Admission / Enrolment

Transferring from university of applied sciences (HBO) to Industrial Engineering and Management

 If you have a certificate from a related technical bachelor’s programme at a university of applied sciences (HBO), you may be considered for admission to the pre-master’s in Industrial Engineering and Management. This programme has a study load of 30 credits.

Admissible programmes

Admission to the master’s programme depends on your bachelor’s programme. The following programmes related to Industrial Engineering and Management are admissible:

  • Technische Bedrijfskunde (Industrial Engineering)
  • Technische Informatica (Informatics)
  • Werktuigbouwkunde (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Civiele Techniek (Civil Engineering)
  • Elektrotechniek (Electrical Engineering)
  • Industrieel Product Ontwerpen (Industrial Design)
  • Scheikunde (Chemical Engineering)
  • Bouwtechnische Bedrijfskunde (Construction Engineering)
  • Technische Natuurkunde (Physics)

The admission committee will conduct an individual assessment procedure to determine if you have sufficient basic qualifications in Industrial Engineering and Management. If you have completed a HBO programme that is not listed among the related programmes, you can also apply for admission.


Students with a Bachelor’s certificate from a Dutch university of applied sciences qualify for admission subject to the following conditions:

  • you graduated from a related degree programme;
  • positive assessment of your English letter of motivation (part of the application form);
  • you have completed Mathematics B and English at pre-university level (VWO);
  • your grades are above the average.

If you do not satisfy the requisite level in Mathematics or English, you may be able to take a course at your own HBO institution.

Transfer minor

If you are a student at a Dutch University of Applied Sciences you have the additional option to do a pre-Master's programme during your HBO programme. This is known as a transfer minor. For further information about admission requirements and conditions, please refer to the Transfer minor website.


You can start the premaster during or after your bachelor's degree. The application procedure and deadlines depend on the studyroute of your choice. 

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