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Industrial Engineering & Management

Industrial Engineering and Management – that's a real engineering degree where you learn to translate new technologies into practical solutions, like sustainable production processes or new products.

In this English-taught Bachelor’s degree programme in Industrial Engineering and Management, students learn to analyze problems and develop, design and apply solutions. A technical solution is only useable if you have thoroughly tested its feasibility. What is that new product going to cost? Will it fit in the production line? What do the company’s employees think of it? And the customers?

The degree programme is offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering so you can be sure of lots of course units in mathematics, physics and chemistry. In addition you will follow course units in business studies, management and logistics. Your technical know-how and your management insights will prepare you for jobs where technology and management meet. Embedding in business and society is a key element of this degree programme.

English-taught Bachelor’s programme

The business world and the profession are becoming increasingly internationally oriented. Multinationals are introducing new products to the global market or want to open a factory abroad. These are all good reasons for offering this degree programme in English. Your fellow students and lecturers come from the Netherlands and abroad.

Facts & Figures
Degree
BSc in Industrial Engineering & Management Science
Course type
Bachelor
Duration
36 months (180 ECTS)
Croho code
56994
Language of instruction
English
Start
September
Faculty
Science and Engineering
Studie in Cijfers
Why study this programme in Groningen?

Groningen offers you the perfect opportunity to combine engineering with business aspects. In this way, you will be able to combine technical solutions with entrepreneurial skills. As a result, a lot of future career options will be open to you once you graduate.

Programme
Courses
Algorithmics
Calculus for IEM
Financial accounting
Fundamentals of Process & Product Technology
Global supply chain management
IEM Integrated Design Project
IEM Methods and Design
Linear Algebra & Multivariable Calculus for IEM
Management Accounting for IB
Orientation Industrial Engineering Management
Physical Systems
Statistics and Stochastics

Curriculum

The Groningen science and engineering programmes stand out for their academic excellence. The work pace in the first year is generally high and the courses contents demanding. The first year curriculum concentrates on laying a sound basis for our engineering and natural science disciplines. This allows our students to choose their specialization already in their second Bachelor's year.

Example course units in the Production technology and logistics specialization are: production techniques, applied manufacturing management, control engineering, digital and hybrid control systems.

Example course units in the Process and product technology specialization are: separation processes, technical thermodynamics, special process equipment, multi-phase reactors.

A lot of our courses include learning communities, which include a lot of project-work and cooperation with your fellow classmates. You will practice research, academic and engineering skills in your learning community by carrying out integrative IEM research and design projects.This way you will get to know most of your fellow students and tackle the most demanding subjects as a team.

For the complete curriculum, please visit: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fwn/vak/showpos?opleiding=3753

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is optional

An internship is currently integrated in the Master's degree of IEM. In the near future we may add the opportunity to also carry out your Bachelor's project abroad (eg China). During the IEM Master's degree you will have the opportunity to do a research project of several month 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 and medium enterprises in the Groningen area.

Entry Requirements

Admissible Dutch diploma profiles

  • CM

    wiskunde B

  • EM

    wiskunde B

  • NG

    wiskunde B

  • NT

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Een voldoende op je vwo-Engels is aan te bevelen omdat de opleiding Engelstalig is.

other admission requirements

BEFORE YOU APPLY!

Make sure to visit 'BSc Application Procedure' at: http://www.rug.nl/fwn/fmns-programme/admissions/bsc/ for all the necessary information about the procedure and admission requirements.

If you apply, you participate in the mandatory matching process of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. More information: https://www.rug.nl/fse/education/matching

Choice of degree programme check

The degree programme will organize a matching procedure. Attendance is compulsory. The advice is not binding.

  • There is an online questionnaire.
  • The degree programme may invite the prospective student for an additional interview.

Explanatory notes

Meer informatie over matching: https://www.rug.nl/fse/education/matching

Registration procedure

The Admissions Board will decide whether you can be admitted to the Bachelor's degree programme. Applications are evaluated on a continuous basis. You do not have to wait until the application deadline to apply.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
additional subject

Mathematics and Physics.

