Engineering Systems: Lean Engineering

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The Lean Engineering track within the Master in Engineering Systems will no longer be offered as of September 2022. Current students can complete their program and earn their master degree (MSc). A new track, Smart Manufacturing, will be offered from September 2023.

Why study Lean Engineering at HAN?

Broad opportunities

As a Lean engineer you have a broad skill set. So can work in a technical or managerial position.

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Based on industry needs

The program is based on continual interaction with industrial partners. Our applied research focuses on their needs and interests.

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Direct transfer after bachelor

Transfer directly after your bachelor in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, process technology or automotive engineering.

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Linked to research group

Linked to HAN’s Research Group in Lean / World Class Performance. One of your lecturers heads this research group.

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Lean Engineering: quick facts

    16-20Contact hoursaverage per week
    25Hours of independent studyaverage per week

ProgramWhat do you learn?

You learn all about Lean principles and methods. More importantly: how to apply them. In the design, control and improvement of manufacturing processes and products. You also learn to model and validate systems with multiple inputs and outputs. And to analyze systems and apply suitable control strategies. 

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CareersWhat can you do with this master of science?

As a Lean engineer, your skills will be in high demand. Industrial companies are always looking for well-trained professionals in Lean engineering. In fact, this master is part of the training program at several companies. And our industry contacts often have openings for our graduates. With your broad skill set, you could work in either a technical or managerial position. 

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The Dutch way of learning Education at HAN and in the Netherlands

The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at HAN you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions. To give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative. And to discover things for yourself. 

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Part of the Master in Engineering Systems

Lean Engineering is a track within the Master in Engineering Systems. Other tracks in the Master in Engineering Systems are: Sustainable Energy, Automotive Systems, Control Systems, Embedded Systems and Smart Manufacturing (available from September 2023).

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Study in part-time?

Want to study in part-time? Follow the modules at your own pace? You can if you are from the EU/EEA or have a valid residence permit for the Netherlands. You also need to be working in the field. The part-time program takes 3 years to complete. 

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Why study in Holland?

Holland has a large population of international students so you won’t feel alone. In fact, 1 in 10 students is an international student. At Arnhem Business School it’s even 1 in 2 students. Why do so many international students come here? Because Holland has excellent, affordable higher education. It also has a thriving economy (18th in the world) so there are plenty of job opportunities. What’s more, the Dutch are open-minded and almost everyone speaks English.

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Discover the city of Arnhem

Arnhem is the green and bustling capital of the province of Gelderland. With a population of around 160,000, the city has plenty to offer. Whether you’re into fashion or history, museums or pubs, concerts or nightclubs. And with its lovely green surroundings, you can also enjoy nature at its best. Safe and friendly student cities are just one of the 7 reasons to study at HAN.

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The location

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  • HAN Arnhem campus

    Ruitenberglaan 29
    6826 CC Arnhem
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Contact us

Contact us at HAN Technical Masters.
We're happy to help with all your questions!

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 8:30 - 16:30

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Telephone number: +31 26 36 58 215

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