About the Industrial Engineering program
The designer program Industrial Engineering is a 2-year program that enables young people who already have obtained a master degree in Industrial Engineering, or in a related field, to develop the skills and attitude needed to identify and realize innovations in logistic systems that enhance its performance to reduce its costs. The term 'logistic system' refers to the structure, management and control of operational processes in fields such as manufactury, supply chains, production, service, distribution and transportation.
The program is organized around core faculty of design mentors, top scientists specialized in a subfield of logistics, who cooperate with major industral firms in projects aimed at enhancing the firm's logistics performance. Trainees of the Industrial Engineering program participate in these projects when doing their own design project during the last year of their term.
Interaction with industry is basic to the program. About one quarter of the program is used for developing technical skills for design in logistics; three quarter of the program consists of activities performed in an industrial setting, such as small scale design assignments, a logistic quick scan, and the logistic design project of 10 months. The program for each trainee is specifically designed in accordance with the trainee's background, the subfield of logistics chosen, and the industrial firm were the design project will be carried out.