Equalisation courses

Master program Industrial Engineering & Management (IE&M)

The program consists of 18 courses of 5 ec each plus the master thesis project of 30 ec, 120 ec in total. Some courses are common for all four tracks; other courses are specific for one or two tracks only. Included in these track-specific courses are two so-called “equalisation courses”, early in the program. These courses will depend on the individual student’s study background:

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For students who have a Bachelor background (such as “Industrial Engineering and Management”):
These are electives. Students may select master courses offered within the IE&M master of BBT, or master courses offered by CTW, EWI or TNW. Students may also suggest courses outside this range, but these have to be approved by the track coordinator.

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For students with a sufficient Bachelor background (i.e. those who do not need to follow a pre-master program):
The role of these courses is to prepare you for the master, and the specific course will be selected by the track coordinator together with you (no electives).

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For students who have a Bachelor background that requires them to follow a pre-master program:
The equalisation courses serve the same purpose as the pre-master. However: the equalisation courses are in addition to the pre-master program, and the 10 ec equalisation courses will become part of the master diploma.

The master program is 120 ec for everybody – no exemptions.

The selection of equalisation courses follows the following procedure:

1. Pre-master courses (if applicable) are specified in your letter of admission.

2. You need to prepare your individual study plan. This is a listing of your courses, by academic year and by period (quartile, or “half semester”). You should list all your courses, including:

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pre-master courses (if applicable)

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equalisation courses

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electives (note that we will increase the possibilities for choosing electives starting in 2006-2007)

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compulsory courses (to make sure that your individual plan is complete).

For some students the study plan is straightforward, but for others this will be more complicated, especially for those who take pre-master courses and master courses intertwined, or whose equalisation courses or electives are offered in inconvenient periods.

3. Discuss this study plan with your track coordinator, as early as possible:

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Production & logistic management: Dr. ir. L. van der Wegen

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Information technology & management: Dr. F. Wijnhoven

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Financial engineering & management: b.roorda@utwente.nl

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Health care technology & management: j.m.hummel@utwente.nl

If you have questions about this procedure, please first contact the general coordinator of the Industrial Engineering & Management program: Mrs. B. Pol,

For matters that do not pertain one specific tracks, please also contact the director of the educational program IE&M: Professor M. Wouters.