Bachelor in Industrial Engineering & Management
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
EUR 2,314 / per year **
15 Nov 2024*
Earliest start date
* February intake: for EU and non-EU students, Dutch students 1st February
** Statutory tuition fees Full-time| Statutory tuition fees Part-time- € 2.130
Together with lecturers, fellow students, and company managers, you discover what you need to know to develop a deep understanding of the people, organization, technical know-how, and economic principles on which companies depend.
You’ll gain experience through working on projects at real companies. From the very first moment of your student career, you start building your CV with relevant practice. And unlike many other industrial engineering programs, we offer not only theoretical insight but also practical skills to be successful as an entrepreneur. After 4 years, you’ll be ready to help and progress companies anywhere in the world!
This study program starts in September and February
Why study Industrial Engineering and Management
- Emphasis on personal development and coaching;
- A varied program with a focus on people, organizations, economics and technology;
- A study program in the heart of the Brainport Region, surrounded by large international companies;
- Many of our lecturers work or have work experience in companies;
- Many students already find a job during their graduation period;
- After completing this program you will start with the highest gross starting salary, as research shows.
What does a typical study week look like
Studying is working and as long as it is varied, that's okay.
- One minute you are following a lecture on operations management;
- The next time you go to a company to improve the throughput of a production process;
- During an expert meeting with our teachers you will receive feedback and feed forward on your assignment;
- Together with your fellow students you present to the company how this process can be done faster and more efficiently;
- After a week of hard work, you celebrate the good results with your project members, fellow students.
You will be studying about 40 hours a week:
- 20 contact hours with lecturers
- 12 hours of projects/practice,
- 8 hours of self study
You are introduced to the broad subject of Industrial Engineering and Management. During the first quarter, you immediately start learning about production techniques and materials used in production. You’ll work in groups, analyzing a household device with all its components. The remaining quarters of the first year will be dedicated to group tasks on analyzing and finding improvements for companies going through a range of change processes, including changes to the production facility and product design. We also organize introductory lectures on key subjects such as business economics, manufacturing techniques, and organizational science and management.
Subjects semester 1: Communication, Business Creativity, Technology, Logistics, English (portfolio), Health and Safety, Business Modells, Marketing, Business Intelligence.
Subjects semester 2: Organization & Management, Business Economics, Industrial Engineering Workshops, Communication, Business Creativity.
In year 2, you start working on problems that real companies are faced with. Together with your fellow students and your tutors, you work on improving business processes. You apply your theoretical knowledge in real companies. What do customers want? What about the costs? What do the staff members want? What machines will be used? Can you see things differently, and gain a better understanding? You gain insight into the workings of a company, tackle problems, and reveal opportunities.
Subjects semester 1: Research Skills, Operations Management, Law, Project Management, Logistics and more.
Subjects semester 2: B2B Marketing, Human Resource Management, Statistics, Corporate Social Responsibility Purchasing, and more.
In the third year, you follow a minor of your choice and complete an internship at an internationally oriented company. During this internship, you are expected to solve a real problem the company is faced with, and you initiate the implementation of your solution, possibly connected to shortening lead time, reducing production costs, or addressing new market segments.
Semester 1: Minor: Free choice from programs offered by Fontys or pre-master at Eindhoven University of Technology.
Semester 2: Internship project at an international company.
In the first semester of year 4, you work on a group assignment and assist an internationally oriented company to realize one of its ambitions – for example, improving the logistical chain or international marketing. In the second semester, you’ll work on your graduation project, which involves analysing and advising on a complicated business issue. This is the ultimate opportunity to demonstrate that you are ready to get your bachelor’s degree.
Semester 1: Macro Economics, Supply Chain Management, Business English, Quick Response Manufacturing, International Finance, International Organization and IT, International Law, and more.
Semester 2: Graduation project at an international company.
What to expect from us
Our students are trained to become all-around experts in business engineering. With the knowledge and skills obtained at Fontys University students are likely to find work as managers or consultants in large and medium-sized production companies, but our graduates may also be found in the service industry or working for local authorities. Alternatively, there is the possibility to do a master or MBA and some students might take the step to start their own company. At the end of your studies, you are ready for business!
Scholarships and Funding
Some Fontys study programs offer the Holland Scholarship to their students. Check out the link to see if this study program participates and for more information. You might also be eligible for other scholarships not provided by Fontys.
With this study programme, you can obtain an international Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. You are trained to become an all-round expert in business engineering. With the knowledge and skills developed at Fontys University, our students have many options and are likely to find work as managers or consultants in large and medium-sized production companies. This can be in all kinds of departments, such as Planning, Marketing, Organisation, Research, Automation, Logistics of Purchasing. Our graduates also start working in the service industry or for local authorities.
You may work at:
- Technical companies in the Brainport Region;
- Development centres;
- Production companies;
- Trading or service companies;
- Your own company.
You also have the option to follow a master’s degree at another university. We have developed a special programme with Eindhoven University of Technology and Tilburg University so that you can make a smooth transition right away.