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The award
MSc

How long you will study
24 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
April, August, February, January, November, October, September

International course fees
EUR 14350

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About Industrial Engineering and Management at University of Groningen

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 theMaster's programme Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) canaddress. In a progressively technological society, IEM engineerswill increasingly become leaders of technological innovation anddesign.
A Student of the Master's degree programme IndustrialEngineering and Management (IEM) learns how to deal with practicalproblems in businesses. A focus lies on how to find solutions toproblems while taking on a technical and scientific designperspective. The general aim of the IEM Master's programme is totrain engineers to acquire a thorough overview of all primary andsecondary business processes, especially with respect to the designof a technological product or process. 
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 andtechnology, and about 35% focuses on management and business. Youcan choose between two specialisations: 
* PTL: Production Technology and Logistics 
* PPT: Product and Process Technology

Study guide

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'sprogramme Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) can address.In a progressively technological society, IEM engineers willincreasingly become leaders of technological innovation anddesign.
A student of the Master's degree programme Industrial Engineeringand Management (IEM) learns how to deal with practical problems inbusinesses. A focus lies on how to find solutions to problems whiletaking on a technical and scientific design perspective. Thegeneral aim of the IEM Master's programme is to train engineers toacquire a thorough overview of all primary and secondary businessprocesses, especially with respect to the design of a technologicalproduct or process.
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 andtechnology, and about 35% focuses on management and business. Youcan choose between two specialisations:

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

    After your studies

    Job prospects

    Career opportunities are abundant for Industrial Engineering andManagement(IEM)engineers. Career-market analyses consistently showthat there is a strong need for professionals with a combinedtechnical and managerial background.

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

    IEM engineers with a PTL specialization can start a career as aproduct manager, involved in the development of new innovativeproducts within the tight boundaries of technical, market andproduct-related constraints.

    Product and Process Technology (PPT) specialized IEMengineers

    PPT-specialized IEM engineers can become members of product andprocess design teams or for example begin a career as a productionmanager in industrial companies.

    Career opportunities are abundant for Industrial Engineering andManagement(IEM)engineers. Career-market analyses consistently showthat there is a strong need for professionals with a combinedtechnical and managerial background.

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

    IEM engineers with a PTL specialisation can start a career as aproduct manager, involved in the development of new innovativeproducts within the tight boundaries of technical, market andproduct-related constraints.

    Product and Process Technology (PPT) specialised IEMengineers

    PPT-specialised IEM engineers can become members of product andprocess design teams or for example begin a career as a productionmanager in industrial companies.

    Job examples

    • Product manager
    • Product developer
    • Production manager
    • Process designer
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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 awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study24 months
      Course startsApril, August, February, January, November, October, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 14350

    Entry requirements

    Bachelor-Master connections

    Study programmeOrganizationTransition
    Industrial Engineering & ManagementUniversity of GroningenNo additional requirements
    Mechanical EngineeringAll Universities of applied sciences

    Deficiency program with a maximum of 60 EC

    Additional requirements:
    • assessment interview
    More information:

    Access to be decided by the admissions board.

    Mechanical Engineering students often follow the ProductionTechnology and Logistics track within the MSc IndustrialEngineering and Management.

    Contact the academic advisor (m.onrust@rug.nl) if you havequestions about the deficiency programme.

    Chemical EngineeringAll Universities of applied sciences

    Deficiency program with a maximum of 60 EC

    Additional requirements:
    • assessment interview
    More information:

    Access to be decided by the admissions board

    A Chemical Technology diploma provides access to the PPT(Product and Process Technology) track of the MSc in IndustrialEngineering & Management.

    Contact the academic advisor (m.onrust@rug.nl) if you havequestions about the deficiency programme.

    Admission requirements

    Specific requirementsMore information
    additional subject

    We always ask you to have:

    • A thesis/final project in your previous education (of around 15ECTS); please provide us with a copy of your thesis/final project(if available) and a recommendation letter from your supervisor tostate that you have done independent research.
    • Attach course descriptions to your transcript of records ofyour Bachelor's degree programme.
    language test

    MAKE SURE TO VISIT http://www.rug.nl/(...)anguage-requirementsfor all the necessary information about required language tests.

    previous education

    Depending on the applicant's previous education, admission maybe limited to a specific track or specialization. The admissionsboard determines whether the specific contents of your courses meetthe admission requirements.

    Production Technology and Logistics:

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

    Prerequisite courses: Calculus; Linear Algebra; Supply ChainManagement; Operations Research; Accounting; Mechanics; ControlEngineering; Automatic Control; Production Planning; QualityControl.

    Product and Process Technology:

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

    • Prerequisite courses: Calculus; Linear Algebra, OperationsResearch, Supply Chain Management; Accounting; Reactor Technology;Separation Processes; Transport Phenomena.
    professional experienceNo further information
    other admission requirements

    BEFORE YOU APPLY

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

    Admission requirements

    Specific requirementsMore information
    knowledge minimum

    Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.

    previous education

    A universitary Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering andManagement or equivalent degree. A special pre-master programme isavailable for holders of a technical Dutch HBO or WO Bachelor's degree in the field of engineering. For details, please contact thestudent counselor of the programme.

    Registration procedure

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

    Language requirements

    ExamMinimum score
    IELTS overall band6.5
    TOEFL paper based580
    TOEFL computer based237
    TOEFL internet based92

    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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