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Engineers Made in Germany

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Pforzheim University

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May 15 (arrive in Germany) - June 27, 2015


Greg Tonkay

Professor Greg Tonkay
Associate Dean, Associate Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering



* A limited number of RCEAS, need-based scholarships are also available. Applications will be evaluted according to a student's financial need and an essay describing the possible significance of this experience to their academic and professional development.

5,831 EUR (tentative; includes 19% VAT) - This includes tuition for nine credits, accommodations & a daily meal stipend for the dates of the program, 4-day trip to Berlin, 3-day trip to Munich, several trips and entrances to companies, cities, museums & other excursion destinations, official student status at Pforzheim University (with student ID & all rights & duties of a German student), free public transit in Pforzheim & Pforzheim region and a 24/7 contact number. Not included:  $100 LU Registration Fee, airfare to/from Germany, laundry, personal travel or other personal costs. Please note that all program trips & activities are not yet fully confirmed but, rather, based on the summer 2014 program structure.



The Engineers Made in Germany (EMIG) program at world-famous Pforzheim University is focussed on broadening the scope of today's engineer in the 21st century by interjecting core management skills essential to top CEOs and focusing on a more personal and global approach to education versus mass processing of tomorrow's industry leaders. Located in the Federal State of Baden Württemberg, Germany at the "North Gate" of the Black Forest, Pforzheim University is surrounded by more than 50 famous corporate world headquarters, including Bosch, Daimler, Hugo Boss, Porsche and more - many of which will be visited as part of the porgram. All students must take three courses for a total of 9 (tentative) transfer credits over the 6-week program in Germany. Through intensive study and experiential learning, students will gain an idea about the mindset, problems and tasks of production and logistics management in the automotive industry and discover trade-offs like those between product design, custom orientation, logistics and production. Lectures on Production Techniques in the German Automotive Industry will also include a laboratory and focus on robotics, laser materials processing and sustainable mobility in addition to intercultural engineering, business game, marketing and innovation management skills exercises.



Apartment-style living in 1 or 2-person rooms with kitchen/bathroom access in downtown Pforzheim.

EMIG Housing



Excursions are planned as part of the program in order to introduce international students to the industrial and multicultural history of the city and region. Experiences include a team-building high ropes course, 4-day trip to Berlin, 3-day trip to Munich plus several additional trips and entrances to companies, cities, museums and other excursion destinations such as Karlsruhe, Heidelberg and Strasbourg. Students will be paired with German student "Buddies" and also receive official student status/ID at Pforzheim University affording them access to the university's library and computer labs as well as free public transportation in Pforzheim and the Pforzheim region. Please note that all program trips & activities are not yet fully confirmed but, rather, based on the summer 2014 program structure.


Students are required to take all 3 courses for a total of 9 (tentative) transfer credits. ALL courses are taught in English by carefully selected and highly-qualified Pforzheim University faculty who have, at minimum, 5 years of industry experience and are appropriate for Freshman through Senior-level, undergraduate, engineering students (of all concentrations). No Prerequisites.


Course A: Production Management & Supply Chain Management focusing on the German automotive industry (3credits; 45 contact hours) may transfer as
IE 399 - Technical Elective (or) ISE 362 - Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Course B: Lecture Series Engineering & Manufacturing: robotics, laser materials processing, sustainable mobility, intercultural engineering, innovation management & automotive bus systems (3credits; 45 contact hours) may transfer as
IE 99 - Technical Elective

Course C: German as a Foreign Language (3credits, HSS; 30 contact hours; Beginner-Advanced, based upon assessment) may transfer as
GERM 91, 191 (or above) - German Language & Culture Abroad



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