The Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences has two subdepartments (Schools). The work of the School of Industrial Engineering revolves around organizing and maintaining production chains for products and services. The School focuses mainly on the high-tech industry and the healthcare sector. Besides production and distribution, other aspects also play a role, such as product design, marketing, innovation, information systems, creativity and human behavior.
The successful implementation of innovations in society plays an important role within the School of Innovation Sciences. This subdepartment is engaged in the mapping and analysis of the risks to the natural and built environments, the consequences for society over the longer term and the perception of consumer needs. Its focus extends beyond western countries to include developing countries.
The School of Industrial Engineering currently has about 828 bachelor’s students, 542 master’s students and 133 employees, of which 29 PhD students. The School of Innovation Sciences has about 379 bachelor’s students, 157 master’s students and 92 employees, of which 17 PhD students.
TU/e is a leading international university of technology specializing in Engineering Science & Technology. Through excellent teaching and research we contribute to progress in the technical sciences, to the development of technological innovations, and as a result to the growth of prosperity and welfare in the region and beyond. TU/e maintains close links with industry, healthcare and the building and logistics sectors.