The programme consists of a general module, main subject modules, elective courses, and a master dissertation. The general module contains 36 credits of courses that cover the core competences of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.
Students choose among two main subject modules, with 30 credits of specialist courses in distinct application domains. The main subject Manufacturing & Supply Chain Engineering focuses on analysing, optimizing, and designing systems in production and logistics, from the detailed time and methods study of an operator at a workstation to the strategic network study of a global supply chain. The main subject Transport & Mobility Engineering focuses on analysing, optimizing, and designing systems that move people and goods around, from the detailed analysis of road traffic at an intersection to the development of sustainable intermodal mobility services that integrate public and private transport.
Through 30 credits of elective courses, students can further deepen and/or broaden their knowledge and skills in technical and non-technical subjects. As part of the electives, students can obtain a minor in either Artificial Intelligence or Automotive Production Engineering, two domains closely related to Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.
In the Master Dissertation, covering the final 24 credits of the two-year programme, students perform academic research using OR tools to tackle challenging IE problems in manufacturing, supply chain, transport or mobility.