Sustainable Energy Technology

Pre-master's Programme

Sustainable Energy and Technology

The pre-Master's programme is a transfer and bridging programme for students with a higher professional education (Dutch HBO) degree or a university Bachelor's who wish to enter our Master’s programme, but who cannot be admitted directly. Once you’ve successfully completed the pre-Master's programme, you’ll be granted admission to the Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET). If you have an international Bachelor's degree, you can only apply directly for the Master’s programme; you do not have the possibility to participate in a pre-Master’s.

You can take your pre-Master's as a minor during your Bachelor's degree, or do it after completing your Bachelor’s degree.

Start Date

The pre-Master's programme starts every September. After finishing it, you can enter directly the Master’s programme. Minor students who have completed a pre-Master’s can enter the Master’s in February or September. 


for hbo students

A pre-Master's programme equals 30 credits. This means it is a fulltime study programme of one semester. It contains the following courses: 


Course code

Quartile 1: September-November


Calculus A

5    EC


Linear Algebra

3    EC


System Analysis

4    EC


Academic Research Skills

3    EC


Quartile 2: November-February


Calculus B

3    EC



2,5 EC


Engineering Thermodynamics

3    EC


Pre-Master's project Eng. thermodynamics 

2    EC


Academic Research Skills (continued)

4,5 EC



30  EC


For university students

The study workload of the pre-Master’s – or the number of ECs it represents - depends on your previous education and will not be the same for everyone. It ranges from15 to 30 EC.  


The pre-Master's programme is in English.


Whether or not you are eligible for admission to the pre-Master's programme SET depends on your previous education. Check the transfermatrix to see which Master’s programmes are accessible with your Bachelor’s programme, or contact our pre-Master's Coordinator. Find out more on admission.

You will be admitted to the Master's if you complete the pre-Master's within a year.


For general information requests, please contact our Study Information Desk.

For questions regarding the SET pre-Master’s, please contact the pre-Master's Coordinator: J.G.M. Kemna Msc.

More info

Read more about our pre-Master's programmes.

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