A 3½-year Bachelor Programme in Production Engineering
About the programme
Would you like to work in the cross field
between planning and management, technology, business economics and
people? Would you like to work with the planning and optimizing for the
internal manufacturing process of firms?
The job of the Production
Engineer is to change, optimize, or create new technical processes
which for example include mechanical, electronic, or chemical
solutions. Often management processes are involved, such as the
handling of information and work processes.
The Production Engineer also takes an active part in improving the performance and co-operation of employees. This is done through initiatives concerning the development of the organization and competencies. Consequently, the Production Engineer is a key person in any business.
The Production Engineer must control everything regarding the products. The same goes for the production itself, but equally in the work with planning, project management, and solving of technical and logistical problems during the production process. In this connection it is important also to have skills to make the different elements and people work together.
This means you must be the resource person who has insight into and can facilitate better cooperation, communication, organization, and management. In short, you are capable of influencing production and co-operative processes.
The scheduled period of study at the Production Engineer program is
3½ years including 6 months internship in a Danish or foreign firm. The
program is built like a four leaf clover where the core consists of
engineering and personal competencies, while the four leaves are made
up of the fields of science: Management, Technology, Economics, and
Information Technology. The knowledge within these fields is put into a
business related context where the interaction between the individual
elements and the business elements is vital.
During the study, you will meet the four leaf clover both on the obligatory courses and through the projects. On the first four semester of the Production Engineer program, you will carry out a project. The project on the first semesters is about Product Analysis, on the second semester it is about Process Analysis, on the third semester the project is about a Manufacturing Company, while focus on the fourth semester is directed toward Problem Analysis in a business.
Apart from the projects, you will also take part in a number of course works. The course work is among other things about materials science, statics and strengths, business economics, statistics, control technology and automation, quality control, differential equations, and business systems.
In the fifth semester you will have your internship in a Danish or foreign firm. Here you will have the opportunity to combine your theoretical engineering skills with practical engineering work in a business.
After your internship, you begin your last year of study which includes a number of elective courses and projects on the sixth semester and the bachelor project on the seventh semester. The elective courses include Business law, Marketing, Production Optimization, Project Management, Macro Economics, and Simulation. Through the bachelor project and the elective courses you choose, you will have the opportunity to create your own engineering profile which will make you unique on the labor market.
With an education as Production Engineer, you will work
interdisciplinary with management, planning, logistics or quality. Many
production engineers have jobs in the industry since the education
gives a good foundation for finding employment in diverse fields as
machine industry, food industry, and pharmaceutical industry.
But Production Engineers also find work in the trade and service sector, in public organizations, and in the consultancy services industry. For instance you can become project leader, production manager, logistics manager, quality manager, or management consultant. The possibilities are many. From summer 2011 the education is available in both Danish and English.
The Production Engineer finds employment in all types of businesses.
The task of the Production Engineer is to change, optimize, or create
new production techniques or administrative processes.
This may be the purchase of new production equipment or the construction of a whole new factory. It may also be introducing new business processes and methods.
If you wish to apply for the Bachelor Programme in Production Engineering, you will have to fill in the special KOT application form.
For students with EU/EEA
The application deadlines for students applying for full degree bachelor programmes in English is 1 July. However, we advise students to send in their application as early as possible and preferably before 1 June.
For non EU/EEA students:
The application deadline for full degree bachelor programmes in English is 15 March for all full degree students from non-EU/EEA countries, whether they wish to start 1 September or 1 February.