In the Major Industrial Engineering you follow courses in the field of mathematics, industrial engineering and integration (combination of engineering and business subjects). On average, you will spend half of your time on industrial engineering courses and half of your time on mathematical and integration courses.
Furthermore, a quarter of the Bachelor's program consists of elective courses. These allow you to change the emphasis in your program. You can opt to broaden your knowledge by following courses in a different specialization, or alternatively you can gain more in-depth knowledge in your own specialization. In the first year, you already start filling the elective space of your program. In making these choices you are not dependant on yourself alone. Experienced coaches of the TU/e will guide you from the start until the completion of your studies and help you in composing your elective space.
Next to the major IE, you will follow a number of basic courses such as mathematics and natural sciences. You'll also learn technological design, and you will gain professional skills such as collaboration skills and planning and organizing skills. These courses will give you the sound basis that you will need as an engineer.
At last, you choose USE (User, Society and Enterprise) courses. These courses teach you that technology always functions in a broader context. Engineers develop technology for users, to contribute to solving societal problems and to create economic opportunities for enterprises.