Sustainable Energy Technology

Pre-master's Programme

Sustainable Energy and Technology

The pre-Master's programme is a transfer and bridging programme for higher professional education (HBO) or university education bachelor's programme students who wish to obtain a university master's degree, but who cannot be admitted directly. Students with a related previous education will gain the knowledge and skills needed for participation in the Master’s. Once you’ve successfully completed the pre-master's programme, you’ll be granted admission to the Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy and Technology.

As a hbo student as well as a university student you can start on the pre-master's during your bachelor's degree as a minor or after completing your bachelor’s degree.

Start Date

Start date of the pre-master's programme for HBO students will be in September. University students can start on the programme during the whole year.


A pre-Master's programme contains 30 credits. This is a fulltime study programme of one semester and contains the following courses: mathematics (11 ECs), academic skills and introduction to research (7,5 ECs) and domain related courses (11,5 ECs). 

Quartile 1

Mathematics  (8 EC)
Systemanalysis (4 EC)
Academic Research Skills (3 EC)

Quartile 2

Mathematics (3 EC)
Engineering Thermodynamics (3 EC)
Elasticity theory (2 EC)
Matlab (2,5 EC)
Academic Research Skills ( 4,5 EC)

For university students

The study workload, or number of EC the pre-master's programme for university students consist of, depends on your previous education and will not be the same for everyone. Pre-masters programmes for university students range between 15-60 EC. 


In the coming year, the pre-Master's programme will partly be taught in Dutch and partly in English.


If you will be eligible for admission to the pre-Master's programme in Sustainable Energy Technology depends on your previous education. Check the transfermatrix to see which master's programmes are accessible with your bachelor's programme or contact the pre-master's coordinator. More information on admission.


For general information requests please contact our Study Information Desk.
For questions regarding the pre-master of Mechanical Engineering contact the pre-master's coordinator:
Monique Duyvestijn

More info

Read more about our pre-master's programmes.

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