Specialisation

You acquire or supplement the necessary knowledge, which distinguishes industrial engineers as generalists. In addition, you have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in a specialist area. In this way, you could also develop an individual, professional competence profile.

At the beginning of your study program you'll choose one specialisation out of three attractive specialisations. Each specialisation consists of three modules and covers two semester and 20 ECTS.

Our graduates will acquire respective knowledge and skills in each specialisation through a customized mixture of lectures, seminars, case studies and scientific work.

The following courses are offered in our gradute program:

In order to maintain the competitiveness of manufacturing companies, constantly optimized production processes are of central importance. Our graduates will be prepared with the necessary knowledge to plan and implement efficient manufacturing processes in industrial companies.

Tasks for which you are prepared:

  • Planning the production program: What will be produced at which time?
  • Planning production capacities: Where and how much power is required?
  • Planning the factory layout: How should the production halls be set up?
  • Planning the production lines: Which machines and how much automation?
  • Optimization of logistic processes and systems
  • Optimization of production processes and production facilities
  • Introduction and training of lean production methods

Typical applications:
Technical and managerial functions in the field of industrial production such as

  •     Production and process management
  •     Production and factory planning
  •     Business Reengineering
  •     Technical consulting

Modules and content:

Advanced Production Systems (PR1, German)

Production process analysis and optimization fundamentals as well as the principles and methods of holistic production systems.

Production Grids (PR2, German)
Analyse and optimization methods of productkion processes across all production sites.

Production System Design (PR3, German)
Planning and designing production facilities and logistics systems, creating robust and efficient production processes.

Modules and content:

Smart Technology (DBT1): The students will analyze and evaluate technical and commercial system’s data flows in companies as a whole as well as presenting suggestions for improvement actions. They will understand common principles of data processing, digitalization and the importance for business success. The students will be able to structure and plan digital transformation with the knowledge of innovative information processing concepts.

  • Programming models (e.g. event-based programming or real-time models) as well as algorithms and procedures for implementing smart components (machine learning techniques such as regression analys is, support vector machines, etc.).
  • Conception and prototypical implementation of smarter cyberphysical systems and digital twins as well as the integrated communication and network standards. •Integrating the above-mentioned single systems into overall infrastructures (e.g. intranet / internet-wide service discovery and service usage, interface design, integration with operational information systems, blockchains, etc.) into IT security experience.
  • The infrastructures are put into context in different fields of application at the economic level (Smart City / Factory / Grid / Transportation, Industry 4.0 etc.) and backed by business models and service levels.

Digitale Transformation (DBT2): The students will design intra- and inter-enterprise architectures, value added networks, applications and business models based on the basis of technical and economic digitalization aspects. They will beable to estimate and evaluate the influence on existing operational application systems of information technology, operational technology as well as their interfaces. They will know the benefits as well as the risks of complete or partial digital business models and can critic ally  disc uss technical and socio-economic conditions.

  • Development, implementation and introduction of digital and disruptive business models considering technical, economic and social implications. This will be accompanied by a prototypical implementation of an exemplary application case.
  • Opportunities and risks of information and operational technology convergence as well as breaking the Silo structures within digital transformation frameworks, taking IT security into consideration.


Security Management (DBT3):

The students will analyze and evaluate data protection, data security and data integrity of technical and commercial systems as a whole as well as presenting proposals for improvement actions. They will understand common concepts of safety (unintentional events) and security (intended active/ passive attacks) and their significance for the company and its partners. The students will assess and structure safety and security concepts in terms of risk and costs.

  • Safety:
    Objectives data security and integrity
    Methods for generating data security
    Legal framework for data protection and data security
    International IT security standards (BSI basic protection, ISO 27001/2)
  • Security:
    Introduction
    Topological possibilities
    Elements for securing networks
    Attacks on networks
    Attacks on hosts (destructive software)
    Encoding

Many industrial markets are characterized by drastic changes. Companies only remain sustainable and successful by knowing the market, competition, new trends and customer needs exactly and organises its product strategies afterwards. Our graduates will be prepared with the necessary knowledge to plan and implement technical products and services at the interfaces of development, marketing and sales.

Tasks for which you are prepared:

  • Analysis and evaluation of markets and customer needs for technical products and services
  • Development of scenario analyzes
  • Assessment of technologies
  • Plan, implement and control innovation processes
  • Creation of specification sheets and accompanying development activities
  • Participate in development of product portfolios
  • Plan, implement and control product and market launch strategies
  • Price calculation and sales, costs and revenues planning of products and industrial services
  • Attend technical product groups throughout the product life cycle

Typical applications:
Technical and managerial functions for products or product groups in industrial enterprises such as

  •     Product Management
  •     Innovation Management
  •     Technology Management
  •     Marketing
  •     Business Development

Modules and content:

Innovation and Technology Management (TPM1, German)
Tasks and processes of technical product management and interfaces to other operational functional areas. Organization, planning and control of innovation and technology processes in companies. Survey, analysis and evaluation methods of industrial markets (in particular customer requirements, market and competition structures), as well as for generating, analyzing and evaluating innovations and technologies.

Product Planning and Support (TPM2, German)
Processes and methods of product planning, in particular product lifecycle management. Methods for developing and implementing product strategies, product tests and product launches. Selected instruments of product policy such as product improvement, product change and product elimination.

Controlling in Product Management (TPM3, German)
Operational and strategic controlling instruments in product management. Product-related planning and controlling systems, price calculation for technical products and services. Processes and methods of strategic and operational cost management in product life cycle.

Head of study program:

Prof. Dr. M. Hauth
Building L, room 156

+49 621 292 68 34
master@wing.hs-mannheim.de

Prof. Dr. S. Seifermann
Building L, room 254
 +49 621 292 68 37
master@wing.hs-mannheim.de

Accreditation

The study program is accredited by ZEvA.