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Bachelor's programme Technical Computer Science

The Bachelor’s programme Technical Computer Science at the University of Twente groups subjects into themes, modules and projects. It is a broad, technical programme with excellent career prospects. Take a look at the study programme and find out what to expect as a Technical Computer Science student at the University of Twente. The official name of the programme which will be printed on your diploma will be Computer Science & Engineering.

In a world in which the use of information technology continues to grow exponentially, our BSc in Technical Computer Science plays an increasingly important role. For devices and organizations alike, exchanging, processing and storing information are vital functionalities. This Bachelor’s programme will open doors for you that are closed to others. Learn more about the students of Technical Computer Science.

We also offer a master's programme (MSc.) in Computer Science.

Programme overview

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering
Certification: BSc
3 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
English taught
Starting date
1 September 2017
1 September 2018
1 September 2019
On student request
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme

What is Technical Computer Science?

The fascinating world of Technical Computer Science

Technical Computer Science is a challenging science that focuses on information and systems. When you think of information, for example, consider automated searches through vast amounts of data. As for systems, think of computers and the Internet, but also of the interaction between systems (such as robots) and people. On the one hand, you will study fundamental concepts in this course, but on the other hand you also learn to apply them in a practical way to basically anything that keeps humans busy. This includes travel, business, health, the environment, politics and leisure time. These days you would be hard pressed to find an area in which computer science doesn't play its part.

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A comprehensive BSc programme

Our three-year Bachelor's programme in Technical Computer Science (Computer Science & Engineering) has been designed to give you a comprehensive foundation in this field of study. You will come into contact with many of its aspects, encountering a wide variety of themes throughout the programme. As an information specialist you will model problems, users and behaviour, and convert these models into smart software and hardware solutions. You will also develop devices and programmes that can safely, reliantly and effectively support new applications. In order to precisely describe how such ICT systems behave in the real world, you will need mathematics, and both practical and theoretical knowledge.

projects and Twente's educational system

During your studies, you will discover that finding creative and innovative solutions is vital. It is something we strongly emphasize here at Twente – often in project form. And having come up with a potential solution, you need the skills and expertise to translate it solutions into a structured design.

Themes and modules

The Bachelor's programme Technical Computer Science is divided into project-centred themes and modules. Each module revolves around a research project with a specific subject as its focal point. For example, a module bay centre on computer security, programming, networks – just think about how the use of mobile devices and wireless networks has grown – or on developing social robots. These are all subjects that we deal with in the Bachelor's programme Technical Computer Science (Computer Science & Engineering) at the University of Twente. On top of all this, in your third year you have electives to choose from. These can either be in the field of computer science or in a completely different discipline – so you can broaden your academic knowledge. This will make you a multidisciplinary professional and a great colleague to work with.

OBTAINING your Computer Science degree

In your third year you must present a Bachelor thesis, which consists of a research project and a report. For the research project, you will familiarize yourself with the whole process of designing a software system, from receiving the first informal customer specifications to delivering and presenting a documented software product. You could view this project as preparation for your professional practice. Drawing up your report is a way of actively learning about scientific research. Not only will you develop an inquisitive and critical vision, you will also be prepared to face challenging developments in the field. After obtaining your degree, you will be a bachelor of science.

More information

Technical Computer Science is a challenging science. It has led to the revolutionary rise of computers, the birth of global networks and the explosive growth of mobile devices. Sensor networks and big data offer hither unknown possibilities for storing and using information. Cities are becoming ‘smart’ through the use of ICT. New developments and applications – as well as threats – are arising on a daily basis. As a computer scientist, you will be part of an exciting world of mathematical algorithms, fundamental concepts and practical applications. If you are interested in technology, hungry for in-depth knowledge and consider learning as a lifelong activity, this is the ideal programme for you.

In today’s world, you would be hard pressed to find an area in which computer science doesn't play its part – not just in engineering, but also in areas like health care and environmental care. The job market offers you a vast range of possibilities.

Do you love technology? Do you see the growth in information technology as a challenge and are you unafraid to think outside of the box? Then the Bachelor's programme Technical Computer Science (Computer Science & Engineering) at the University of Twente will fit you like a glove. Take a look at some of our students' experiences, each year's study programme and come be a Student for a Day. These are great ways of making sure you will feel at home in this programme, with the other Technical Computer Science students and at the University of Twente.

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