The certificate course ‘Expert Industrial Tool and Die Making‘ of the WBA Aachener Werkzeugbau Akademie (WBA) contains essential core elements of industrial tool making and conveys to the participants concrete concepts and methods, with which traditionally more skilled tool-making companies can develop into industrial tool-making companies of international standard. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to use current manufacturing technologies to optimize tooling processes, detect tool damage, and self-remediate. They acquire competences for the design, control and documentation of manufacturing processes as well as for the application of computer-aided design methods. Using the right models, participants will be able to plan, implement and optimize tooling services as well as independently develop and manage maintenance strategies. Furthermore, they learn to develop and implement automation solutions and apply numerical methods and simulation methods independently.