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Master's programme Industrial Engineering and Management

Do you believe that businesses and organizations today need creative, multidisciplinary managers who combine technological know-how with engineering and management skills? Do you see yourself taking on such a role, for example, in production and logistics, healthcare and/or financial engineering? Do you relish the prospect of using simulations, mathematical and/or statistical models to solve the problems and improve the performance of (international) organizations? If so, the two-year, English-taught Master’s programme Industrial Engineering & Management (IEM) at the University of Twente is the right choice for you.

The two-year Master’s in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) is an internationally oriented programme and is taught entirely in English. You can start in February and September. You can start the pre-master's programme in September. Read more about the Master's programme, pre-master's programme and admission. You can also find more information about career perspectives

We also offer a bachelor's programme (BSc.) in Industrial Engineering and Management.


In this Top-rated, internationally oriented programme we will train you to design, control and optimize processes in complex organizations and businesses operating in a global context. In order to do this, you will learn to use mathematical modelling, computer simulations and advanced ICT. You will be equipped to improve productivity, raise product and labour quality, and quantify risks from a technological perspective. 

This Master’s programme offers three specializations: Financial Engineering & Management (FEM), Healthcare Technology & Management (HCTM), and Production & Logistic Management (PLM). The first two are unique in the world, the third is a classic Industrial Engineering & Management track.

On top of that, we have designed the programme to offer you a rich range of orientations and additional specializations to suit your particular interests and ambitions. This freedom of choice, combined with a high academic level, makes our programme highly popular.

 Find out about more about career perspectives or check the programme structure to learn more about our unique specializations 


Many universities in the Netherlands and elsewhere offer Master’s programmes in the field of Industrial Engineering & Management. Ours is different. Here are three reasons why: 

1. Join a programme and a tech university recognized as best-in-class

Both our bachelor’s and Master’s programmes were acclaimed in 2018 as ‘the best Industrial Engineering & Management programmes in the Netherlands. The University of Twente was also recognized as ‘the best university of technology’, ‘the most entrepreneurial university’ and ‘the university with the highest societal impact’ in the Netherlands. Taking this Master’s means you will be studying at a university that excels in merging the challenges of technology, industry and society.

2. Benefit from our unique blend of cross-disciplinarity and application

Cross-disciplinarity runs all through our campus, our facilities and our programmes. Building on ourunique High Tech Human Touch philosophy, you will acquire in-depthknowledge and skills in various disciplines. Think for example of math and quantitative research skills, project management and communication. All of this will equip you to analyse highly complex industrial or organizational problems, to design cutting-edge, workable solutions – and to successfully implement them. On top of that, we offer a vibrant network in business and industry, with many partners eager to work with our researchers and to on-board our students. Our relentless efforts to connect fundamental research and practical application will enable you to bridge the gap between scientific possibility and industrial reality.

3. Choose a unique specialization and make yourself indispensable in tomorrow’s world

Business, industry and society are changing fast and facing new and more complex challenges all the time. Trends ranging from consumer demand for personalized products to carbon footprint reduction are forcing businesses and organizations to search for problem solvers skilled in handling sector-specific complexities and unpredictability in a responsible, hands-on manner. Our specializations, such as Financial Engineering & Management (FEM), Healthcare Technology & Management (HCTM), and Production & Logistic Management (PLM), will equip you for that kind of role. FEM and HCTM are unique in the world, which means following either of these will give you knowledge and skills very few professionals today possess. You can combine specializations, too, choosing from various orientations to adapt the programme to your precise interests and ambitions. This combination of freedom of choice – including good opportunities to study abroad – and rare specializations will give you outstanding career perspectives and a head start in tomorrow’s world. It also makes the programme a lot of fun!

Check the programme structure to learn more about our specializations and orientations or find out about Admission

The results from the Keuzegids Best Masters 2018 are also available in English!

Programme overview

Top rated programme
Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management
Certification: MSc
2 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
English taught
Starting date
1 September 2019
1 February 2020
1 September 2020
1 February 2021
1 September 2021
1 February 2022
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme

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