Master in Production and Operations Management (part-time)

HECTOR School of Engineering and Management

Program Description

Master in Production and Operations Management (part-time)

HECTOR School of Engineering and Management

Master Program in Production & Operations Management

Part-time further qualification for engineers.

Fundamental concepts are conveyed for the analysis, formation, design, and realization of innovative services as well as for basic methods of screening and performance in the production industry.

Graduates of the Production & Operations Management master program are able to analyze and optimize the efficiency of value-added processes in the operation of production and service systems.

The master program, in particular, focuses on production processes, information technology, logistics, and human resources.

The graduates are familiar with state-of-the-art concepts and methods and are able to apply them in a problem-oriented manner. Methods and techniques associated with decision-making are covered by Operations Management.

In addition, graduates can identify the opportunities and limits of formal methods and models. They are able to handle transfer from the modeled world to reality. Methods are applied in a solution-driven way. Graduates are able to solve problems by multidisciplinary solution approaches that account for the fact that the flows of data, products, and money are closely interconnected in production and logistics.

Target Group

Future engineering executives in production and/or logistics or plant engineering. Typical lines of business may be machinery and equipment industry, process industry, automotive industry and automotive industry suppliers, etc.

Come by on our HECTOR Open Day to get first-hand information on the program and talk to students, as well as HECTOR representatives.


The M.Sc. program conveys management skills and economic expertise to engineers who aim for operations management positions.

The course program covers basic knowledge of industrial management with special emphasis on information technology, production logistics, and human resources. These technical subjects are complemented by economics subjects. The participants will learn some of the concepts and techniques available to support operations management e.g. techniques for decision support and decision-making.

Focus of the Program

The Production and Operations Management program enables engineers to analyze, understand, and manage operations of a manufacturing or service organization, especially in a global context. The primarily technical subjects in operations research will provide for the basis to select appropriate models and rationally assess the decision-making process. This requires the latest knowledge of production technology and systems, industrial and virtual engineering as well as logistics and supply chain management. The program conveys:

  • Analytical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills as the key methods for success
  • Planning and control of operations systems
  • Methods of project management
  • Human resources management

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to our Production and Operations Management master program, the following requirements have to be fulfilled:

Appropriate qualification for university entrance:

First degree: Bachelor, master, diploma, etc. (University, University of Applied Sciences, Cooperative University).

The first degree should be in:

  • Logistics
  • Information technology
  • Industrial engineering
  • Mechanical engineering or a related subject

Basic knowledge of one of the following fields is required:

  • Production engineering
  • Automation engineering
  • Extraction technology
  • Logistics or manufacturing engineering

In exceptional cases, other degrees may be accepted (e.g., professional experience).

Professional Experience: Depending on the first degree´s level (210 or 180 ECTS points), work or 1 or 2 years of practical experience in the program subject area is required. Three years of work experience are recommended. References are needed as evidence.

TOEFL Test: Evidence of an adequate knowledge of the English language is required, normally in the form of a TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language).

Interview: The last step of admission is the successful completion of the interview with the program director.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
HECTOR School of Engineering and Management

Last updated November 11, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 30, 2019
18 months
Part time
30,000 EUR
Germany - Karlsruhe, Baden-W├╝rttemberg
Start date : Sept. 30, 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date June 30, 2021
Sept. 30, 2019
Germany - Karlsruhe, Baden-W├╝rttemberg
Application deadline Request Info
End date June 30, 2021

HECTOR School of Engineering & Management