MSc in Engineering - Operations Management

General

Program Description

As an Operation Management engineer, you learn to carry out and lead complex development projects at a strategic, tactical, and operational level. You are able to have an overview of a situation and be able to implement solutions that optimally combine process technologies, production, and supply chain solutions within a complex and turbulent market environment.

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You will be qualified to:

  • use your market and product knowledge to design targeted supply chain solutions which utilize global conditions
  • develop and implement new principles and systems of production
  • develop global high technology production companies with a focus on operations management and logistics

You will also learn to transfer your knowledge of production, operations management, and supply chain to other industries and professional contexts. This can be for example to a hospital, an institution, or other places where people work with technology.

The program takes place in close collaboration with Danish companies as well as working with research within the field of production and supply chain so your training enables you to be responsible for innovation and growth in Danish companies.

Specialization

You choose to specialize in either Manufacturing Technology or Global Supply Chain Development.

Academic profile in Manufacturing Technology
If you choose to specialize in Manufacturing Technology you will gain a deep knowledge of automation devices and you can be responsible for the implementation and running of automation processes, for example.

You will learn how production facilities can be relocated to other parts of the country or world and you can plan, organize, and implement any given product in the most astute way.

Academic profile in Global Supply Chain Development
By specializing in Global Supply Chain Development you will be qualified to lead and carry out complex supply chain development processes from start to finish. You will be a specialist in designing targeted supply chain solutions that get the best out of the global conditions under which the company operates. At the same time, you will also be able to combine new technologies with the right people in order to achieve the optimal company in relation to both production and flexibility.

Project and research-based learning environment

You will be part of a study-based and collaborative learning environment where you work in project groups. You and your fellow students are responsible for planning and carrying out projects within the allotted time. Projects typically come from companies and we emphasize the importance of solving problems from 'real-life'.

With a degree in PDI, you become an idea and product developer with comprehensive engineering knowledge and business acumen. The master program provides you with a general knowledge of the product and process development and incorporates technical and natural science courses in economics, marketing, design, and global supply chain networks.

Career opportunities

Your career opportunities will depend on which educational profile you choose.

Profile: Manufacturing Technology

If you choose the Manufacturing Technology profile you will typically be employed in business's production engineering departments and work with:

  • automation of production
  • building up complete or partially automated production systems
  • international logistic leadership across borders
  • building up and leadership of global production networks

Profile: Global Supply Chain Development

If you choose to specialize in Global Supply Chain Development you will typically find employment within supplies/sourcing, distribution - the complete value chain. You will be able to work with for example:

  • product planning
  • product development
  • business development
  • development of global supply chains

With an MSc in Engineering - Operations Management you will also be able to start your own business.

Last updated Aug 2020

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