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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jul 14, 2024
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course highlights the German approach to engineering from various perspectives. It is designed as mixture of in-class lectures and industrial experience in the form of factory tours. Four broad topics are addressed from the German perspective: (1) R&D; management, (2) production and manufacturing systems, (3) digital factory layout and factory simulation, and (4) product-ergonomics and ergonomic aspects in manufacturing. In addition students select one of two additional options dealing with unique aspects of the German business economy: (1) the nature of cooperation between trade unions and employers or (2) the impact on technology law and harmonization on engineering in Europe.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Independent Study
Grade Component: Satisfactory/No Credit
Course Attributes: Pitt Class

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