The Lean Engineering program builds on your engineering skills. Learn about systems modelling and control applications used in industry. And get the tools to improve the design and development of manufacturing processes. How? Using Lean principles and methods.

Lean Engineering in a nutshell

Lean Engineering is a full-time track that runs for 3 semesters (18 months). You follow a series of practice-based modules and conclude with a graduation project. The track is part of the Master in Engineering Systems, so for some modules you join students from other tracks of this master. 

Semester 1 is about systems modelling and applied control. In semester 2 you have two electives from Proces Development, Product Development and Big Data & Small Data 

Semester 3 is all about your graduation project. Here you investigate a real-life problem in an industrial or research setting.

Systems Modelling and Applied Control

Semester 1 starts with the modules Systems Modelling and Applied Control. Apply your knowledge straight away during labs and real-life projects for lean engineering. And fine-tune your communication and research skills.

Modules in 1st semester

In Systems Modelling, you learn to model and validate systems with multiple inputs and outputs. How? Using white-box modelling and system identification. In Applied Control you learn how to analyze a system or model.

Academic calendar

The academic year runs from September to August. In that time you have 42 weeks of education. The rest of the time you have holidays.

Modules and lecture days

Here you can find a weekly schedule of all the modules for the Master Engineering Systems in semester 1 and 2. This includes the modules for the Lean Engineering track.

Track-specific modules

In the 2nd semester you choose 2 track-specific modules. In the Lean Engineering track you choose from Big Data and Small Data, Lean Process Development and Lean Product Development.


In Big Data and Small Data you get the skills to make models of complex and non-linear systems. In Lean Process Development you learn to apply lean principles and methods for the design, operational control and improvement of manufacturing processes. Lean Product Development is about applying lean principles and methods in the design and improvement of products.

Project on lean processes or products

Your 3rd and final semester is devoted to your graduation project. That’s where you investigate a Lean process or product issue. Where? At a company or research institute.

Graduation project

The graduation project is a final test of your ability to manage a project. And where you demonstrate your skills in communicating, reporting and presenting. You get the support of a HAN staff member and a supervisor from the company or institute. 

Master of Science

After lots of study and hard work, you’ve earned your Master of Science in Engineering Systems. Congratulations! Ready to get your career moving in the manufacturing industry ?  

Master of Science

A good match?

Want to discover whether the Lean Engineering track of the Master in Engineering Systems is a good match for you? Whether it fits with your previous education and experience? Visit us at an upcoming Open Day or Open Evening and find out. Or arrange a Skype meeting with a staff member.

HAN Open Day

A good match?

Want to discover whether the Master Lean Engineering is a good match for you? Whether it fits with your goals and ambitions? Arrange a Skype meeting with a staff member to find out. Or visit us at an Open Day or Open Evening.

HAN Open Day

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Find out about job opportunities for graduates in Lean Engineering. And what do alumni say about this degree and about finding work? 

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