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In control of logistics operations

Are you interested in IT, technology, and process development? And you also enjoy working with people? Become a driving force with our Logistics Engineering bachelor's programme!

Are you in charge of supplying a warehouse efficiently? Or do you want to be responsible for the logistics processes in a port area? You will become a logistics specialist with expertise in IT, storage, transport and transshipment techniques. The engineering programme focuses on the technical aspects of storage and transport.

Why choose BUas?

  • Our lecturers bring industry expertise and practical experience into education
  • Small-scale degree programme with lots of personal contact with lecturers
  • Focus on physical distribution, production, event and care logistics

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  • Entrepreneurship

Logistics is aboutorganisingand planning flows of goods, information and people in the quickest way and at the lowest costs.In this process, sustainability is alsotaken into account.

During your studies, you will acquire specialist knowledge and develop competences in the field of logistics that you need to be successful in your future job. In our learning community you will work on a project basis on real-life assignmentsfrom the logistics industry.In addition, youwillattend lectures, guest lectures and seminars, training courses and coaching sessions. You will also doa number ofwork placements and participate in excursions andfieldtrips. The studyprogrammeis practice-based and optimally linked to the demands of the industry!

An overview of the curriculum, study components, course content and learning objectives from years 1 and 2, can be found in thestudy guide.We will explain below what you can expect in each year.

Year 1

In the first year you will learn what logistics means for various sorts of companies, what differences there are between companies and how you can survey all the logistics processes in a company or organisation. You will become acquainted with subjects such as supply and purchasing management, law and transport management. For this purpose you will attendlectures, seminars, training sessions or guest lectures which are often linked togroup assignments. In the first-year excursion week you will see how logistics is applied in all sorts of companies; you will see the theory from the preceding weeks in actual practice – an eye-opener! Because logistics is an international area of specialisation, considerable attention is paid to logistics in an international context.

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Year 2

In the second year there is more freedom of choice. You will expand your knowledge of logistics by becoming acquainted with intermodal transport, manufacturing systems and automation techniques. In addition to this expansion of knowledge, at the end of the year you can gain in-depth knowledge on a specific theme:

  • Supply management: the right number of goods or services being available at the right time.
  • Production logistics: coordinating, monitoring and optimising the production process.
  • Transport: transporting products or services in a safe, quick, sustainable and as inexpensive manner as possible from supplier to client.
  • Warehousing: optimising the setup of warehouses.
  • Care logistics: processes in the care sector concerning the optimal flows of goods (equipment and medicines), information and people (patients and visitors).
  • Event logistics: coordinating, monitoring and optimising logistics processes relatingto events.

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Year 3

In the third year, working in professional practice and studying at Breda University of Applied Sciences are alternated. You will go on a work placement twice for a period of three months each at, for example, a production company, trading enterprise, hospital or transport company. For the work placement you can opt for the same focus as for the specific theme in the second year, but you can also explore a different area of logistics.

Examples of work placement assignments are:

  • Improving customer service at a transport company
  • Carrying out an analysis of a fleet of vehicles
  • Carrying out an analysis of the flows of goods or visitors
  • Setting up a purchasing plan
  • Designing the set-up of a warehouse

You will preferably carry out the second work placement abroad. In the periodbetween the two work placement periods, you will go to school to aquirein-depth knowledgeabout the logistics subject area. In this process, attention will be paid to the various supply chains, e-commerce and entrepreneurship.

Year 4

At the beginning of the fourth year, you follow a minor; an in-depth minor in which you specialise further within your field of study, or you look beyond the borders of your field of study: an extended minor.In the second half of the fourth year you will carry out a graduation assignment for a company or organisation with complex logisticsflows, for example. Once again you can opt for sectors where you undertook your work placement in the third year or choose a competely different area of logistics.

Examples of graduation assignments are:

  • Carrying out research intochanging a mode of transport
  • Improving the supply chain
  • Introducingautomation processes or the application of supply models.

You will write a graduation thesis about this assignment which you will defend during the final exam.

