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bachelor's programme Electrical Engineering


The English-taught Bachelor's programme in Electrical Engineering will equip you with knowledge and skills that are essential in almost all areas of technology (electronics, data storage, communication, antennas, user interfaces, energy storage, sensors, control, signal conditioning, robotics and optics). You will study and work on high-tech applications, such as robot arms for surgery or sensors for health applications. Electrical engineers are highly employable, largely because their training encompasses a branch of science rather than a specific profession. Whatever career path you decide on, as an electrical engineer you will invent your own future. This is one of the best programmes you can take in terms of the excellent job opportunities it provides.


Are you curious what it is like to study Electrical Engineering? Herjan shows you a day in his student life.

Take a look at the study programme to find out what you can expect during this Bachelor's programme. Visit the Open Days or sign up to be a student-for-a-day to make sure that this Bachelor's programme is the best choice for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or find out how to apply.

Looking for a master's degree in Electrical Engineering?

Please visit the website of the MSc Electrical Engineering programme at the University of Twente.

Programme overview

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
Certification: BSc
3 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
English taught
Starting date
1 September 2019
1 September 2020
1 September 2021
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands
On programme request
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme

Some examples of Electrical Engineering


  • Robotic arms that can perform appendix surgery or replace an amputated limb;
  • Monitoring and control systems for helping sick or disabled people;
  • Smart pills that incorporate various laboratory functions in a single chip and travel through the body measuring values to help diagnose a patient (lab-on-a-chip).


  • Development of an automatic pilot for drones, so that they no longer have to be controlled from the ground;
  • Radio of the future: modular audio platform;
  • Innovative and unique beamforming system that can be applied in smart antenna arrays for satellite communication on high-speed vehicles, busses, trains, and aircraft. This broadband system is electronically steerable and has no mechanical moving parts;
  • Electronics designed for short-distance communication (e.g. between various devices used at home);

Safety & Sustainability

  • Car-to-car communication via sensors that can automatically adjust the speed of each vehicle;
  • Small robots that can predict tornados;
  • devices for converting chemical energy into electric energy;
  • a smart operating system that tells you whether you should use the electrical engine in your hybrid car or the fuel engine;
  • Face, behaviour and situation recognition for making public spaces safer;
  • More energy-efficient chips, so that mobile devices no longer need frequent recharging.

Electrical Engineering in Twente?

These are some great reasons to study Electrical Engineering in Twente:

  • Close links to world-renowned research institutes
  • International and project-based education
  • Strong links with nanotechnology, robotics, ICT and biomedical technology
  • Using your knowledge to solve society’s problems
  • Excellent job opportunities with your degree
  • Small-scale and personal learning environment
  • Voted best programme of its kind by students*

* According to the Netherlands’ ‘Keuzegids Universiteiten’ (Universities Selection Guide) 2013 and 2014.

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