Industrial Engineering is one of the most versatile and flexible branches of engineering. It has been said that engineers make things, whereas industrial engineers make things better. The B.Sc. Industrial Engineering & Management (IEM) program deals with both the creation and the management of systems that integrate people, materials and energy in productive ways. It covers topics such as process engineering, operations research, supply chain management, engineering design, logistics, project management, and others. During their studies at Jacobs University, students are equipped with the essentials of both the management and the engineering business functions and thus they are prepared for successful careers in industry.
Industrial Engineering & Management
BSc undergraduate program
Program Structure and Content
Take 3 CHOICE Modules, at least one free selection
General Industrial Engineering and Management
General IEM is an introductory module designed to provide an overview of processes in industrial systems, logistics and supply chains. Students will learn the fundamentals of industrial engineering, industrial management, manufacturing technology, and logistics systems. Practical sessions will offer a number of exercises and activities to demonstrate and substantiate the technical concepts taught in lectures. The module provides a solid basis for further development in the Industrial Engineering and Management field, equipping the students with tools and concepts that are highly relevant for the further modules.
Take 3 CORE Modules, at least 2 from study program
The Process Engineering Module is an advanced module building on the knowledge acquired from the General IEM courses. The students will learn to model business processes, to apply various quantitative techniques for optimizing logistics processes in networks and for assessing the involved risks, as well as to employ advanced lean methods for the elimination of waste in the manufacturing processes. The module is heavily focused on the applicability of all the tools learned, enabling the students to apply theory in practice by solving case studies, homework assignments and game-based activities.
Production and Engineering
The Production and Engineering module is an advanced module building on the knowledge acquired from the General IEM courses. This module takes an in-depth look into production systems, providing the students with understanding product development and design activities, production planning and control methods, as well as the co-ordination of the entire manufacturing processes. Hands-on experience in the practical sessions will ensure an understanding of the complexity and challenges of the various production systems. In addition, the module focuses on the practical application of the taught theoretical concepts in industrial companies.
Finance and Project Management
The module “Finance and Project Management” deals with International Finance, Managerial Accounting and Project Management. The finance and accounting courses examine the principles, techniques, and uses of international standards in the steering (planning and control) of business organizations in general, and in projects and in financial and investment activities. The course surveys international financial and managerial accounting topics emphasizing the analysis of financial statements and managerial decision techniques. It exposes students to theory and techniques used for solving many different investment problems in firms and on the financial market. Real-life projects with firms will be conducted in the course “Project Management” to experience how to plan, monitor, control and proceed in projects. The course will base on the techniques if the world most famous PMI Standard.
Take CAREER Modules, choose between World and Campus Track
Program-specific Internship / study abroad
Program-specific Project / Thesis Module
Program-specific Specialization Module
Exemplary course offering
• Modelling Dynamics in Industrial Systems
• Business Law
• Procurement Logistics
• Distribution Logistics
• Contract Logistics
• Traffic, Transport and Storage Systems
5th and 6th Semester
Program-specific Project / Thesis Module
Program-specific Specialization Module (please see World Track for exemplary course offering)
Additional CORE Module
For further information, please see the program website: http://iem-program.user.jacobs-university.de/.