This programme gives you the skills to adopt changes in an industrial environment in a responsible and efficient manner, through established concepts in manufacturing, quality, and innovation.
Linköping University is a Swedish pioneer in management education, and with a tradition of industrial engineering going back to the early 1970s. Our learning environment is characterised by an informal and friendly atmosphere between teachers and students, with small classes and lively group discussions. Courses are assessed through written and oral exams, hand-in assignments, and group-based projects.
This programme builds on your prior knowledge in engineering and mathematics and integrates it into an industrial engineering and management context. You will learn how to analyse processes of tech companies to help steer them in the right direction by applying well-known methods and principles. The first semester has core courses in project management and organisation, production planning and control, lean production, quality, and environmental engineering.
From the second semester onwards, you follow one of these profiles:
- Innovation Management
Rapid change is the new normal, and the pace of innovation is bound to accelerate even further. All innovations have to be managed, however most innovations follow a generic process. This profile focuses on the development and commercialisation of resource-efficient products and solutions. You follow subjects in management systems and sustainability, innovation management, industrial ecology, leadership and organisation, and business planning and entrepreneurship.
- Operations Management
Provides a holistic view of operations management in manufacturing and service industries. You gain knowledge about approaches for creating, developing and sustaining an effective organisation that provides maximum benefits to its customers, with profitability as the starting point. Courses address the management of available resources, in particular with regard to the integration between materials and capacity. You learn about established strategies, planning principles and methods such as Planning and Control, Agile and Lean Production, Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII).
- Quality Management
A set of concepts and practices characterised by core principles like customer focus, process management, continuous improvement, the participation of everyone, fact-based decisions, and committed leadership. A key question is how an organisation can improve its processes to provide maximum benefits to customers through best use of available resources. This profile provides insight about approaches for creating and sustaining an effective organisation, such as six sigma quality, quality and process development, and service development.
In addition to profile-specific courses, the programme has mandatory courses in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and science and research methodology. Each profile concludes with a 12 ECTS project within the field of your chosen profile, in groups of 5-6 students. This real-world case prepares you for the master thesis in the final semester.
The thesis of 30 ECTS is usually written together with another student and in close collaboration with a company, either a small local business or a global industrial corporation such as Ericsson or Scania.
Thanks to our experienced and qualified teachers, you can be assured of reaching success. You will find a warm welcoming environment and a vibrant student community. Furthermore, as always with Linköping University, there is an industry presence, with guest lectures from prominent representatives and cases based on real-world examples.