Research course

Industrial Engineering and Management

University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Depending on the applicant's previous education, admission may be limited to a specific track or specialization.The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of your courses meet the admission requirements. PTL: Advanced Production Engineering Preferred Bachelor's degree programme:Mechanical Engineering; Materials Science / Engineering; Applied Physics - Prerequisite courses: Production/Manufacturing technology; Materials sciences; Mechanics; Machinery design; PTL: Production Logistics Engineering Preferred Bachelor's degree programme: Industrial Engineering - Prerequisite courses: Operations Research; Supply chain management; Production planning and control; Quality control; Manufacturing management. PTL: Smart Systems in Control and Automation Preferred Bachelor's degree programme: Control Engineering; Aerospace Engineering; Industrial Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Applied Mathematics; Applied Physics; Systems Engineering - Prerequisite courses: Advanced mathematics (calculus, linear algebra); Systems and signals (both discrete-time and continuous-time signals; linear systems theory); Control engineering. PPT: Chemical Engineering Preferred Bachelor's degree programme: Chemical Engineering - Prerequisite courses: Thermodynamics; Chemical reactors; Separation processes; Basic knowledge on chemistry and molecular structure; Polymer chemistry; Knowledge of chemical process equipment and design. PPT: Biochemical Engineering Preferred Bachelor's degree programme: Biochemical Engineering; Biotechnology; Bio Process Technology; Biochemical Engineering - Prerequisite courses: Thermodynamics. Basic knowledge of organic chemistry and biochemistry.

Months of entry


Course content

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 programme 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 programme 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 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, and about 35% focuses on management and business. You can choose between two specialisations:

* PTL: Production Technology and Logistics

* PPT: Product and Process Technology

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
€13,600 (non-EU/EEA students)

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Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

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