Management in the Automotive Industry


About this course

This is a basic and overarching course in management in the automotive industry, which creates a framework for further managerial and technical courses focused on automotive industry.

Learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is to get acquainted with: • Basic concepts of management of engineering production (car production) • Engineering and mobility management • The nature and design of engineering products (car products) and engineering and car production, multi-disciplinarity of the field in the age of electromobility • The role of human and technological resources in engineering and car production • The issue of material flows and logistics in the field • Purchasing management and supply chains in the field • Support processes, maintenance of machinery and equipment • Production management: planning, organizing, sourcing, leadership, controlling • Design, innovation and re-engineering of the production systems and processes • The issue of economics and economic metrics of engineering and car production, KPI system • The issue of some contemporary trends, such as automation, robotics and digitization in the field • The issue of comprehensive concepts of modern production, such as Toyota Production System Issues of quality management, environmental protection & sustainability, material and energy sustainability, hygiene and occupational safety, and social responsibility in production, etc.

Learning outcomes: • Knowledge of the field of management of production (specifically focused onto the automotive industry) • Gain not only theoretical but also practical knowledge and experience in the field • The ability to apply this knowledge and skills within the management, planning, design, innovative management and re-engineering of engineering and car industry production • The ability to personalize acquired knowledge and skills in the field of its future professional focus • The ability to share specific production and operating system management tasks with experts and work in a team to solve them

Course requirements

• Upon completion of the course, students will take a written test, followed by an oral examination; at the end of the course, students will be asked to submit a seminar paper • A seminar paper carried out in cooperation with a company from the automotive


Lectures, Seminars, Excercises

Additional information

  • Credits
    ECTS 6
  • Contact hours per week
  • Instructors
    Ing. Bronec Oldřich CSc.
  • Mode of instruction
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  • Start date

    23 September 2024

    • Ends
      16 February 2025
    • Term *
      Winter 2024/2025
    • Instruction language
    • Register between
      15 May - 29 Jul 2024
    Only 7 days to enrol
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