This specialization belongs to the master's programme Mechanical Engineering.
This specialization focuses on design, manufacturing or management of production and logistics. Besides a specialist knowledge of technology, it requires a keen eye for business administration.
When launching a new product, it is important to progress quickly and efficiently through the product development stages that lead from concept to final product. This calls for flexibility and effectiveness when introducing and implementing design tools and methods. Products should be designed with the manufacturing and assembly process in mind. It is essential to go beyond the question of 'How do I make a product?'. Other key questions are: How do I ensure that the necessary parts and tools come together at the right time? How do I deal with failures? How should I schedule machine maintenance? Producers need to address issues such as logistics, the supply chain and transport management. Technology can support these processes and mean the difference between a successful product and a failure. As we move toward the future, new systems will have to be designed and existing systems will have to be improved to achieve greater efficiency. This specialization looks at time efficiency in production processes and ways to achieve the highest quality at the lowest possible cost. In addition to a specialist knowledge of technology, it requires a keen eye for business administration.