Study Programme

THE THIRD YEAR OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Half of the third year consists of elective space; you will spend the other half on your Bachelor’s thesis. 

MODULES 9 & 10: ELECTIVE SPACE

In the elective space you have different options:

Modules from other disciplines or universities

You can take modules in other disciplines at the University of Twente or at other universities. Anything is possible, from physics to psychology.

A High Tech Human Touch (HTHT) minor

At the UT you can take one of our so-called High Tech Human Touch minors, for example, New Technology Business Development, Governance of Innovation and Socio-Technical Change, From Prototype to Society, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity, or Aerospace Management & Operations. 

The module 'Crossing Borders'

This module prepares you for working and operating in an international setting, both in the public sector as well as in business. It also enables you to gain plenty of international experience.

Study abroad

We strongly encourage our students to gain experience abroad during their Bachelor’s programme. We have partner universities in numerous European countries as well as further abroad, such as in Mexico, Australia, Indonesia, and Taiwan. The number of partners we collaborate with is constantly growing – which means your options are, too. 

MODULE 11:  PREPARING FOR YOUR GRADUATION THESIS

In this module you will prepare yourself for carrying out your individual graduation research project. You will write a research plan and discuss it with us. You will then begin collecting data and considering the ethical sides to it. The aim is to get yourself properly prepared in this module, so that you can start your graduation project immediately in the last quartile of this year.

MODULE 12: GRADUATE PROJECT

The final part of this Bachelor’s programme, your graduation project, is your opportunity to show your worth by applying everything you have learned in the three previous years. Many of our students carry out their graduation research project at an external organization here in the Netherlands or abroad. For example, one of our students calculated how police helicopters can best be deployed – a solution that attracted a lot of national attention. You can also connect to ongoing research at UT.

Want to know more about these modules? Have a look at the curriculum.

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