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 and you do not have the possibility to participate in a pre-Master’s.

You can take your pre-Master's as a minor (transfer minor/'Kies op maat'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 coordinator Joyce Kemna

More info

Read more about our pre-Master's programmes.

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