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Program Industrial Engineering & Management

Industrial Engineering & Management

BSc undergraduate program

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.

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Program Structure and Content

Year 1
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.
Year 2
Take 3 CORE Modules, at least 2 from study program
Process Engineering
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.
Year 3
Take CAREER Modules, choose between World and Campus Track
1. World Track
5th Semester:
  • Program-specific Internship / study abroad
6th Semester:
  • Program-specific Project / Thesis Module
  • Program-specific Specialization Module
  • Exemplary course offering:
    Modelling Dynamics in Industrial Systems
    IT Applications in Production and Logistics
    Quality and Risk Management Methods
    Ethics and Sustainability in Production and Logistics
    Procurement & Purchasing
    Distribution & E-Commerce
2. Campus Track
Students who do not enter the World Track follow the Campus Track
5th and 6th Semester:
  • Program-specific Project / Thesis Module
  • Program-specific Specialization Module (please see World Track for exemplary course offering)
  • Additional CORE Module
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