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Master Industrial Engineering & Management

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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 will 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. 

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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.  

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Choose a specialisation

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 can choose one of the three specialisations:  

PLM is a classic specialisation in Industrial Engineering & Management, 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. Choose your specialisation.

Marlinde Vetkamp, Master's student IEM
“Analysing and improving business processes involves a lot of mathematics and computer programming”
Marlinde Vetkamp, Master's student IEM

Career perspectives

Graduates of this Master's 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.  

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Top 5 employers with the most jobs available
  1. Philips
  2. ABN AMRO
  3. ING
  4. Rabobank
  5. ASML
6835
Number of job vacancies in the field of this Master’s
Based on data in the time period between 1/1/2017 till 28/11/2021
Top 5 employers with the most jobs available
  1. Wehkamp
  2. ENGIE Energie
  3. ABN AMRO
  4. Abbott Laboratories
  5. Electromach
290
Number of job vacancies in the field of this Master’s
Based on data in the time period between 1/1/2017 till 28/11/2021
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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. Examples of jobs you could pursue include account manager, risk consultant, director of business development, supply chain manager or even CFO/COO. 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).  

  • Where do graduates of Industrial Engineering & Management work?

    Graduates of this Master's found highly various jobs with a very wide range of employers:

    • UPS
    • Unilever
    • KLM
    • Toyota
    • Rabobank
    • KPMG
    • HP
    • DSM
    • Grolsch
    • Coca Cola
    • Compaq
    • Swatch
    • KPN
    • Shell
    • Bol.com
    • Medisch Spectrum Twente
    • Philips

Curious about your future job? Your career perspectives might depend on the specialisation you will follow. Choose a specialisation to find out what your future job could be like.

Programme overview

Top rated programme
Degree
Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management
Certification: MSc
CROHO code
60029
Faculty
Behavioural Management and Social sciences
Duration
2 years
Full-time/part-time
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
Language
English taught
Starting date
1 February 2022
1 September 2022
1 February 2023
1 September 2023
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme
Accreditation
NVAO

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