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In your fourth year you can also opt for a pre-master’s programme of a Dutch research university to gain direct access to their master’s programmes. 

In addition, BUasalso offers its own pre-master's programme Strategic Business Management and Marketing(SBM). If your academic results are good, you will be offered the opportunity of attending this pre-master’s programme. Successful completion of this track will give you direct access, after Breda University of Applied Sciences, to various Master of Science programmes in business-related studies in management and marketing at several partner universities. A few examples are the universities of Maastricht, Tilburg, Brussels (B) and Warwick (UK). In this way, it will be possible for you to earn an academic master's degree within five years' time or, after having completed an accelerated three-year track, even within four years' time.

At the end of the second year of study you will choose one the following themes:

Supply Management

If you buy something online in the evening, then you will also want it to be delivered the next day, so it does have to be in stock at the suppliers. For many products this is easy to organise, but how do you manage having seasonal products in stock, such as ice skates or swimming pools once the weather has turned? You will learn how you can make the right number of products or services available at the right times.

Production Logistics

How do you ensure that for making a specific sort of car all the necessary components are available on time, produced in the right numbers and can be supplied to the client? Production logistics concerns planning and organising the production process. You coordinate the production process and monitor the planning and quality.


Without transport everything would come toa standstill. Have you ever wondered about the way in which you ultimately come about your iPad or the jeans you are wearing? This can happen via all sorts of routes. More and more products are being produced in low-wage countries. This means that more and more goods have to be transported over great distances. You will learn how a product or service can travel from the supplier to the client in the best manner.


Which products are most frequently distributed from a warehouse? Are those products on the highest shelves at the front or at the back of the warehouse? To enable members of staff in a warehouse to move around as efficiently as possible, it is important that the warehouse is set in the most efficient way. In addition, it is important to consider which processes can be automated or where indeed people are the important factors.

Care Logistics

In healthcare you are concerned with the organisation of logistics processes, such as the flows of goods ( and medicines), information (important data has to be safely available at the right places) and people (e.g.patients and visitors). This requires logistics specialists. The demand for professionals in this sectorwill increase rapidly due to the rise in the ageing population.

Event Logistics

A concert or festival may often concern the main act of the day for the visitor. But have you ever thought about the organisation that such an event entails? Are there adequate numbers of toilets for the number of visitors, what are the parking facilities like and have entranceto and exit fromthem been well-regulated? Event logistics concerns coordinating, monitoring and optimising logistics processes around events.

After a comparable mboprogramme

Have you followed one of these mboprogrammes at level 4?

  • Logistics supervisor
  • Manager in transport and logistics
  • Location manager in national or international wholesale trade
  • Manager in portlogistics.

Then you would be eligible for the mbo-hbofast track. On the basis of one of these mboprogrammes you will be granted exemptions. In this way you can complete your study programme in three years.

Three-year mbo-hbotrack: how does it work?

Ina number of mboprogrammes which are related to the disciplines ofBreda University of Applied Sciences, you can already become acquainted with Logistics Engineering in your last mboyear. For 16 weeks on a Wednesday you will take part in a number of training sessions and courses and carry out a project with us. If you receive a positive recommendation after the completion of this programme you can enrol in the second year of the study programme.

Ask the student counsellor or study programme manager if your mbois participating in this enrolment programme. This programme always starts around mid-February and lasts untilmid-June.

Is this something for you?

The enrolment programme is intended to discover whether the hbois suitable for you and whether you can cope with education at this level. If you follow this programme you will be enrolled as a student at Breda University of Applied Sciences. You will not yet have to pay any tuition fees but you may make use of our student facilities. Come and take a look on an open day, where you can experience the atmosphere of studying at an hboinstitution and you will have the opportunity of talking to the student counsellor about the enrolment programme.

How and until when can you apply for this programme?

To apply for the mbo-hbo transfer track, please to go Studielink. You have until 29 Januari to apply for this track.

Would you like to know more?

