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|Program Type:||Panther Program||Housing Options:||Hostel|
|Language Prerequisite:||No prerequisite||Number of Credits:||4|
|Internship/Research?:||None||Open to Non-Pitt Students:||Yes|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Program Length:||3 weeks|
|Courses of Study:||Engineering||Minimum GPA:||2.50 (for engineering students only)|
|Pitt Campus:||All Pitt students|
This class topic provides an overview of the development process for complex products like automobiles or machines. Topics include a general introduction to requirements and factors for successful product development. This course will allow students to understand the product development process and teach the fundamental concepts and techniques used for product development.
Production and Manufacturing Systems:
This class topic provides an overview of production systems with an emphasis on operations and collaboration with international suppliers. Topics include an introduction to manufacturing technologies and their consequence on quality, cost and make-or-buy decisions. Students will understand the meaning of quality and cost of manufacturing technologies and the fundamental concepts and techniques for an international production.
Digital Factory Layout and Factory Simulation:
This class topic provides an overview of digital factory planning (processes and layout), factory simulation as well as methods and principles of lean production. Students will be asked to run their own production shop and learn how to improve productivity through lean methods and principles.
Product-Ergonomics and Ergonomic Aspects in Manufacturing: This class topic begins with an overview to basics of ergonomics with respect to legal and social demands and provides necessary core competences of an ergonomist. The students will understand the interaction of human and work as well as the fundamental concepts and techniques used in analyzing work situations with respect to main stress factors.
In addition to these class topics, students will choose from one of the following Profession Skill Options:
Professional skill 1: Technology Law and Technical Harmonization in Europe
This option provides an overview on the impacts of laws concerning machinery and other technical products.
Professional skill 2: Industrial work-force dynamics in Germany
This option provides an overview of the specific way of cooperation and co-determination in German industry.
The following fulfill the engineering humanities and social science requirement and will prepare you for a broader understanding of the culture before you embark.
- GER 0001- Elementary German 1 (or any other level of German language)
- GER 1052 - The Major Cultural Periods
GER 1522 - German Today
- Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors in all disciplines of the Swanson School of Engineering are encouraged to apply. Additionally, students in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences with a strong interest in the subject matter and who have a solid background in physics and math are also welcome to apply.
- A minimum 2.5 GPA for engineering students and 2.75 GPA for all other students is required. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements must obtain Special Dean's Permission. Please see the section for Material Submissions for more information.
- If you would like to spend any of your last 24 credits abroad, you must also obtain special approval. Applicants are not required to have German language experience, though some exposure or basic German skills will be helpful. All engineering lectures are conducted in English.
Peer Advising Walk-in hours in 152 Benedum Hall:
Dr. Diane Hardy Saran
Associate Director, International Engineering Initiatives
Swanson School of Engineering
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** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.