Technical Computer Science

Why you should study Technical computer science in Twente

Are you going to study Technical Computer Science at the University of Twente? Then you are choosing a broad Bachelor's programme, in which working together across disciplines is a given and application is key. These unique features will ensure that when you graduate doors will swing open for you on the job market. The official name of the programme which will be printed on your diploma will be Computer Science & Engineering.

Twente offers extra specialities to study

At the University of Twente you will obviously encounter almost all computer science-related subject that you would find at other universities. On top of this, the Bachelor's programme in Technical Computer Science at the University of Twente offers you several extra specialities. These include computer security, internet science, data science, and energy-efficient hardware.

Study more than programming

When you think of being a computer scientist, you may think primarily of programming. But that is actually only one area – there is a lot more to it. In Technical Computer Science we study fundamental concepts that you can use in many different areas, such as interaction, information, complexity and security, for example.

Good at a Multi-disciplinary approach

Technical Computer Science plays a large part in all sorts of scientific and technical environments. That is why at the University of Twente we believe it is important to be able to partner with other fields of study. These could be technical fields, but others, too, such as medical sciences, biology, psychology, business administration and public administration. All of these are taught at the University of Twente. The University of Twente stimulates multi-disciplinary partnership, in research and project-led education.

double degree with Applied Mathematics

If you are looking for an extra challenge, then you can choose to study two degrees at the same time. At the University of Twente you can choose a double degree in Technical Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. If you choose a double degree, then you will also follow a tailored study programme. It consists of a combination of parts from modules belonging to both programmes. Every quartile you will have a slightly heavier course load then regular students, so it is important that you get good grades during your prior education. With a bit of extra effort, you can complete this double degree in three years.


Compared to similar programmes elsewhere, the Technical Computer Science course at Twente offers a small-scale and informal atmosphere. Our teachers are easy to approach. This means there is an intimate atmosphere within the programme. No one is a number here and we actually all know each other.


At the University of Twente, we actively encourage students and researchers to apply their knowledge, ideas and discoveries in specially created companies – so-called ‘spin-offs’. If you are an enterprising student or graduate and you have a great idea, the University of Twente will support and help you in starting up your business.

Big chances of success

Studying in Technical Computer Science in at the University of Twente is worth it: the first experiences with our new educational model show that relatively few students drop out of the Technical Computer Science course at the University of Twente, and that on average relatively few students fall behind in their studies. A good thing too, especially for those who have to take out a loan!

Application-focused research

At the University of Twente we take it for granted that research is always focused on practical application. That is why we whole-heartedly encourage research to be applied in specially created companies – so-called ‘spin-offs’. If you are one of those enterprising students or graduates and you have a good idea, the University of Twente will support and help you in starting up your new business.

First-degree teaching qualification

If you are interested in teaching pupils at havo or vwo level in the Netherlands, you will need a first-degree teaching qualification. You can get this after your Bachelor's by completing our Master's programme in Science Education and Communication (SEC). This programme is provided by ELAN, a University of Twente institute. At the University of Twente, we will mentor you throughout this course and we also have mentoring agreements with schools in the area. This means you will have the opportunity to obtain a first-degree certificate by completing the Master's programme SEC and teaching at the same time – all classes except for the exam-level ones. Another excellent way of getting a first-degree teaching certificate is to take our Master's programme in Computer Science, complemented by a six month internship at a school focusing on didactics and pedagogy.

Is technical Computer Science for you?

Are you inquisitive, eager to jump in at the deep end. The kind of person who sees ICT challenges as an opportunity? Then Technical Computer Science will suit you to a tee. This three-year programme will provide you with a good foundation on which you can later continue to develop yourself – either in (technical) computer science or in another area, like health care, environment, telematics or engineering.

Our Bachelor's programme in Technical Computer Science will offer you a wide range of challenges and an interesting, exciting future. You can gain international experience by taking a minor abroad or going on study trips. The business world is also very present during our programme: your assignments will be application-focused and taken directly from a business context. With a Bachelor's degree in Technical Computer Science you will have plenty of advanced courses to choose form, as well as excellent career prospects. Are you searching for a challenging programme that will equip you to offer society real ICT solutions? Then we are looking for you. Allow yourself to be convinced by being a Student for a Day

Take a look at the Bachelor's in Technical Computer Science study programme.  And if you are wondering what you can do after you have finished studying, discover the various career possibilities. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or are looking for more information.

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