BSc in International Logistics Engineering

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences

Program Description

BSc in International Logistics Engineering

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences

Can you manage warehouse inventories in the most efficient way? Do you see to it that lorries are always optimally loaded when leaving the warehouse? Or perhaps you want to be in charge of logistics processes in ports? Everything is possible! Upon completion of this programme, you will be the jack-of-all-trades with a bird’s eye view who sees to it that the right people, materials and information will be at the right place in the right time.

In 3 or 4 years, you will be trained to be a logistics manager. This study programme focuses on the technique of storage and transport of goods. If you interested in financial aspects and marketing of logistics processes, the bachelor’s programme International Logistics Management would probably suit you better.

Study Programme

This programme focuses on competency-based learning. This means you will acquire the knowledge, skills and attitude required in your future career. Collaboration, communication and organisational skills are key ingredients, which is why you will often work on real-life projects together with fellow students. More specifically, one of the projects will teach you how to organise a production plant as well as everything related to delivering goods to customers.

Would you like to know more about the industry?

Our website Shaping Society tells you all about it! From working on spatial developments to innovating cities for the purpose of keeping them accessible. And from designing livable places to tackling logistical challenges. In short: everything that’s important to our students, alumni and lecturers!

Study lay out

In the first and second year, you complete projects, courses, training courses and coaching sessions. In the third year you carry out two work placements, both for three months at for example a transport or production company. In the second part of that year you deepen your theoretical knowledge. In the fourth year you take a number of specialist classes and work on your graduation assignment for an international company in the Netherlands or abroad, where the business language is English.

Fast tracks

The regular track of this programme takes four years, but a fast track is available for Dutch students with a vwo diploma or relevant mbo diploma (level 4). German students might be considered for the fast track if they have Hochschulereifezeugnis. Do you already have a (propaedeutic) certificate from another higher education institution or university in the Netherlands? If so, you may be allowed to follow the fast track programme.

Your career in the logistics industry

Upon completion of this programme, you will know exactly how goods or services can be conveyed from A to B in the best, cheapest, safest and fastest possible way. You are likely to start in a junior or assistant position and can work your way up to a management position. You can start your career, for example as a logistics analyst, planner, ICT consultant, purchase manager, supply chain manager or project manager. Transport companies, production companies, multinationals and many other organisations are always on the lookout for logistics talents.

Why study logistics at NHTV Breda

  • High ranking in Keuzegids HBO
  • 86% of alumni are (very) satisfied with this programme. 83% would recommend it to friends and relatives (source: HBO-Monitor)
  • Interaction with the industry, building meaningful industry education partnerships
  • Work placements and graduation projectsin cooperation with international companies, such as Samsung, DB Schenker, UPS and APL Logistics
  • International classroom, approximately 50% international students and 12 nationalities
  • Possibility to transfer to 1-year master's programme such as Logistics & Supply Chain Management at Cranfield University (UK)


NHTV’s logistics programmes are generally appreciated for their enriching collaborative practices between education and industry. In the research by Nationale Studentenenquête 2017 (Student Survey) students value this programme at NHTV very positively.

Admission requirements for international students

An equivalent of the Dutch diplomas of higher general secondary education (havo) or pre-university level (vwo) is generally required to enrol on a study programme at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences.

After having received your application, NHTV will inform you if you meet the educational requirements. If there is any doubt, NHTV will have your diploma evaluated by Nuffic (the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education) for advice.

Test of English as a foreign language

As an international applicant, you will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results of one of these tests:

  • CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate) or CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • IELTS test (minimum overall band score of 6.0, and minimum subscore of 6.0 for speaking)
  • TOEFL test (minimum score of 80 internet-based, and minimum subscore of 20 for speaking)

Exemptions from taking the English test

You do not need to submit English language test results to be allowed to attend an English-language programme if:

  • you are a Dutch havo or vwo graduate
  • the language of instruction of the secondary school or university you attended or are attending is English in a native English-speaking country (i.e. one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (Quebec excluded), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America)
  • you have obtained a diploma that is included in the list of diplomas compiled by Nuffic and one of your exam subjects was English.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 8, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
3 - 4 years
Full time
2,060 EUR
May 1, 2018
Netherlands - Breda
Start date: Sept. 2018
Application deadline May 1, 2018
End date Request Info
Sept. 2018
Netherlands - Breda
Application deadline May 1, 2018
End date Request Info
EU students. 9,693 EUR for non-EU students.