The specialization Operations Research within the Master’s programme in Applied Mathematics focuses on Mathematics of Operations Research and is offered by the chairs Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Programming, and Stochastic Operations Research.

The track consists of a one year course programme, followed by one year of practical training (traineeship), and graduation (final project). It is possible to include some courses in the programme for the second year.


  • Course load : 60 ECs
  • Traineeship : 20 ECs
  • Thesis : 40 ECs


Compulsory course:

  • 191616040: Philosophy of Engineering (Quartile 2 and 4): 5 EC.
  • Three courses from the 3TU mathematics core programme:

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  • Five courses from the IEOR programme selection list:

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Remaining course load

Free selection from Industrial Engineering master’s courses, national mathematics master’s courses (mastermath), master courses at other universities and PhD courses.