|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (BSc)|
Industrial & Systems Engineering
|University website:||Industrial Engineering & Management|
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Using broad technical and business expertise to help organisations perform better.
Are you analytical and efficient? An entrepreneurial pacesetter? Do you want to help commercial companies or other organisations – such as hospitals or government agencies – to perform and collaborate more effectively in our increasingly complex society? Are you looking for a hands-on, academic programme that will give you vital expertise in the fields of technology, human behaviour and business processes? If so, the three-year English-language Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering & Management (IEM) at the University of Twente (UT) is a good choice for you.
As an Industrial Engineer & Manager, you will be involved in designing, managing and improving business processes. You will make organisations more efficient, maximise profit, minimise risks, and improve quality and competitiveness. You will use models and techniques to systematically analyse strengths and weaknesses. In this programme you will also learn how to effectively implement necessary changes and how to assess the consequences these will have on organisations, staff, quality, finances, sustainability or market position. In order to do all of this, you will combine knowledge from areas including business administration, ICT, mathematics, and technology.
Many universities offer courses in technical business administration. Our Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering and Management is different. Here are six distinctive features:
Join the ‘best Industrial Engineering & Management programme in the Netherlands’
IEM has been named the 'Best Industrial Engineering & Management programme in the Netherlands' in the Keuzegids Universiteiten ranking for years now. On top of that, our university was named 'the best technical university' in the Netherlands. This means you will be studying at a university that excels in combining technology and business.
Use our 6 Ps to become an interdisciplinary ‘problem solver of tomorrow’
In this programme, you will become accustomed to both technical and non-technical opportunities and difficulties. You will develop an eye for broader societal challenges, such as ageing, globalisation or climate change. This is important, as with our society the world of business is also becoming more and more complex. Companies are increasingly part of a global network of enterprises and the demand for people who can oversee this complexity is increasing. In this programme you will become what we call a problem solver of the future. Through our 'High Tech Human Touch' approach, you will develop a cross-disciplinary vision of companies, organisations, supply chains, and markets – with a keen eye for real results. We use a quantitative, model-based approach to problems, taking into account the technology used in processes, the behaviour of people (management & organisation), and the environment in which companies operate. We use our mix of 6 Ps for this:
Process – develop a keen understanding of how to organise processes in a better, smarter way
Purpose – learn to carefully define and pursue your objective so as to add real value
People – learn to view organisations from a human perspective and to interact with people both internally and externally
Profit – will learn how to increase the profitability of an organisation
Passion – work with motivated fellow students and enthusiastic teachers eager to bring out the best in you
Planet – get familiar with the ins and outs of internationalisation and the human and ecological interests at stake
Learn from teachers who are expert researchers themselves
During your studies, you will engage daily with expert scientists and pioneering research in the fields of non-conventional production techniques, data science, and cyber security, as well as psychology, management, and organisation. During your team projects, you will participate in such research and in our collaboration with companies. In the Netherlands, UT has a leading role in the field of production (technology), as evidenced by our collaboration with the renowned Fraunhofer Instituut, a European leader in applied scientific research in the field of industrial development. On top of that, the regional industry in Twente is a leader in the implementation of new technologies. This means that studying here will give you access to interesting companies and organisations and the challenges they face.
Get familiar with diverse sectors, from industry to healthcare
Industrial Engineering and Management focuses on various sectors, particularly industry, transport, healthcare, and finance. During your projects, internships and graduation research you will work on current problems faced by well-known companies in these sectors. Our programme offers many options.
Work on concrete problems and projects in the real world
A characteristic of this bachelor’s is the emphasis on the practical application of scientific knowledge. In every module, you will work on a team project, applying your knowledge directly to a current issue – in matching with our unique Twente Educational Model. You will conduct on-site research assignments at external companies and organisations. You will make plans, participate in multidisciplinary teams, collect information, analyse, distribute tasks, report, and present. You will become an academically skilled, creative problem solver.
Benefit from our small-scale, personal approach
We offer a small-scale educational environment with an informal, personal approach, designed to help you grow both professionally and personally. You will learn how to programme, design models and perform calculations. In addition, you will work on your social, professional and entrepreneurial skills: task management, teamwork, communication, giving and receiving feedback. All of this will help you find your feet as a future professional. On top of that, you will experience student life here in an unforgettable way, thanks to our beautiful, park-like campus.
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