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Logistics Engineering

Programme in brief

The hamburger you buy, those new jeans, a car; all products are preceded by major logistical processes. The complexity of these processes and the relationships between manufacturing, warehousing and distribution demands intelligent creation of networks. Smart logistics is what makes the region of Venlo logistics hotspot No. 1 within Europe. Venlo located to the border of Germany is the hub for fulfilling the European service demands. As a European top sector, logistics ensures an ever growing demand for highly qualified employees.

Content of the programme

In the Logistics study, you specialise in either Logistics Management (LM) or Logistics Engineering (LE) after 1,5 years. LE deals with managing operations and the (re)engineering side of logistics. Setting up new warehouse lay-outs, advising customers in introducing new IT systems for stock management or the analysis and re-engineering the goods and information flow from supplier to customer are topics logistics engineers deal with. Thus within the LE study programme you’ll learn to be the business process engineer for internal projects or as consultant, understanding the demands and requirements of people, processes and systems.

What to expect from us

The programme is a well-balanced mix of lectures and practice based project work. Field visits and two half year internships will provide insights of the real life work environment.

We have excellent relations with the logistics industry at both national and international levels, so of course we can advise and help you with this.

A personal mentor will support you in reaching your  goals. Lectures are given in small classes. The teacher’s ‘open door policy’ underlines the open atmosphere which characterises the way we are working together.

What do we expect from you

As a logistics engineer you are interested in how things are organised. Collaboration with different kinds of people motivates you, but you can also work independently. You can easily overview processes and you like to (re)organise them. You like to take decisions, mostly based upon facts and figures. Choosing for a logistics study we expect you to be highly motivated and eager to excel in your personal competencies. Beside your scheduled lessons, self-study is the precondition for successful study progress. Finally enjoying what you do is what makes your study a success.  

Intake

September

Degree

Bachelor

Education form

Full-time

Places

Venlo

Language of study

English

The Fontys way of studying

“The Fontys way of studying” is likely different from studying in your home country. We expect students to not merely study from books, but we expect them to look for solutions to problems themselves (which we call Problem Based Learning). This also means that lecturers expect you to actively participate during discussions. Moreover, you’ll need to write reports, solve problems in groups, conduct research and learn how to present solutions. This could mean that you have to adapt to the local culture, as this is likely different than what you are used to. Our approach does require some responsibility and initiative from your side. Nevertheless, in the end you’ll see that this approach prepares you very well for the job market after your studies.

Why study at Fontys?

We offer education which prepares you for the job market. We do so by staying in constant contact with the working field. While teaching we provide you with the required theory, consequently we will ask you to implement this theory into practice by means of different projects, such as writing a business plan. We do so, since you’ll need to put your knowledge into practice too when you’re ready with your studies. Special about studying at Fontys and appreciated by students is our open door policy. This means that it is easy for you to ask lecturers questions and ask for their feedback.

Career prospects

Being a Logistics Engineering student gives you different professional perspectives. Here are a number of jobs you could work in:

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Distribution Network Designer
  • Head of Purchasing
  • Team Leader Warehouse Operations
  • Process Manager
  • Operations Manager

      Additionally, you can top-up your bachelor with a master’s degree. A Master’s degree allows you to pursue your interests in more depth and to expand your network.

      Study costs and living expenses

      EU/EEA students
      €1,084 (year 1)
      €2,168* (years 2, 3 and 4) 

      Non-EU/EEA students
      €10,430* per year

      *Tuition fees will increase with about 7% annually. Costs for books and readers are not included. These tuition rates are without engagement.

      Monthly living expenses
      Accommodation: €430
      Food: €200
      Other costs: €150
      Visa costs: €315 annually (if needed)
      All-in insurance (optional): €442 (annually)

      Every EU/EEA bachelor student can get a loan to pay its tuition fees. EEA/EU students that work next to their studies are entitled to further loans. More information can be found on www.duo.nl.  

      Admission requirements

      As a prospective bachelor's student you must have a diploma of higher secondary education that is equivalent to Dutch standards. Some equivalent international diplomas are the senior high school diploma GCE, British GCE A-levels, or the French Baccalaureat. Nevertheless, since every country has its own school system we will check your diploma once we have received it from you. For the language requirements please refer to fontys.edu.

      Open days

      We organise several open days throughout the year. On this day you can visit the campus, meet lecturers, and learn about the different study programmes. They are organized on the following dates:

      • Saturday 16th of November 2019
      • Sunday 19th of January 2020
      • Saturday 21st of March 2020

      Accommodation

      Fontys Venlo has enough places to accommodate all its international students if they meet the application date: 15th of June. It is one of the few Dutch universities with own student dormitories. The 3 dormitories are ideally located between the city center and the university. All rooms are furnished. Additionally, Fontys has good contacts with several landlords that offer furnished student rooms in Venlo.