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Technische Bedrijfskunde

Opbouw programma

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

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 specialisation are: production techniques, applied manufacturing management, control engineering, digital and hybrid control systems.

Example course units in the Process and product technology specialisation 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.

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Het eerste jaar is opgebouwd uit natuurwetenschappelijke basisvakken (statistiek, fysische systemen, scheikunde), inleidende vakken voor de profielen (PTL: Physical systems en PPT: Fundamentals of Process and product technology), management en businessvakken (financial en management accounting, supply chain) en de eerste vakken over engineering, design en methodology (Orientation IEM, Methods and Design, Integrated Design Project). Onderdeel van het eerste jaar is ook een toets op Engels.

Na het eerste jaar kies je een van de twee genoemde profielen:

Vakken in de track Production technology and logistics (PTL) zijn o.a.: production techniques, applied manufacturing research, control engineering, digital and hybrid control systems.

Vakken in de track Process and product technology (PPT) zijn o.a.: biological systems, industrial polymers, industrial biotechnology, structures and molecules, technical thermodynamics, special process equipment, multi-phase reactors.

Een compleet overzicht van vakken vind je op:

Learning communities

In het eerste en tweede jaar werken we met learning communities. Dat zijn kleine groepen, waarin je samen met je medestudenten onderzoeks-, academische en engineeringvaardigheden oefent.

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief

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.

In de master is er gelegenheid om naar het buitenland te gaan.

(Bindend) studieadvies

  • Minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden (bindend)

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.

Aan het einde van je eerste studiejaar krijg je een bindend studieadvies. Je krijgt een positief studieadvies als je minimaal 45 ECTS hebt gehaald (op een totaal van 60 ECTS; de meeste vakken zijn 5 ECTS). Bij een negatief studieadvies (minder dan 45 ECTS) mag je helaas niet doorgaan met de opleiding.

Om ervoor te zorgen dat je precies weet waar je staat, krijg je al in december een voorlopig studieadvies. Heb je vragen over het bindend studieadvies of over je studievoortgang, neem dan zo snel mogelijk contact op met je studieadviseur.

Waarom 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.

Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike.

  • In Groningen heb je een mogelijkheid om de perfecte combinatie te maken tussen technologie en bedrijfskunde. Zo kun je technische oplossingen combineren met ondernemerszin! Daarom heb je met een bachelordiploma uit Groningen veel toekomstmogelijkheden.
  • Van alle opleidingen TBK/IEM in Nederland is die in Groningen het meest technisch: 2/3 van je tijd besteed je aan techniek; 1/3 aan toepassingsgerichte vakken.
  • Onze faculteit kent twee Nobelprijswinnaars: de Nobelprijs voor Scheikunde voor Ben Feringa in 2016 en de Nobelprijs voor Natuurkunde voor Frits Zernike.
  • Testimonial van

    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!’

  • Testimonial van

    Studying IEM in Groningen

  • Opleidingsvideo

    Ocean grazer rules the waves

    Wout Prins is the inspiration for the ocean grazer, a new system for harvesting energy from waves. As yet, it can only be studied in a small experimental model. However, once it is implemented full scale, it will be a huge structure set in the ocean, measuring 400 meters across and 230 metres high. Such an installation should be able to provide enough electricity for 80,000 homes.

    – Opleidingsvideo
  • 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
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