Take a look back in history and you will see that almost all innovations were somehow made possible by means of electrical engineering. Our field ranges from digital computing power and wireless communication devices to robots, autonomous vehicles, nano-electronics and medical equipment. In the time ahead it will continue to broaden and expand: much of what now appears to be science fiction will become reality in a few years, thanks in no small part to innovations in electrical engineering. In this Bachelor’s you will acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to create solutions that can change the world.

First time at university

As a first-year student, you will face a lot of new experiences. We’d like to explain a few of them to you.  

You complete modules

Your Bachelor’s programme takes three years. Every year you will follow four 10-week modules. This means that during the course of your studies you will complete 12 modules. In every module you will tackle a subject that is hot in society, business or industry. This theme will bring together all the different components parts of your study: theory and practice, research, designing solutions, self-study and teamwork. A fixed part of every module is the team project, in which you and your team mates apply the knowledge you have acquired to a current challenge and design a workable solution. This learning method is part of the Twente Educational Model (TOM): an innovative approach to studying that you will only find at the University of Twente.

Study credits – how do they work?

At university you will come across something called study credits, also known as EC(s). The abbreviation EC is derived from the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which was designed for the comparison of courses internationally. One credit equals 28 hours of work; you need to acquire 60 credits each year. You will receive credits for every assignment you pass. Your programme assigns fixed numbers of hours to each assignment, project report or exam. 

Binding Study Advice

In order to pass from the first year into the second, you must have gained a minimum of 45 of the 60 first-year credits. In order to stay in the programme at all, you have to get at least 45 EC in your first year. At the end of your first year, we will give you a Binding Study Advice (BSA). If you’ve reached 45 EC, you can be sure that you are in the right place and can keep up with the programme. If things don’t go as you had planned, we will be there to advise and support you. 

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