Electrical Engineering

Why Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente?

If you want to know how electronics, sensors and electrical components can help to shape and improve our society, the University of Twente is the place for you. Taught entirely in English, this Bachelor's programme gives you an edge in this age of globalization. You will work with students from all over the world, adding a whole new dimension to your studies.

One of the distinguishing features of this programme is how students work together in project teams to tackle challenging themes that call for a combination of disciplines. The acquisition and application of knowledge go hand in hand. It is a stimulating and innovative way to study. This programme has close ties with our world-renowned research institutes in nanotechnology, robotics, ICT and biomedical technology.

You can look forward to studying in a friendly, small-scale setting. Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente has been voted best programme of its kind by students* and it is one of the most promising programmes on offer in terms of the excellent job opportunities it provides. It really is a degree you can be proud of.

The University of Twente is the only full-campus university in the Netherlands, with all accommodation and facilities (entertainment, culture and sports) in one location. Studying at the University of Twente provides plenty of opportunities to relax and make friends. As an added bonus, life in Twente is considerably cheaper than elsewhere in the Netherlands!

Right for you?

If you want to study Electrical Engineering, you need to have a keen interest in electronics and electromagnetic waves, a desire to understand the fundamentals and practical applications of physics, and the ambition to develop your powers of abstract reasoning.

In terms of qualifications you need a Dutch pre-university school qualification with a relevant profile (VWO N&T or another profile with Wiskunde B and Natuurkunde) or a foreign equivalent (e.g. German Abitur, Belgian Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs, International or European Baccalaureate) with sufficient Maths and Physics. Alternatively you can progress to a university Bachelor’s after completing your first year at a university of applied sciences in Electrical Engineering (HBO propedeuse Elektrotechniek) or similar.

As a student of Electrical Engineering, you will gain knowledge and skills that are essential in almost all areas of technology. If you are fascinated by electronics and electromagnetism and you meet the above criteria, it’s definitely worth considering a degree in Electrical Engineering! Come along and meet us at our Open Days or find out what’s it’s like to study at the University of Twente by signing up for our student-for-a-day programme. 

* According to Keuzegids Universiteiten 2013.

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