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Graduate School of Excellence advanced Manufacturing Engineering in
Stuttgart (GSaME) University of Stuttgart Stuttgart
Degree
Successful doctoral candidates will receive the degree
of Dr-Ing or Dr rer pol.
[http://www.gsame.unistuttgart.de]

In cooperation with
The close cooperation of the Graduate School GSaME
with numerous internationally renowned companies
from production technology and automotive industry is
a prerequisite for putting GSaME's doctoral
programme into practice, which is based on the dual
education system. Other cooperation partners are
institutes of applied research, associations and
foundations i.a. the Fraunhofer Institute IPA and the
Fraunhofer Institute IAO, highly experienced in the
area of production research and development.

[http://www.gsame.unistuttgart.de]

Course language(s)
German, English
Courses are held mainly in German.
Admission semester
Any time
Beginning
After the application deadlines

CONTACT
Universitt Stuttgart
Graduate School of Excellence GSaME in
Stuttgart

Programme duration
Eight semesters (four years)
Application deadline

Prof Dr-Ing Sylvia Rohr


Nobelstrae 12
70569 Stuttgart

Please look at our website (


http://www.gsame.uni-stuttgart.de [http://www.gs
ame.uni-stuttgart.de]
for the current application deadlines.
Course content
Established as a central scientific institution of the
Universitt Stuttgart with the right to award doctorates,
it represents an innovative and unique organisational
and structural model for the doctoral phase by
connecting research and qualification as well as
cooperation of science and economy. The GSaME
offers the optimal conditions for graduations as Dr-Ing
and Dr rer pol and for the promotion of young scientists

)
Tel. +49 (0) 7 11-68 56 18 01

E-mail
[mailto:info@gsame.unistuttgart.de]
Course website
[http://www.gsame.unistuttgart.de]

by reliable integration into an interdisciplinary research


environment given by the university institutes and the
cooperation partners in industry and science. The
advanced Manufacturing Engineering paradigm for
next generation factories is supported by a collection of
emerging technologies according to the main
interdisciplinary research fields (clusters): Strategies
and Factories' Development, Management of Global
Manufacturing Networks, Information and
Communication Technologies for Manufacturing,
Equipment and Service Engineering, Material and
Process Engineering, Intelligent Manufacturing
Systems.
Educational organisation
GSaME has self-administration with its own terms and
conditions, autonomous management, its own
curricular concept including selection procedures and
regulations for the doctoral degree. The mission of the
Graduate School is to advance the scientific foundation
of manufacturing engineering by autonomous scientific
work and through interdisciplinary qualification of elite
managers, engineers and scientists for the global
challenges of the next generation factories. GSaME
implemented the very successful concept of the dual
education system for vocational training established in
Germany, aiming at a dual scientific education system,
which focuses on a constant exchange between
theoretical and practical phases based on independent
scientific work and industrial internships. Working in
close cooperation with national and international
institutions, the school promotes an innovative model
of doctoral research training.
1.) Theoretical lectures and seminars
2.) Research demonstrators for advanced
Manufacturing Engineering, as an innovative training,
research and test environment for performing practical
research with physical and digital tools
3.) Dissertation projects performed in an expert and
collaborative supervision and mentoring environment
4.) Industry best-practice projects
5.) International orientation
The relationship between research training activities
within GSaME and research projects is defined as
50/50 at the beginning. The calculation is based on a
minimum of 40 working hours per week. The research
training activities consist of theoretical lectures and
seminars, research demonstrators for advanced
Manufacturing Engineering and the international
orientation.
Study abroad unit(s)
International exchange of doctoral candidates: doctoral
candidates will have the chance to study abroad within
the network of international universities of GSaME.

Submit application to
Applications are only accepted via the
internet using the GSaME homepage:
www.GSaME.uni-stuttgart.de

Internships
Industry internships are part of the doctoral
programme.
Forms of assessment
Core programme (32 ECTS), cluster-specific
programme (46 ECTS), supplementary programme (18
ECTS) completed by annual assessments
ECTS credits
96
General promotion /
funding
German Research Foundation
Course-related German
language courses
Yes
Course objectives
The objective is to take a substantial step towards a
comprehensive System for Advanced Manufacturing
Engineering through interdisciplinary scientific research
and to provide comprehensive approaches, methods
and tools for engineering of manufacturing systems. It
includes manufacturing engineering as a core
technology and requires education and infrastructure
for the development of a competitive position of the
manufacturing industries. GSaME is the first initiative
of its kind to be fully oriented towards the challenges
and goals of European research and education at the
highest level.
Tuition fees
No tuition fees
Enrolment fees
Approx. 150 EUR per semester
Costs of living
To cover living expenses, you will need about 750 EUR
per month. This is for rent (approx. 240-350 EUR),
health insurance for non-EU residents (approx. 75
EUR), the semester ticket for public transport (180
EUR/six months), food (approx. 200 EUR), other
incidental expenses and working materials (approx.
100 EUR).
Job opportunities
Owing to its location in the heart of one of Europe's
largest high-tech regions, there are many opportunities
to find employment. Nevertheless, please do not come
to Germany expecting to be able to finance your entire
studies by working. The study load is very high and it is
not always easy to find a part-time job. Non-EU
citizens are allowed by law to work for a maximum of
120 days per year. Students who are employed by the

university in one of the institutes or departments


("Studentische Hilfskrfte") are exempt from this
regulation, but other restrictions apply. You are not
allowed to work during the first year while attending a
German language class in preparation for the TestDaF.
Language requirements
Applicants must provide proof of their German and
English skills.
German: TestDaF-Niveau TDN5
English: TOEFL (Minimum 102 IBT-TOEFL; 255 CBTTOEFL; 575 PBT-TOEFL)
Required DSH / TestDaF
Yes

