Course content

In Electrical and Electronic Engineering you learn how to design microelectronics. This includes printed circuit boards, chips, and batteries in devices you use every day. You will also familiarise yourself with sustainable energy and hardware and learn how to program hardware. The programme offers you many practical modules and projects.

The first yearLearn the language of technology

In the first year you get a solid foundation in mathematics and learn all about networking, analogue electronics, digital electronics, and programming. You will put this knowledge to good use as you work on various projects. Among other things, you will make a safe with an electronic code lock and a self-driving, energy-efficient robotic racing car. All the projects are controlled with C, running on the popular Arduino microcontroller.

Difference between Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Applied Computer Science

The first half year of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Applied Computer Science is the same. Then Electrical and Electronic Engineering focuses a little more on the hardware, the electronics. In Applied Computer Science, you will increasingly work with the software that runs on the hardware. In Electrical and Electronic Engineering you can also use your knowledge on large systems for industry or the energy generation and distribution network.

Study load

  • 50% Theory
  • 40% Practical and group work
  • 10% Study career counseling

Electrical and Electronics Engineering has two specialisations:

  • Electrical Information Engineering
    You will learn all about microelectronics and the link to the ‘real world’ with sensors. You will also learn techniques for making chips work properly, how to program chips, and about wireless communication.

  • Electrical Power and Automation
    How do you make electrical energy available to people as sustainably as possible? This includes the smart use of wind turbines and solar farms as well as the range of the electric car.

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Electrical networks: DC (direct current), AC (alternating current), and power

  • Programming in C

  • Digital and analogue electronics

  • Communication skills and personal development

  • Projects: hardware, software, and system

The second yearWill you choose Electronics or Energy Technology?

If you choose the Electronics specialisation in the second year, you will work together with computer science students. For example, you will work on a wireless heart rate monitor. In the Energy Technology specialisation you will work on an automation project and on the latest developments in the field, such as energy systems, direct current networks, and sustainable generation. This is done in collaboration with companies.

  • Mathematics and control engineering

  • Object-oriented programming

  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

  • Microcontrollers and programmable hardware (FPGA & HDL)

  • Data networks and telecommunications

  • Analogue and power electronics

  • Personal development

  • Projects: simulation and implementation, electronic system

  • Mathematics and control engineering

  • Object-oriented programming

  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

  • Power electronics

  • Energy supply: smart grids, power quality, generation, transport, and distribution

  • Electric drives

  • Personal development

  • Projects: simulation and implementation, industrial automation system

The third and fourth yearsInternship, research, minor and graduation

In the third and fourth years you do a half-year internship, complete a minor, conduct your research in the Smart Solutions Semester, and work on a research project with students from various degree programmes. A good example of such a research project is the Cleantech house, a house that generates its own energy. After that, you do your final project, which may be at a company or in your own start-up for example, and there are even options for doing it abroad. The programme has contacts in China and Vietnam and participates in the European Project Semester, which is a collaboration involving ten European universities.

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)

After completing the programme you may use the BSc degree title. You can work for various companies and choose a profession as a technician, developer, or researcher.