Dual Master of Science Degree: Engineering Technology (Purdue University) and Digital Industrial Management & Engineering (Reutlingen University)
The Dual Master of Science Degree is a unique offering presenting students with the opportunity to graduate with degrees from both Purdue and Reutlingen University. The program highlights the Industry 4.0 agenda through the utilization of IoT, data, intelligence, and cyber-physical operations in its manufacturing production systems.
Besides advancing students’ research and disciplinary knowledge from a technology perspective, the degree also provides a global context to manufacturing, preparing students to become manufacturing leaders with skills and capabilities to understand, assess, lead and manage Industry 4.0-focused innovation in manufacturing. This graduate program leverages the innovative technology and capabilities at both institutions’ learning factories, where students master competencies by working in digitized manufacturing environments.
The dual-degree offering by Purdue University and the University of Reutlingen is designed to prepare students to advance their knowledge of the digital transformation of manufacturing and Industry 4.0, led by the two global manufacturing superpowers, Germany and the United States. By simultaneously working toward the MS Engineering Technology (MSET) degree from Purdue University, and the MS Digital Industrial Management & Engineering (DIME) degree from University of Reutlingen, students gain a global perspective to manufacturing in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution through their coursework, research, and collaboration with faculty advisors from both institutions.
The objectives for the dual-degree program are:
- Education to inspire innovation in manufacturing through use of data, information technology, and state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 technologies.
- Develop applied research skills inspired by the need to solve advanced manufacturing challenges using Industry 4.0 solutions.
- Develop advanced technology skills and leadership potential through research, learning and engagement with industry.
- Exposure to intercultural, interdisciplinary, projects and activities in a global manufacturing environment.
How Does it Work
Students participating in this program will spend their first semester (Fall) at Purdue University, the second semester (Spring) at the University of Reutlingen, and the final year at Purdue. All required program courses in Germany are offered in English.
Both degrees can be earned simultaneously in as little as two years.
Reutlingen University is located close to Stuttgart in its namesake town, a city of 115,818 people in the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg. Purdue graduate students will experience Reutlingen University’s Learning Factory Werk150.