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On this page you will learn about the type of career prospects you will be prepared after finishing the University College Twente and the Bachelor of Science degree in Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS).

University College of endless possibilities

With this Honours Bachelor’s degree, the possibilities for your future career are virtually endless. Obviously, we cannot teach you everything there is to know, but we will teach you how to get things done and train you as a self-regulated learner. You will be fully capable of combining information from engineering, the physical sciences and the social sciences, making you uniquely able to get to the root of a problem, predict the implications of new technology and forge innovative links between technology, policy and society. Leaders of industry agree that these are the demands that companies place on their employees: being able to come up with original solutions that take into account the complexity of modern-day life.

Graduation ATLAS Class of 2016 

Industry’s take on Liberal Arts and Sciences graduates

The first batch of the University College Twente  graduates have yet to come: the founding class of 2016 started their studies in September 2013 and will graduate at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year. However, ours is not the only programme espousing the Liberal Arts and Sciences educational concept and the opportunities that it opens to its graduates. Liberal Arts education is a major success in United States of America, where it is common for students to follow broad-based, tailor-made programmes. In Europe, too, Liberal Arts and Sciences programmes are becoming increasingly popular. The labour market is eager to welcome graduates from these programmes. This  provides an evidence of the future success that awaits the graduates of the University College Twente.

When a Human Resources manager at Google was asked if having a Liberal Arts background to their candidates was important, he answered that Liberal Arts are “phenomenally important,” especially when you combine them with other disciplines.

Ten years ago behavioural economics was rarely referenced. But [then] you apply social science to economics and suddenly there’s this whole new field. I think a lot about how the most interesting things are happening at the intersection of two fields. To pursue that, you need expertise in both fields. You have to understand economics and psychology or statistics and physics [and] bring them together. You need some people who are holistic thinkers and have liberal arts backgrounds and some who are deep functional experts.” 

For more information on continuing education after ATLAS, see the page about the Master’s programmes after finishing the Bachelor's programme in Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS) at the University College Twente.

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