Bachelor of Science in Logistics Engineering
HZ University of Applied Sciences
EUR 2,314 / per year *
Earliest start date
* EU students | Non-EU students €8500
Are you curious about how the package delivery driver is able to deliver your new phone so quickly? You will discover the reason during the degree programme Logistics Engineering, where you will learn everything there is to know about management and logistics at companies and organisations.
Order today, delivered tomorrow. It seems simple, but the process behind it is complex. How is it possible that your new sneakers are delivered to your house so quickly, even though they are coming from the other side of the world? Every day, large companies such as bol.com, DHL and Amazon are faced with the challenge to deliver their products to their customers on time. And because of new techniques and methods, companies are constantly dealing with their logistics process. Think of self-driving trucks, drones that deliver products to your doorstep or robots in the warehouse.
Logistics is everywhere, regardless of whether you are dealing with products, events, information or people. During the four-year degree programme in Logistics Engineering, you will learn to analyse, improve, plan or (re)design these processes in companies and organisations. You will immediately apply a lot of what you have learned in practice through internships and projects. This degree programme offers excellent job prospects: employers in the Netherlands and abroad are eager to have logistics management talents. This degree programme is offered in Dutch and English. If you choose the English-taught programme, you will take classes with students from all over the world.
After your graduation, you have gained enough knowledge to ensure that the connection between all the chains of a logistics process is seamless. You can work at a transport and distribution company, a shipping company or a consultancy agency as a buyer, logistics manager, consultant, supply chain manager, or material manager. Logistics managers are always in high demand, so after your graduation, it won’t take you long to find a job.
1st and 2nd year
During the first academic year, you will be introduced to the basics of logistics. You will learn more about the logistics sector and get a clear picture of your future career. You will get to work on topics such as international logistics, financial management and events logistics. In your second academic year, the focus will be mainly on management and change processes. In addition, you will deepen your knowledge about the world of logistics. You will deal with topics such as marketing and export management, distribution logistics, production planning and you will train your practical management skills (what type of manager are you and how do you adjust your leadership style when in contact with other staff members). In addition, you will take English classes and you will learn how to start and carry out a research project. One day a week, you will either participate as an intern at a logistics company or you will be active on the board of the study association of the degree programme. More to that, you will go on regular excursions in the Netherlands and abroad and to different companies such as CoolBlue, Coca-Cola and the Air Force. You also get to visit these companies and follow guest lectures.
3rd and 4th year
In your third academic year, you will do an internship or follow a minor here or abroad. With a minor, you will deepen or broaden your knowledge and skills. You can follow a minor at HZ or at another University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands or abroad.
In your fourth academic year, you deepen your knowledge in one of the specialisations of the degree programme and you will do an internship at a company where you will conduct your graduation research. For your research, you will analyse a problem at a logistics company and produce the best solution. Research can include how to improve cargo ship storage, how to improve the waiting times in health care or how to create a benchmark of different ports. You will also choose a specialisation. All classes during the fourth year will be in English.
In the fourth academic year, you get to choose from one of the following specialisations: Supply Chain Management or Maritime Logistics Management.
- Supply Chain Management
As supply chain manager, you plan, coordinate and monitor the flow (supply chain) of products and services from supplier to customer. In this specialisation, you will learn how to streamline this process by means of proper product planning, transportation, orders, a company’s inventory and storage.
- Maritime Logistics Management
As maritime logistics manager, you coordinate the flow of goods at the port, for example. You will check if transport has gone as planned, but you also need to organise storage. Your focus is on cargo that is shipped by sea or water, but you will also study the organisation of new port facilities, terminals and wharves.
Accredited study programme
In the Netherlands, the standard of higher education is maintained through an accreditation system that ensures legal regulation and quality assurance. All programmes at HZ University of Applied Sciences are examined and approved by the accreditor, the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This means that they meet the quality requirements for accredited higher education set by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, ensuring that you are always choosing a programme of high standard.
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Scholarships and Funding
While common in other countries, scholarships, especially full scholarships, are rare in the Dutch education system. However, there are some scholarship options available at the HZ.
NL Scholarship for incoming students
The NL Scholarships are financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The NL Scholarship is for incoming students not originally from the EEA who have not previously studied in the Netherlands, and who plan to attend the HZ University of Applied Sciences in the framework of diploma mobility. The scholarship awarded is not a full scholarship. It has a value of € 5,000.00 and is allotted for one year only.
Conditions for allotment:
- The student is not from the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
- The student has not previously studied in the Netherlands.
- The student has an IELTS of 6.5 (or higher) or an equivalent.
- The student wants to enroll in a full-time (four-year or three-year) bachelor’s program at HZ.
- The student has already been (conditionally) accepted to the HZ Bachelor’s program as indicated with his/her scholarship application.
How to apply for the NL Scholarship
Students can apply for the scholarship by sending an email to [email protected] before 1 May of their starting year. In this email, the student should indicate the reasons for choosing the particular HZ Bachelor's program of study. The student must also send a copy of his/her CV with the email. The applications will be assessed by a two-member HZ Scholarship Committee, nominated by the academy directors. The HZ Scholarship Committee will award the scholarship based on previous academic results, and motivation for choosing a program of study, and C.V. applicants will be notified of the decision within 6 weeks after the application deadline of 1 May.
When you are a student at HZ University of Applied Sciences and you are thinking of studying or doing research or an internship outside of the Netherlands during your studies, then you can apply for a scholarship.
HZ offers an HZ Grant for students who study or do an unpaid internship outside the EU. As far as we know, HZ is the only university of applied sciences in the Netherlands that subsidizes its students with a grant.
This scholarship is meant for full-time HZ students who want to study, do research, or do an internship outside the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. The NL Scholarship is a scholarship made available by the Dutch Ministry of Education Culture and Science together with Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship amounts to a one-off payment of € 1,250 and is meant as a contribution toward your study expenses.
If you do part of your study at an HZ partner institute within the EU or an internship within the EU, you can apply for this grant. The Erasmus+ is a grant that the European Union has made available in order to stimulate students from its member states to gain experience abroad during their education; enhance their languages, become acquainted with other cultures, etc. The grant also serves as compensation for the travel and accommodation costs that a study/internship abroad will bring in its wake. Clearly, the Erasmus+ grant will not cover all the costs that you will have abroad.
As soon as you are a student of HZ, we can help you apply for a grant.