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Welcome at the Institute of Production Systems

ATTENTION: Current regulations at the TU Dortmund University (Status 07.04.2020)

Digital availability

All IPS employees currently work from home office and can only be reached digitally. For questions and information, please use their contact details on the staff page.

The secretariat also does not offer personal office hours until further notice, but can be reached via the regular contact details. However, applications and forms can still be sent to us by post:

Technische Universität Dortmund

Institut für Produktionssysteme / APS

Leonhard-Euler-Str. 5

44227 Dortmund

IMPORTANT: Please make sure that you include your contact details (address, e-mail address, telephone number if applicable) on your application so that we can contact you if we have any questions and indicate where we may forward your documents after processing (e.g. directly to the Examination Office). In particular, please make sure that your applications are filled correctly and include the relevant attachments, otherwise they cannot be processed.

Work System Design Production System Dynamics Digital Manufacturing Smart Quality

The Institute of Production Systems (IPS) conducts research under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Deuse in the field of analysis and design of production systems and combines the established approaches of industrial engineering with innovative approaches from the fields of industrial data science, automation technology, digital factory and lean production.


Around 40 employees from the disciplines of mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, business mathematics, statistics, logistics and computer science conduct both basic and applied research in interdisciplinary teams. The IPS transfers the gained knowledge into academic teaching and supports industrial partners with a wide range of consulting and services. The institute's work focuses on the research and design of technical and socio-technical work systems, from which four research areas are derived. In all research areas, the topics Industrial Data Science (application of data mining and machine learning methods in the context of industrial production), simulation of production systems and inherent material flows and variability management are applied.

In addition to teaching and research in the areas mentioned above, the institute offers a wide range of consulting and services within the scope of industrial contract research. Learn more about the IPS on these pages.


NeWS AND Events

IDS 2020 – third edition of the Industrial Data Science Conference goes online


10.09.2020 – The third Industrial Data Science Conference (IDS 2020), taking place on 21th & 22th October 2020, brings together experts from various industries with data science application examples and best practices in order to promote the exchange of experience and discussions among colleagues and experts.


Research project to develop a digital cooperation platform for agile, distributed development of production systems launches


01.09.2020 – The "AgileKMU" research project is entering its processing phase. The aim of the research project is to develop a digital platform for cross-company cooperation for the agile design of production systems.


VR in Industrial Engineering: New research cooperation between IPS and Audi launched


19.08.2020 – At the beginning of 2020, the IPS, AUDI AG and cooperation partner RIF e.V. have launched a project to shape the future work of the Industrial Engineer (IE). The aim is to research new tasks and competences in Industrial Engineering, using Virtual Reality (VR) technology as the basis for virtual process validation and optimization.


IPS: Research partner in large-scale Australian research project

marc in algae lab

20.07.2020 – Dr. Ralph Richter is a partner investigator in Australian “Centre for Collaborative Robotics in Advanced Manufacturing”.


Festival in Bayreuth - 5th symposium of the MHI e.V.


02.04.2020 – On 11.03 and 12.03 Prof. Dr. Heinrich invited to the 5th colloquium of the Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft für Montage, Handhabung und Industrierobotik (MHI e.V.) at the University of Bayreuth. About 40 scientific employees of the MHI member institutes followed this invitation for a scientific exchange.


New research project at the IPS: ─ launch of SUPPLy


28.02.2020 – At the beginning of the year, the IPS launched its new research project SUPPLy. SUPPLy stands for Simultaneous Product and Process Development of an automation-compatible charging station outlet module.


Project launch for the new VDMA-guideline “Virtual Commissioning”


27.02.2020 – The RIF Institut für Forschung und Transfer e.V. and ISW Stuttgart develop the new VDMA-guideline for „virtual commissioning”.


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Support wanted - Join our team


We are always looking for motivated and charismatic graduates and students who want to take on responsibility and take the next step in their development.

We would also be pleased to inform you in advance about the possibilities offered by the IPS. Just get in touch with us!

Speculative applications are explicitly welcome.

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