Scope of GPE

Globalization and technological development advances rapidly. In a global market, companies have to balance the ability to create and design innovative solutions as well as the ability to exploit them. This challenge is accompanied by the global climate crisis and requires companies to make their strategies more Sustainable.
Industry-based companies demand strategy-oriented personnel with a solid technological basis on the one side and an entrepreneurial attitude on the other.

Context of Global Production Engineering

Global Production Engineering GPE belongs to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems, which includes engineering disciplines such as mechanical engineering, transport technology, and social sciences. The endeavor to consider complex systems in the context of their social, technical, economic, and ecological impacts is reflected in the individual courses of study. As part of the Mechanical Engineering and Transport System faculty, GPE was born and founded in the Institute of Machine Tools and Factory Management (IWF) at the Production Technology Center (PTZ), which is also home to the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Plants and Construction Technology (IPK). Both have been led the by famous Prof. Gunter Spur from 1965 to 1997. At the Institute of Machine Tools and Factory Management, the research and teaching programs focus on technology and management in industrial factory businesses today, which range from the development of process technologies and production plants to information technology. more

About GPE

Application period extended

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Welcome Intake 2022!

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Connecticum - April 25-27, 2023

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Hannover Fair - April 17-21, 2023

Visit the Hannover Messe 2023 from April 17 - 21, 2023. Find out about current developments in the...

TEDxESMTBerlin 2023 - Feb. 4, 2023

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Q: How does the application process work?

A: Applications for the GPE program are only accepted online via this link. Paper applications...

Q: What does GPE cost?

A: The program fee is 15.500 EUR for the complete two-year program. Additionally, living costs...

Q: How much do I have to plan for living costs in Germany?

A: Your monthly costs sum up to more or less 1000 EUR per month:450 EUR: Student apartments range...