The second year is about broadening and deepening your knowledge. During this year you will acquire more essential skills. Just like in the first year, your team projects will be linked to each module's theme. In the second year, you also get to choose a specific direction and learn more about popular master’s orientations.
In your second year you will continue with these four 10-week modules:
In this module you will learn more about the principles of modelling and analysing dynamic systems. Using basic principles, such as conservation laws and continuity relations, you will learn how to make a fairly realistic description of a system, or part of a system, in a mathematical model. You will learn to predict the behaviour of these systems using advanced mathematics and simulation techniques.
You will also analyse signals and models in the field of frequency and discover how signal response is used to research system dynamics. In the team project, you will design, build and test a measuring device, applying your knowledge of modelling and signal processing.
In module 6 you have four options to choose from:
Complex engineering problems – like describing the airflow profile of an airplane wing, or the magnetic field of an electrical spool – require a mathematical description. During this module you will work with vectors in the field of electromagnetics. You will learn more about fields (for example, vector and scalar fields), waves, electrostatics, magneto statics and electrodynamics. The project will challenge your knowledge and skills, as you set about designing and producing an antenna that works as well as possible in the 100 MHz range.
The eighth module centres on the development and commercialization of a complex technological system. You will obtain hands-on project experience of the entire innovation process, from working on an initial technological idea to delivering a commercially viable product and/or service. You will get familiar with key theories, tools and methods in systems engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation management, knowledge production and science and technology. You will be able to understand complex system design as well as the commercial, organizational and societal factors that are as vital to success as the technology itself. Group work is a key element in this module, as you stretch your capacities for effective collaboration, reflection and presentation.