MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management
University of Groningen
EUR 2,314 / per year **
01 May 2024*
Earliest start date
* Dutch, EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA students
** EU/EEA students: €2,314 | non-EU/EEA students: €20,700
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
- Bioproduct 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
- Product Technology
- Smart Manufacturing Systems
2-year program; credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS.
We advise you to choose one specialization, but after following the compulsory modules you are free to choose courses from both specializations. The Master's degree program consists of over two-thirds of technology.
- Production Technology and Logistics (PTL) (track)
- Product and Process Technology (PPT) (track)
- HTSM Honours Master (honors program)
- Study abroad is optional
- For an average of 20 weeks
Exchange: Studying abroad is possible at a number of partner institutions, in consultation with the degree program. Our exchange programs have a typical duration of one semester and count toward your final degree.
Internship: This program offers you the opportunity to carry out an internship at a company in the Netherlands or abroad. Our choice of industry partners ranges from large multinationals (such as Shell, Philips, Unilever) to dynamic small-medium enterprises in the Groningen area. The internship has a typical duration of 3 to 5 months and counts towards your final degree.
Program Tuition Fee
Career opportunities are abundant for Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) engineers. Career-market analyses consistently show that there is a strong need for professionals with a combined technical and managerial background.
== IEM engineers with a Production Technology and Logistics (PTL) specialization ==
IEM engineers with a PTL specialization can start a career as a product manager, involved in the development of new innovative products within the tight boundaries of technical, market, and product-related constraints.
== Product and Process Technology (PPT) specialized IEM engineers ==
Ppt-specialized IEM engineers can become members of product and process design teams or for example, begin a career as a production manager in industrial companies.
- Product manager
- Product developer
- Production manager
- Process designer