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Master Industrial Engineering & Management


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.  

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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 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 gives you knowledge and skills very few professionals today possess. Choose your specialisation.

“Analysing and improving business processes involves a lot of mathematics and computer programming”

Job opportunities for graduates of Industrial Engineering & Management

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

Account manager

 Manager of Strategy & Innovation


 Policy controller


Project and process manager

Data management engineer

Relation manager corporate clients

Director of business development

Risk consultant

Director of ICT

Sourcing manager

Investment manager venture capital

Strategic financial advisor

Logistic engineer

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,, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Philips – to mention a few. Their jobs are also highly varied.

Programme overview

Top rated programme
Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management
Certification: MSc
CROHO code
Behavioural Management and Social sciences
2 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
English taught
Starting date
1 September 2021
1 February 2022
1 September 2022
1 February 2023
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme

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