Industrial Engineering

After graduation

Since you have already worked with many companies and institutions during your studies, you as a graduate engineer in Industrial Engineering know what the market has in store. As industrial engineer you are the integrator who combines the various disciplines and finds solutions.

Subsequent master's degrees

After obtaining your bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, you can pursue a master's degree in the Netherlands or abroad. You have direct access to the following master's programs at TU/e:


With a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering you are ready to start your career. Still, many students choose to specialize by pursuing a master's degree. Whatever you choose, your possibilities are nearly limitless, since you can start your career in virtually every sector. You can work for example: 

  • in the transport sector; 
  • as an consultant; 
  • for a trading company; 
  • in scientific or other research; 
  • in financial services; 
  • for a production company; 
  • abroad. 

Typical entry-level jobs for Industrial Engineers are:

  • Logistics planner
  • Quality assurance officer
  • Supervisor IT projects
  • Project leader product innovation
  • Organizational consultant

And, if you are ambitious, you can climb the ladder to management and enjoy more responsibilities.

Alumni Industrial Engineering

Are you curious to know where the graduates of this program are going to work?

In Industrial Engineering, you learn to view and improve business processes from various perspectives, and in that respect, my job perfectly aligns with my studies! In my current role, I am mainly focused on logistics at the end of the chain and I encounter many people in my environment who have also studied Industrial Engineering. We often joke about the fact that we owe our fun jobs to the great foundation we laid back in Eindhoven!

I had a broad interest and tried to keep as many future options open as possible. Eventually, the choice fell on Industrial Engineering because the future possibilities were diverse, ranging from manager to specialist in a certain field within business management. Through my studies, I learned a method of problem-solving in which you model reality, bring problems to light, and design solutions. In every job I've had so far, this skill has proved to be of the utmost importance.

I have worked as a Project Manager, Account Manager, and in general management, and I use a lot from my studies in those roles. Often, I noticed that things I found very trivial within my studies are incredibly useful within the business world, such as not enough attention to pre-project stages and prevention, too much energy loss with problems afterward, lack of structure, and looking at business processes throughout the chain.