Ifyou would like more information about the three-year track, please contact the student counsellors of this study programme, Minke Snels and Lizanne Hessels:, telephone (076) 533 2600. You can also download the prospectusMbo-hbo doorstroomtraject(information is in Dutch).

After vwo

To be able to complete this four-year study programme in three years, in addition to your vwo-diploma, you have to possess a number of qualities:

  • You are able to plan your studies well;
  • You are able to learn and work independently;
  • You take responsibility for your studies;
  • You really know what you want;
  • You enjoy working with others.

Your first year will start in the regular second year which will be your propaedeutic year. After this you will attend the regular third and fourth years.

Participating in this three-year track is hard work. That is why you will be intensively supervised by a student counsellor in the first year of the track. In thesessions you will have with the student counsellor, you will talk abouthow your studies are progressing, which subjects you are finding difficult, what your first results are, and naturally whether you are enjoying it.

If it appearsin December that your results are below standard,you will be able to transfer to the regular first year. You will then be able to complete your studies in four years.

How can you apply?

If you want to participate in the three-year track, please follow the regular application procedure and indicate your preference for this track in Studielink.

Would you like to know more?

If you would you like more information about the three-year track, pleasecontact the student counsellors of this study programme via, telephone (076) 533 2600.

After hboor wo

If you have a hboor wopropaedeutic certificate, please contact us for information about the three-year track. Contact the student counsellors of the study programme via or via telephone (076) 533 2600.

Studying abroad for a while will offer you the opportunity of broadening your horizons, both literally and figuratively. You will be in an international environment, meet people from different cultural backgrounds and what's more,it is good for your language skills. In brief, studying abroad is a wonderful opportunity … go for it!

In the fourth year of your studies you can spend part of the year studying abroad, for example in Finland, Germany,BelgiumorAustria;Breda University of Applied Sciences has contacts with several partneruniversities which you can visit as an exchange student.

As a logistics student you will explore your field of study during field tripsat home and abroad. The cities of Hamburg, London and Barcelona are recurring field trip destinations.

At BUas you are trained to become an entrepreneurial professional. In all the professional bachelor’s programmes, you are given the opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial skills. You will be taught about entrepreneurship in courses specifically designed for this purpose. In your second year, you can take part in an Excellence Track in Entrepreneurship.

And in the fourth year you can opt for a BUas-wide minor in Entrepreneurship,or you can even graduate in your own business! Perhaps, by that time, you already have a profitable business or have plans to start one? BUas Startup Support can help you.

More information on how to start your own bussines.


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Create your own individual learning pathway by developing and fine-tuning the role that suits you in real-life projects.

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Logistics Game

Serious Gaming is used at BUas to provide an insight into logistics processes. In the first year you are given seven weeks to work on the Blokko game!

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Future of logistics

As from the first year of study, you will cooperate with innovative businessesat the top of the field of logistics, such as Samsung, DHL and IKEA.

Practical assignments


To be admitted to this degree programme, you need a havoor vwodiploma with an appropriate profile, oran equivalent of these Dutch diplomas. You can also be admitted with a level-4 mbodiploma.

  • Check out the completeadmission requirementsand the possibilities if you do not meet the requirements

  • Additional requirements have been set for the 3-year track.


If you meet the admission requirements, you are invited to apply for this programme.Please check out the application procedure

Study costs

In the academic year 2023-2024 the statutory tuition fee for bachelor's programmes is €2,314. First-year's students pay €1,157. In addition to the tuition fee, you will need to take into account additional costs for participation in the introduction week and the purchase of study materials such as textbooks and excursions.Read more about study costs.

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I really love figuring things out

I would say the best tip is to think of what you enjoy in life and this can be very simple things. I found my passion for Logisitics by realizing that I absolutely love puzzling and this career offers me the opportunity to do exactly that. Define your soft skills and work from there out to find your study of choice

My tips for students who still have to make a choice: 

  • Look at a webinar
  • Follow Your Road to Buas

Mateo Gomez Pineda

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More than shoving boxes around

Logistics is more than shoving boxes around. I now work at Move Intermodal. The company is a leading provider of synchromodal logistics solutions. We organize over 1.000 movements per day all over Europe. A shipping container must go back and forth. If it does not come back, you are not making a profit. My background from the degree programme -especially the experienced gained and coaching received during placements – really helped me to look at the entire chain.

