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Further studies and the job market Electrical Engineering

With your Bachelor’s diploma in Electrical Engineering, you can directly enter the job market, start your own business, or specialize with a Master’s programme at the University of Twente. Most graduates choose this last option.

Further studies with a Master’s programme

Most Electrical Engineering alumni decide to enter the University of Twente’s two-year, English-taught Master’s programme Electrical Engineering. With your Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering you have direct access to this Master’s programme, which teaches you how modern technology can be applied to make electronic systems better, faster or smaller. With the skills and expertise you gain in this Master’s programme, you can tackle almost all aspects of technology. You will be challenged to improve high-tech systems, with an emphasis on themes such as sustainability, health and safety. Here are some of the specializations you can choose from:

  • Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Power Electronics
  • Integrated Optical Systems
  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • Integrated Circuit Design

Other Master’s degrees

The University of Twente also offers other Master’s programmes that are a good fit with this Bachelor’s programme. With a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering you are directly admissible to most engineering and technology Master’s programmes. This also applies to Master’s programmes at other (inter)national universities. In some cases, taking a pre-Master’s may be necessary.

Master’s programmes that complement the Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering include:


  • Biomedical Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish4 Specializations
    Biomedical Engineering is about the design and development of healthcare technology to improve lives: from rehabilitation robots and artificial organs, to imaging techniques and prosthetics.

    4 Specializations

    Bioengineering technologies

    MSc2 yearsFull-time
    Bioengineering technologies is about developing technologies that can contribute to the recovery of diseased of damaged tissue, such as bone, blood vessels or organs.

    Biorobotics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Biorobotics is about the application of robotics and mechatronics in medicine and healthcare, which you investigate from a mechatronic point of view.

    Imaging and in vitro diagnostics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Imaging and in vitro diagnostics focuses on techniques for visualizing and interpreting the processes in cells and bodies (such as acoustics, ultrasound, radiation and magnetism).

    Physiological signals and systems

    MSc2 yearsFull-time
    Physiological signals and systems focuses on the central nervous system: for example, you analyze models of the brain, or you examine how electrical stimuli can repair disturbed body functions;
  • Embedded Systems

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This Master’s programme focuses on the design of embedded systems: the hardware and software that control a device, process or system, e.g. smart phones, pacemakers, chip sets or navigation systems.
  • Interaction Technology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Interaction Technology combines principles from electrical engineering and IT with the analysis of human behaviour and storytelling.
  • Nanotechnology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The two-year MSc programme in Nanotechnology focuses on the design, creation and study of functional materials, structures, devices and systems by directly controlling matter on the nanometre scale.
  • Sustainable Energy Technology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) enables you to become an engineer with in-depth knowledge on renewable energy technologies.
  • Systems and Control

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish4 Specializations
    This two-year Master’s programme teaches you how to control the behaviour of dynamic phenomena and systems in interaction with their environment.

    4 Specializations

    Biomechatronics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Biomechatronics is the interdisciplinary study of biology, mechanics, and electronics. It focuses on the research and design of assistive, therapeutic and diagnostic devices.

    Control Theory

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This two-year Master’s programme teaches you how to control the behaviour of dynamic phenomena and systems in interaction with their environment.

    Robotics and Mechatronics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Research activities in this specialization focus more and more on the field of advanced robotics, including robotics in medical applications.

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    MSc2 yearsFull-time
    In recent years Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have amply demonstrated their value and attractiveness. The wide range of applications includes several disciplines.

Finding a job

This Bachelor’s programme will equip you to innovate in at least one of the sub-areas of Electrical Engineering. You will be able to help shape tomorrow’s world. Especially if you add a Master’s degree to your Bachelor’s, you will find many job opportunities as an Electrical Engineer – for example right here in Twente, a region gaining more and more prominence in the industrial world. Many graduates enter positions in which they get to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting.

Get to work

  • In robotics – designing robot arms for ASML, NXP or Philips, for example
  • At a design house – where chips are designed, but not produced
  • In the chip industry – where chips are manufactured
  • At a tech or engineering company, such as DEMCON, Salland Engineering or NEDAP

Start your own business

You can also start your own business with a solution that you have developed. The UT is recognized as ‘the most entrepreneurial university’ in the Netherlands. Applying our expertise by developing solutions that are meaningful to society is one of our strengths. Together with our students, we work closely with the innovation specialists at Novel-T, who like to get involved in to promising innovative business cases.

Within this programme, numerous students have launched successful startups, such as:

  • Axign
  • Demcon
  • Lionix

Do you want to find out more about studying at the UT? Visit or submit your questions to Student Services.

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