Engineering the German Way in a Virtual setting

Engineering the German Way 2.0 has historically been a month-long program and you can earn 6 credits studying at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany (MUAS).
For May 2021, MUAS is proposing the 3 credit "German Engineering Technology" course will be offered virtually over a two-week time.  It will start Monday, May 3 and end Sunday, May 16.
This program will be a mix of virtual business leader speakers combined with hands-on project consulting work and competition with German students. Online virtual company tours will be included. 
What You'll Accomplish
You will gain:
Experience working on multinational teams in a competition format
Insight into the German approach to engineering and management virtually
Cultural understanding of southern Germany
Dates and Cost: 
The program will start on Monday May 3 and run through Sunday, May 16.  The program will be from 9-5 pm with breaks, lots of acativities and connection with German students. 

Costs of the Program: 

The tuition for the program will be $2,328 for In-state students and $2,528 for out-of-state students. Additional Pitt fees are yet to be finalized, but please consult this website for more details on typical student fees. Refer to the "Part-time per term" fee on this document.  It's published as $304.  

If you take this virtual course this summer 2021, your application will be given preference for the Engineering the German Way program for Summer 2022. 
Academic Description: 
Academics: To understand how this can count for requirements-please contact your faculty director. Topics studied will include: • Global German Production Footprint • Ergonomics in a German production environment • The German workforce and Innovation • Engineering Law in German Enterprises and the EU Market • Service Business in Germany (+ off-line team work) • Solving real • Engineering Problems (industry project)(+ off-line team work) • Project Work Presentations Grading: You will not receive a letter grade for this program but will receive academic credit as long as you receive a C or higher in each course. The lectures are conducted in English by a professor in the department of Engineering and Management at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. Coursework may count towards the UCIS European Studies certificate.
Application Instructions: 

Application Requirements: 

• Graduate or Undergraduate students who have a solid background in physics and math

• Good academic and behavioral standing

• Must be in your second-year or higher at the time of application

• Minimum 2..5 GPA 


SAO Staff: 

Dr. Diane Hardy Saran

Buna! That’s hello in Romanian.  After returning from being a Peace Corp volunteer in Transylvania- I decided to work in the field of international education helping international students.  Life took me back to Buffalo, NY (where I grew up- land of chicken wings)- and I worked for SUNY Buffalo for many years assisting international students and scholars.  In 2010, I moved to the ‘Burgh- and am now assisting engineering students to study abroad.  For fun I enjoy my two kiddos, yoga and fitness, international films, and travel (of course). Come talk with me about studying abroad! |  412-624-9823 | 152 Benedum Hall -   |  


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Dr. Johannes Brombach

Johannes Brombach is a Professor for Work Science and Ergonomics (Human Factors Engineering) at the Department of Engineering and Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany. He worked before at the Institute for Applied Work Science (ifaa) and as a production manager in the German automotive industry. He was elected as a representative for ergonomics for the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and as a board member of the German Association for Work Science (Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft, GfA). 
Johannes studied at the University of Siegen, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Economics ("Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur") and earned his PhD with an award from the chamber for Industry and Commerce in Siegen in 2005. 
In 2018 he visited the US on a Fulbright Research and Teaching Scholarship at Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, from August to December.

Dr. Joerg Elias

Joerg started his professional career as a core team member of the global automotive practice group of the top management consultancy firm A.T. Kearney. He then joined Saab Automobile AB in Sweden where he held managerial positions in the functions Advanced Engineering, Production, Purchasing and Marketing. He joined executive search firm Egon Zehnder International, where he was member of the global Automotive practice group and headed the Chemical practice group in the DACH-region and the global Aerospace practice group. Joerg joined the industry again where he was globally responsible for Production and Quality Management for the food container service company Cartonplast where he implemented a food safety management system according to ISO 22000. In 2015, he became professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich for the service industry in the automotive sector.

Joerg studied Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering at the TH Darmstadt, and the TU Munich and he holds a Master of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned his PhD at the TU Braunschweig working for the German Aerospace Research Establishment.

He acquired broad international expertise with extended stays in the USA, Sweden and Austria, as well as in Brazil and Italy and is fluent in German, English and Swedish.

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