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Technische Bedrijfskunde

A new machine speeds up the production process in a factory. But what about the costs? How will employees react when old machines are taken away and they have to work with new, complicated machinery?

In the degree programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM), you learn to approach things from the perspective of the technology as well as the organization. 

In search of usable solutions
Industrial Engineering and Management involves translating new technologies into usable solutions. You look beyond the technology. You analyse the problem, design a solution and consider the business aspects: finance, planning, logistics, people. 

Is IEM for you?
You are interested in technology and enjoy working with people in a business environment. You feel at home with mathematics, physics and chemistry, but you don't want to focus exclusively on the exact sciences. You want to incorporate solutions and design as well as carry out research and analysis. You like to integrate science for business efficiency 

Interested in technology and more?  
The degree programme provides a solid grounding in technology and a sound knowledge of business and management. This combination equips you for a career in a wide range of areas; it does not restrict you to a specific field.

Technische bedrijfskunde: dat is een echte ingenieursopleiding, gecombineerd met bedrijfskunde en management. Je leert nieuwe technieken vertalen in praktische oplossingen, zoals een duurzamer productieproces of nieuwe producten.

In deze internationale bachelor Technische Bedrijfskunde/Industrial Engineering and Management (TBK/IEM) leer je problemen analyseren en oplossingen ontwikkelen, ontwerpen en toepassen. Een technische oplossing is alleen toepasbaar als je de uitvoerbaarheid uitgebreid hebt getest. Wat gaat dat nieuwe product kosten? Past het in de productielijn? Wat denken de medewerkers van het bedrijf ervan? En de klanten?

Je volgt deze opleiding bij de Faculty of Science and Engineering. Je kunt daarom rekenen op veel bèta-vakken, zoals wiskunde, natuurkunde en scheikunde. Daarnaast volg je vakken op het gebied van bedrijfskunde, management en logistiek. Met je technische knowhow en je bedrijfskundige inzichten kom je vrijwel altijd terecht in beroepen op het snijvlak van techniek en management.

Internationale bachelor
Het bedrijfsleven en het werkveld later zijn internationaal georiënteerd. Multinationals brengen wereldwijd nieuwe producten op de markt of willen een fabriek opzetten in het buitenland. Allemaal redenen dat we deze opleiding als internationale, Engelstalige bachelor aanbieden. Je studiegenoten en docenten komen uit zowel binnen- als buitenland.

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    Study and board experience in an enthusiastic environment

    'What I like most about IEM is the combination of engineering and management. This makes for a very varied programme, so it's good preparation for the varied labour market! The people at IEM are very enthusiastic and the students and lecturers enjoy working together.

    The same enthusiasm can be felt at Lugus, our study association, which I chaired last year. Lugus organizes all kinds of activities for its members, from discounted books to company visits and trips abroad. You can get as involved as you want; some students drop in occasionally for a coffee, others join every get-together and excursion. I learned a lot during my year of board work. It’s demanding and you need to structure the work effectively. But it’s very rewarding to be part of a large group working to make the study association a success! I also play water polo and I travel abroad regularly as part of ESTIEM, the international partnership of IEM programmes. I get to attend guest lectures at partner universities and also see some of the cities. After exams I’m going to Budapest for five days!’

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    Studying IEM in Groningen

  • Testimonial van Warun Bhola

    Perfect balance between basic business administration and technical detail

    After my graduation I started as a consultant at the Strategy & Operations practice of Deloitte Consulting. I focus on large scale transformations like designing and implementing new operating models, large scale cost reductions and mergers and acquisitions.

    Currently I’m working on a M&A project where I work in the team that designs the global to-be organization structure of two merging international clients in Consumer Business. My role typically includes facilitating client sessions, doing data analysis and making client documentation. 

    During my years in Groningen I became a  broad allround engineer with a strong analytical background. The combination of analytical and numerical skills and knowledge of business administration is crucial for a good consultant in my opinion. IEM Groningen offered me the perfect balance between basic business administration and technical detail.  

    The study also allowed me to learn about my own strengths and interests. I think it’s important to do the things that you are passionate about and  IEM will provide you with the right toolset to pursue any type of career after your graduation

    – Warun Bhola
Feiten & Cijfers
BSc in Technische Bedrijfskunde
Croho code
Type opleiding
Engels (100%)
36 maanden (180 ECTS)
Science and Engineering
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