The scientific leadership for the master's programme in Production Systems Engineering lies with the WZL – Laboratory for Machine Tools of RWTH Aachen University. For many decades now, the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering has enjoyed a worldwide reputation for successful and progressive research and innovation in the area of production engineering. Performed in eight different work areas, research activities do not only relate to fundamental theories and findings but also to the application of findings in an industrial context. Furthermore, practical solutions are developed to rationalise production.
The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering is led by four professors: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fritz Klocke, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schmitt and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günther Schuh. The WZL is also part of the Cluster of Excellence- Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries. In this Cluster of Excellence, more than 20 institutes for material and production technology cooperate at the RWTH Aachen University in conducting research on the fundamentals of a sustainable production strategy. The cluster's aim is to assure production in high-wage countries whilst also taking the dynamic framework of a world affected by globalisation into account.
Scientific Director of M.Sc. Management and Engineering in Production Systems
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fritz Klocke
Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL)
Chair of Manufacturing Technology
RWTH Aachen University
52056 Aachen, Germany
Study Advisor M.Sc. Management and Engineering in Production Systems
Sebastian A.M. Schneider, M.Sc., RWTH Cluster Produktionstechnik 3A 25652074 Aachen, Tel.: +49 241 80-28023
The study advisor, or course manager, is the direct contact person for students, and helps with all questions regarding the specific scientific content of their study programme. He holds an orientation meeting at the beginning of the programme, and is available throughout the duration of the students' stay to support them in their planning. He is also to be contacted when requesting a change of the study programme, or taking up additional courses.
More information: www.wzl.rwth-aachen.de
The Strategy and Innovation Management will be taught by highly reputed professors of the School of Business and Economics. The courses held by this AACSB Accreditation awarded faculty will be conducted by Professor Brettel and Professor Piller. Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Brettel is a professor for Business Administration and Entrepreneurship at RWTH Aachen and can draw from his extensive practical experience as a consultant, both for his start-up firms and for established companies like Porsche AG and Deutsche Post AG. Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Piller is head of the Technology and Innovation Management Group at RWTH Aachen University. He has worked at the MIT Sloan School of Management and as a consultant, and has held executive workshops for many international companies, including several DAX30 and Fortune 500 corporations.