EIT Manufacturing

Zero-Defect Manufacture for a Circular Economy

Zero-Defect Manufacture for a Circular Economy

What is this programme about?

Zero Defect Manufacture for a Circular Economy (ZD) is a combination of studying manufacturing science including physics of equipment and processes, data analysis, including the methodology to use gained process data in the context of process quality, and process management including the flexibility enabled for smaller lot production. 

What are the areas of application?

During the programme students will gain new skills in these areas. 

  • In manufacturing science, relevant fields include main thermal and mechanical processing technologies, with special reference to new processes with growing industrial importance and applied in different sectors, including automotive, aerospace, biomedical and energy.
  • In data analysis, relevant fields include modelling, monitoring and improvement methods to design and manage data in industrial and service scenarios.
  • In process management, relevant fields include analysis, design, and implementation of business and industrial processes as well as their business performance.

Typical functions of a ZD engineer includes quality management, design and management of manufacturing processes, industrial installations as well as production and logistics systems, maintenance management.

A student who graduates from the Additive Manufacturing for Full Flexibility (AM) shall be able to:

  • implement the gained engineering expertise in ZD to create new or improved methods, techniques, products, and services in the field
  • think out-of-the-box to find innovative solutions to real-world problems and to come up with new ideas
  • draw up plans and to make decisions foreseeing future consequences from a scientific, ethical, and societal perspective
  • turn innovations in the area into feasible and successful business solutions
  • profitably work in small size teams and multidisciplinary contexts by taking into account all relevant elements
  • showing effective decision making and leadership abilities