Fraunhofer Academy

Introduction

The Fraunhofer Academy is the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s specialist provider of continuing education and part-time training for people in employment. The Fraunhofer Academy offers specialists and managers outstanding courses of study, certificate courses and seminars based on the research activities of the Fraunhofer institutes in collaboration with selected and prestigious partner universities.

Continuing education and advanced training – the Fraunhofer approach

Learning to handle new technology and new techniques is an essential part of the innovation process. The Fraunhofer Academy understands that it takes real expertise to channel the innovative potential of research findings into a company’s day-to-day operations.

The Fraunhofer Academy works together with prestigious partners to make sure specialists and managers have the qualifications they need. Established by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to provide part-time training, it offers a unique opportunity for specialists and managers to transfer knowledge from Fraunhofer research projects directly into their own company. In this context, the “knowledge generators” take on the additional role of “knowledge communicators”.

In addition to academic credentials, the Academy also offers professional certificate courses as the second core component of its overall training program. These transform industry’s current requirements for modern production processes into hands-on training courses. As the importance of certified, expert validation increases in key industry sectors, so too does the demand for recognized part-time qualifications in the advanced training sector. The third component of the Academy’s training program comprises seminars held over two or more days which provide practical, evidence-based know-how that can be directly applied to your everyday work.

Our courses are divided into five thematic areas:

  • Technology and Innovation
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Logistics and Production
  • Manufacturing and Testing Technology
  • Information and Communication

Partner universities and other training partnerships and collaborative educational ventures run by the Fraunhofer Academy

The Fraunhofer Academy’s collaborative partnerships in education and training

The Fraunhofer Academy cooperates both with prestigious educational institutions and with initiatives in the realm of business and politics which aim to promote and support continuing education and vocational training in Germany.

The Fraunhofer Academy’s partner universities and institutes

The Fraunhofer Academy offers outstanding continuing education and vocational training opportunities to professionals and executives based on the research activities of the Fraunhofer institutes in cooperation with selected, prestigious partner universities.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas. In short, we forge the future.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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Master

Master In Automotive Production Engineering

Campus Part time 5 semesters October 2017 Germany Munich

In the courses, great importance is placed on a continuous interaction between theoretical and scientific knowledge and practical application. [+]

Study contents The course includes content from the three areas of expertise: A: manufacture and production technology Automotive B: Management and Leadership / Entrepreneurial activity C: Methodological and practical project skills An individual deepening of technical content is possible in elective modules. Study Organization eg preparatory courses, modules, elective and core courses etc. Admission Requirements - A first professionally qualifying degree (eg bachelor, diploma) in an engineering degree program (minimum 180 ECTS) - Applicants must also be at the time of study entry in ungekündigter and professionally relevant employment Content of the course In the courses, great importance is placed on a continuous interaction between theoretical and scientific knowledge and practical application. This orientation is supported by accompanying scientific and technological enterprise projects during the first 4 semesters. Through elective modules, students can expand their individual skills either strong in the engineering expertise in automotive production technology or set priorities in the field of leadership and management in the automotive industry. 1st semester: Materials Science automotive materials, lightweight construction concepts, Industrial Production 1, Logistics and Supply Chain Management 1, Entrepreneurial activity / International Management and more. 2nd semester: Industrial Production 2 (assembly technology, robotics and transport equipment), digital technology in production, instruments for quality management, strategic management, and more. 3rd semester: Quality assurance and non-destructive testing, Industrial Production 3 Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2, International Business Communication and more. 4th semester: Industrial production 4, vehicle and mobility concepts, marketing and sales, performing employees and more. 5th semester: Development of the master's degree thesis and colloquium for master's degree work. Addition: In the first and third semester is ever a project housework create. In the second and fourth semester, a R & D project is to be processed (Business Project). In all semesters in addition is still an elective module to occupy. Requirements for participation A first professionally qualifying degree (eg bachelor, diploma) in an engineering degree program (minimum of 180 ECTS). Applicants also must be at the time of study entry in ungekündigter and professionally relevant employment. The end of the study program The Master's program is coordinated with his lectures and office hours, on the working hours of managers and professionals. The study covers 5 semester, is entirely part-studyable and it acquired a total of 120 ECTS credits. At the end, students get certified in the European context academic degree "Master of Engineering" (M.Eng.), So all the doors for other career paths are open. More about this program [-]

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