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Production Engineering

Production Engineering (film about the job description) deals with everything that is important for the modern and effective production of industrial products. In order that complex systems can be made from simple components, it is not just the technology that matters: Aspects of proper planning, organisation and production management are also critical to the success of a business. In the Diploma study programme Production Engineering, we offer you a coordinated curriculum comprising foundation knowledge and practice-oriented skills in the two fields of study

  • Manufacturing Technology and
  • Production Management (from matriculation 2018).

After a standard study period of 8 semesters, you will complete your studies culminating in a
Graduate Engineer (Diploma, FH).

Strictly Production Engineering: Planning and implementation of complex manufacturing lines

Strictly Production Engineering: Planning and implementation of complex manufacturing lines

Course contents

As a graduate in Production Engineering, you will be able to solve all the typical engineering tasks that lie at the heart of the industrial economy - that being production. These include, for example, tasks stemming from production, assembly and maintenance as well as tasks relating to production management, planning, organisation, logistics or quality management. You will have an understanding of a wide range of manufacturing technologies and will know for which applications they are best suited.


Implementation at the HTW Dresden

Undergraduate studies already include specialist courses in order to prepare students for the respective job profile as early as possible. In addition to the foundation subjects, the first part of the study programme mainly offers production-related courses in, for example: B.

  • Production Systems,
  • Manufacturing Measurement Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology (Primary Shaping and Reshaping, Separating, Joining) and
  • Business Administration

In the second stage of studies, individual technical subjects relating to manufacturing will be continued. In addition, however, business topics and the organisation of both production operations and a company shall be more or less in the foreground, depending on the chosen study direction. The subjects include:

  • Quality Management
  • Factory and Production Planning
  • Logistics
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Leadership and
  • Law.
Internship - welding laboratory

Internship - welding laboratory

During the course of primary studies, students can choose between the following fields of study:

  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Production Management (from matriculation 2018)

Modern equipped labs and cabinets for all subjects support and help build on the theoretical knowledge with the goal of delivering comprehensive, practice-oriented education.

A variety of elective courses give students the opportunity to tailor their course content to their career aspirations.

As with the other study programmes, Mechanical Engineering in the fifth semester also involves a practical semester .

Larger companies in particular appreciate or require that students can already bring a certain amount of international experience from their studies to the table. This is now easier than ever thanks to study collaborations and the Erasmus system. During the study programme, this is taken into account in the form of an additional specialisation module during the primary studies. Choosing this specialisation entitled "International Manufacturing Engineering Studies (IMES)" requires increased language training and the willingness to spend at least one semester abroad.

The degree is awarded after the successful completion of all exams, internships and the thesis after 8 semesters, following which the recipient may use the title of

Graduate Engineer (Diploma, FH)


Career Options

Production technicians are not limited to specific industries, but can be widely used in companies that have their own production facilities. They work, for example, in the development, planning or management of production. They are also frequently employed in scientific institutions with an industrial focus. Graduates are automatically qualified for a Master's study programme at domestic and foreign universities. Doctorates are possible as part of a cooperative process.

Last changed: 24.01.2019