Admission HBO students

Depending on the direction your hbo studies took you must first follow a so-called deficiency (or pre-master) program. This program consists of a maximum of 30 ECTS (6 courses of 5 ECTS). Based on your educational background, you may be exempted for one or more courses. Once you have completed this, you will have proof for admission to the Master's program.

The Pre-Master's program is aimed at compensating intrinsic and academic deficiencies, with a particular focus on your academic attitude, knowledge of management methodology and research competence. Your knowledge will also be supplemented in specific areas with, for instance, mathematics and statistics as well as management disciplines. 

This deficiency or pre-master program comprises two parts:

 -        a common component (comprising basic subjects) that is the same for all Master's programs of the Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences department
-        a specific component for each Master's program separately.

Connecting hbo programs
Various hbo diploma’s make you eligible to be admitted to the pre-master program. For more information, send an e-mail to the secretary of the Admissions Board, via ftc-ieis@tue.nl, adding a list of certified copies of your relevant diploma and hbo subjects as well as a summary of the content of the subjects.