Production Optimization (Masters, job-concurrent degree)

The Masters in Production Optimization is designed for employees and executives already working in production management, as well as people who see their future in this area of work. The course focuses on increasing efficiency in production, whilst ensuring that quality is not affected, by looking at innovative methods, procedures and tools. Some of the main topics include process operations, energy efficiency, the environment and recycling, cost management, and human resources. The course is offered as a job-concurrent degree, based on a blended-learning concept. Attendance is usually required at the beginning and end of the semester as a block set of teaching (Friday/Saturday). The length of the degree is normally 6 semesters, however students are able to reduce this, upon recognition and acknowledgement of extra performance, either from a degree, or employment.

degreeMaster of Engineering (M. Eng.)
type of programme job-concurrent degree / further education
semester start winter and summer semester
no. of semesters / ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 90 ECTS (Students have the option to reduce the length of the degree upon recognition and acknowledgement of extra performance, either from a degree, or employment)
admission requirement
  • A degree in the field of engineering (including economical engineering) with at least 210 ECTS points. Applicants with 180 ECTS points are able to take a preliminary semester to obtain the necessary 30 ECTS points.
  • A qualified work experience of usually not less than one year
  • Language skills for non-native speakers: German B2, English B1
admission restriction no restricted entry
tuition fees €925 per semester + semester fee
course languageGerman

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