This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the bachelor programme for which you applied.

language test

Proof of English proficiency is required: TOEFL IBT score of 92, a TOEFL CBT score of 237, a TOEFL PBT score of 580, an IELTS score of 6.5, a CAE or CPE certificate.

MAKE SURE TO VISIT http://www.rug.nl/fwn/fmns-programme/admissions/bsc/language for all the necessary information about required language tests.

previous education

Secondary education equivalent to Dutch pre-university education is required.

This is merely an indication of the required general level of applicants' previous education.

FOR MORE INFORMATION please visit the 'BSc Application Procedure' pages at: http://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/application-procedure/entry-requirements/bachelor-degree-programme

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students01 May 201901 September 2019
01 May 202001 September 2020
EU/EEA students01 May 201901 September 2019
01 May 202001 September 2020
non-EU/EEA students01 May 201901 September 2019
01 May 202001 September 2020
Tuition Fees
NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2018-2019€ 2060full-time
non-EU/EEA2018-2019€ 10900full-time
EU/EEA2019-2020€ 2083full-time
non-EU/EEA2019-2020€ 12500full-time

The Dutch government intends to halve the statutory tuition fees for specific groups of first year bachelor's students starting from the 2018/19 academic year. https://www.rug.nl/education/tuition-fees-halved

Practical information for:

After your studies

Job prospects

Once you have completed the three-year Bachelor's programme and have your degree, you may continue with the Master's degree programme to study your field in greater depth. A Bachelor's degree in IEM qualifies you for the Master's degree programme in IEM at Groningen, or the equivalent at another university. A graduate in industrial engineering and management is at home in organizations that focus on innovation.

A Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management will open many doors to you in many different companies and organizations, from multinationals to consultancy firms, in the Netherlands and further afield.

Your technical know-how and your management insights will prepare you for jobs where technology and management meet. You will feel at home in companies and organizations interested in innovation, searching for new opportunities by integrating technologies.

Product manager and process technologist are jobs often offered to our graduates. You could also work in a hospital, investigating how to use research equipment better. Some graduates end up in the service sector or working for the government. Virtually all of our graduates find jobs immediately after graduating.

Examples include manufacturing (from cars to razors), as well as the chemical and pharmaceutical industries where you could end up as a process technologist, for example for Shell or DSM. Because of your business training, you can quickly find work in management positions. One interesting field is our future energy supply. Think of companies developing and improving solar panels, or generating electricity from biomass. You don’t have to stand in a lab yourself as long as you are able to translate the results of research into useful information for the rest of the company.

Job examples

  • Manager
  • Consultant
  • Industrial-process expert
  • Positions in the pharmaceutical industry
Research

Our Bachelor's degree programme in industrial engineering and management is connected to the following research institute of the University of Groningen.

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Contact

If you want to know more about the programme Industrial Engineering & Management, please contact:

  • Academic Advisor (For questions regarding the programme)
  • sciencebachelors@rug.nl (For international students who are interested in a Campus Tour or have other practical questions)
    Email: sciencebachelors@rug.nl
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    '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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    Perfect balance between basic business administration and technical detail

    – Warun Bhola
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    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

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Study associations

TBV Lugus

Students of Industrial Engineering and Management have their own study association, known as Lugus.
Lugus organizes various activities for its members, both social, educational and career-oriented. In addition, Lugus provides study aids in the shape of summaries and organizes regular book sales. Nearly all students of Industrial Engineering and Management join Lugus, which now boasts more than 550 members. This number is rising every year..
https://www.tbvlugus.nl/
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(Binding) study advice
  • A minimum of 45 EC in the first 12 months (binding)

You will be issued a study advice at the end of your first year of study. You can expect a positive study advice if you have earned at least 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS; most course units are 5 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative study advice, you will not be allowed to continue your degree programme.

You will receive a preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you are. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the Binding Study Advice system.

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