You graduated! What next?
After getting your Bachelor’s degree in Technical Computer Science, you can further specialize by completing a Master’s programme. Most students choose to do this. You can follow a Master’s programme at the University of Twente, at another Dutch university, or at a university abroad. A few of our Bachelor’s graduates join the job market straight away, or start their own business.
Most Technical Computer Science alumni continue on to our two-year, English-taught Master’s programme Computer Science. The Master’s programme is the perfect follow-up to the Bachelor’s programme Technical Computer Science. It offers four specializations: Software Technology, Data Science & Technology, Internet Science & Technology, and Cyber Security.
With your Bachelor’s degree in Technical Computer Science, you are directly admissible to other Master’s programmes, too, such as Embedded Systems, or Interaction Technology. With your Bachelor’s degree in TCS, you can enter most engineering & technology Master’s programmes, provided you first complete a pre-Master’s programme. This also applies to Master’s programmes at other (inter) national universities.
A Master’s programme in social sciences, such as Psychology, Philosophy, or Public Administration, is also possible. In most cases, you will have to take a tailored pre-Master’s programme first.
Some students combine the Master’s programme Technical Computer Science with our Dutch-taught Science Education and Communication, which allows you to work in education, among other things.
After this programme, you will be trained to apply and understand information technology. There is huge demand in many different sectors for professionals who are eager to use technology for solving problems, and who are capable of organizing solutions and putting them in the right context. If you want to start working with your additional Master's degree, you will find plenty of job opportunities, even right here in Twente, the fastest growing industrial region in the Netherlands. Most graduates find a job within three months of completing their Master’s. As an expert in a young branch of science, you will then be free to choose your place in a vast field.
- International business
Some of our graduates work at companies you’ve probably heard of, and whose systems you may often use. They develop new systems and services at companies like Google, Spotify, Facebook and Booking.com.
- Financial sector
There is a growing demand for technical computer scientists in the banking and financial sector. You can work on a wide range of components in this field: from software development and algorithms to interactivity and security.
- Energy companies
At an energy company, you might work on designing smart energy meters for monitoring the energy consumption of household appliances – or smart devices that can match energy demand and supply, or decide for themselves whether to opt for ‘normal’ energy or environment-friendly electricity.
- ICT companies and consultancy firms
At many companies you can develop specific software systems to improve automation, for example, special software for booking airline tickets. As a technical computer scientist, you can handle many projects like that, saving your company a lot of costs.
- Universities and research institutes
You can also build a career as a researcher, for example, at a university, a research institute or on the Research & Development department of a company.
- Hospitals and the medical world
The University of Twente has a chair in Neuro Imaging. Here you can do research into medical databases. This research is aimed at organizing the treatment of patients in such a way as to minimize patient suffering by combining existing data. If you choose this option, you will work closely with hospitals and surgeons.
You can also start your own business with a solution that you have developed. The UT enjoys recognition as ‘the most entrepreneurial university’ in the Netherlands. One of our strengths is applying knowledge to meaningfully influence society. Together with our students we like to work with the innovation specialists from Novel-T, who like to tap in to promising innovative business cases.
Examples of spin-offs that have come out of this programme include Thuisbezorgd.nl, an online platform that allows consumers to have restaurant meals delivered to their homes, Booking.com, one of the world’s largest e-commerce companies for trips, No Wires Needed, a manufacturer of wireless computer networks that since its founding has been acquired by another company, and Hops&Grains, a firm that gives consumers the opportunity to have their own specialty beer brewed and delivered to their homes.
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