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Stuttgart Zoo

Global Perspectives on Lean, Reliability & Maintainability, Stuttgart, Germany

Program Details: Spend three weeks studying in Stuttgart, Germany and earn three credits in IE 495 (counts as R&M minor elective with permission of department head).

  • Where: Stuttgart, Germany
  • How: If you wish to reserve a spot, please contact Klaus Blache via email.
  • Credit Hours: 3 Hours
  • Textbook: The Relativity of Continuous Improvement, by Klaus Blache, 2015

Visit Sites Such As:

Guided walking tour of Stuttgart to experience the historic architecture and scenery; Festo plant; Mercedes-Benz plant and museum; Strasbourg and Heidelberg for site-seeing—notably the Heidelberg Castle; Porsche museum, the University of Stuttgart, and Kärcher cleaning systems company.

Who should attend?

Appropriate for all engineering and business students.

Program Requirements:

  • Sophomore level or higher by program start date
  • Minimum GPA: 2.75
  • Permission of Instructor

Program Cost:

  • Program fee*: TBD
  • In-state tuition: TBD
  • Out-of-state tuition: TBD

*Program fee includes accommodations, all breakfasts, welcome & departure dinners, transportation to tours and all program related excursions.


Klaus Blache
Director of the TCE Reliability & Maintainability Center and Research Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering