Postgraduate Diploma in Lean Engineer

Faculty: Engineering
Academic discipline: Engineering Science 
Qualification: Lean Engineer

Starting date: September/February

Language requirements: English language proficiency (TOEFL 547 /IELTS 6.0/oral examination)
Academic requirements: at least bachelor’s degree in: Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Environmental Engineering, or Management Engineering
Duration: 2 semesters
ECTS credits: 60


Tuition fee: 7,500 USD
Other fees: application fee 150 USD, entrance procedure fee 350 USD

Short description: 

The fundamental objective of the training is to provide the participating professionals with a general professional knowledge of the subject, based on which they can learn about the "Lean Philosophy". By applying the philosophy, losses can be made visible and thus eliminated, and the production process can be adapted to customer needs. The Lean methodology combines recognized practices of international quality development. By applying it, the processes of the organization are improved in the areas of production, administration and strategy development. Lean organizations deliver their products faster and more accurately and are able to keep their costs lower than their competitors, thus their market position is constantly improving. Lean is a system consisting of technical and management fields. Having acquired these skills, graduates will be able to build and operate lean systems.


Lecture, seminar: 53%
Practice: 47%


Main subjects typically include (this list is indicative and may change):

Semester Main subjects
1 Management Knowledge, Quality Management, Quality Improvement Tools, Lean Management I, Lean Methods and Tools I, Production and Operations Management, Measurement and Qualification I
2 Organizational Theory and Behavior, Lean Management II, Lean Methods and Tools II, Process Management, Performance Measurement and Business Valuation, Measurement and Qualification II, Maintenance Management


Internship, practice: The program does not include an internship.

Career prospects: 

Mid-to upper-level positions where the tasks include implementing lean concepts like process mapping, mistake proofing (DMIAC projects), value-stream mapping, waste reduction, optimization:

  • Supply Chain Manager / Engineer
  • Operations Manager / Engineer
  • Plant Manager
  • Quality Improvement Engineer
  • Business Process Manager
  • Process Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Lean Manufacturing Manager

The list is not exhaustive as many career paths are available because lean principles can be effective in improving business processes in many different fields (e.g. education, public administration, sales, services, finances, etc.).




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