Industrial Engineering is about to see "the big picture" when one is dealing with complex processes and systems. The field focuses on analyzing the many 'wheels' that must work together so that an organization is able to function in the most efficient and profitable way. As a student, you will get insight into diverse methodologies, techniques and tools that you may apply to enhance the organization's performance. The capability you gain through this study makes you particularly well suited to a management position.
A Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering will provide students with the knowledge and capabilities to use appropriate techniques, skills, and tools to identify, formulate, analyze, and solve industrial engineering problems. With normal progress, a student will be able to obtain a master degree after two years, corresponding to 120 credits. If the student wants to combine the master study with work in an external company, it is possible to extend the program to three or four years. A customized education plan will then be suggested. After finishing this education, the students will have a solid foundation to enter a variety of positions at global base. The typical positions are senior engineer, project managers, developers, consultants, managers and researchers. Many of our former students are holding managerial or senior research positions in public organizations or private companies.
The aim of the program Industrial Engineering is to provide the students with knowledge, skills and general competence in Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing, Industrial Robotics, Optimization, Data Management, Computer Integrated and Virtual Manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma, Production Logistics, and Supply Chain Management. Students will develop action skills to meet the needs and challenges of private and public sectors.
K1: Has broad knowledge within the academic field of mathematics, physics and engineering, and specialized and relevant knowledge within the field of industrial engineering.
K2: Has thorough knowledge of the different theories and methodologies that enhance industrial enterprise performance from a holistic perspective.
K3: Has specialized knowledge on different industrial processes especially related to manufacturing and relevant technologies, concepts and systems such as robotics, CAD/CAM, CIM, virtual manufacturing, manufacturing logistics, supply chain management, operations research, quality management & improvement (Lean Six Sigma), project management as well as new development within the academic field of industrial engineering.
K4: Has broad knowledge on the history, traditions, distinctive character and place in society of the academic field of industrial engineering.
S1: Can analyse and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to structure and formulate scholarly arguments.
S2: Can use existing theories and interpretations in the field of industrial engineering, work systematically and team oriented on practical and theoretical problems.
S3: Can use relevant methods in industrial engineering to perform research and development work in an independent and team-oriented manner.
S4: Can carry out an independent, limited research or development.
project within the field of industrial engineering under supervision and in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics.
GC1: Can analyse relevant academic, professional and research ethical problems as an engineer and/or a manager.
GC2: Can apply the knowledge and skills within industrial.
engineering in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects, both as a team member and a project leader.
GC3: Can communicate about academic issues, analysis and conclusions in the field of industrial engineering by using the terminology in the field to communicate with both specialists and the common public.
GC4: Can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes by using the knowledge from the methods and theories in industrial engineering.
With a M.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering, you will have excellent job opportunities as the study equips you with a comprehensive knowledge set in dealing with technical and managerial challenges in manufacturing industries; i.e. automation, oil and gas, mechanical and electrical, logistics and shipping.
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The basis of admission is
a relevant undergraduate Bachelor degree in mechanical, electrical power or electronics, mechatronics, material science, industrial engineering, process engineering or other equivalent majors. In addition, the following requirements must be met:
minimum 25 credits in mathematics, 5 credits in statistics and 7,5 ects i physics on a higher level is required. (Some of the courses in the bachelor engineering programme may have a certain amount of physics included and can be accepted*.)
*Bachelor engineering in Mechanical Engineering at UiT with content of acceptable physics:
ITE1852 Mekanikk og Fluidmekanikk: 1 studiepoeng fysikk
ITE1815 Mekanikk 2: 1.5 studiepoeng fysikk
In most bachelor's degrees in engineering, you must take one elective science subject to qualify for the master's degree. At UiT you may take this course: Matematikk 3/Fysikk 2 or equivalent.
Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries:
- The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester
Online application is via Søknadsweb, study code 4602
Applicants from outside the Nordic countries:
- The application deadline for applicants outside the Nordic countries is December 1st for admission to the autumn semester.
Online application, study code 9007
Are you an international applicant? How to apply.
All teaching on this program takes place in English.
The study program is structured with concentrated courses where students work on one subject at a time. This provides for a uniform workload throughout the program. The program is R&D-based, and the professors are often using their own research results in lecturing. Most courses are based on traditional lectures, theoretical exercises, laboratory exercises, excursions, and self-studies. Exercises can be either voluntary or mandatory and performed individually or in teams.
Mandatory project works are also often used in connection to the different subjects. The projects are normally executed by student teams. The teams are preparing project reports that are presented to the professors, examiners and sometimes also to the fellow students. The projects may be based on laboratory experiments, business cases or similar. Some subjects are entirely based on a project supervised by the actual professor.
The final thesis is characterized by a topic of scientific nature and can be performed in close cooperation with a relevant industry partner and/or based on an existing R&D-project. The work is divided into two phases where the first phase normally consists of a literature study in order to provide the students with a stronger theoretical basis to execute phase two. Phase two is the main part of the thesis and is a dedicated R&D task where the students will gain in-depth knowledge of the chosen topic. The result of the work is to be presented in the form of a scientific report in order to document all work that is performed in connection with the thesis. The work is normally performed individually, but in special cases by a group of two or three students. There will be milestone status meetings and presentations during the working period, and the final results are presented to faculty staff and fellow students.
Form of assessment
Throughout the program, various forms of evaluation methods are used in connection to the different subjects. In most cases individual written examinations are used as the main form of subject grading. In addition, mandatory projects (individually or in groups) are used in order to set the final grade.
Some subject evaluations are based on a portfolio of performed assignments, while others are based on project works in which the grades are determined based on written reports, sometimes followed by oral presentations.
The grading of the final master thesis is based only on the written report with relevant attachments.
Further information about the evaluation method of each subject is defined in the respective course description, but the grading is normally based on the ECTS system with grades A, B, C, D, E and F, where F is "not passed".
Mandatory safety training in health, security and environment (HSE)
All students must complete mandatory safety training before they are allowed access and given permission to work in laboratories, workshops and the like. This also goes for participation in fieldwork/research cruises and similar. Please contact your immediate supervisor for list of mandatory courses.
UIT Campus Narvik has a ph.d. education within the field of Engineering Science and Technology,
The students have great possibilities to take some parts of the study program at other universities abroad, especially in connection with the final master thesis. Our university college has active collaborations with other universities in countries like China, Japan, USA, Hungary, Sweden, Germany and Spain.
|University of Bergamo||Italia|
|Zhejiang University of Technology||Kina|
|Budapest University of Technology and Economics||Ungarn|
|Zhejiang Sci-Tech University||Kina|
|Beijing Institute of Technology||Kina|
|Kyungpook National University||Sør-Korea|
|Luleå University of Technology||Sverige|