Process Optimization

Autumn programme

Tomorrow’s engineers face the challenge to make logistical processes efficient and effective by continuous improvement.

process optimization

About the course

You will learn how to improve business processes in general, and production and manufacturing processes in particular. You will be provided with the relevant models to assess the process in question, and to acquire the skills required to work in a project team and how to convince the management of necessary changes.

Cooperation with companies

This course is offered in cooperation with international companies, where students will be doing a project for two days per week. A short overview of companies where we have accomplished projects: Scania, Unilever Ola, Bosch Nefit, Abbott.

Group work

You will work in a group with Dutch students and you follow classes with other international students. This will help you to develop intercultural skills. Process Optimization starts every year in fall (September up to January).

process optimization

Credits back home

As an international exchange student at Windesheim, you will get study credits that may count towards the qualification you are studying for back home. So studying at to Windesheim doesn’t have to mean extending your overall study time. You will make a ‘learning agreement’ covering your stay.

Academic Calendar

Windesheim's academic year is divided into two semesters. One starts in autumn and the other starts in spring.

Contact

Windesheim has an International Office to help students from other countries. The Office can give you advice about applying for a place at our university and will provide support while you are here. Contact the International Office for help on:

Admission requirements
Visas and residence permits
Accommodation
Student facilities
Living in the Netherlands
Insurance
Working while studying

Also, you can find an online checklist on our website for studying in the Netherlands. Just enter your personal data and you'll receive information about visa, insurance, resident permit and grants.

Finance

Windesheim does not charge fees to students on exchange programmes or to international students doing double degrees. However, if you have to pay fees back home, you’ll probably have to go on paying them while you’re here. And coming to Windesheim may involve some extra costs for you.

Housing

If you come to study at Windesheim, you'll need somewhere to live. Windesheim has several housing facilities for students on the various study programmes.

How to apply

If you want to come to Windesheim as an exchange student, you'll need to complete an application form and send it in. A Learning Agreement and other documents need to be sent along with the form. We'll guide you through each step of our admissions procedure.

Visa

Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to enter the Netherlands and a residence permit to study here for more than three months. If you work while studying, you may need a work permit.

Studying at Windesheim