Because of digitization and automation, the manufacturing industry is now rapidly changing. The whole chain of products, machines, factories, warehouses and customers, or the Internet of Things, is able to share and exchange information. To fully exploit this network of information for more effective and efficient production, the manufacturing systems engineer of the future should have knowledge of the whole chain: from the technology inside the machine up to the level of supply chains. The master's program Manufacturing Systems Engineering offers this combination of technological knowledge of high-tech production systems and knowledge of production processes and supply chains, and shows how to apply this knowledge effectively at both system and network level. In other words: an excellent basis for a directing role in the high-tech manufacturing industry!
This is a joint master's program of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences which can be studied as a special track in either the Mechanical Engineering master's program or the Operations Management & Logistics master's program. After graduation in this special master's program you receive the degree of Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering on the diploma of the master's program Mechanical Engineering in the former case and on the diploma of Operations Management & Logistics in the latter case.
PLEASE NOTE: the special master track MSE is being phased out and ceases to exist on the 1st of September 2025. It is no longer possible to enroll in this track.
Students with a specific interest in manufacturing systems engineering have the option to enroll in:
- the track Maintenance and Manufacturing of the master Operations Management & Logistics
- the track Manufacturing Systems of the master Artificial Intelligence and Engineering Systems