Global Production Engineering Digital

Global Production Engineering (GPE-D) is an online graduate program offered by the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Is it the digital version of the Master Program "Global Production Engineering" and can either be studied in full-time in four semesters or in part-time.

The program is largely location and time-independent and thus also enables ambitious employed people to successfully complete their studies.

Teaching methods include both asynchronous online studies and synchronous face-to-face sessions via online conference platforms organized on a Moodle learning management system. The lecture material is produced by professional film makers and is specifically produced for online teaching. As new and experimental the teaching methods are - The lecturers are very experienced and experts in their respective fields.

The curriculum is designed for outstanding international students seeking to improve their personal competence portfolios in the fields of production, engineering, management and intercultural communication.

The program is designed to train manufacturing engineers in state-of-the-art production technologies and management methods of global companies. The planning and design of flexible, adaptable factories is a major educational focus. Production planning and control, process-oriented factory layout through simulation and virtual design are all part of the mix. Designing global supply chains, factory management and project management are key skills required to ensure economic viability and sustainability of manufacturing companies striving to obtain a competitive edge in a constantly changing global context. The GPE program promotes technical competencies in

  • production engineering disciplines,
  • global value creation,
  • development of manufacturing processes and tools,
  • factory planning,
  • production control,
  • logistics and global supply chain management,
  • as well as sustainability.

Particularly relevant for the program is also an adequate knowledge conveyance of IT tools for planning and designing products and processes. The curriculum includes courses on how to work in the field of Industry 4.0. Simulation tools for designing strategies in production planning and control, e.g. Tecnomatix Plant Simulation are taught.

After the third semester, all students are invited to Berlin to participate in the optional Summer School. Optional Courses can be attended, so students can broaden their knowledge and acquire additional certificates. In addition, there are visits to trade fairs and excursions to factories of large German companies. Other leisure activities are also offered.

The last twenty years have seen the formation of a global network of alumni. Today GPE graduates are employed as consultants or specialists in the manufacturing industry, e.g. for automotive, electric, electronics, aircraft and food processing. GPE graduates also shape their professional careers in non-profit organizations and governmental institutions as well as in research and development.

Further information on our graduates: GPE Alumni Network

Pre-Education Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent, Excellent grades
English Language Skills 1. You have studied and completed your B.Sc. in UK, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand your B.Sc. –certificate certifies your level of English knowledge
  2. You are a citizen of a country where the national language is English please use “mother tongue” as qualification of the language. Your citizenship has to be verified by your passport.
  3. The following tests/results are accepted: IELTS ≥6,5; TOEFL IBT ≥79, TOEFL CBT ≥213, TOEFL PBT ≥550; CAE Pass, CPE Pass
  4. English as a medium of instruction is no sufficient proof!
Professional experience ≥ 1 year of subsequent experience is requested (internship periods will be evaluated and might be accepted)
German Language Skills Not required
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Course outline  
DEGREE Master of Science
CONTENT Technology Management and German Engineering
LOCATION Digital, Mobility window
DURATION 4 semester (2 years), 3 Semester courses, 1 semester Internship and Master Thesis
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 (3 months)
START Annually in October 1st, lecture period starts in the middle of October
APPLICATION from October 1st until August 15th
Application form can be found here:
SERVICE Welcome event, buddy program, specialist counselling, cultural and linguistic preparation, visa-matters, pick-up service
FEE EUR 15,500 for the complete study program (1 instl. EUR 6,200/3 instl. each EUR 3,100)
approx. EUR 120 per semester covering administration fees for TU Berlin
Estimated cost of living: Travel and accomodation costs are only applicable when participating in voluntary events during the mobility windows.

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