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Industrial Engineering and Management

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Language of education
English (100%)
24 months
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Type of institution
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Program description

Our modern world runs on technologically advanced and highly complex products and services. We need business processes to match.

The Master’s in Industrial Engineering and Management (IE&M) educates you to develop, analyse and optimize processes and management in organizations to improve productivity, product quality and quality of labour. In healthcare, for example, we use simulation models to thoroughly and safely try out new management approaches before we put them into practice. This high-tech approach achieves a human touch: better quality of care for patients and better quality of labour for staff.

On the IE&M Master’s programme, you become an expert in one of the Operations Management specializations and learn to apply this state-of-the art expertise in all sectors.

The programme’s research staff have excellent contacts with business, so you will have plenty of real-world opportunities to pursue your graduation project. Our students have outstanding career prospects; many even find a job before graduation. 

Our research encompasses all industries. The research group focusing on healthcare applications is among the biggest and best in the world!

Industrial Engineering and Management Curriculum

The Industrial Engineering and Management program comprises a total of 120 EC over a period of two years. There are 4 specializations: Production and Logistic Management (PLM); Information Technology and Management (ITM); Healthcare Technology and Management (HCTM); Financial Engineering and Management (FEM). The IEM programme offers six common courses (30EC) open for all students. Each specialization offers two bridging courses (10 EC), a number of specific specialization courses and a final thesis (30 EC).

The master’s program in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) focuses on the development and management of processes within or between companies. Your extensive knowledge can be put to use to provide optimum support for making decisions about organizing and managing business processes. The aim is to gain a better understanding of the relationship between process development and process control and the relevant achievement indicators.

Industrial Engineering and Management Tracks

The Industrial Engineering and Management program allows students to study one of 3 tracks.

Financial Engineering and Management
Over the past decade, expanding markets and the increasing complexity and variety of financial products have generated a growing demand for skilled professionals to create, price and hedge complex derivatives and, more generally, to manage risk. To acquire these much needed skills, you need a thorough command of both mathematical and managerial knowledge.

Our Master's specialization in financial engineering and risk management can teach you everything you need to fulfil your ambitions in this fascinating field. You will be trained to identify and quantify risk. This means you will develop the ability to determine the extent to which risk should be dealt with using financial engineering instruments or other types of solutions, such as reengineering business processes, adapting the firm's strategy, switching customers/suppliers or taking alternative investment decisions.

You will also benefit from comprehensive management training and learn to apply strategic skills to manage the firm's innovation and technology.

Health Care Technology and Management
The Health Care Technology and Management specialization highlights the role of management in healthcare. It centres on two main themes: entrepreneurship in technological innovation and healthcare logistics. In entrepreneurship, you will focus on the effective development and implementation of healthcare technology by the biomedical industry.

In healthcare logistics, you will examine the efficient and effective application of these technologies in healthcare organizations, with a particular focus on hospitals. You will also explore the organizational aspects of hospitals from an Industrial Engineering and Management perspective, with some courses being taught in collaboration with the Master’s programme in Biomedical Engineering.

Production and Logistic Management
Production and logistics gets right to the heart of the supply chain, from sourcing raw materials to delivering finished products to customers. Modern production and logistics methods are growing ever more complex. Product lifetime is on the decrease, suppliers and buyers are spreading across the planet and more activities are being outsourced. You will learn to meet these challenges by getting to grips with key issues in supply chain design.

This involves pinpointing the best location for production facilities and distribution centres, and identifying the resources they need. You will learn how to structure operations management in production, warehousing, transport and distribution, and purchasing. The key is to give customers the standard of service they want and to ensure process reliability. Production and Logistic Management is about understanding the impact of customized logistical designs on overall performance.

In our Business Process Laboratory, you will apply advanced software tools for enterprise resource planning and integer linear programming problems, capacity analysis of production systems, distribution planning and vehicle routing.

Industrial Engineering and Management Related Programs

Besides the Industrial Engineering and Management MSc program, University of Twente offers a range of other Industrial Engineering programs such as the Master Industrial Design Engineering

See which programs are related to the Industrial Engineering and Management Master

Industrial Engineering and Management Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master Industrial Engineering and Management will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at the University of Twente

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Industrial Engineering and Management program

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

You have a bachelor's degree in a related field.

Knowledge minimum

English: For all tracks of the IEM master programme a minimum score of 6,5 on each seperate test on the IELTS (or equivalent) is required.

Mathematics and statistics: please send us detailed information on the mathematics and statistics courses that you took.

Language test

IELTS listening 6.5
IELTS reading 6.5
IELTS writing 6.5
IELTS speaking 6.5
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL internet based 90

Personal motivation

Please write a clear and relevant statement of motivation (max. 1.000 words).

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