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Innovative Logistics and IT

Exchange programme

Would you like to become a full-fledged conversation partner who closes the bridge between logistics and IT? The exchange programme Innovative Logistics and IT is designed to provide students more in depth knowledge on the edge of logistics, supply chain management and IT.

Within this programme students will work on, and with, innovative logistical concepts facilitated by IT, in order to make related logistical processes run faster, more efficient, effective and sustainable.

Innovations in IT have dramatically changed the world we live in. We are currently in The Information Age and the pace of change is still accelerating. This has had a dramatic impact on all aspects of business life and especially in Logistics, fueling globalisation. The innovative technologies impact existing supply chain networks, business models and the way, the speed and the precision that we communicate & collaborate.

On successful completion of this minor, students will be able to bridge the gaps between IT specialists, service provision and business needs surrounding logistics. A goal is therefore to enable the students to be a full-fledged conversation partner for IT and business change and projects, thereby reducing risks to implementations of new technical innovations.

Are you interested in staying for two semesters? Please have a look at our spring programme International Logistics as well 

Facts and figures

The programme at a glance

Programme information

A view of the study programme

About the programme

Core concepts for the minor are the suitable application of IT and automation of processes, as well as collaboration between organisations in the demand-supply chain into the future.  Examples of themes of the last two years were:

  • How can -by applying IT- the logistical processes, and their management, be more effective and efficient? 
  • What effects and chances do ‘Smart Data’ and Information Management offer to enterprises related to logistics?
  • What role does information have within the supply chain and how can it assure the outstanding position of the Rotterdam region; how does technology facilitate better partnership over the chain?
  • How can IT, the mobile revolution and automation support a resilient supply chain?

All these developments will only truly be beneficial if they are based on correct, accurate & timely information, supported by ‘fit for purpose’ technologies that have been successfully implemented. 



Innovative Logistics and IT is a knowledge, practice and student driven programme. The working method is a mix of :

  • Interactive classes
  • Assignments introduced by guest lecturers
  • Company visits
  • Assignments in practice
  • Videos
  • Case studies
  • Two projects that facilitate active learning

The students will have influence on the subjects dealt with, by their active participation. All classes will have the goal to allow the student to solve certain issues.

Type of assessment

  • Oral exam
  • Written exam
  • Multiple choice
  • Assignments
  • Individual/group presentation
  • Digital exam
  • Portfolio
  • Skills assessment 

Learning outcomes

If you have successfully completed this exchange programme then you are able to:

  • Give recommendations related to opportunities,risks and restrictions of the use of (innovative) IT business solutions for supply chains and logistics within different subject areas (such as transport logistics, production logistics, distribution logistics, supply chain management;
  • Translate the logistical business requirements into clear process-information-technical specifications and develop good implementation plans as well as translating the outcomes and impacts back to logistics;
  • Expansion of project management skills including stakeholder management, risk and financial management;
  • Making judgements and Implement: The student will be able to give recommendations to business and other stakeholders and the student should be able to implement the recommendations;
  • Broaden student’s research capacities and 21st century skills, research actual business cases within the previously mentioned areas and also be able to develop future-proof, sustainable solutions. 21st century skills like handling uncertainty, creativity, reflection, and communication will be developed;
  • Co-operate, plan and organise, communicate in a multidisciplinary environment.


Block 1 
Week 1 Kick off
Week 2 - 8 Lessons
Week 9 - 10 Exams and retakes


Block 2
Week 1 - 8 Lessons and project
Week 9 Exams
Week 10 Closure, mini seminar and retakes


After completing your exchange programme at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, you will receive a:

  • Transcription of records


An indication of the subjects you can expect


Where you can find us
Foto van locatie Location

G.J. de Jonghweg 4 - 6 3015 GG Rotterdam

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