Tomas Tempelaars

Chief eXcellence Officer at Move Intermodal

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Experience a work placement somewhere around the globe at, for instance, one of our top 5 partner companies: Samsung, Ricoh, UPS, Penske or DSV.

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My story

Logistics is more than shoving boxes around. This is something Tomas Tempelaars found out a long time ago.

Tomas about logistics

Your career

You will know exactly how goods or services can be conveyed from A to B in the best, cheapest, safest and fastest possible way. You can start your career, for example as a logistics analyst, planner, ICT consultant, purchase manager, supply chain manager or project manager.

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What does a logistics engineer do? ›

What they do: Design or analyze operational solutions for projects such as transportation optimization, network modeling, process and methods analysis, cost containment, capacity enhancement, routing and shipment optimization, or information management.

What type of engineering is logistics? ›

Logistics engineering is a field of engineering dedicated to the scientific organization of the purchase, transport, storage, distribution, and warehousing of materials and finished goods.

Is logistics related to engineering? ›

In logistics, professionals rely on their engineering background to analyze data, develop organizational plans and carry out design procedures to improve the function and efficiency of all aspects of product creation.

What is Bachelor of transport and logistics? ›

The Bachelor of Science in Logistics & Transport Management equips you with the ability to assess the contribution of logistics and transport to competitiveness, customer service and the creation of value.

Can you make a lot of money in logistics? ›

The best Logistics jobs can pay up to $132,000 per year.

For the most part, these jobs relate to the packing, transportation, and storage of inventory, including both merchandise delivery to retail locations and raw materials delivery to production facilities.

Is a logistics degree worth it? ›

Logistics is a financially rewarding career. The median salary in the U.S. is $74,170 per year. For logisticians in the federal government, the pay is higher – $82,660 per year.

What is the highest position in logistics? ›

The COO handles all the operations of a company and these include logistics and supply chain. They are at the top when maintaining the high quality of products or services as well as the efficiency and productivity of the whole line.

Is logistics a hard job? ›

Instead of sitting at a desk each day accomplishing mundane, repetitive tasks, most logistics roles ask employees to lean into new situations and think “outside of the box” throughout them. Tight deadlines and difficult decisions will come fast and heavy in nearly every position available to logistics professionals.

What are the 4 types of logistics? ›

Logistics can be split into five types by field: procurement logistics, production logistics, sales logistics, recovery logistics, and recycling logistics.

Is there a lot of math in logistics? ›

Yes. Many advanced tools and techniques in supply chain planning, such as machine learning, inventory management, predictive maintenance, and automation, all rely heavily on mathematics.

How can I become a logistics engineer? ›

Logistics engineers need a bachelor's degree in engineering, logistics, transportation, or related fields. What responsibilities are common for Logistics Engineer jobs? Develop logistics and transportation plans to enhance distribution of goods and supplies.

Is logistics a stable job? ›

A logistics career is a stable one because the logistics industry is going nowhere. Logistics is one the fastest growing industries and currently employs 1.7 million people, which is only 5 percent of the workforce.

What is logistics job salary? ›

The average salary for a Logistics Manager is ₦3,180,000. ₦5k - ₦12m. ₦98k - ₦19m. Profit Sharing.

What kinds of jobs can logistics degree get? ›

What kind of job can I get with a degree in Logistics?
  • Transportation, storage, and distribution manager.
  • Purchasing manager.
  • Supply chain manager.
  • Industrial production manager.
  • Production, planning, and expediting technician.
Apr 22, 2015

How long is a Bachelor in logistics? ›

Minimum period of 2 years and maximum 6 years.

What is the entry level salary for logistics? ›

The average Entry Logistics Analyst salary in the United States is $60,000 as of February 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $53,700 and $66,700.

