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  • Locations: Reutlingen, Germany; Stuttgart, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: WKU applicants only
  • Program Cost:: Fall
Program Dates:
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 08/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 09/20/2019 09/29/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Abroad Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: Good Academic Standing with WKU
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Credits: 3 Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: WKU Credit
Class Eligibility: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: ARCHITECTURAL AND MANUFACTURING SCIENCES, INDUSTRIAL SCIENCES, MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT (A.S.), MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
Click here for a definition of this term Program Category: WKU Faculty Led Click here for a definition of this term Faculty/Program Leader(s): Arbuckle, Greg, Doggett, Mark
Click here for a definition of this term Colonnade Credit: No
Program Description:
SIMULATION GAME (TopSim) - REUTLINGEN UNIVERSITY, GERMANY

The aim of this program is the planning of a production facility based on real data in a worldwide virtual team. The student teams are from various participating international universities, so that cultural differences and time zones will have to be overcome.
 
Reutlingen University located in Reutlingen Germany has created several simulation courses as part of their Engineering Business program.  These simulation games bring students together from across Western Europe and Asia to participate in a one week simulation of a worldwide virtual team.  Students are then divided into teams and the teams are then separated into different areas of campus. The teams are then required to solve a production facility problem using the software and communication devices set-up on campus.  Teams are penalized for any face-to-face meetings as part of the project.


 
PROGRAM LEADERS

Dr. Mark Doggett - mark.doggett@wku.edu  
Dr. Greg Arbuckle - greg.arbuckle@wku.edu


COURSES
AMS 401 - Contemporary Issues (undergraduate course)
or
IT 510 - Investigation in Industrial Technology (graduate course)


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
  • Develop strategies and plans for simulated industrial business in a global context
  • Work as part of an actual multi-cultural team
  • Use marketing, sales, financial, and production information technologies for decision-making, planning and policy
  • Cope with the communication and social challenges of working in a diverse team
ELIGIBILITY
Program leaders may determine stricter eligibility requirements, but at a minimum, all applicants earning credit in a program would meet these requirements:
  • Current WKU student eligible to enroll in WKU courses OR students from outside WKU may participate as non-degree seeking student,
  • Good academic standing as defined in the Undergraduate Catalog or Graduate Catalog,
  • A minimum of 16 years of age at time of departure (parental/legal guardian expressed, written consent required for those under 18 at time of departure) Refer to program green sheet for program specific details,
  • No current disciplinary sanctions as verified by the WKU Office of Student Conduct.
    • Students who become ineligible to attend the program after applying due to disciplinary sanctions will be subject to standard program cost penalty rates. Students are responsible for notifying the Office of Study Away when they become aware of this ineligibility. For eligibility questions pertaining to disciplinary sanctions, students should contact the WKU Office of Student Conduct.
  • Students must complete Study Abroad & Global Learning application process prior to being registered in this course. All students studying abroad are required to pay $150 SAGL application fee,
  • Students must select program on TopNet and pay $250 deposit to finalize admittance process,
  • Student must possess passport book valid for a least six (6) months after return date. 
  • Students must complete pre-departure orientations,
  • Full payment prior to departure, and
  • Permission of instructor(s) is required.
 
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