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Warehouse Management and Optimization

Explore the world of logistics through a hands-on exchange programme focused on Warehouse Management and Optimization. This 20-week course blends practical lessons, field trips, and guest lectures to offer insights into warehouse processes. It's an ideal opportunity for students eager to dive into logistics and improve their strategic and operational skills.

About the exchange programme

This programme is a full semester course from the general Bachelor curriculum. Starting with a 4-week general to logistics which focuses on the role of logistics in its whole. The logistics playing field is explained together with a number of basic concepts including goods flow, information flow and money flow (known as business economics). Finally, attention is paid to management & organisation aspects within the logistics playing field.

After the introduction it will be focussed on all topics of Warehousing and Materials Handling. Working on a central project in groups students gain strategic, tactical and operational knowledge in the field of Warehousing and Materials Handling.

Why this programme?

  • Learn about strategic and operational aspects of warehousing and logistics, to prepare you for a wide range of challenges in the field.
  • Connect with industry leaders and professionals during field trips and guest lectures, expanding your global network and opening doors to future career opportunities.
  • You will enhance your analytical and operational skills, making you well-equipped to optimize warehouse processes and contribute effectively in a professional logistics environment.

More about Warehouse Management and Optimization

What to expect from us?

After having finished this semester you are expert on analysing and improving warehouse processes. Therefore intensive coaching on the project is done. Not only does the development of knowledge play a huge role but also the development of your personal soft skills.

During your semester you will experience:

  • Practical oriented lessons;
  • Intensive coaching on personal competences within the project environment;
  • Field trips to local companies as f.eg. Seacon, KLG, DHL, Michael Kors* etc.;
  • Guest lectures from f.eg. UPS, ABInbev, Ewals Cargo Care, Heineken*.

*Please note that there might be changes every year.

What do we expect from you?

Being a student in the field of Logistics we expect you to be a team worker and open for feedback. We want you to be committed to your group and we highly recommend to attend the lessons scheduled. For us appreciation and equality have a high priority and so it should be for you.





This exchange programme is worth 30EC which equals 840hours study load. The semester includes one central semester project and four building blocks referred to as CAS:

  • Central project - 10 ECTS
  • CAS 1.1, introduction: Logistics and Company - 5 ECTS
  • CAS 1.2, Warehousing, general and strategic - 5 ECTS
  • CAS 1.3, Warehousing, tactical and operational - 5 ECTS
  • CAS 1.4, Tools - 5 ECTS

Every CAS is assessed by an examination. Click the button to get a detailed programme description.

Various didactical approaches and methods of testing will be used, depending on the course. In general:

  • Lectures are provided in an international class room environment;
  • Students interact with their lecturers and colleague students, discuss their solutions and develop their knowledge, skills and attitude;
  • Guest lectures from German and Dutch companies will share their knowledge with the students. Discussions and practical case studies will be debated;
  • The taught theory will be linked to practical examples and recent developments from economy and science;
  • A mix of individual, written exams and group reports form the basis of examinations.



Admission requirements

For this exchange programme we have the following admission requirements:

  • English level: equivalent to IELTS 6.0;
  • Basic knowledge and interest in logistics.
  • Students must have affinity with mathematics and statistics.


How will your course programme be recognised by your home university?

Fontys will provide you with a so-called ‘Transcript of Records’, which will clarify the results that you have achieved. Depending on your results, you will receive a maximum of 30 ECTS credits. ECTS credits are recognised throughout Europe. The agreement between your home university and Fontys University of Applied Sciences will usually include a condition whereby the credits that you obtain will be recognised and transferred into the records kept by your home university.


Practical information

Start moment(s)
20 weeks
Contact hours
15-20 hours per week

At Fontys you will study in various ways. There are tutorials and lectures in classrooms with about 25 other students. In these sessions you will work in small groups or independently and depending on course choices, within a project team on your assignments. The campus offers a wide array of facilities to study alone or with a group. Here at Fontys, we believe that collaborative learning stimulates a hands on, independent way of working. At Fontys we believe in interaction. We like it when you ask questions during lectures and also outside lectures we are there for you.

Fontys does not provide scholarships for its exchange students

If you encounter problems regarding a certain subject, you can either speak to your lecturer or contact your exchange coordinator.

For more detailed information about practical matters, such as financial matters, residence permit, health insurance and accommodation, please click on the button below.


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