Logistics Engineering is a broad and challenging programme. You learn how to manage and optimize various logistics streams in, for example physical distribution and human logistics. Physical distributions is all about worldwide transport, storage, planning and communication between different parties. Human logistics focuses on human streams, for example in health service or at a big event.

The Dutch Top Logistics Team’s “Score to the top” report1 defines logistics as the knowledge and skills needed to efficiently, sustainably and effectively plan, organize, execute and manage the goods and information flows and any associated financial flows from raw material to the end product”. This includes return flows and reuse, both within one company and between companies. The term ‘logistics’ therefor includes Supply Chain Management, Logistics management and Transport management.

Perhaps more than in any other profession, a logistician needs to be able to act as both a specialist and a generalist. Specialist intervention is required for logisticians involved in a specific component within the chain, for example a production or distribution manager. A generalist perspective is required to ensure that the entire chain can operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. The young starting logistician is expected to be able to coordinate at least two links within the chain and be actively involved with all of a company’s logistical development stages

Course offer

What do you need to enter this programme? And what can you expect when you apply? In this section you'll find all you need to know!

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Ready for an international adventure?

If you have been selected by your home university to study one or two semesters at the HZ, you may start your application by registering through our online application procedure. Please follow the procedure carefully to make sure your application is registered.

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Practical information

Visa and residence permit

To enter the Netherlands for the purpose of studying, and during your studies, you may require a visa and/or a residence permit. Read more.


When you are looking for accommodation in Zeeland, there are possibilities to find a good and affordable room in Vlissingen or Middelburg. Most student houses are near the city centres and within cycling distance of HZ. In Vlissingen you are also close to the Boulevard and beach when you want to get a breath of fresh air. Read more.


Any questions about this programme or study abroad? You can contact Evelien Clemminck, Incoming Exchange Coordinator, with your questions.

E-mail Evelien