Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's Programme

120 credits

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.

Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's Programme

Autumn 2023 / Full-time / Linköping

Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's Programme - Second admission round mainly for Swedish and EU/EEA students

Autumn 2023 / Full-time / Linköping

Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's Programme

Autumn 2024 / Full-time / Linköping

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Linköping University has been a pioneer in industrial engineering and management education since the 1970s. Thanks to our dedicated and experienced teachers, we can offer you interesting challenges and personal development to help you reach success. Besides lectures and laboratory work, we expect you to actively participate in projects, writing papers, essays and reports, and presenting minor research tasks. This is demanding, and for good reason. We take education seriously and want your time with us to be as meaningful as possible.

Three profiles

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. This thesis 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.

Syllabus and course details

A detailed syllabus, curriculum and information on courses, including literature, can be found in our Study information database via the link below. For entry requirements and tuition fees, please click the ”Admission requirements” tab at the top of the page.


Play back this webinar, recorded in November 2021, to hear Programme Coordinator Mathias Henningsson and second-year student Likith Madu discuss the programme structure and what is expected from you as a student at Linköping University.

Career opportunities

Our graduates are enjoying interesting careers as R&D managers in tech-intensive companies, or as CTOs in smaller companies and start-ups. You will be qualified for engineering positions with businesses and authorities involving consulting, investment strategies, production planning and control, lean, quality, and supply chain management. You will also be prepared for an academic career beginning with doctoral studies.


Current student Pourash Tiwari tells you why he chose Linköping University, and what he likes best about the Industrial Engineering and Management programme. He also talks about the project work and case studies which are characteristic for many of the courses.

Alumni insights

Michael – Germany – Supply Chain Management Trainee,
Goodyear Dunlop Tires Luxembourg 

”The programme really provides a great opportunity to grow in an environment characterised by project work, international teams, and constant challenges and fast changing demands, which is very similar to the work environment that expects us after the studies. This helps me every day to cope with real-life challenges that I face by working in a highly complex and demanding environment.”

Stories from the programme


Application and admission

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