The Bachelor’s Technical Computer Science will prepare you for a career of finding the best way of using computers and technology for solutions that benefit people and society. You study a lot of mathematics and you gain in-depth knowledge of programming, software systems, computer networks, algorithms, computer hardware, human-machine interaction and much more. You also go deeply into aspects such as parallelism, information and data, complexity and security. With this bachelor’s, especially if you combine it with a master’s, you learn to use your fascination for computers and technology for improvements and solutions in the most diverse areas of society.
Intelligent Interaction Design15
Discrete Structures & efficient Algorithms15
Electives - e.g. Programming Paradigms15
First time at university
When you are a first-year student, you experience many new things. Here we start explaining at least a few of them.
During your three-year bachelor's programme, you will take 12 modules (4 modules per year). Each module, you will address a theme that is hot in society, business or industry. This theme will bring together all the components 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 teammates apply the knowledge you have acquired to a current challenge and design a workable solution. This learning method is part of the Twente Education Model (TOM): an innovative approach to studying that you will only find at the University of Twente.
Study points - how do they work?
Student workload at Dutch universities is expressed in EC, also named ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), which is widely used throughout the European Union. In the Netherlands, each credit represents 28 hours of work. You need to acquire 60 credits each year.
Your programme assigns fixed numbers of hours to each assignment, project report or exam. In the first year, you need to get at least 45 out of 60 points to be able to continue to the second year.
Did you get 45 EC or more? Then you can enter the second year
Our aim is to get you in the right place as soon as possible, which is why we use the principle of a binding recommendation. You will receive a positive recommendation if you have obtained 45 or more of the 60 EC in the first year. A negative recommendation is binding and means you have to leave the programme. Under certain circumstances, we may give you a positive recommendation despite a low score. For example, if we are confident that you are in the right place.
Do personal circumstances such as illness or problems interfere with your study performance? Student Affairs Coaching & Counselling (SACC) is there to support you.