120 credits must be obtained over four semesters in order to be awarded the degree Master of Science in Global Production Engineering.
The GPE programme is structured into five module groups, each consisting of at least two modules. Each module is worth credit points (CP) based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). One credit point is worth a workload of 30 hours. The workload includes the lecture hours, exercises, preparation, exam, etc.
During the first three semesters, students must pass modules with a total of 90 CP. Students have to complete at least 12 CP from module groups A, B, C, and D, and at least 6 CP from group E (total: 54 CP). A further 36 CP have to be chosen out of all the other modules (e.g. more than one module can be chosen from "Production") to gain a total of 90 CP. The five module groups are:
D Intercultural Communication
E Special Profile
Additionally, students have to attend a "workshop for intercultural communication and relationship" and a seminar "scientific working."
In semester four, an industrial internship of at least nine weeks (12 CP) must be completed. Towards the end of the programme, a Master's thesis must be written (18 CP) in order to complete the programme.
Within the international GPE in Manufacturing study course, students have the opportunity to choose their core direction and to specialise in the fields of technology management, production and operation management, product development, environmental friendly manufacturing or IT in manufacturing. TU Berlin will confer the degree of Master of Science (MSc) in Global Production Engineering.
A nine-week (minimum) internship has to be completed. The internship can be done at any company in any country except your home country.
Forms of assessment
- A written or oral final exam is administered at the end of a course or equivalent coursework.
- Several graded exercises must be completed in each class.
Globalisation and technology development are advancing rapidly. In a global market, companies must balance the ability to create and design innovative solutions as well as the ability to exploit them. Industry-based companies demand strategy-oriented personnel with a solid technological basis on the one hand and an entrepreneurial attitude on the other.
Rather than focusing on business administration, Global Production Engineering (GPE) enables engineers to create systematic technological innovations, combined with efficient and effective industrial business management.