Businesses and organisations today need creative, multidisciplinary managers who combine technological know-how with engineering and management skills.
Do you see yourself taking on such a role in, for example, production and logistics, healthcare and/or financial engineering? Are you excited about using simulations, mathematical and/or statistical models to solve the problems and improve the performance of (international) organisations? If so, the Master’s in Industrial Engineering & Management (IEM) at the University of Twente might just be the right choice for you.
During this two-year, English-taught Master’s you learn to improve operational processes, in which multiple and sometimes competing objectives need to be considered, such as improving quality and service, managing risks, increasing productivity and reducing cost. The multidisciplinary approach of this Master’s helps you become the all-round, yet specialised professional many organisations are looking for.
You start your studies in September or February. In case you need to follow the Pre-Master's first, you can only start in September and continue with your Master's in February.
As a student, you have a lot of freedom to tailor your Master’s to your own interests and ambitions. We offer you different kinds of specialisations and research orientations, so you can develop your own expertise.
At the start of the Master’s you need to choose a specialisation. Your choice determines which courses you take and the type of research you are involved in during your master’s thesis. You choose one of the three specialisations:
- Financial Engineering & Management (FEM)
- Healthcare Technology & Management (HCTM)
- Production & Logistic Management (PLM)
PLM is a classic specialisation in Industrial Engineering & Management, FEM and HCTM are unique in the world, which means following either of these gives you knowledge and skills very few professionals today possess. Choose your specialisation.
Graduates are in high demand in the job market and find employment very soon after graduation. The majority, about 95%, has a job within six months, most of them even within one month after graduation. These jobs are often challenging and well-paid.
As a graduate, you may work in consultancy or research, or take up a management position in a commercial company or a government or healthcare organisation. Of course, you can also choose to first expand your specialist knowledge base by pursuing a PhD or PDEng programme as offered by UT’s Twente Graduate School (TGS).
Examples of jobs you could pursue
Manager of Strategy & Innovation
CFO / COO
Project and process manager
Data management engineer
Relation manager corporate clients
Director of business development
Director of ICT
Investment manager venture capital
Strategic financial advisor
Supply chain manager
We have graduates working for a very wide range of employers: UPS, Unilever, KLM, Toyota, Rabobank, KPMG, HP, DSM, Grolsch, Coca Cola, Compaq, Swatch, Grolsch, KPN, Shell, Bol.com, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Philips – to mention a few. Their jobs are also highly varied.