What is the highest logistics salaries? ›

Top high-paying logistics jobs to pursue
  • Logistics coordinator. National average salary: $35,969 per year. ...
  • Logistics manager. National average salary: $60,464 per year. ...
  • Production manager. National average salary: $67,283 per year. ...
  • Operations analyst. National average salary: $77,854 per year. ...
  • Director of operations.
Mar 3, 2023

Which bachelor degree is best for logistics? ›

These degrees include:
  • Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  • Bachelor of Science in Logistics Management.
  • Bachelor of Science in Operations Management.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Logistics Management.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Supply Chain Management.
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Logistics.

Is there a future in logistics? ›

The future of logistics will certainly be digitized, but also agile, multifunctional, spread across geographies and truly open.

Are logistics in demand? ›

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 27.7% employment growth for logisticians between 2021 and 2031. In that period, an estimated 54,100 jobs should open up. Logisticians are an essential part of the supply chain.

What kind of person is good for logistics? ›

Genuine logistic leaders are usually very much aware of their strengths, limitations and emotions. They are honest and open with their teams, and have healthy respect for others, a strong sense of integrity imbued in their system, as well as a solid ethical code which they live by.

What kind of people are good at logistics? ›

8 Must-have qualities and skills for logistics professionals
  • Ability to see the big picture. ...
  • Adaptability. ...
  • Calm under pressure. ...
  • Effective problem-solving skills. ...
  • Honesty. ...
  • Continually seeking improvement. ...
  • Proficient in project management. ...
  • Able to manage and release stress.
Jul 25, 2018

Who is the biggest logistic company? ›

Largest 3PLs Ranked by 2021 Gross Logistics Revenue/Turnover
A&A RankThird-Party Logistics Provider (3PL)Gross Logistics Revenue (US$ Millions)*
1Kuehne + Nagel40,838
2DHL Supply Chain & Global Forwarding37,707
4DB Schenker27,648
46 more rows

How much does logistics earn per month? ›

Average R 27 303 per month.

How many hours do you work in logistics? ›

However, when production demand is high, they may be required to work evenings or on weekends. The average work week for a logistics manager is 60 hours long, which means they work 60 hours per week.

What is the average age of a logistician? ›

There are over 72,460 logistics specialists currently employed in the United States. 33.5% of all logistics specialists are women, while 66.5% are men. The average age of an employed logistics specialist is 40 years old.

What are some 8 examples of logistics? ›

8 Types of Logistics Waste Within a Supply Chain
  • Over-Production: Producing More Than is Needed. ...
  • Waiting: Time Wasted for the Process Step to be Completed. ...
  • Transportation: Unnecessary Movement of Material, Product, or Goods. ...
  • Over-Processing: Doing More Than is Required. ...
  • Motion:Unnecessary Movements of People.
Feb 22, 2021

What are the 3 P's of logistics? ›

Supply Chain and Risk Management: “3Ps” – Predictive, Proactive, Prescriptive.

What are the 7 R's of logistics? ›

In this step, we look at the 7 Rs of logistics. So, what are the 7 Rs? The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport UK (2019) defines them as: Getting the Right product, in the Right quantity, in the Right condition, at the Right place, at the Right time, to the Right customer, at the Right price.

Is logistics related to mechanical engineering? ›

Logistics and procurement managers are expected to have an effective communication with the mechanical engineers (CONTRACTORS) to ensure the right machinery, materials or equipment acquisition, following the right quality and specifications within the set standards.

What is logistics related to? ›

Logistics describes the process of coordinating and moving resources—people, materials, inventory, and equipment—from one location to storage at the desired destination. The term logistics originated in the military, referring to the movement of equipment and supplies to troops in the field.

What industry does logistics fall under? ›

The transportation sector consists of several industries including air freight and logistics, airlines, marine, road and rail, and transportation infrastructure.

Is logistics part of mechanical engineering? ›

The logistics technologies introduction is a prerequisite for development of modern mechanical engineering production complex.


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