In this internationally oriented degree programme, you acquire technical and economic knowledge and study topics such as agile management, digitalised production, pioneering product innovations, or innovative materials. In addition, you deepen your knowledge of production science, production technology and production management. The special feature of the master’s degree programme
Production Science and Management is that economic and technical disciplines are prioritised equally while being taught.
The strong available cooperation with regional industrial partners allows students to gain deep insights into practical work during their studies. Thus, leading personalities from the economic sector contribute significantly to the teaching, and real tasks from the industrial sector are already encountered and dealt with during the degree programme.
An excellent research infrastructure is available to students, including
downsizedindustrial production facility, you acquire knowledge about lean management, energy efficiency, agile production and digitalisation.
With a background in Mechanical Engineering from India, I took up master's in Production Science and Management to bridge the gap between my technical and management skills. The course comprises of a lot of group projects and seminars, which provided me with a well-rounded experience, and a way to apply all the knowledge learnt in the lectures to the practical projects. The guest lectures from industry professionals ensured that the content we learnt was relevant and practical in today's world.
In the master's degree programme Production Science and Management, you can expand the basic engineering and economic knowledge you have already acquired in the bachelor's degree programmes Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics in the following areas of specialisation:
You have a chance to actively network, for example, in the course Product Innovation Project. In this project, students from different disciplines and of different nationalities work in teams to solve new problems faced in industry. Industry partners and researchers from TU Graz and international partner universities provide the student teams with support while they solve these problems.
Are you considering becoming self-employed or establishing a sole proprietorship business? Then you will receive support from experienced mentors from the business world in the Gründungsgarage.
The student association WINGnet connects students with representatives in technical and economic degree programmes. Networking meetings with business and industry representatives are organised, who can serve as points of contact during your studies and also help you begin a successful professional career. WINGnet Graz is also part of ESTIEM (European STudents of Industrial Engineering and Management), the European network of industrial engineering students.
Numerous established cooperations with national and international companies, such as Andritz, AVL, Magna, Miba, Siemens, Ventrex, voestalpine, Google and Microsoft, provide students with valuable insights into the corporate practice. In terms of university cooperation, a lively scientific exchange has been established with the Harvard Business School, among others. In terms of professorial cooperation, researchers in the field of techno-economics at TU Graz have established firm networks within TU Austria and are heavily involved in the network of European Professors of Industrial Engineering and Management (EPIEM).
The master’s programme Production Science and Management helped me to grow both professionally and personally. My technical background was perfectly complemented by the entrepreneurial knowledge I gained in the master's programme, since it offers holistic training through its specialisations in mechanical engineering, business and social skills. This enables me to think and work in a solution-oriented and effective way, which is very helpful in my job as a university assistant.
The prerequisite for admission is a completed bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject (see curriculum).
Additionally, you need to provide evidence of competence in the English language.
Graduates of the following bachelor’s programmes at TU Graz are eligible for the master’s programme without an admissions procedure:
Graduates of all other degree programmes offered at the TU Graz can apply for admission at the Registrar's Office without an admission procedure.
Graduates of a previous study programme not mentioned above undergo an admission procedure.
Registration for the academic year 2023/24: application closed
Registration for the academic year 2024/25: 15 October to 15 December 2023
You can complete the admission procedure before the end of your bachelor’s studies.
If you have already been admitted to a degree programme at TU Graz, or have studied at TU Graz before, please come to the Registrar's Office in person to complete your admission during the admission period.
In this time of global techno-economic change, Production Science and Management graduates are more in demand than ever in many industries, because they are highly educated and motivated people with technical know-how, economic knowledge and take a holistic approach to solving problems and applying problem-solving skills.
Graduates of this degree programme have in-depth knowledge of fundamental technical and economic aspects of production science and, therefore, have excellent chances on the job market.
They work in interdisciplinary positions between technology and business in a variety of fields of activity and industries:
The master's degree programme in Production Science and Management gave me the ideal preparation to meet challenges in the industry. Above all, the numerous external lecturers shared practical knowledge that I’ve already been able to apply during my career. I found the course with Harvard Case Studies and the elective in the Learning Factory the most exciting, because we had a chance to work in teams to solve practical problems that we could encounter in real life.
In the master’s degree programme, interactive learning in small groups along with the courseProduct Innovation Projectand the international learning environment at TU Graz particularly appealed to me. After my first job as a lead product developer at a high-tech start-up, I have now switched to working as a management consultant at Accenture. Above all, problem-solving skills, structured work and the ability to quickly adjust to new situations are key here. The many case studies in the courses at TU Graz have provided me with a good basis for this.