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The award
BSc

How long you will study
36 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 10900

All study options

About Industrial engineering and management at University of Groningen

A new machine speeds up the production process in a factory. But what about the costs? How will employees react when old machines are taken away and they have to work with new, complicated machinery?

In the degree programme in Industrial Engineering andManagement (IEM), you learn to approach things from the perspectiveof the technology as well as the organization. 
In search of usable solutions
Industrial Engineering and Management involves translatingnew technologies into usable solutions. You look beyond thetechnology. You analyse the problem, design a solution and considerthe business aspects: finance, planning, logistics,people. 
Is IEM for you?
You are interested in technology and enjoy working withpeople in a business environment. You feel at home withmathematics, physics and chemistry, but you don't want to focusexclusively on the exact sciences. You want to incorporatesolutions and design as well as carry out research and analysis.You like to integrate science for businessefficiency 
Interested in technology andmore? 
The degree programme provides a solid grounding in technologyand a sound knowledge of business and management. This combinationequips you for a career in a wide range of areas; it does notrestrict you to a specific field.

A new machine speeds up the production process in a factory. But what about the costs? How will employees react when old machines are taken away and they have to work with new, complicated machinery?

In the degree programme in Industrial Engineering andManagement (IEM), you learn to approach things from the perspectiveof the technology as well as the organization. 
In search of usable solutions
Industrial Engineering and Management involves translatingnew technologies into usable solutions. You look beyond thetechnology. You analyse the problem, design a solution and considerthe business aspects: finance, planning, logistics,people. 
Is IEM for you?
You are interested in technology and enjoy working withpeople in a business environment. You feel at home withmathematics, physics and chemistry, but you don't want to focusexclusively on the exact sciences. You want to incorporatesolutions and design as well as carry out research and analysis.You like to integrate science for businessefficiency 
Interested in technology andmore? 
The degree programme provides a solid grounding in technologyand a sound knowledge of business and management. This combinationequips you for a career in a wide range of areas; it does notrestrict you to a specific field.

After your studies

Job prospects

Once you have completed the three-year Bachelor's programme andhave your degree, you may continue with the Master's degree programme to study your field in greater depth. A Bachelor's degree in IEM qualifies you for the Master's degree programme in IEM atGroningen, or the equivalent at another university. You can findwork in many organizations, from multinationals to consultancyfirms. A graduate in industrial engineering and management is athome in organizations that focus on innovation.

That means not only having confidence in existing solutions, butalso searching for new possibilities by integratingtechnologies.

If you graduate in Production Technology and Logistics...

The obvious career path is to work in a large factory where yourtask will be to improve the production process (e.g. a carfactory). Or you could choose another path: e.g. a hospital,researching how medical investigation equipment can be used moreeffectively and efficiently. A career with a consultancy firm is also a possibility.

If you graduate in Product and Process Technology...

A degree in this specialization qualifies you for positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Potential employersinclude Shell and DSM. Because you have a grounding in businessstudies, you will be more employable in a management position thana technical designer or chemical engineer.

Once you have completed the three-year Bachelor's programme andhave your degree, you may continue with the Master's degree programme to study your field in greater depth. A Bachelor's degree in IEM qualifies you for the Master's degree programme in IEM atGroningen, or the equivalent at another university. You can findwork in many organizations, from multinationals to consultancyfirms. A graduate in industrial engineering and management is athome in organizations that focus on innovation.

Productmanager en procestechnoloog zijn beroepen waarvoor onzeafgestudeerden vaak gevraagd worden. Sommige studenten komenterecht in de dienstensector en bij de overheid. Feit is datvrijwel alle afgestudeerden direct na hun afstuderen een baanvinden.
Bij de richting productietechnologie en logistiek (PTL) denk je algauw aan grote fabrieken waar je aan de slag kunt alsproductmanager. Maar je kunt ook gaan werken in een ziekenhuis,waar je onderzoekt hoe onderzoeksapparatuur beter ingezet kanworden.
De chemische en farmaceutische industrieën zijnbedrijfstakken waar je met producttechnologie (PPT) goed terechtkunt als procestechnoloog, bijvoorbeeld bij Shell of DSM. Omdat jebedrijfskundig onderlegd bent, kun je sneller in eenmanagementfunctie aan het werk gaan. Interessant vakgebied voorPPT-ers is de toekomstige energievoorziening. Denk aan bedrijvendie zonnepanelen ontwikkelen en verbeteren, of energie opwekken uitbiomassa. PPT is geen witte-jassen-vak. Je staat niet zelf in hetlab, maar weet goed de vertaalslag te maken tussen chemici en derest van het bedrijf.

Job examples

  • Manager
  • Consultant
  • Industrial-process expert
  • Positions in the pharmaceutical industry
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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study36 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 10900

Entry requirements

Admissible Dutch diploma profiles

  • CM

    wiskunde B

  • EM

    wiskunde B

  • NG

    wiskunde B

  • NT

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
additional subject

Mathematics and Physics.

This is merely an indication of required background knowledge.The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the bachelor programme for which you applied.

language test

Proof of English proficiency is required: TOEFL IBT score of 92,a TOEFL CBT score of 237, a TOEFL PBT score of 580, an IELTS score of 6.5, a CAE or CPE certificate.

MAKE SURE TO VISIT http://www.rug.nl/(...)issions/bsc/languagefor all the necessary information about required language tests.

previous education

Secondary education equivalent to Dutch pre-university education is required.

This is merely an indication of the required general level of applicants' previous education.

FOR MORE INFORMATION please visit the 'BSc ApplicationProcedure' pages at: http://www.rug.nl/(...)lor-degree-programme

other admission requirements

BEFORE YOU APPLY!

Make sure to visit 'BSc Application Procedure' at: http://www.rug.nl/(...)amme/admissions/bsc/for all the necessary information about the procedure and admission requirements.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Een voldoende op je vwo-Engels is aan te bevelen omdat deopleiding Engelstalig is.

other admission requirements

Natuurkunde en scheikunde worden aanbevolen als extra vakken,maar zijn niet verplicht.

Heb je een andere vooropleiding, zoals een hbo-propedeuse of eenniet-toereikend vwo-diploma? Kijk dan voor meer informatie over detoelatingsprocedure via de Toelatingscommissie BSc opleidingen FSEop:

http://www.rug.nl/(...)lating-inschrijving/

Registration procedure

The Admissions Board will decide whether you can be admitted to the Bachelor's degree programme. Applications are evaluated on a continuous basis. You do not have to wait until the application deadline to apply.

Choice of degree programme check

The degree programme will organize a matching procedure. Attendance is compulsory. The advice is not binding.

  • There is an online questionnaire.
  • The degree programme may invite the prospective student for an additional interview.

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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