Admission and enrollment

Who should be interested?

Industrial Engineering is a 2-year program intended for young people with a Master's degree in industrial engineering or a related field deepening their knowledge and skills in the field of logistics. Industrial Engineering is a unique opportunity to combine study and work to learn more about logistics in an independent setting. Without exception, alumni call Industrial Engineering  an excellent preparation for a (logistics) career in industry and an easy way to get acquainted with industry in a relatively risk-free environment. In addition, trainees learn how to effectively work in teams and how to further develop their interpersonal skills.
Even for those who have already obtained a Master's in logistics and/or industrial engineering and management sciences, there are many reasons why joining the program makes sense: it broadens logistics knowledge, it shows how (logistics) theory can be applied in practice, and it offers a good opportunity to work together with people from other disciplines.

Admission and selection

All candidates should have completed a Master's (or equivalent) degree in industrial engineering, applied mathematics, econometrics or closely related field. Furthermore, candidates should be able to demonstrate proficiency in English and to show proofs of strong interest and knowledge in the logistics field. You must have very good communications skills.

Those interested in the program can apply for a position and may be invited for an interview with a selection committee. During the interview attention is paid to aspects such as good intellectual skills, conceptual skills, clear focus on design, determination and willingness to work hard, interpersonal skills, motivation and good oral and writing skills. Excellent students only will be admitted. 

The number of trainees that can enroll is limited to 10 per year. The program starts two times per year (January/February and August/September).

Where to apply

Your application must contain the following (all in English):

  • A letter of application
  • An extensive curriculum vitae
  • A certified copy of your university BSc and MSc degree certificate, together with a list of courses and marks obtained (sworn translation in English)
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Explicit reference to the courses that teach knowledge equivalent with the content of the books by S.M. Ross, Introduction to probability models (9th edition), Academic Press, London, 2006 and the book by Silver, Pyke and Peterson, Inventory Management, Production Planning and Scheduling, Wiley, 1998
  • An actual IELTS-language test (Academic), not older than 1 year, is required (see www.ielts.org for more information about this test). The minimum requirement is an average result of 6.5, whereas none of the sub-results (reading, writing, listening and speaking) should be less than a score of 6. Applications without IELTS test are not accepted.

Only applications that contain all elements as mentioned above are accepted.

Further information

If you are interested in the program but you would like to have some extra information, you can make an appointment with the director prof.dr. T. van Woensel.

There is also the possibility to talk to one or more of our trainees.