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Resource Efficient Production Logistics

Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology
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STUDY PROGRAMME
«7M11316-Resource-saving production logistics»

DEGREE CONFERRED
Master of Science

DURATION
4 Semesters

ENROLLMENT
Winter and summer semester

ADMISSION RESTRICTION
No restricted admission

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Relevant/appropriate Bachelor's degree (at least 240 CP) and Prerequisites in the disciplines «Basic logistics», «Supply chain management» for students in other fields of study
For international applicants: At least B1 proficiency in Russian and English

APPLICATION DEADLINE
According to the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

LANGUAGE
Russian and English


Logistics is concerned with the global management of physical, information flows for the elaboration of products, going from raw materials and suppliers through the production and distribution system down to the final consumers and transport activities play a key role in the organization of the system. The design, planning and optimization of global supply chains and their components (procurement, production, distribution and transport) has become a key factor of performance competitiveness for companies of all sectors in the increasingly competitive global economy. The program covers the logistics activities of companies in the productive sectors as well as in the service activities.

The performance of logistics is a key factor of competitiveness of firms in the industrial or service sectors in a competitive environment. Its development relies on permanent search and adoption of innovations in many disciplines relative to engineering or management. Managers or supply chains or executives holding positions on related areas are permanently challenged with the development of innovative projects and the search for progress. New challenges have been introduced by the globalization of the economy and the new context of sustainable development.


This Master's program aims to give a competitive edge to students and young professionals interested in industrial engineering and engineering management with a high emphasis on quantitative methods for decision making in the field of supply chain and transport management and optimization, by providing:

  • the high-level technical and management skills necessary for the management of supply chains and logistics and transport systems for the productive or service sectors;

  • an advanced training in Operations Research and Decision making techniques applied to supply chain management;

  • an in-depth knowledge of industrial systems operations management, production, transport and logistics in all sectors of economic activity;

  • the ability to manage complex innovative projects in an international environment;

  • the opportunity to put into practice the theoretical concepts in a real industrial environment or conduct a research project aimed at developing innovations in the area;

  • the chance to do an exchange semester at one of the partner universities in order to develop cross-culture awareness;

  • the opportunity to enter a high level carrier in industry or to continue for the preparation of a doctoral thesis.

As global competition becomes stronger and the demands of all sectors of the market continue to grow in terms of technology as well as price and service, companies needs managers, industrial engineers and professionals who can operate effectively across the Management / Technology interface that characterizes supply chains.

The Production Logistics Manager must therefore be competent in all the technical, economic and human aspects of a complex process. In particular, he must be responsible for the design and optimization of a product or a complex system throughout its lifecycle. The concepts of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management taught within the program are essential for the design and development of global supply chains as well as logistics, production transport and service systems for all sectors of the economy.

The manager of logistics and related areas must therefore be competent in all the technical, economic and human aspects of a complex process. In particular, he must be responsible for the design and optimization of a product or a complex system throughout its lifecycle. The concepts of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management are essential for the design and development of global supply chains as well as production, logistics and transport systems relative to goods or services.

Participants must hold an initial background in engineering or science. Graduates in economics or management or other fields may also be admitted provided the hold a strong background in quantitative methods. No prior «major” area of specialization is required. Participants holding a first industrial experience are particularly welcome.


Competencies and Interests Required

Good knowledge of mathematics and interest in computer science and technology, good communication and organisational skills, interest in thinking in systems, structures and control loops, in complex problem solving, in working in interdisciplinary teams and in taking on management tasks.

Transnational Character of the program

The program has been developed in the framework of multinational European program. Partners from Germany, France, Hungary, Russia, Kazakhstan and Kirghizstan were involved. The letter three will be applying this program in their universities.

Given the international character of this project it is evident, that not every partner can apply this program in the same way another does, respecting laws, rules and regulation given by the governmental accreditation bodies. This program is designed to have a maximum approach for a transnational master degree. Course units are exchangeable and student as well as teaching mobilities are encouraged, even if the model master curriculum has been adapted to comply with the university’s national system.

Admission
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Модули

  • Module «Psychology and pedagogy of higher education»

  • Моdule «History of Science and Research Design»

  • Module «Logistics Systems Planning»

  • Module «Internal Logistics and Planning

  • Module «Audit and optimisation of intralogistics systems»

  • Module «Automation of design and simulation of logistic processes»

Career

Logistics experts design, control and implement logistics processes, systems and regional to global production, disposal and transport networks. They organize flows of goods and information, partnerships between logistics service providers and their customers worldwide or develop material flow technology products. They solve complex problems together with experts in computer science, production and automation technology, material flow and transport technology as well as social and labour scientists.

Logistics offers a versatile and worldwide field of application with good career opportunities and secure future prospects in leading and independent positions at logistics service providers, in manufacturing and trading companies, on construction sites or in conurbations and cities. On the other hand, it is also possible to work in scientifically oriented research via the practice-oriented development engineer to work in science and education in the public sector and in research institutions.

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    Student support

    Earn scholarships that cover tuition fees and living costs by your intellectual work.

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    Double Degree programme

    Study on Double Degree programme with international accreditation financed by DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service.

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    Professors from Germany

    You can attend lectures and classes conducted by professors from Germany, without leaving Kazakhstan.

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    Continuing education abroad

    You have opportunity to do internship in Germany, and after earning a bachelor’s degree you can study further there or in other countries.