As an IEM-graduate, specialised in Production & Logistic Management (PLM), your job opportunities are very broad. You can easily find a job in the field of production, logistics and supply chain management. You could also pursue a career as a consultant, and even start up your own agency. More interested in doing research? Then a PhD might be the right choice for you, or become a highly-skilled designer with a PDEng programme at the University of Twente (UT)!
When you have graduated this Master's with the specialisation PLM, you receive a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering & Management. Also, you can title yourself Master of Science (Msc). Your specialisation is mentioned on a separate supplement to your diploma.
Professionals with a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering & Management are in high demand on the job market, even in economically tough times. Whichever specialisation you choose, your career opportunities are excellent and you can end up working in a wide range of positions and sectors. This is especially the case when you’ve graduated with the specialisation Product & Logistic Management (PLM), which is the broadest of the three specialisations.
As a graduate, you are equipped to enter any area of industrial engineering and management – not just the area of your specialisation. There are however types of jobs that fit graduates of this specialisation perfectly. They often find themselves working in the field of production, logistics and supply chain management. Graduates end up at many different types of companies, varying from commercial organisations to transportation companies to government or healthcare organisations to consultancy firms.
After graduating with the PLM-track, you might find yourself working as a production manager, plant manager, logistic engineer, supply chain manager, director of customer service and operations, project and process manager or sourcing manager, to name just a few of the numerous options.
Do you have a great business idea? At the University of Twente, you can turn it into reality! At UT, we highly encourage entrepreneurship. In fact, UT has been voted the most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands four times in a row. We have a unique approach of putting scientific knowledge to practical use and turning our expertise and yours into solutions that people and society actually need. As a catalyst for meaningful entrepreneurship, we offer you the Novel-T foundation and the start-up hub on campus.
Former students have gone before you. For example, leading sports analytics company Scisports was once started up by an IEM-graduate, just as You++, a coding learning platform for kids. Other examples of start-ups by IEM-graduates are software company Topicus, research consultancy company Distribute and healthcare-based agency DODPI. Will you be next?
Instead of pursuing a professional career right away after obtaining your Master’s degree, you can opt to follow a PhD programme at Twente Graduate School (TGS). This involves spending four years studying a particular research area in-depth at one of our research institutes. Obtaining your PhD earns you the title of Doctor (Dr).
For excellent professionals and graduates with a Master’s degree from a university, TGS offers five different Professional Doctorate in Engineering, or PDEng, programmes. These two-year, tailored programmes are aimed at you becoming a high-level technological designer. The PDEng programme most likely to match your interests as a Master's in Industrial Engineering & Management would be Maintenance or Business & IT. On successfully completing the programme, you receive a certified diploma and the academic degree title, Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng). Interested in doing a PDEng? You can check below if there are any vacancies. If not, you can also send in an open application.