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Industrial Engineering - Master


Duration:2 Years
Credits (ECTS):120
Qualification:Master of Science in Industrial Engineering / 'Sivilingeniør'
Admission requirements:Bachelor degree in Engineering programme in mechanical, electrical power, electronics, mechatronics, material science, industrial engineering, process engineering or other equivalent majors with minimum 25 credits mathematics, 5 credits statistics and 7,5 credits physics topics.
Application deadline:Nordic applicants: 15 April
International applicants: 1 December
Application code:Nordic applicants: 4602; International applicants: 9007

Programme description

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 complex problems in both engineering and management. 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, 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.

Programme structure

Term 10 ects 10 ects 10 ects
First semester (autumn)
Compulsory attendance
Second semester (spring)

Third semester (autumn)
Fourth semester (spring)
INE-3900 Thesis - M-IN

Learning outcomes

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, Project Management, Production Logistics, and Supply Chain Management. Students will develop action skills to meet the needs and challenges of both private and public sectors. In addition, students will develop sustainable development thinking and understand data security issues in digital manufacturing and logistics processes.


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.

GC5: Can contribute to developing sustainable operations in manufacturing and logistics with the knowledge and methods of industrial engineering.

GC6: Can understand and contribute to enhancing the data and information security in digital manufacturing and logistics processes.

Teaching and assessment

Refresher course:

In Week 33 a two-days refresher course in linear algebra is offered. In this course, central concepts and methods from previous linear algebra courses will be repeated. Experiences from previous years are that students who participate in this refresher course benefit greatly from this in SMN6190 Linear Algebra II.

All teachings in this programme are in English.

The programme involves lectured courses, as well as a high degree of problem-based education (i.e. learning-by-doing), where the students spend their time working on relevant projects under supervision of a highly qualified staff. The projects are concerned with relevant topics within the field of industrial engineering.

Form of assessment

Through the two-year master’s programme of Industrial Engineering, students are evaluated in both theoretical knowledge and engineering skills. This evaluation is based on written or oral exams, in addition to written reports and presentation of project results. The programme aims at being international and research-based, and the students will therefore acquire state-of-the-art competence in both technology and management.


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 the list of mandatory courses.

Language of instruction


Exchange possibilities

The students have great possibilities to take some parts of the study programme at other universities abroad, especially in connection with the final master thesis. UIT Narvik has active collaborations with other universities in countries like China, Japan, USA, Hungary, Sweden, Germany and Spain.

Job prospectives

With a M.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering, you will have excellent job opportunities as the study equips you with a comprehensive set of knowledge in dealing with technical and managerial challenges, and our alumni work as project designers, engineers, consultants, production managers, researchers, and project managers in the following industries:

Access to further studies

UiT Narvik has a Ph.D. education within the field of Engineering Science and Technology.