Applied Computer Science

Course typeExchange
Course sectorIT
Course duration5 months
SemesterFall (Sept. - Jan.) & Spring (Febr. - Jul.)
For partners ofSchool of Life Science, Engineering & Design

Saxion students Applied Computer Science working with robotsCan you imagine developing the technology for an autonomous car, or designing an hexacopter for traffic management applications? Then the Applied Computer Science programme is ideal for you.

Applied Computer Science involves everything regarding embedded systems, i.e. designing and programming systems that contain a computer or microcontroller which is not visible on the outside. Electronics is usually a part of the embedded system, and quite often mechatronics are involved too. Think of an autonomous robot, a drone, a smart thermostat, an RFID access system or an intelligent baby monitor.

The BSc course Applied Computer Science offers exchange students the opportunity to take subjects provided in the second year of this course. Students are able to choose the subjects themselves and can combine them with subjects in the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering as well.

Classes within this programme are very international due to the fact that the 4-year course is provided completely in English.

An overview of the available subjects can be downloaded here. Students can choose from curriculum 2.1 to 2.4. Please note that not all subjects are offered throughout the year, their availability is depending on the semester

For admission to this programme, potential participants must have successfully passed the propaedeutic exam of one of the following bachelor programmes; Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

Your level of English should be at least B2.

Before registration you need to apply and get approval from the course director at Saxion UAS first. Please send your application to Mr. Jan Bollen ( including:

  • CV (including fields of study, IT-skills, working experience)
  • Transcript of Records

A Skype conversation is also part of the procedure. You can add Mr. Bollen on Skype: