Bachelor in Industrial Engineering & Management (SDP)

Course typeBachelor
Course sectorEngineering
Course duration1 year
Starting dateSeptember 2019
DegreeBachelor of Science
Tuition fee (EU/EEA students) € 2,083
Tuition fee (NON-EU students)(specification) € 7,800

A Saxion Industrial Engineer is a business administrator who is specialised in finding sustainable solutions for quality- and productivity related problems in the production industry. These problems will be researched with a design based methodology, in multidisciplinary teams, after which solutions and interventions will be implemented. From a quality point of view, industrial engineers are increasingly lowering the environmental footprint of processes and products. In creating sustainable solutions new technologies and innovations are considered, and the way in which the solution can be successfully implemented in existing organisations. Identification, selection, acquisition, exploitation and protection of technology in relation to strategy development, innovation and production are at the core of solving this question. Because of the increasing speed of technological developments (technology push) and increasingly demanding customers (demand pull), productivity problems are becoming increasingly complex and have to be solved within a shorter timeframe. This is why it is important to identify and assess technological developments at an early stage. These developments are increasingly taking place abroad, with Germany as the front runner.

The Short Degree Programme Industrial Engineering & Management consists of seven taught modules and one graduation project.

  1. Leadership (4 ECTS)
    In this module you will learn about management as well as how to do management. You can name the current trends and issues managers are facing, explain why people resist change and how resistance might be managed and explain the major components that determine group performance and satisfaction. Additionally, you will discuss the challenges managers face in motivating (groups of) workers, describe different motivation theories and show behaviour that is effective at negotiations, listening and conflict management.
  2. Strategy development (4 ECTS)
    In this module you will learn about the fundamental aspects of strategy development. You will develop a strategy, write a business plan and will learn to use some common strategy and business analysis tools.
  3. Technology & Process Management (4 ECTS)
    In this module you will develop knowledge and skills in the field of technology and process management. You will learn how to use technology management tools based on some specific subjects like: technology audit, technology exploration, process management, technology roadmap and strategic management of technology.
  4. Entrepreneurial Behaviour (4 ECTS)
    In this module you will learn about the field of opportunity recognition, -evaluation, -exploitation. This module is all about recognizing organizational problems and their opportunities and threats.
  5. Change Management (4 ECTS)
    In this module students you will learn about implementation of organisational improvements and changes. You will  learn to assess what needs to change in the organisation (regarding external opportunities and threats as well as the company’s own strengths and weaknesses) and how this change can be implemented.
  6. Innovation management (5 ECTS)
    In this module you will develop knowledge and skills in the field of describing and analysing innovation in terms of product, process and market innovation and management issues related to these subjects. You will combine all this in a innovation plan.
  7. Strategic Innovative Entrepreneurship (5 ECTS)
    In this module you will learn about translating strategy and business models into quality of processes and concrete business plans, with the use of creative techniques.
  8. Graduation project (30 ECTS)
    The graduation project is an individual research project that must be carried out in a real company, You have to formulate a problem from professional practice and translate this problem to an objective, a main question and a number of research questions. You systematically gather and analyse data on a part of the professional operations and translate the outcomes in terms of professional practice. At the end of the graduation period, you present the outcomes and the recommendations of your research for the company and Saxion.

General entry requirements apply. Additionally, international students looking to enrol in the Short Degree Programme Industrial Engineering & Management will need a steady knowledge base matching that of students enrolled in the Dutch four year fulltime Industrial Engineering & Management programme. This means that you will need to show sufficient knowledge and skills in the following Industrial Engineering & Management disciplines:

  • (Business2Business) Marketing;
  • Organisation and Management;
  • Finance and Accounting;
  • Production methods;
  • Research Methodology;
  • Logistics/operations management.

Furthermore, applicants need to have at least 6 months of relevant experience in industry (e.g. assignments, projects, internships).

During the enrolment process, you can be asked to make a assignment at home. The results from this assignment are taken into account in the application process. A digital interview can be part of the enrolment process as well. If this is the case, you will be informed during the enrolment process.

Graduated Industrial Engineers are specialised in finding sustainable solutions for quality- and productivity related problems in discreet systems in the production industry. This makes them especially suitable for managerial positions in technical production environments. Because of their skills in spotting technological innovations and trends, Industrial Engineers are often found in international business both within the Netherlands as well as abroad.