Global Production Engineering – Berlin

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:
lecturers by industry representatives
  • Dr.-Ing. Klaus Schacher – former Volkswagen AG, Director of Production, Founder of GEDAS, today’s subsidiary T-Systems
  • Dr.-Ing. Philipp Menn (head 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 Board of Management Senior Strategy Advisor Board of Management Ada Health).
  • Johannes Fischer (former Director of Production System at PAS & Lean Consultant at Boeing)
contents of teaching
  • Quality Management (Six Sigma Yellow Belt),
  • Lean Production & Lean Management,
  • Supply Chain Management,
  • Enterprise Architecture & IT in the Automotive Industry,
  • Utilization of Wind Energy or PV Systems,
  • Method-Time Measurement (MTM).
VW factory tour with former VW CIO, Prof. Dr. Schacher (middle)
visit different companies
  • Volkswagen AG, Daimler, Porsche, BMW (Automobile Industry)
  • Faulhaber, Siemens, Bayer, BASF
  • Blohm+Voss (Ship Building)
  • Dieffenbacher (Presses)
  • Gildemeister (Machine Tools)
  • Miele (Household Appliances)
  • Exhibitions like Hannover Messe, Inter Solar, New Energies Forum Feldheim
Industrial projects
  • Siemens AG – Power Supply
  • Airbus AG – Aircraft Business
  • Management Engineers – Consulting
  • Volkswagen – Automobile Industry
  • Bosch – Industrial Solutions
  • Mercedes Benz – Automotive Industry
© RENAC – Renewable Power Technologies
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 of IPK Institute, Head of the Department of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology TU Berlin, Fellow of the College International pour le Recherche en Productique (CIRP), Member of the Expert Committee for Research Centers in Chemnitz and Bremen of the German Research Foundation (FDG) and member of the scientific council of the Working Group of Industrial Research Associations (AIF) and the WGP - "Scientific Society for Production Engineering")
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Kohl
Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IPK, Director Corporate Management at Fraunhofer IPK, Head of Department of 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)
Fabio D Angreagiovanni Ph.D. 
First Class Research Scientist (CR1) at CNRS and UTC - Sorbonne University
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vera Susanne Rotter 
Head of the Department of Circular Economy and Recycling Technology at TU Berlin
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
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Jochem 
Head of the Department of Quality Science at TU Berlin
Dr. Georg von Richthofen 
Senior Researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Research Associate at ETH Zurich
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Julia Kowal 
Department head of Electrical Energy Storage Technology Institute of Energy and Automation Technology at TU Berlin
Past presentations about up-to-date 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; CRC 1026, Collaborative Research Center, Sustainable Manufacturing – Shaping Global Value Creation; Energy Efficiency; Product-Service-Systems, Maintenance-Repair-Overhaul.
Integration of GPE Students as student research assistants and GPE alumni as research engineers (at present approx. 10 GPE student research assistants and approx. 5 GPE research engineers are employed at institutes of the TU Berlin)
GPE Students have completed their internships in a variety of internationally highly respected companies, especially in the mechanical and electrical engineering industry.
The interdisciplinary cooperation is established through the three faculties as well as research facilities which are involved in the management and organization of the study course. Research facilities that are engaged in the study course are the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the Production Technology Center in Berlin, and the Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum for information technology in Berlin.
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