Advanced Technology

Why study Advanced
Technology at the University of Twente?

If you choose to study the BSc programme Advanced Technology at the University of Twente, you are opting for high-quality, project-based education in an international environment and a personal and informal atmosphere.

The best way to find out whether Advanced Technology is the course for you is to experience it first-hand. And the best way to do that is to join us for a day. Sign up now for our Student for a Day programme. Join one of our students and get a taste of what the life of an Advanced Technology student is like.

One-of-a-kind, Broad Technical Programme

Advanced Technology is a unique, English-taught Bachelor’s programme that is only available at the University of Twente. It is a broad, technical course that seamlessly matches the needs of society. Not only will you become a specialist in natural sciences and engineering, but you will also get familiar with the ins and outs of entrepreneurship and of the social context in which you will be making a difference.

Advanced Technology is a multidisciplinary Bachelor’s programme that combines technical expertise with a keen awareness of society’s needs. You will learn how you can combine different technical disciplines to come up with real multidisciplinary solutions to complex problems, such as the need for energy-efficient transport and new sources of clean energy. You will learn to combine disciplines such as electrical engineering, chemical engineering, applied physics, mechanical engineering, mathematics and business administration. Read more about the study programme for Advanced Technology.

Personal, informal, international

Studying Advanced Technology at the University of Twente has a personal feel and an informal vibe. Our approachable teaching staff are always ready to answer your questions and your tutor or study advisor is always on hand to help you with any problems you might encounter.

Advanced Technology is also an international programme. Your fellow students will come from the Netherlands and from countries such as Germany, Britain, Indonesia, Oman, South Africa and China. Studying alongside and collaborating with students of all nationalities will give you the perfect preparation for the international job market. You will learn to look at problems in a totally different way and solve problems together with an international team. 

In the film below, some international students of Advanced Technology talk about their everyday activities and give you an impression of what the programme is all about.

Master’s opportunities

With a Bachelor’s degree in Advanced Technology to your name, a world of opportunity will open up for you. Your internationally recognized diploma gives you access to several different Master’s programmes, such as Nanotechnology, Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. In the third year of the Bachelor’s programme you will choose a number of modules specifically designed to prepare you for the Master’s programme of your choice. Read more about the opportunities open to you after finishing the Bachelor’s.

Project-based education and themes

Another unique aspect of the Advanced Technology programme at the University of Twente is our educational approach. We combine project-based education with other innovative educational methods in full-time modules. Each module centres on a theme, which is also the basis for your team project. In this project, together with a few fellow students, you apply the theoretical knowledge you have gained in different areas. You often have to use everything you know to come up with a solution for the project's problem. Also, together with your team, you usually have to build a prototype to demonstrate your solution. Learn more about the Advanced Technology study programme and the University of Twente’s educational model.

Looking to challenge yourself?

Are you looking to challenge yourself? Can you cope with the additional challenge of taking extra courses alongside the regular study programme? The programme Advanced Technology and the University of Twente offer different possibilities to do alongside the regular programme. 

World-class research

The University of Twente has several excellent research institutes including the Institute for Nanotechnology MESA+, the Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine MIRA, and NIKOS, an institute dedicated to innovative entrepreneurship. Research into renewable energy is focused in the Green Energy Initiative, a collaboration between three of the University of Twente's research institutes: MESA+, the Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies IGS, and the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology CTIT.

The Advanced Technology programme works closely with scientists from these research institutes and the Green Energy Initiative. In addition to offering you support during your projects, they also give lectures and lead tutorials. These close ties mean you can count on staying in touch with the latest developments in the different disciplines.

Top-Rated Programme

The Keuzegids Universiteiten is the only independent guide that critically assesses and compares the quality of educational programmes in the Netherlands. In the 2014 edition, Advanced Technology has been awarded a special seal of quality and ranks among the top rated programmes of the year.

According to the yearly analysis of the Dutch magazine Elsevier ('De beste studie', 24 september 2015) our students evaluate our teaching staff and facilities very good, more than 70 percent are (very) satisfied. Moreover almost 70% of our students would recommend Advanced Technology to family and friends.   


Advanced Technology is a broad, challenging Bachelor’s programme, in which various technical disciplines come together. As an aspiring student of Advanced Technology, you have a talent and a passion for exact sciences, such as physics and mathematics. You are also intrigued by smart, new gadgets. You are prepared to work and you understand that combining different technical disciplines will invariably lead to exciting, new solutions.

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