Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering

General

Program Description

Highlights

  • Study location: Latvia, Riga
  • Type: Undergraduate, full-time
  • Nominal duration: 4 years (240 ECTS)
  • Study language: English
  • Awards: Professional Bachelor (Professional Bachelor’s degree in Industrial engineering management, Professional qualification: system management engineer)
  • Accreditation: Study programme is accredited

Overview

The study programme is unique in the Baltic States. Professional Bachelor’s study programme “Industrial engineering” prepares highly qualified, competitive and competent experts. Successful completion of the programme results in professional Bachelor’s degree in engineering sciences and professional qualification of “System management engineer”.

The study courses are taught by a team of qualified, well-motivated and experienced academic personnel. Modern and creative study process allows the students to acquire knowledge, skills and competencies in inter-field study programme, which combines engineering sciences, management sciences and natural sciences courses.

During engineering studies, the students gain understanding of system management principles in industrial engineering and practical skills in provision and improvement of technical processes of manufacturing.

The management science courses provide students with knowledge on management principles and human resources management, entrepreneurship organization, management of innovations and efficiency, as well as performance of necessary economic calculations. The students learn principles of organization performance quality and efficiency, which include LEAN philosophy (prudent management methods) and methods that are used by the world’s leading industrial companies. The acquired knowledge will allow the programme alumni – system management engineer – to understand functionality of industrial company system and to provide strategically justified decision making.

Application

Entry qualification

High school / secondary education (or higher)

Applicants applying for undergraduate degree studies are required to have completed their secondary/high school education.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

Applicants must upload education documents in original language, as well as translations into English.

Diplomas and transcripts issued outside EU must be legalized with a legalization stamp or Apostille.

You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

Language requirements

English

Applicants must prove their English language knowledge. University accepts the following international language tests:

  • TOEFL IBT – at least score 72;
  • IELTS – at least score 5.5;
  • PTE General – at least level B2;
  • FCE – at least level B;
  • CPE – satisfactory pass;
  • CAE – satisfactory pass.

University can provide English language test for additional payment (97.50 EUR)

Applicants whose native language is English or previous education is obtained in English are exempt from this requirement (except citizens of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal).

Other requirements
  • Satisfactory grades in Mathematics (at least 4 in a 10 point grading system)

  • For citizens of India, Sri Lanka and Nepal – Skype interview which includes questions about profiling subjects and motivation

Career opportunities

The graduates of the professional Bachelor’s programme “Industrial engineering” are able to work as the managers of the highest level and system management engineers in a company of any industry.

The acquired knowledge allows to understate and regulate technological processes of the company, as well as to manage companies and structural departments of organizations. Market research shows that there is a lack of highly qualified engineers both in Latvia and abroad, and the demand of such experts will significantly increase in the future.

Therefore, the graduates will not only have sufficient opportunities of employment, but also career growth opportunities both in Latvia and abroad.

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

The University of Latvia has been founded in 1919 and currently, with its more than 14 000 students, 13 faculties and over 20 research institutes and independent study centers, is one of the largest c ... Read More

The University of Latvia has been founded in 1919 and currently, with its more than 14 000 students, 13 faculties and over 20 research institutes and independent study centers, is one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltics. The University offers more than 130 state-accredited academic and professional study programs. Read less