and to follow a career in research in the field of the student's specialization. Many other features also ensure the achievement of knowledge in the state of the art research developments:

  • GPE Lecturers from Science and Research:
    • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckart Uhlmann (Director IPK Institute, Head of the Department of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology TU Berlin, Fellow of the College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP), Member of the Expert Committee for Research Programs of the Fraunhofer Society, Expert for Collaborative Research Centers in Chemnitz and Bremen of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and member of the scientific council of the Working Group of Industrial Research Associations (AIF) and the WGP - "Scientific Society for Production Engineering")
    • Fabio D Andreagiovanni Ph.D (First Class Research Scientist (CR1) at CNRS and UTC - Sorbonne University),
    • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Kohl (Deputy Director Fraunhofer IPK, Director Corporate Management at Fraunhofer IPK, Head of Department Sustainable Corporate Development at TU Berlin, Member of the Scientific Society for Production Engineering (WGP) and Adjunct Professor for "Strategies for Business Excellence in Service and Industrial Management". of the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu and International Chairman of the CIRP-sponsored Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing GCSM)
    • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vera Susanne Rotter (Head of the Department Circular Economy and Recycling Technology at TU Berlin)
    • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Jochem (Head of the Department of Quality Science at TU Berlin)
    • Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Dmitry Ivanov (Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management Department of Business and Economics
      Berlin School of Economics and Law, Listed as „Global Highly Cited Researchers“ 2021)
    • Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Günther Seliger (Emeritus, Retired Head of the Department of Assembly Technology and Factory Operations at TU Berlin, Fellow (Emeritus) of the College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP), Founder and Chairmen of the Global Conference of Sustainable Manufacturing)
    • Prof. Dr. Hendrik Send (Professorship in general business administration at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, associated researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society)
    • Dr. Georg von Richthofen (Senior Researcher
      Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Research Associate at ETH Zurich)
    • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Julia Kowal (Head of the Department Electrical Energy Storage Technology Institute of Energy and Automation Technology at the TU Berlin)
  • Past presentations about up to date research results e.g. Prof. Dr. Nabil Nasr (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA), Prof. Dr. Henrique Rozenfeld (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), Prof. Dr. Mitchell M. Tseng (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China), Prof. Dr. Amory Lovins (Rocky Mountain Institute, USA), Prof. C. Scheffer (Stellenbosch University, South Africa), Prof. S. Kara (University of New South Wales, Australia), Prof. Dr. Takata (Waseda University, Japan) and many more.
  • Integration of up to date research projects into the curriculum e.g.: Disassembly factories for the recovery of resources in product and material cycles, Collaborative Research Center Sustainable Manufacturing; Energy Efficiency; Product-Service-Systems, Maintenance-Repair-Overhaul, Remanufacturing
  • Integration of GPE Students as student research assistants and GPE alumni as research engineers or doctoral students

GPE Students have completed their internships in a variety of internationally highly respected companies, especially in the mechanical and electrical engineering industry.

Interdisciplinary cooperation is established through the three faculties of TU Berlin as well as research facilities that are involved in the management and organization of the study course. Research facilities that are engaged in the study course are e.g. the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the Production Technology Center in Berlin, and the Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum for Information Technology in Berlin.

DEGREE Master of Science
CONTENT Production Technology Management, German Engineering & Renewable Energies
LOCATION Berlin, Germany: Technische Universität Berlin
DURATION 4 semesters (2 years)
COURSE OF STUDY To be chosen from the following module groups:
A Production
B Engineering
C Management
D Intercultural Communication
E Special Profile
FURTHER ELEMENTS Internship (9 weeks)
Master thesis (16 weeks)
START Annually in October 1st, lecture start middle of October
APPLICATION from October 1st until March 31st
Application form can be found on the Homepage
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Bachelor of engineering or equivalent, Excellent grades,
iBT TOEFL ≥ 79, CBT TOEFL ≥ 213 or equivalent tests,
At least one year professional experience is requested,
German proficiency is advantageous
SERVICE Senior-Junior Program, pick-up upon arrival, general support and guidance
FEE EUR 15,500 for the complete study programm (1 installment EUR 6,200,
3 installments each EUR 3,100 EUR)
Approx. EUR 320 per semester for public transport ticket and administration
Approx. EUR 950 per month estimated cost of living
DEAN Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Kohl

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