What will I learn?

How can you design an electronic toll collection system? How can a production plant minimize production costs without compromising on quality and safety? How can you design a complex consumer product?

These are typical questions that a graduate of the Master's programme Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) can address. In a progressively technological society, IEM engineers will increasingly become leaders of technological innovation and design.

A Student of the Master's degree programme Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) learns how to deal with practical problems in businesses. A focus lies on how to find solutions to problems while taking on a technical and scientific design perspective. The general aim of the IEM Master's programme is to train engineers to acquire a thorough overview of all primary and secondary business processes, especially with respect to the design of a technological product or process.

You can choose between two specialisations:

* PTL: Production Technology and Logistics

* PPT: Product and Process Technology

More than its nearest competitors, the IEM Master's degree programme of the University of Groningen focuses on technology. About 65% of the curriculum is dedicated to engineering and technology, and about 35% focuses on management and business.

Job prospects

Career opportunities are abundant for Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) engineers. Career-market analyses consistently show that there is a strong need for professionals with a combined technical and managerial background.

IEM engineers with a Production Technology and Logistics (PTL) specialisation

IEM engineers with a PTL specialisation can start a career as a product manager, involved in the development of new innovative products within the tight boundaries of technical, market and product-related constraints.

Product and Process Technology (PPT) specialised IEM engineers

PPT-specialised IEM engineers can become members of product and process design teams or for example begin a career as a production manager in industrial companies.

Job examples

  • Product manager
  • Product developer
  • Production manager
  • Process designer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (24 Months)

Tuition fees
€17,500.00 (US$ 20,300) per year
Application deadline

Expected May 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,

Groningen,

9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For international students

Production Technology and Logistics:

Preferred Bachelor's degree programme: Mechanical Engineering; Materials Science / Engineering; Applied Physics; Industrial Engineering; Control Engineering; Aerospace Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Applied Mathematics; Systems Engineering.

Prerequisite courses: Calculus; Linear Algebra; Supply Chain Management; Operations Research; Accounting; Mechanics; Control Engineering; Automatic Control; Production Planning; Quality Control.

Product and Process Technology:

Preferred Bachelor's degree programme: Chemical Engineering; Biochemical Engineering; Biotechnology; Bio Process Technology.

Prerequisite courses: Calculus; Linear Algebra, Operations Research, Supply Chain Management; Accounting; Reactor Technology; Separation Processes; Transport Phenomena.

IELTS overall band: 6.5

TOEFL internet based: 90

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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