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


Engineering in Germany

IES-495 “Global Perspectives on Lean, Reliability
& Maintainability”

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 Dr. Klaus Blache via email.

Credit Hours: 3 Hours

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.

Program Requirements

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


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

Who should attend?

Appropriate for all engineering and business students.


The Relativity of Continuous Improvement, by Dr. 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.


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