Academic requirements
An engineering (mechanical or electrical), information
or physical science or business administration
university degree is mandatory (Diplom or Master's
degree).
Written personal statement (motivation and
background)
Letters of recommendation from two well-known
professors
Online application is required.
Where to apply
Applications are only accepted via the internet using
the GSaME homepage:
www.GSaME.uni-stuttgart.de
Arrival support
A pick-up service is part of our welcome package. If
you wish, you will be contacted before your departure
and, if you arrive between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm, you
will be met at Stuttgart airport or railway station and
taken to your accommodation. Your host partner will
also help you to deal with all formalities.
Services and support for
international students
Cross-Cultural Mentoring
The Office of International Affairs invites international
degree students to sign up for its Cross-Cultural
Mentoring Programme. The programme is intended to
ease initial challenges at the university as well as to
offer study information, counselling services, subjectspecific tutorials, courses, and activities during the
whole study programme.
For further information, please contact:
heidenreich@ia.uni-stuttgart.de.
The Welcoming Service
We want to make you feel at home here very quickly. If

you wish, a German host partner ("buddy") will pick


you up at the airport or railway station and help you
with all formalities. This service is free of charge.
Please register online:
http://www.ia.uni-stuttgart.de/internat/studierende/servi
ces/welcoming/index.en.html [http://www.ia.uni
-stuttgart.de/internat/studierende/servi
ces/welcoming/index.en.html]
Have a safe journey! See you soon in Stuttgart!
Accommodation
Both campuses in Stuttgart-Vaihingen and in Stuttgart
city centre have on-site halls of residence. Dorm rooms
(ranging from 240-350 EUR per month) are furnished,
some are equipped with a sink, and all have access to
kitchen and sanitary facilities, telephone and internet.
From the campus in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, the city of
Stuttgart can be reached by suburban railway within
ten minutes. If you are under 30 years old and want to
apply for a room in one of the student dormitories,
please contact the Student Service:
Studentenwerk Stuttgart
Rosenbergstrae 18
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)7 11-9 57 44 70
Fax: +49 (0)7 11-9 57 44 50
Email: wohnen.sws@t-online.de
Internet:
http://www.sws-internet.de [http://www.sws-inte
rnet.de]
Course website
www.gsame.uni-stuttgart.de [http://www.gsame.u
ni-stuttgart.de]
About the university
Universitt Stuttgart - A Research University of
International Standing
The Universitt Stuttgart is a research-intensive
university with a focus on engineering and science, as
well as outstanding departments in the humanities,
social sciences and economics. It has established itself
as an internationally renowned centre for research and
training. The high quality of research at the Universitt
Stuttgart has just been rewarded in the second part of
the joint federal and state Excellence Initiative
Programme. A cluster of excellence in the field of
simulation technology as well as a graduate school in
advanced manufacturing engineering have been
selected for funding by the German Research
Foundation.
The university's joint projects with a number of
institutes, the Fraunhofer Society, the Max Planck
Society, the German Aerospace Centre, and many
other research institutions make the Universitt

Stuttgart a driving force in technological innovation in


one of Europe's most dynamic high-tech regions.
Facts and figures
- Approx. 26,500 students
- Approx. 5,000 international students from more than
100 countries
- More than 100 Bachelor's and Master's programmes
- Master's programmes taught in English
- About 150 institutes in ten faculties
A research university
The university constantly strives to react to the
dynamics of change in the knowledge society. It
ensures that, whenever required, its research and
teaching activities have an interdisciplinary focus, and
makes use of the latest teaching technology (such as
e-learning, blended learning, and virtual classrooms).
The work of selected research centres and training
groups extends beyond the traditional limits of
individual faculties, conducting teaching and research
within a flexible framework in pioneering fields of study.
Research centres such as the High Performance
Computing Center, the Institute for Visualisation and
Interactive Systems, the Center for Systems Biology,
or the Aerospace Center have set milestones in the
ongoing development of vital, cutting-edge
technologies.
In the subjects we teach, we have become one of the
most popular educational institutions in the world.
Around 26,500 students from more than 100 different
countries are enrolled in courses offered by the 150
institutes in our ten faculties. We have some 110
Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes, including
Master's programmes taught in English.
Our International Centre provides a "Cross-Cultural
Mentoring Programme" as well as a "Welcoming
Service" for international freshmen - including German
language classes for international students wishing to
study for a degree here.
Total number of
students
26,500
Total percentage of
international students
20 %
About the city
The city of Stuttgart, with about 600,000 inhabitants, is
the state capital of Baden-Wrttemberg. Situated in the
valley of the River Neckar, between the hills of the
Swabian Alb and the Black Forest, it is often called
"the city between forests and vineyards". A large
number of cultural highlights are to be found in the city,

including the State Opera, the famous ballet founded


by John Cranko, theatres, concert and musical halls,
art galleries, and various museums. The Stuttgart
region is one of Europe's strongest high-tech regions specialised in industries such as car manufacturing,
environmental technologies, machine tools,
electronics, information and communication
technology. Many internationally renowned companies
such as Bosch, Daimler, Porsche and IBM Germany
have their headquarters and factories in the greater
Stuttgart region. In addition, numerous smaller
companies producing machine tools, textiles, precision
instruments, and luxury items are located here.

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