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Logistics Engineering

The Logistics Engineering course will teach you everything about all different modes of transport. Logistics is everywhere, irrespective of whether it concerns people or distribution. Would you like to become a professional expert in logistics and management, who can get to work anywhere in the world?

You will learn everything there is to know about physical distribution during the course: storage, transport and the planning of goods. What do you need to order and what quantities? Where are you going to store the products and how will you get them to the customer? You will learn to design new ports with quays, material handlers and warehouses. You will also learn all about people logistics, with the flows of people being the central focus point. This could include logistics during a large-scale event, hospitals or major disasters. Whichever direction you choose, you will be the one responsible for ensuring all business processes continue running and making sure problems are solved. You will also organise all communication between the involved parties.

You don’t just have organisational talents, but you are also interested in technology and management. You are stress-resistant, you can communicate effectively and you have both feet firmly on the ground. Would you like to get to work in the world of logistics? The Logistics Engineering course at the HZ will train you to become a true logistics professional.

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Read everything about the study programme, minor, internship and graduation.

Year one is an introduction to the logistics branch. Besides courses related to the different modes of transport, you follow courses such as Warehouses and Distribution, Operation Management and Human Logistics. In year two you become acquainted with more specializes aspects of logistics and management. 

In year three, you choose a minor and an internship that both match your interest and educational and professional objectives. You can purchase a minor at HZ, at one of our partner universities or abroad.  The focus in the fourth year is an un-dept theoretical study of your specialization, Supply Chain Management, Maritime Logistics or Human Logistics. In the second semester, you carry out your graduation project at a company. 

In your third year you choose a minor. With a minor you can deepen or broaden your knowledge and skills. You can follow a minor at the HZ or a minor at another university in the Netherlands or abroad

In your third year, you do an internship in the Netherlands or abroad. In the fourth year, you carry out a graduation project, in which you will analyse a company problem and find a solution that can actually be implemented. This work experience provides you with contacts that will enhance your career prospects after graduation.


Before you apply to the Logistics Engineering programme, you have to meet a few admission requirements

Admission requirements

To be admitted to the Logistics Engineering programme you need:

  •  A qualification equivalent to a Dutch secondary education diploma, which gives you access to higher education. 
  • A good knowledge of economics or mathematic.
  • A good command of written and spoken English. Your level of English should be equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0.

Read more about the admission requirements. 

Alternative entrance exam

If you don’t have the appropriate secondary school diploma, and if you are at least 21 years old, you may be exempted from this requirement. The HZ provides the possibility of taking an alternative entrance exam

Language requirements

Read all about the language requirements here

Practical information

Read everything about the fees and finances, what it's like to study in the Netherlands, what you need to arrange when studying abroad and how to apply for a study programme. 

Fees and finances

Next to  the tuition fees and cost of living there are extra costs for your study programme (study materials, excursions and books). In the first two years these costs are approximately €750,- per year. 

Read more about the fees and finances here. 


Have you made your choice? Read all about our application procedure.

Pre-arrival information

Visa, health insurance, accomodation and a Dutch bank account..You need to arrange quite some things when you decide to study abroad. Read all about it here

Studying in the Netherlands

What it's like to study in the Netherlands? And what is Vlissingen like? Read all about Zeeland, the Netherlands and HZ.


Do you have any questions or do you need more information about the study programme? Please contact our admission office:

Course description

Read more detailed course information in the Academic and Examination Regulation.

After graduation

Congratulations, you're now graduated! From now on you may use the title ‘Bachelor of Science’. 

Did you participate in the Honours Programme? You will get an extra certificate with your diploma. 

Get a copy of your diploma here.

Upon graduation, you can find work as a planner or purchaser at a transport and distribution company, a consultancy or a logistics company before moving on to the position of logistics manager, consultant, supply chain manager or materials manager.

With a HZ diploma, you can enrol in a Master’s programme. If you want to do this abroad, you can usually start straight away. If you wish to do this at a research university in the Netherlands, you may be required to follow a pre-Master’s programme.

Students' experiences

Jekaterina studies Logistics Engineering. She shares her experiences with HZ in this video.

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