Wish to follow the master's in Industrial Engineering & Management? Find out if you need to follow a Pre-Master's first.

After you have sent in your application for the Master's in Industrial Engineering & Management, a committee will check your eligibility. An outcome of this assessment may be that you first have to complete a pre-master's before you are admitted.

What is a pre-master's?

A pre-master's is a transfer programme for students of a Dutch university of applied sciences ('hbo' in Dutch) or an (international) research university who cannot be admitted directly to the master's they wish to follow. The goal is to bridge the gap between your current bachelor's and your future master's. Learn more about pre-master's in general

What applies to you?

Do you want to get insights into the Pre-Master's? The type of pre-master's you need to take, depends on your previous or current education. What kind of education do or did you follow?

What is expected of you?

The Pre-Master's is designed not only to address any deficiencies in your prior knowledge, it is also an effective way to find out whether studying at a research university is right for you. Therefore, the following rules apply:

  • You have to complete the Pre-Master’s successfully within one academic year
  • There is a maximum of two exams per course
  • If you do not successfully complete the Pre-Master's, it is not possible to start a pre-master's in another programme at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences.


For questions about your admission to this Pre-Master's contact the coordinator mentioned below. For general information about the Master's in Industrial Engineering & Management, you can contact our Study Information Centre.

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