Excellence program

Additional to the OML program, the Master's program Operations Management & Logistics offers a special excellence program for excellent students.

Excellence Program OML
The MSc Excellence Program is an additional program to the Master's program (20 ects extra). The MSc Excellence Program starts in the second semester of the Master's program. The excellence program for OML contains two tracks, the MSc excellence Track in Design and the MSc excellence Track in Research.

If you have successfully followed the design track of the MSc excellence Program, you have a high chance of being admitted to the PDEng Logistics Management Systems (LMS) program (no guarantee).

If you have successfully followed the research track of the MSc excellence Program, you have a high chance of being admitted to the PhD program (no guarantee).

The MSc excellence Track in Research
The MSc excellence Track in Research entails the following elements:

  • Two mini-research projects to explore two different research fields, in the first year (5 ects per project)
  • PhD courses, in the second year (10 ects in total) of the master, as part of the electives. The students can select PhD courses that are offered to the regular PhD students.
  • Master thesis project:
    • Is preceded by the writing of a PhD research proposal (instead of literature study and formulation thesis assignment) of 15 ects
    • Proposal can be used to compete for grants (at e.g. NWO)
    • Master thesis is on first part of the PhD research proposal
  • Additional PhD courses can be followed in 2nd year of master, as part of the electives

On the website of the Beta Research School you will find a description of the PhD Program and courses.

The MSc excellence Track in Design (when a project is available)
The MSc excellence Track in Design consists of 20 ects of core courses of the LMS program, or design assignments, in which knowledge from master courses is used for solving real-life problems in industry. Design assignments include company visits, company presentations and grading based on value for company, innovativeness.

On this website you will find a description of the PDEng Program and courses.

Students that successfully undertake the excellence Program are exempted for specific parts of the PhD program (as excellence student Research Track) or PDEng program (as excellence student Design Track). The excellence student of the Design Track can do the PDEng program after the excellence program in 16 months instead of 20 months. Their PDEng course program will contain a maximum of 30 ects of core courses and design assignments. The excellence student of the Research Track can do the PhD program in 3 instead of 4 years.

Tutoring
The thesis mentor of the MSc programs will guide you as a Design or Research mentor.

Admission to the excellence Program
From the second semester of the Master's program, the MSc excellence Program will start. The Admission Board (the PDEng/PhD mentor and the Director LMS/Graduate School) assesses the applications for the MSc excellence program. To apply for the excellence program you have to make a Letter of motivation, give a Curriculum Vitae and you will be interviewed. For the MSc excellence Track in Research it is possible that you have to write a research proposal.