Industrial Engineering and Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
A student of the Industrial Engineering and Management programme at the University of Groningen 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.

About

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.

The general aim of the MS Industrial Engineering and Management programme at University of Groningen 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.

More than its nearest competitors, the Industrial Engineering and Management 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. You can choose between two specialisations:

  • PTL: Production Technology and Logistics
  • PPT: Product and Process Technology

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

Programme Structure

Programme options

  • Production Technology and Logistics (PTL) (specialization)
  • Product and Process Technology (PPT) (specialization)
  • HTSM Honours Master (honours program)

    This Master's degree programme gives access to the additional, highly selective, High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) Honours Master.

    The HTSM Honours Master is organized in cooperation with Philips and other major industry partners.

Study Abroad

  • Study abroad is recommended
  • For an average of 20 weeks

Exchange: Studying abroad is possible at a number of partner institutions, in consultation with the degree programme. Our exchange programmes have a typical duration of one semester and count toward your final degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Previous education

Depending on the applicant's previous education, admission may be limited to a specific track or specialization. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of your courses meet the admission requirements.

  • PTL: Advanced Production Engineering

Preferred Bachelor's degree programme: Mechanical Engineering; Materials Science / Engineering; Applied Physics.

  • PTL: Production Logistics Engineering

Preferred Bachelor's degree programme: Industrial Engineering - Prerequisite courses: Operations Research; Supply chain management; Production planning and control; Quality control; Manufacturing management.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Groningen

750 - 1000 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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