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Industrial Engineering, Department
- Tiefenbronnerstraße 65
- 75175 Pforzheim
- Phone: +49 7231 28-6056
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Special features regarding teachingCase study and method-oriented teaching; Integrated delivery of content; Study programme based on 3 pillars: Business, technology and methodological expertise; Degree course individually tailored through a wide range of specialisations; Quality Management; International accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); Interdisciplinary projects with research content or business partnerships; Practical relevance; Assistant professors with experience in practice; Small groups, personal counselling.
Practice oriented teaching formats in bachelor's degree coursesexample cases; business and simulation games; case studies; contract design tutorials; negotiation tutorials; project workshops and work; field trip to companies; lectures by practitioners; learning by research; Blended Learning, foreign countries excursions, role plays, interdisciplinary projects, media and visualisation projects
Practice oriented teaching formats in master's degree coursesexample cases; business and simulation games; case studies; contract design tutorials; negotiation tutorials; project workshops and work; field trip to companies; lectures by practitioners; learning by research; Blended Learning, foreign countries excursions, role plays, interdisciplinary projects
Special features regarding the international orientationInternational basic focus of the programme and English-taught courses, such as block course Workshop International Management Skills or Business English 2, provide students with an ideal preparation for international markets; WI International: Combination of the increased international activities with dual-degree option; Master's with international teaching project and exchange; Theses can be written in English, options for semester abroad with numerous partner universities and work placements abroad all over the world; International lecturers.
Special features regarding the equipmentMany modern laboratories: Laboratory for innovative production processes, production management, project workspace for the Master's, lean manufacturing, international management/management techniques, global process management, logistics management techniques, IT applications, metrology quality management, business simulation, laboratory for virtual product visualisation, laboratory of transport and material handling systems and green logistics , laboratory for sustainable product development, production technology workshop, databases and programming, digital factory, 2 computer labs with a total of 100 spaces.
Special features regarding research and developmentClose integration of national and international research on current issues in teaching, strong involvement of students (interdisciplinary projects, theses, travel grants), cooperation with other departments, interdisciplinary approaches, hands-on research, link to the region, various international research projects, sustainability, resource efficiency, future of mobility, industry 4.0, digitally networked world, business models, recycling processes, cooperation with domestic and international research institutions, sustainable mobility, ecosystem of mobility.
Research topics reflected in teachingProcess performance management in international companies, business process management, business simulation, sustainable mobility, electromobility, internationalisation, logistics, warehouse optimisation, industry 4.0, cyber-physical systems, product service systems, metrology, quality assurance, intercultural management, organisational learning, manufacturing technology, use of human-robot collaboration in the production process, UML modelling, R&D controlling, contextual analysis website quality and corporate success, remanufacturing of transmissions, digital factory, venture capital.
Website with further information on research activitiesengineeringpf.hs-pforzheim.de/forschung/institute/
Support for foundersBusiness model development and strategic management as a conceptual focus of business management oriented courses; Business plan preparation on the basis of student ideas, part of interdisciplinary projects; Concept ideas supported by the FAV (Friends and Alumni) association of the Pforzheim University and the IHK (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Nordschwarzwald; Student initiative "Entrepreneurs Pforzheim" founded by students of the department; HELIX: Interdisciplinary project for the promotion of entrepreneurial culture at the university.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsIndividual and personal counselling services (Student Services of the Faculty of Technology) provided by trained personnel; "Binding Study Agreement" for individual study programme design, accessible buildings, psychotherapeutic counselling, individual advice by programme directors; Early warning system for credit shortfalls (StudiCockpit).
Characteristics of diversity advancementDiversity representative of the university; Promotion of cooperation among students of many nationalities; High proportion of exchange students to promote international contacts; Very dedicated professors and employees who enrich the teaching through their wide and very different professional qualifications; Representative for students with disabilities, liaison for staff and professors with severe disabilities.
Other special featuresIntensive support for students, industry contacts, corporate network (recognised by companies), internationally recognised Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation improves international career opportunities, representative for interns, representative for international matters, particularly high proportion of academically qualified teaching staff; Cross-faculty project to expand inter- and trans-disciplinary cooperation (HotSpot), various funding opportunities for students, sustainability and ethics as a university focus, Ethikum certificate on ethics and sustainability; various student initiatives: e.g. VWI, Formula Student, social projects, careers fair.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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