|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
Supply Chain Management & Logistics
|University website:||Mobility and Supply Chain Engineering|
Engineers keep our society mobile and our supply chains vital. Consider the increase in self-driving cars or e-commerce: we live in a dynamic logistics machine. Our society demands engineers who are ambitious, creative, analytical and open-minded: those who fully understand the many technological possibilities to make mobility and supply chains cleaner, safer, more reliable, and more efficient than ever before.
As a graduate of the Master in Mobility & Supply Chain Engineering, you put Intelligent Transport Systems into optimal use. You analyse and bring systematic innovation to accessibility and sustainability (environment) aspects of the transport system. For example by redesigning logistic processes of hospitals, offering out-of-the-box solutions for public transport operators who cooperate with trendy firms (Google, Uber, Tesla, ...), developing tools so that shared bike systems and electric cars can work.
As a graduate, you can also analyse existing transport networks in response to new players, different prices and new technologies like 3D printing. Your skills will allow you to invent new ways of organising for example e-commerce, warehouses, drones, robots.
A research-driven programme: It is great to see new generations of students getting fascinated by the beautiful mathematics that describes stop and go waves in traffic, or game-theoretical interactions in a transport system. In our research, we have cast these theories into fast computer models. Our students can play with them, and compare them to the latest traffic data that arrives in our lab every minute.
Linking theory to practice: We offer cases and data sets of transport systems you know from daily life around you. Next to academic staff, teachers from companies, consultants and government share their experience with you. Our Industrial Advisory Board keeps the programme in line with the needs of the sector and lets you witness their activities in excursions and guest lectures. Experience working in the sector by choosing an internship or making your master thesis with a company!
The Master of Mobility and Supply Chain Engineering is a two-year programme of 120 ECTS that trains you in optimisation and modelling techniques to address modern mobility and supply chain engineering processes. The programme equips you to understand the decision making processes of users, designers and managers of mobility and supply chain systems and their complex interactions within the transportation infrastructure. You become an expert in optimising these decisions and interactions through the application and consequent management of new, smart transportation technologies.
The Faculty of Engineering Science offers you the opportunity to acquire experience in the field as an intern as well as to go abroad on an exchange. Check out your options for both.
The Master's Thesis is an important part of the MSCE programme. You will face solving a concrete technical-scientific problem. To find a solution you will have to perform independent research, literature search and analysis, simulations, experiments, etc.
Student Hanne told us she "started the master out of curiosity for mobility; but now I discover how useful the combination with logistics skills is. I really feel they’re preparing me for the future. To make a difference."
Society demands for more mobility and logistics, but she accepts less and less (societal) costs and bumps more often into boundaries. Fortunately technology offers more and more possibilities to make traffic and logistics cleaner, more efficient, more reliable, more customized: ITS. There are already engineers who make this ITS-technology, but there is a lack of engineers who can put ITS into an optimal use. You may be this white knight.
You are ambitious, critical, analytical and open minded
You desire to make society cleaner, safer and more efficient
You realise that logistics and traffic are important and crucial now and in the future
You are driven by the urge to innovate technology as well as the systems in which it thrives
All masterstudents Mobility & Supply Chain Engineering who graduate, immediately find a job in the private sector, governments and research institutes. Many companies from the public as well as the private sector are looking for experts with a Mobility & Supply Chain Engineering background.
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