GLOBAL MANAGEMENT AND MANUFACTURING (GMM)

About the programme
Quota 1 2018: All admitted   |   Quota 2 2018: -  
Language
: English  | Place of study: Herning  |  Commencement: August / September

The Bachelor of Engineering in Global Management and Manufacturing is all about production, supply chains, technology and management in the global market.

Introduction

The Global Management and Manufacturing (GMM) programme focuses on the manufacturing and production of new products and services in an international perspective. In the course of your studies, you will focus on four main areas: production, supply chains, product development and management/finance.

Studying GMM

The international perspective of the programme is evident both in the teaching, which takes place in English, and in the practical assignments. In addition, you will be working with Danish as well as foreign students. Much of the teaching is project-based, and you will be doing supplementary subjects such as mathematics and statistics.

Company Connect Scheme

GMM has a Company Connect scheme. As a student, you will be working with a company from the 3rd to the 7th semester. This gives you a chance to apply the theoretical knowledge that you have acquired in practice. You will also be doing your final Bachelor’s project in collaboration with a company. Thanks to the Company Connect Scheme, you will already be gaining some practical work experience during your studies.

Career Opportunities

With a Bachelor’s degree in GMM, you can work in both Danish and international companies, for example within production management and planning, quality management, or as a logistics or project manager. Several graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in GMM go on to do a Master’s degree in engineering, for example the MSc in Technology-Based Business Development.

Admission Requirements

Admission area number: 22965

Admission to the Bachelor’s degree in global management and manufacturing requires the completion of a qualifying examination or entrance examination to the engineering degree programs as well as the following levels:

  • English B
  • Mathematics B
  • Physics B or Geoscience A 

If you are applying for admission on the basis of admission courses for the engineering degree programmes, you can only apply for admission via quota 2. You must remember to apply no later than 15 March.

If there are some subjects you have not completed at the required level, you can take them as supplementary courses. Read more about supplementary courses.

The admission requirements must be met and documented by 5 July in the year of application unless you apply for conditional admission.

In 2020 a new admission requirement of at least 7.0 grade average in the qualifying examination (GPA) is introduced in quota 1.

Quota 2 criteria

Like quota 1 applicants, quota 2 applicants must have passed a qualifying examination, and they must also fulfil the specific admission requirements above.

Quota 2 applicants are admitted following an objective assessment based on the objective criteria listed below. This means that applicants who are given the highest assessment based on the objective criteria are admitted until all places are taken.

Objective criteria

  • Mathematics B with a minimum mark of 10
  • Mathematics A
  • Motivation letter (4,800 character limit) in which the applicant explains the motivation for applying for admission to this degree programme. Emphasis is placed on the applicant being able to explain that the choice of degree programme is the result of a particularly strong interest in precisely this degree programme and the subsequent profession, and that this strong interest is based on knowledge of the degree programme and profession in question.
  • In addition to the personal statement, the overall assessment places emphasis on activities including relevant education, work experience (including military service) and periods spent abroad.

Please note that only activities (including work experience) covering a total period of 12 months is included. Marks and specific levels of qualification from your qualifying examination are not included in the 12 months.

As a rule it is only possible to start a higher education on a similar or lower level 6 years after you have passed your latest completed higher education. This means that if you have completed a Danish professional bachelor's degree or a fulltime bachelor’s degree you will have to wait 6 years (counting from your last passed Danish professional bachelor's degree or a fulltime bachelor’s degree) before you can apply for a new Bachelor’s degree. This is applicable for applicants in both quota 1 and quota 2.

Programme structure

The GMM programme provides you with the tools needed to understand the operational conditions under which businesses operate, the relationship between product development and production, and how to plan the production most efficiently. You will be working with a company and get the chance to apply your theoretical knowledge to help solve specific problems that the company may be facing. In the 6th semester, you will do an internship with your company. 

Academic Regulations

In the academic regulations, you can read more about the programme structure and the requirements you must meet as a student. You can also read about the types of examinations and the exam requirements.

The diagram below shows how the programme is structured. In the diagram, you can click on the various subjects to read the individual course descriptions.


 

Student Life

The teaching on the GMM programme consists of classroom instructions, tutorials, assignments, company visits, activities in our workshops and self-paced projects. On the GMM programme, the semesters are divided into two parts. You spend the first 7 to 9 weeks attending classes on campus and the next 7 to 8 weeks with your company, applying your theoretical knowledge in practice. 

Below is an example of a typical week in the first semester of the GMM programme. As a student on the GMM programme, you are expected to attend a relatively large number of lessons until week 43. From week 44 and until the end of the semester, you will be applying the acquired theories to practical cases in the production lab.

Monday:

8-14: Operations and Quality Management

Tuesday:

8-12: Mathematics

12-14: Exercises mathematics

Wednesday:

8-11: Statistics

11-13: Exercises statistics

13-15: Teambuilding

Thursday:

8-14: Operations and Quality Management

Friday:

8-12: Drawing and Understanding Graphic Communication

Social Life at GMM

Aarhus University’s Herning Campus is characterised by a rich social life with many opportunities for mingling with students from both your own and other degree programmes. For example, you can participate in the: 

Student Activity Association (SAA)
SAA is an association for all students on Herning Campus. The association organises a lot of different events for students, for example Cultural Nights, where you can learn about other cultures. 

Friday Bar
The degree programmes in Herning have a joint Friday Bar, giving you a genuine chance to relax with your fellow students after an intense week of studying. 

Studying Abroad

The GMM programme is an international programme that focuses on the global market. For this reason, it makes perfect sense to do a semester abroad as this gives you a unique opportunity to learn about business and industry in the country you are visiting. It also allows you to develop your language skills and cultural understanding. You can spend your 5th Semester at a foreign university and take classes within the fields of supply chain, logistics and management. And you can spend your 6th and 7th semesters collaborating with companies anywhere in the world.

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Career

A degree in GMM gives you an understanding of production and manufacturing in a global perspective. You learn how to increase production efficiency and make decisions on what to manufacture and what to source from the supplier network.

Many GMM graduates work in production management or similar functions supporting the relationship between product development and production. You can also work as a quality engineer, as a purchaser, or as a technical specialist. 

Doing an MSc in Engineering

With a Bachelor’s degree in GMM, you are eligible for admission to the MSc in Technology-Based Business Development at Aarhus University in Herning. Here, you will learn to find and assess the latest technologies and implement them effectively in a company.