Academic program of the Department of Industrial Engineering

Head of Module: Dr.sc. Dragutin Lisjak

The academic program is adapted to the Bologna Process, which contains three levels of education: undergraduate level (bachelor degree), graduate level (master degree) and postgraduate study (doctoral program of six semesters or postgraduate specialist study of three semesters). The entire curriculum of the module of Industrial Engineering and Management can be found here.

Undergraduate study of the module of Industrial Engineering and Management (BS)

The undergraduate study, or the first four semesters, is comprised of subjects, which are generally common for the entire study of mechanical engineering, like theoretical basics of engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing technologies, material engineering, automation and robotics. During the 5th and 6th semester students are gradually introduced into the field of industrial engineering. Introductory courses are: Industrial Engineering, Principles of Management, Production Economics, Engineering Statistics, Process Planning, Technical Logistics, Production Management, and Maintenance.

Graduate study of the module of Industrial Engineering and Management (MS)

The master level of study is almost entirely directed towards knowledge and methodology in the field of industrial engineering and management. Special courses of the module are: Operations Research I and II, Information Systems, Fundamentals of Quality Assurance, Human Resources Management, Robotics, Logistics System Modelling, Information Management, Accounting and Finance for Managers, Commercial and Labour Law and Industrial sociology. With a large number of elective courses from other modules and colleges, students can choose a wide area of professional specialization according to their needs and preferences. After defending master thesis, candidates earn the academic title of Master of Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng.).

Postgraduate specialist study of the module of Industrial Engineering and Management

During the postgraduate specialist study students master the broader aspects of production, through the acquisition of specialist knowledge, in the field of industrial engineering and management: engineering logistics, development and optimization of engineering processes, the application of modern statistical and simulation methods and methods of production management, maintenance management, project management, quality management and the application of modern business strategies (BPR, KAIZEN, SIX SIGMA, etc.). The emphasis is on studying specific cases that require the participation of students in development projects and in the projects of re-engineering production and business. More information about specialist study can be found here.

Postgraduate doctoral study of the module of Industrial Engineering and Management (PhD)

Postgraduate doctoral study in the field of industrial engineering and management is primarily a continuation of the graduate level of the module of Industrial Engineering and Management. Along with the core courses, a choice of narrow areas of research allows the applicants to specialize in the fields of: engineering logistics, quality assurance and measurement, development and optimization of machining processes, production management and maintenance, project management, strategic and operational management, and optimization methods. Additional specialization is achieved through courses related to research projects that introduce candidates to scientific work. More information about postgraduate doctoral study can be found here.