Third year of Electrical Engineering

Bachelor Open Days on 31 March and 1 April

You are close to graduating! Half of the third year of the Bachelor’s Electrical Engineering consists of electives (minor), and the other half is dedicated to the last step you must take in order to call yourself Bachelor of Science: your thesis. The elective space gives you room to pursue your personal ambition. For example, you can study abroad for a semester.

  • Year 3EC

Modules 9 and 10: Electives

These are your options

  • Research: immerse yourself in a research project such as Lab-on-a-chip, Cyber Physical Systems or participate in one of our student teams.
  • Pre-master’s: Do a pre-master’s to prepare for a master’s other than Electrical Engineering.
  • Free electives: take subjects from our Bachelor’s in, amongst others, Applied Physics or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Go abroad: spend half a year (two modules or one semester) studying at a university abroad.
  • Get your second-degree teaching qualification: do you want to teach after completing this programme? Use your minor to obtain your second degree teaching qualification. This allows you to work as a teacher at high-school level. Note: this minor is in Dutch.

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Module 11: Electronic System Design

In this module you will apply the knowledge you acquired in previous modules as you engage in a major design project. Working on this assignment together with a large group of fellow students, you will break the problem down into sub-functions and sub-problems. Naturally, you will have to discuss the preconditions with each other, so that all of the different partial solutions can be merged into a single, total design at the end.  In this module we will also consider the non-technical conditions related to your design, such as user-friendliness and social or ethical aspects.

Module 12: Graduation assignment

You carry out your final bachelor's assignment under the supervision of one of the chairs within the departments of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science: microsystems, semiconductor physics, robotics, telecom, Artificial Intelligence, integrated circuit design/architecture, nano-electronics or biomedical applications. You can gear your choice of topic towards preparing for a master’s specialisation or programme. You work together with researchers from the chosen field as you research and develop technical applications – for example, a new connection, a new sensor/sensor system, or a control system for a surgical robot.

You are to conclude your third year by writing a thesis, which you will have to defend before a research committee. If you pass this test, the Bachelor of Science degree will be yours. You can find more information regarding the graduation assignment.

Graduation subjects chosen by our students vary greatly. Here are some recent examples:

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