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 program Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) can address. In a progressively technological society, IEM engineers will increasingly become leaders of technological innovation and design.
A Student of the Master's degree program Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) 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. The general aim of the IEM Master's program 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 program of the University of Groningen focuses on technology. Over two-thirds of the curriculum is dedicated to engineering and technology. Additionally, there are courses that focus on management and business. You can choose between two specializations:
About 65% of the curriculum is dedicated to engineering and technology, and about 35% focuses on management and business. You can choose between two specializations:
PTL: Production Technology and Logistics
PPT: Product and Process Technology
Why study this program in Groningen?
Integration of technology and management
Strongly embedded in a specific technology of your choice
Best master program IEM in the Netherlands according to Keuzegids Masters 2016
Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike
Integrate Technology and Management in your Research Projects.
Various research groups are associated with the Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) Master's degree program at the University of Groningen, and all are clustered within the Engineering and Technology institute Groningen (ENTEG).
The Engineering and Technology institute Groningen (ENTEG)
The research in the institute focuses on the application of fundamental sciences (physics, mathematics, (bio)chemistry, and material science) to the design of the new (sustainable) product and production concepts and to the control of the production processes, and supports their valorization.
At the moment the Institute comprises 9 research groups:
Advanced Production Engineering
Computational Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Green Chemical Reaction Engineering
Discrete Technology & Production Automation
Optimization and Decision Systems
Products and Processes for Biotechnology in the Biobased Economy
Smart Manufacturing Systems