Electrical Engineering

If you have a university of applied sciences (HBO) degree, you may be admitted to the Master’s of Science programme in Electrical Engineering. However you will first need to complete a six-month pre-master’s programme before being admitted to the master’s.

What is a pre-Master's programme?

The pre-master's programme is a transfer and bridging programme which will give you the knowledge and skills you need to embark on your master's studies succesfully. Once you’ve completed the pre-master's programme, you’ll be granted admission to the master’s programme in Electrical Engineering.

Start Date

The pre-master’s programme is only available in the autumn semester, starting at September 1st.. After finishing the pre-master's programme you can start on the master's as of the 1st of September or the 1st of February.


A pre-master's programme for hbo-students contains 30 credits. This is a fulltime study programme of one semester and contains the following courses: mathematics (15 ECs), academic skills (4 ECs) and domain related courses (11 ECs).

You can expect to spend forty hours per week on the programme, which is divided into lectures (25%), tutorials (25%) and self-study (50%).


Credits (1 credit equals 28 hours of study)

Quarter 1

Calculus A


Linear Algebra


Digital Logic and Computer Organization


Linear Systems


Academic Research Skills


Quarter 2

Calculus B


Linear Systems


Electricity & Magnetism HBO


Academic Research Skills


As a HBO student you can start on the pre-master's after completing your bachelor's degree. Saxion students may be able to take the pre-master's programme during their bachelor's degree as a transfer minor.


The pre-master's programme as well as the masterprogramme is entirly taught in English

Rules of the pre-Master's

The pre-master’s is designed not only to address any deficiencies in your prior knowledge, but it is also an efficient way to find out whether studying at a research university in the field of Electrical Engineering is right for you. To this end, a couple of rules apply:

  • We ask you to fulfil the requirements of the pre-Master’s within one year. Since 30 credits is equivalent to half a year of full-time study, this should not pose a problem.
  • You must also earn sufficient marks with a maximum of one re-sit per course. This means you need to take the pre-master’s seriously.

You cannot expect to be successful in the pre-Master’s if you approach it half-heartedly: it is meant as a half-year, full-time programme of study. That said, in practice almost all motivated students complete the programme in the allotted time.


If you will be eligible for admission to the pre-master's programme in Electrical Engineering depends on your previous education. More information on admission.


For general information requests please contact our Study Information Desk.

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