Program Description

Global Production Engineering and Management is a full-time two-year (4-Semester) Master Program offered at VGU by the Technische Universität Berlin.

The language of instruction is English.

Global Production Engineering and Management graduates go on to assume leading positions as technology managers, functioning successfully in international value-added chains. The qualifications acquired during the study are directly taken from the job descriptions of technology managers in the global business environment.


The study program promotes technical competencies in engineering disciplines, development of manufacturing processes and tools, modeling and simulation, quality control and economic evaluation. Students access qualification profiles from the following module groups:

  • Product Development
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Organization and Management
  • Assembly and Automation
  • Quality and Measurement

The study contents are oriented toward the state of the research and the requirements of professional practice. The theory of flexible, adaptable, and virtual factories is a major educational focus. Production planning and control, process-oriented factory layout, CaX programs and virtual design are all part of the mix. Designing global supply chains and factory management are key in the area of economics. IT tools for planning and designing products and processes are introduced, and students learn how to program and use them. The curriculum includes courses on how to work with computer-aided design programs such as Siemens NX for Computer Aided Design, Tecnomatix Plant Simulation and integration software such as Teamcenter.



Global Production Engineering and Management graduates are enabled to master the ability to:

  • understand, assess, and apply scientific, natural science, and technical interconnections when developing, maintaining, and improving construction and manufacturing products and processes.
  • recognize and assess interrelationships between the economy, technology, the environment, and society.
  • work independently and responsibly in intercultural multidisciplinary projects
  • place what they have learned in the context of economically, socially, and culturally different regions and to apply it there.