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MSc Industrial Engineering and Management
These are typical questions that a graduate of the Master’s Program in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) is able to address. In a progressively technological society, IEM engineers will increasingly become leaders of technological innovation and design.
A student in the Master’s degree Program in IEM learns how to solve technological problems in a business context. In IEM, we work on industrial problems from a technical and scientific design perspective. The general aim of our IEM Master’s Program is to train engineers to acquire a thorough overview of all primary and secondary business processes in the fields of Production Technology and Logistics (PTL) and Sustainable Process Engineering (SPE).
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previous education - A university Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management or equivalent degree. A special pre-master Program is available for holders of a technical Dutch HBO or WO Bachelor's degree in the field of engineering.
knowledge minimum - Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.
previous education - Holders of a foreign Bachelor's or Master's degree with equivalent learning outcomes as the Bachelor's degree Program Industrial Engineering and Management of the University of Groningen can be admissible. The Admissions Office will determine the level of the prior education. Please see the check list for the required documents.
Depending on the applicant's previous education, admission may be limited to a specific track or specialization. The Board of Admissions determines whether the specific contents of your courses meet the admission requirements.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Production Technology and Logistics (PTL) :
- Advanced Production Engineering
- Smart Systems in Control and Automation
- Production Logistics Engineering
Sustainable Process Engineering (SPE) :
- Chemical Engineering
- Research Methodology
- Master's Design Project
- Master's Research Project
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- Tuition fees for EU/EEA Students: € 2,314 per year
- Tuition fees for Non-EU/EEA Students: € 20,700 per year
Credits: 120 ECTS
MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management
Career-market analyses consistently show a high demand for professionals with a combined technical and managerial background. Holders of a Master's degree in IEM can work as product managers, product developers, production managers, process designers, and engineering consultants.
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.
Sustainable Process Engineering (SPE) specialised IEM engineers
SPE-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.
- Product manager
- Product developer
- Production manager
- Process designer
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University of Groningen
The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 and it ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research-intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor, master...
Why study at University of Groningen
We're a Top 100 University
Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.
Our groundbreaking research
As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.
400 years of reputation
The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.
Vibrant Student Life
While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.
The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.
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