Industrial Logistics

Contents

Based on a common list of compulsory subjects, the master's programme allows students to explore various specialisation areas more deeply:

  • ?Logistics management
  • ?Computational optimisation
  • ?Automation
  • Logistics systems engineering

Some lectures in the master's programme are held in English, promoting the exchange of information at an international level.

Qualifications profile and typical fields of activity

Top logisticians are some of the most widely sought-after specialists in both the national and international labour markets. Their expertise not only includes business management and technical skills, but also proficiency in the fields of communication and information technology.

Essential preconditions are competence in project management and certain personality features, such as the ability to work in a team. Today’s logistics specialists must, more than ever, have knowledge of process management in order to secure the optimisation of the entire process. The powerful combination of economics and technology, with a solid basic training in the natural sciences, enables the Leoben industrial logistics graduates to meet the challenges of the market. 

Typical employment sectors include materials management, supply chain planning and control, industrial procurement, organisation and process management, information technology and waste disposal. Other areas of activity include companies involved in warehouse automation, transport and conveying technology, and container management. Relevant sectors include, for example, heavy industry, the raw materials industry and the electronics industry, as well as logistics service provision. 

Despite the expansion in training for logistics specialists over the past few years, the demand for qualified personnel in the sector is still exceeding supply.