MSc Industrial Engineering and Management

University of Groningen

Program Description

MSc Industrial Engineering and Management

University of Groningen

MSc Industrial Management and Engineering

How can you design a fraud-resistant, electronic toll collection system? How can an automobile production plant minimize production costs without compromising on quality and safety? How can you design a new complex consumer product (e.g. cosmetics, food, pharmaceutical formulations) and implement it in an existing production facility?

These are typical questions that an Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) engineer can address. In a progressively technological society, IEM engineers will increasingly become leaders of technological innovations and design.

The IEM Master’s degree programme focuses on learning how to deal with practical problems in business and how to obtain solutions driven by 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.

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, while about 35% focuses on management and business.

There are three specializations within our programme:

  • PTL: Production Technology and Logistics
  • IE: Information Engineering
  • PPT: Product and Process Technology

One of these specializations has to be chosen right from the start of the programme.

Study Programme

Why choose us?

  • Integration of Technology and Management.
  • Strongly embedded in a specific technology of your choice

Core modules

The IEM core programme consists of the following themes or fields of expertise:

  1. (Applied) mathematics/numerical methods: The mathematics and statistics you took in your undergraduate years are applied in courses in the field of business process simulation and systems engineering, in which complex case studies are carried out in order to obtain a quantitative analysis of business processes.
  2. Management and organization: You will learn to design complex technological products or processes by getting acquainted with strategic management of technology and innovation strategy. You will also acquire expertise in the field of finance and patent law.
  3. Scientific methodology: Dedicated research methodology and systems engineering courses will deal with how real-life business issues can be translated to models and vice versa. Central themes in such courses include the regulatory (design) cycle and a system-oriented approach.

Specialization subjects/electives

Other courses that make up the IEM Master’s programme are specific for each of the three specializations. You will be admitted to one of the following tracks according to your undergraduate background:

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

Admissions Requirements for international students

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management or equivalent field
  • The Admission Board may decide you need to take supplementary courses
  • Proof of English proficiency is required (TOEFL 580/237/92, IELTS 6.5, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English), with the exception of students whose native language is English

Last updated September 29, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 5, 2016
2 years
Full time
1,984 EUR
Start date Sept. 5, 2016
Netherlands Groningen
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Netherlands Groningen
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 1,984 EUR
- EU, 13.900 EUR. - non-EU per year