At the start of this Master’s, you need to choose one of the three specialisations.
You have a great deal of freedom to structure your Master's in Industrial Engineering & Management with elective courses that suit your interests and ambitions. This way, you get to develop your own expertise and become the professional you wish to be.
This Master’s offers quite some elective space, as long as your choices comply with the coherence of the programme as a whole. You can even choose courses from other engineering Master’s! Together with your specialisation coordinator, you discuss how to compose a set of courses meeting your specific interests. The entire Master’s programme you compose requires approval from the specialisation coordinator.
What your study programme exactly looks like, depends on the choices you make in composing your Master’s. There are three steps in doing so:
In two years of study, you collect 120 EC, with 1 EC representing 28 hours of study. Student workload at Dutch universities is expressed in EC, also named ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), widely used throughout the European Union. In the Netherlands, each credit represents 28 hours of work. The recognition of credits is at the discretion of your Master's.
Below, you can find the general structure of the Master’s in Industrial Engineering & Management. It serves as an example of what your curriculum might look like. Which exact courses you will follow at what moment of your Master’s, depends on the choices you make in composing your Master’s, as well as the starting date of your Master’s.
Compulsory courses for the Master's
The specialisation and research orientation of your choice determine what courses you take.
You have a lot of freedom to compose your own study programme. In consultation with your specialisation coordinator you can choose any engineering course you like.
Total EC of year 1
You have a lot of freedom to compose your own study programme. Studying abroad is an attractive and encouraged option during the first part of your second year.
The master’s thesis (30EC) is commissioned by a company. During a 5EC course (Thesis Preparation) you prepare the assignment and write a research proposal. The last 20 weeks of your study you execute the research at the company and you write your thesis.
Total EC of year 2