• Basic Speaking Skills in English for workers in the technical sector and metal sector
  • Workers should be able to introduce themselves, talk about their work and daily routine, and have small-talk with their English-speaking colleagues at work. They should also be able to differentiate between a formal and an informal context (register).
  • Chapter 1: Introducing yourself - formal and informal context; introducing others; talking about work life, family and hobbies
    Chapter 2: Talking about work – talking about daily routine, tasks and responsibilities at work in more detail; naming and describing objects and activities

Start: Monday  09.02.2015
End:   Friday      27.02.2015
Duration: 3 weeks, 10 hours


Course general objectives: ... is to learn about processes, methods and the application of tools to be able to continuously analyze and improve the work (sphere of influence) and make product/processes more efficient and lean as well as considering cost relevant factors.

In addition to that the students should be able to learn how to utilize the material / processes / organization in a cost effective way, how to efficiently utilize working time and how to identify potential savings. 

  • Definition of quality success factors in a company and the relationship among them.
  • Description of major elements of Total Quality Management, the alignment with the quality objective and causal relationships.
  • Description and application of state of the art quality concept. “Continuous Improvement Process” and “Lean Concept”.
  • Description and application of a selected set of tools, supporting the continuous improvement process and lean management concepts.
  • Definition and application of 2 types of cost models, classification of cost factors and linkage to the working areas in day to day business.

 Competences to be achieved when enrolling this course: The major competences which have to be achieved are the abilities to apply the concepts of „Continuous Improvement Process (CIP/KAIZEN)” and „Lean Management”. Therefore a sound knowledge of success factors of quality, Total Quality Management and tools which support those concepts is of fundamental importance. Cost drivers are going to be detected and defined which are caused by wastage and inefficiencies.

Start:  02.03.2015 (CW 10)

End:   04.04. 2015 (CW 14)

Duration: 5 weeks, 14 hours


This module will provide you with an insight of modular product architecture. By participating we will learn how to:

  • Identify modular product architecture applied to company's production process
  • Define the transformation process of a products family from integrated to modular architecture
  • Identify actions to enhance the role of production department in modules' definition
  1. Identify different product architectures
  2. Identify business benefits of the introduction of modular architecture
  3. Define possible applications within company's production process to introduce modular architecture into an existing product family Product architectures, business benefits of modular product architecture, application to company production process

Start: 07.04.2015
End: 30.04.15
4 weeks, 8 hours


This module will provide you with an insight of visual planning. By participating we will learn how to:

  • Recognize the principles of project management within the production management's activities − Identify the importance of visual planning in production
  • Identify different levels in visual planning (from macro to micro)
  • Apply visual planning techniques to the projects
  1. Formalise projects through visual planning
  2. Recognise Classical vs. Lean (visual) approach
  3. Recognise a visual master plan
  4. Recognise a visual department plan
  5. Describe a problem (and its possible solutions) through visual planning

Start: 07.04.2015
End: 24.04.15
3 weeks, 7 hours


This Module will enlighten you in some of the aspects related to Web 2.0 technologies and their extensions needed for your working life in the sector, together with giving you some information about efficient use of software in metal sector. Efficient use of software is also linked to Web 2.0 infrastructure, which allows you to locate the appropriate one by facilitating your search with others’ input.

General objectives:

  • Improve ICT, WEB 2.0 understanding, get familiar with WEB 2.0, for improved utilization of WEB 2.0 tools for knowledge exchange in metal sector,

  • Awareness of SW utilization and SW selection tips in the storage and maintenance control & management,

for increasing workplace activities‘ efficiency.

Specific objectives; to be able to:

  • Use WEB 2.0 tools,

  • Understand storage and maintenance control & management SW,

Competences to be achieved:  Be able to use WEB 2.0 tools for knowledge exchange; search, locate, utilize the most up to date software available for increasing the efficiency in industry using ICT.

Topics of the course:

  • ICT, WEB 2.0 & SW for metal sector

    • ICT & WEB 2.0 (9 hours of learning)
    • SW (1 hours of learning)

Start: Monday, 30th March 2015

End: Friday, 17th April 2015

Online Assistance: Fridays 17:00 - 18:00 CET

Duration: 3 Weeks, 10 Hours



This module will help you to plan the material goods and the capacity of manufacturing resources in the production by machining:

  • identifying basic concepts of production management.
  • developing MRP I and MRP II systematics: Material Requirements and Manufacturing Resources Planning

Learning outcomes:

  1. Describe and explain the basic concepts of production management.
  2. Explain and describe the logic operation of an MRP I system and develop manufacturing programs analyzing the material requirements.
  3. Explain and describe the logic operation of an MRP II system and develop manufacturing programs analyzing the capacity needs of manufacturing resources, by establishing the differences between each of the systematics.

Start: 01.06.2015
End: 26.06.2015
Duration 4 weeks, 12 hours